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Former Academic All-American running back Tee Mitchell returns to team after suspension

Former Academic All-American running back Tee Mitchell returns to team after suspension

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer
August 18, 2017
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Proving himself and regaining the coaches’ trust was something Mitchell said he had to do after his suspension. After questioning his future for several months, Mitchell declined a transfer offer from Iowa State and decided to re-devote himself to playing football as a Mercer Bear. “Around November, I got my head back on straight, and I was like, ‘Hey, I have a football season coming up. I can either fall off by the wayside and not do anything, or I can try to make the most of this time while I’m away,’” Mitchell said.

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Top-rated recruiting class spells strong future for Mercer Football

Top-rated recruiting class spells strong future for Mercer Football

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

National Signing Day came and went Feb. 1. Teams across the country were flooded with national letters of intent from prospective athletes who represent the future of programs. Mercer made a splash this year turning in the top-rated recruiting class in the Southern Conference. The number one-rated recruiting class is als...

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 19, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase

  Macon has been the location for film productions in the past. Add “Mercer versus Furman” to the list. Senior wide receiver Jordan Marshall caught a 33-yard game-winning touchdown Saturday with 0:31 remaining to lift Mercer (6-5, 4-4) over Furman (3-8, 3-5) 27-24 in the team’s final o...

Scouts’ interest in Bears is proof of program’s success

Scouts’ interest in Bears is proof of program’s success

Al Kessler, Contributing Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

As the Mercer Bears football program heads into the final stretch of their fourth season since rebooting the sport, there are many signs pointing to the success of the fledgling team. Regardless of the team’s record this season, over the past month the team has been visited by three scouts from Na...

As part of Breast Cancer awareness month, Kirby Southard dons pink for mother

As part of Breast Cancer awareness month, Kirby Southard dons pink for mother

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports

Millions of people in the United States are affected by cancer, and October has been recognized for years in many ways across the country as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kirby Southard, the senior center for Mercer’s football team, is no stranger to pink. Every October he wears pink in his un...

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 15, 2016
Filed under Football

After a bye week and two road games, the Mercer Bears found comfort inside of Five Star Stadium as they moved to 3-3 on the season with a win over the Western Carolina Catamounts (1-5) after a strong second half. The Bears and Catamounts traded punts and missed field goals for much of the first h...

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 15, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Southard squared off against future Mercer quarterback John Russ, a freshman at Middle Creek High S...

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason, just a big one. In 2017, the Bears will play two Southeastern Conference opponents for a payday of ...

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 8, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 17, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears notched their first win of the season with a victory over Tennessee Tech 34-27 . The Bears improve to 1-2 on the season heading into the bye week. Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season following the loss. The game did not start well for the Bears as Dontez Byrd returned the open...

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...

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