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Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Kyle Mullins, Sports

November 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With only two games left in the season, Mercer football needed a win to keep them from further slipping down in the Southern Conference standings. Luckily, they were able to do just that against Chattanooga last Saturday in what was their first road victory against the Mocs since 1933. With quart...

SoCon title hopes fall in Mercer football loss against ETSU

SoCon title hopes fall in Mercer football loss against ETSU

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

When Mercer took the field Saturday afternoon in their homecoming game against the no. 1 ranked ETSU, the odds were clearly against them. Not only were they going up against the best team in the Southern Conference, they also had to deal with a severely weakened offense. Quarterback Kaelan Riley and running back Te...

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Former Mercer running back Alex Lake had two records that were broken during the Bears’ game against Western Carolina. The first was Mercer’s all time rushing yards record which Tee Mitchell now holds. The second one is the all-time scoring record, now held by kicker Cole Fisher. What makes th...

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

In the opening minutes of Mercer Football’s match against Western Carolina, the swiftness in which the Catamounts took their lead may have left Mercer fans with a feeling of dread about what was about to take place. Western Carolina scored in the first two minutes off of a 23 yard pass, while Mercer st...

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I play...

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Christian Hartley, Lead Sports Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears picked up right where they left off last week, knocking off conference rival, and No. 9 Samford on the road, 30-24. The Bulldogs were the SoCon preseason title favorite and showed the reason why early on in the game. Less than five minutes into the game, Samford struck first, t...

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Christian Hartley

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Saturday night was probably not the start to the 2018 season that the Mercer Bears had in mind. From the opening kickoff to the final play, the Bears were clearly outmatched by the Tigers, falling behind 28-0 after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the Bears had mustered up just 16 yards of to...

Bobby Lamb gets his 100th collegiate win against Jacksonville University

Bobby Lamb gets his 100th collegiate win against Jacksonville University

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Bears dominated the Jacksonville Dolphins in their first home game of the season, 45-3 against the Pioneer Football League team. Mercer moved around some of their positions, working to find a formula that works for them for the rest of the season. This was the perfect matchup for them to try o...

Bears get bigger up front with first ever December signing class

Bears get bigger up front with first ever December signing class

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Christmas came just a tad bit early for the Bears as they participated in the first ever December early signing period for NCAA football. Mercer Football signed 12 high school seniors to national letters of intent between Dec. 20-22. The early signing period was the first of its kind and is likely...

Mercer faces a heavy loss against Alabama in its last game of the season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Going into this game, no one expected Mercer to upset the number one ranked team in the country; Alabama is number one for a reason. However, Mercer fans were disappointed to see their team not put up a single point against the SEC heavyweight. Alabama made clean work of Mercer in all four quarters, ending t...

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...

Mercer embraces national spotlight in season finale against Alabama

Mercer embraces national spotlight in season finale against Alabama

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer Football turns its sights to the number one team in the nation this week after closing conference play in victory last Saturday at FCS No. 22/25 Western Carolina, 35-33. The team will travel to Tuscaloosa this week to battle the FBS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the finale of the 2017 regular ...

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