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Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks

November 7, 2019

“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 

The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Regardless of the average fan’s opinion on them, the Miami Dolphins are an awful team, and it seems that they like it that way.

Mercer beats Bulldogs in triple overtime, Otiwu sets school record

Mercer beats Bulldogs in triple overtime, Otiwu sets school record

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The Mercer Bears continued their winning streak at Five Star Stadium against the Samford Bulldogs. They won by a field goal in triple-overtime with a final score of 36 to 33.

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

As a senior, even more is expected of Kithcart, but these expectations are part of what attracted him to Mercer in the first place.

Mercer falls to Austin Peay University in home opener

Mercer falls to Austin Peay University in home opener

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

The momentum of two early wins on the road seemed destined to carry the Bears to a win in their first home game of 2019. In fact, it seemed certain it would happen when David Durden, returned the opening kickoff 78 yards to set up the Bears inside the red zone on their first play from scrimmage. T...

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Mercer Athletics has given students an opportunity to coach a team under Mercer’s very own coaching staff. John-Allen Stone is the Football Operations Intern and Director of Gameday Recruiting Employment this year.

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2019

Fans and students are hoping that the 2019 football season will provide another opportunity for the Mercer football program to prove itself in the difficult Southern Conference field of play. Here's a preview for the season ahead.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

Riddle, a redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, earned himself the job as Mercer’s starting quarterback after two games of excellent quarterback play in the 2018 season. After an injury put an abrupt stop to his first season, he's looking forward to his return.

President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

Kylie Brown

January 29, 2019

In 2013, the Mercer Football team returned to the field, playing their first game in a little over 70 years. President Underwood’s Chief of Staff Larry Brumley described the day as “filled with excitement” with “tickets for the comeback season selling out long before the games even started....

Mercer football season in review and final game against Furman

Mercer football season in review and final game against Furman

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018

This was not an easy season for Mercer’s 2018 football team, but despite the many setbacks they still managed to pull off a respectable conference record, finishing 4-4. Their last game against Furman showcased how given better circumstances, they could have a much better season. Once again, Harri...

Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Kyle Mullins, Sports

November 13, 2018

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

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...

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