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The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer football has been the team receiving recognition for playing high-level opponents recently, but now it’s men’s basketball’s turn to jump into the action. The Bears (5-2, 0-0) will continue non-conference play this week as they swing into Tennessee to face the Tennessee Volunteers and...

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer Women’s Basketball (3-1) wrapped up its second week of action and the Bears found out a few things about themselves on their chase for a third conference championship. After toughing out two wins on the road to begin the season at UCF and Florida Atlantic, the Bears came back to Macon l...

The Ruling: #WeWantBama

The Ruling: #WeWantBama

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

Alabama is about to be the sweet home of the Mercer Bears. Picture this: Mercer trails No. 1 Alabama 27-24 with six seconds remaining. The Bears have the ball on Alabama’s 42 yard line. Mercer has one shot. One opportunity. To seize everything they ever wanted. Will they capture it, or will they let i...

The Ruling: Basketball is back!

The Ruling: Basketball is back!

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

IT’S BASKETBALL SZN! I’m going to continue writing my column on a weekly basis during basketball season — that means my columns will cover several games instead of just one like I have been doing with football. But the format will still be the same. You’ll still see terrible, punny headlines. ...

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

The Mercer Bears have started the season 0-2 after a heartbreaking one point loss to conference rival The Citadel and a 35-10 loss to FBS opponent Georgia Tech. The Bears will look to notch a W in the win column as they take on the Golden Eagles from Tennessee Tech. Here are three things to watch...

This or That: Jittery Joe's or Starbucks

Cecilia Villagomez

September 26, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Sports Columns

If you’re like me, you have established your series of ideal study places and know exactly which places works for what type of studying you’re doing. If one of your study places is an establishment where you can order food or drinks, you may have even become one of the regulars -- those loyal customers...

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell

April 25, 2012


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

After three years of covering college sports and 22 years of watching them, I am sad to say that I no longer respect the sanctity of big powerhouse programs. These financial nightmares do nothing more than destroy the student-athlete program and legacy. I love the small programs. While I have always...

Mind over matters

Mind over matters

Matt Williams

April 25, 2012


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

At the end of the 2011 regular season, the Phillies won the National League Eastern Division, the Braves collapsed just as bad as the Red Sox, the Nationals were one game below .500, the Mets were 25 games back from the first place Phillies and the Marlins were in dead last. Throughout the first 14 games...

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel

April 25, 2012


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Since the ripe age of two, I have been taught the mechanics and commitment of many sports. Whether it was baseball, swimming, water polo, track, football or basketball, I never stayed with it. I failed myself time and time again. It wasn’t for a lack of talent or effort, but rather a fear of devotion. Playing...

Coaching Spotlight: Craig Gibson

Coaching Spotlight: Craig Gibson

Matt Williams

April 25, 2012


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer head baseball coach Craig Gibson is in his ninth year as the Bears’ skipper. Throughout his time at the helm, the Bears have a 239-212 record, including the 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, as well as wins against then No. 1 Florida and No. 1 Clemson in back-to-back weeks in 2006. In 2011...

Mind over Matters

Mind over Matters

Matt Williams

April 11, 2012


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Atlanta Braves had the best bullpen in baseball last year, leading all of Major League Baseball (MLB) with an earned run average of 3.03, opponents’ batting average (.216) and strikeouts (536). This was mostly due to the dynamic trio of Eric O’Flaherty, Jonny Venters and the 2011 Rookie of ...

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Garret McDowell

April 11, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

There is the common expression that to whom much is given, much is expected. Head coach Bob Hoffman of the Mercer University men’s basketball team is in such a place at the moment. Coach Hoffman is the first coach to bring a postseason crown to Mercer and to the Atlantic Sun. Without a doubt, thi...

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