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New bear comes to the den

New bear comes to the den

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, Football, News, Showcase

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is...

Former NFL player enlightens Mercer Football Team

Justin Baxley

April 21, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Former NFL player and Georgia Bulldog linebacker Rennie Curran came to speak with the Mercer football team and to offer some insight into the world of business, college football and professional sports. Many scouting reports from high school to college to the professionals said that Rennie Curran was t...

Who will be crowned as the next Super Bowl Champion?

January 29, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Super Bowl week is finally here, and it’s time to talk about the actual game instead of the “Deflategate” scandal. The defending Super Bowl champion, the Seattle Seahawks, will be taking on the AFC champion, the New England Patriots, in what could be a great matchup. The Seahawks are looking to...

Football loses three straight in Southern Conference play

Justin Baxley, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After consecutive losses for the first time all year, Mercer was looking to get back on track with a win versus The Citadel. The Mercer defense took the field first as they looked to open the game with a stop, but the Bulldogs were able to gash the Bears for a 64-yard gain that set up a one-yard run...

Things to know about..Alex Lakes

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014


Filed under Football, News, Sports

Alex Lakes, redshirt freshman, has had a huge impact on the field for the Mercer Football team in the 2014 season thus far. He wears jersey number 27 and is a running back for the Bears. Lakes is from Newnan, Ga., and attended Northgate High School, where he participated in both football and track. W...

Football remains undefeated in non conference play

Emily Rochefort

October 13, 2014


Filed under Football, News, Sports

After two weeks on the road, the Bears returned to Mercer to compete against the Austin Peay Governors following the road loss to Samford the previous week. Immediately after the opening kick-off, the Bears marched down the field, as the Governors had no answer for Alex Lakes on the ground as he plowed...

Football ends three game win streak

Nicholas Wooten

October 10, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After dominating their past two opponents, the Bears marched into Lexington, Va., looking to keep the streak alive against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets and their veteran coach, Sparky Woods. Following a forced 3-and-out, the Bears scored on an Alex Lakes’ run from 18 yards out. The run...

Bears win their first SOCON game in nailbiting fashion, 27-24

Nicholas Wooten

September 29, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After dominating their past two opponents, the Bears marched into Lexington, Virginia, looking to keep the streak alive against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets and their veteran coach, Sparky Woods. Following a forced 3-and-out, the Bears scored on an Alex Lakes’ run from 18 yards out. The...

Bears dominate against Stetson and Ave Maria

Nicholas Wooten

September 25, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The resilient Mercer Bears are riding a two game win streak following dominating wins on the road against Stetson and at home against Ava Maria.  On Sept. 6, the Bears suffered their first home defeat since 1941 as they fell to the No. 17 Furman Paladins 25-20. Looking to avenge themselves, the Bears...

Bears fall to #17 Paladins 25-20 in their first home loss since 1941

Nicholas Wooten

September 6, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Football, Sports

In their first Southern Conference game of the season, the Mercer Bears fell to the #17 Furman University Paladins 25-20. The Bears played well despite their shaky performance in the season opener against Reinhardt University. The defeat marked the first time the Bears have lost at home since 1941,...

Mercer Bears beat Reinhardt Eagles 45-42

Mercer Bears beat Reinhardt Eagles 45-42

Jenna Eason

August 29, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Football, Sports

Many fans came out to see the first Mercer football game this year against Reinhardt University. The game ran back and forth between the two teams all night, and they both fought for the victory. Mercer began the game with a touchdown by Alex Lakes, and the extra point kick was good. Ian McIntosh,...

Crucial member of the Mercer Football Team gets injured

Crucial member of the Mercer Football Team gets injured

Caroline Carlton

August 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Tosin Aguebor, sophomore captain for the Bears, proved to be a successful and crucial member of Mercer's football team during the 2013 inaugural season, his freshman season. In addition to starting in all 12 games, he received several accolades throughout his freshman season, continuing into his sophomore...

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