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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...

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Football

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after winning two of their final three conference games in 2015, most notably against Chattanooga. For...

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 10, 2016


Filed under Football

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia Tech remains undefeated. For a short time in the first quarter the Bears held a touchdown...

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Georgia Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 10, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

The Bears are set to take on their first FBS team since the program restarted in 2013. A battle for Interstate 75 is set up for Saturday as they take on in-state power Georgia Tech. Here are three things to watch if the Bears hope to pull out a historic upset. 1. Jet lag versus extra rest....

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