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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 ...

The Ruling: O, where did you go?

The Ruling: O, where did you go?

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Three. It’s the amount of points you score for making a basket behind the arc. It’s the amount of terms FDR served. And it’s the amount of points Mercer’s offense scored Saturday. Three. It’s the least amount of points the Bears have scored in a game since the program was re-established in...

Homecoming, senior day highlight big game versus Samford

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Video

After a week of rest Mercer Football will be back on the field in a crucial battle against #8/9 Samford this Saturday. The Bears had the benefit of a bye week to address nicks and bruises and eye the ball game with new life after Samford fell to 3-2 in conference play after a loss to Chattanooga at ...

The Ruling: We’ll talk about one play

The Ruling: We’ll talk about one play

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

One play. One play stands out among the rest from Mercer’s 28-21 loss to Furman Saturday. With the game tied and five minutes remaining, Furman’s Antonio Wilcox took a handoff from Mercer’s 4 yard line. He burst forward and leapt toward the goal line. Touchdown. Or was it? As Wilcox jumped for the ...

Mercer heads into much needed bye week after loss to Furman

Mercer heads into much needed bye week after loss to Furman

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It was another tough week for Mercer after a 28-21 loss to Furman on Saturday that came down to the last possession of the game. The Paladins snapped the Bears three-game win streak and extended their own win streak to five games. Mercer falls to 4-4 and 3-3 in conference play. The game was back and...

The Ruling: Cinderella no more

The Ruling: Cinderella no more

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Oh, how the tides have turned. Two years ago, Cinderella went to the ball. Now, going to the ball ain’t a big deal. Mercer was that Cinderella. The Bears earned the biggest win of the program’s re-establishment in 2015 when it upset then-No. 3 Chattanooga 17-14 at Five Star Stadium. I st...

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