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Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

They said he was too small. Standing at 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, Stephen Houzah played every game as a Panther at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia, as either a cornerback, wide receiver, or return specialist. His impact on the gridiron led to an influx of awards as a senior. The Atlanta Jour...

Mercer drops conference opener to Wofford in close contest

Mercer drops conference opener to Wofford in close contest

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 3, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The narrative remains the same for the Mercer Bears: another conference game and another close loss. This marks the sixth SoCon game that the Bears have dropped by a touchdown margin or less in the past two seasons. It was a closer affair tonight. The Wofford Terriers were the only team to have beaten...

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 2, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Following a 29-22 loss to Tennessee Tech, the Mercer Bears are entering Southern Conference play against Wofford. The extra week gave the Bears a chance to correct the mistakes from the first few games and catch a breather after playing two or three games on the road. "If there is a team in th...

Bears motivated to drive past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Bears motivated to drive past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

  After an inaugural year in which the Mercer Bears finished seventh in the Southern Conference with a 1-6 record, the third-year program has not yet earned the respect of its peers. The Bears were ranked sixth out of eight teams in the Southern Conference’s annual preseason poll. The B...

Mercer Football preps for first home game

Mercer Football preps for first home game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer football is back in town for their home opener. Following a 28-7 victory over the Austin Peay Governors, they are set to do battle with a familiar foe. The Bears will square off with the Stetson Hatters for the third season in a row. In the last two games combined, the Bears have outscored the Ha...

Bears win in dominating fashion

Bears win in dominating fashion

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 13, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Head Coach Bobby Lamb and the Mercer Bears excited the home crowd this week notching another victory and improving to 2-0 on the season. The first home game also marked the first game played at Five Star Stadium since it was re-named. ”We obviously dedicated it with a bang,” said Lamb “I don...

Tosin Aguebor is back on the prowl

Tosin Aguebor is back on the prowl

Sophie Peel, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Tosin Aguebor and the Mercer Bears’ football team were finishing up their preparation for the season ahead. A normal day at practice turned into a nightmare for the defensive captain. “It was the last practice of fall [last year]. I tackled someone, and I just felt something snap,” Aguebor recalls....

Bears motivated to blast past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Bears motivated to blast past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Hayes Rule, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

After an inaugural year in which the Mercer Bears finished seventh in the Southern Conference with a 1-6 record, the third-year program has not yet earned the respect of its peers. The Bears were ranked sixth out of eight teams in the Southern Conference’s annual preseason poll. The Bears eked out...

Mercer football kicks off against Stetson

Mercer football kicks off against Stetson

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 12, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer football is back in town for their home opener. Following a 28-7 victory over the Austin Peay Governors, they are set to do battle with a familiar foe. The Bears will square off with the Stetson Hatters for the third season in a row. In the last two games combined, the Bears have outscored...

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

August 18, 2015
Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Young cubs and seasoned bears descend upon the Macon campus as a new school year and fall sports season dawns. To celebrate the occasion, Mercer Athletics is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday (Aug. 22). The day begins at 9 a.m. as the Lady Bears’ volleyball team take the floor for their annua...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Sports

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament...

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Campus, Football, Showcase, Sports

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it...

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