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Bears amid three-man quarterback battle as they look to replace large senior class

Bears amid three-man quarterback battle as they look to replace large senior class

August 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

There has only been one starting quarterback since the program was re-established: John Russ. With Russ having graduated, there will be a new sheriff at the helm in the fall, but Lamb has not decided who that quarterback will be yet. “Right now, it’s a three-headed race,” Lamb said. “We’re not close to a decision. We’re going to let this thing play out.” Lamb said the decision will be made a week before the team’s first game on Aug. 24.

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Former Academic All-American running back Tee Mitchell returns to team after suspension

Former Academic All-American running back Tee Mitchell returns to team after suspension

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

August 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Proving himself and regaining the coaches’ trust was something Mitchell said he had to do after his suspension. After questioning his future for several months, Mitchell declined a transfer offer from Iowa State and decided to re-devote himself to playing football as a Mercer Bear. “Around November, I got my head back on straight, and I was like, ‘Hey, I have a football season coming up. I can either fall off by the wayside and not do anything, or I can try to make the most of this time while I’m away,’” Mitchell said.

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Four years was not enough for this Mercer soccer player

Four years was not enough for this Mercer soccer player

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

August 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After playing on the Mercer University men’s soccer team for four years, Ian Antley returns after graduating to be the new volunteer assistant coach. “I think it’s a good thing that I know a lot of guys on the team. I know that they respect me. I respect them,” Antley said. “It’s good to have previous relationships, so I’m not coming into a brand new team where I don’t know anybody.”

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Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“He put our program in position to have the success we have today. He’s a mentor and a friend, as well as a role model for young people. You can’t say enough about Barry,” head coach Craig Gibson said.

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SoCon Male Athlete of the Year Will Bagrou now being considered for MAC Hermann trophy

SoCon Male Athlete of the Year Will Bagrou now being considered for MAC Hermann trophy

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 16, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After a team leading 2017 season that included eight goals and 20 points, Will Bagrou is now on the watchlist for the MAC Hermann trophy, a prestigious award annually given to the top NCAA division one men’s soccer player.

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Mercer rec sports closes out the school year with fun in the pool

Mercer rec sports closes out the school year with fun in the pool

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

For those unfamiliar with the pool game Battleship, it’s similar to the board game counterpart with one main objective: sink the enemy’s ships. Mercer intramurals has hosted the game at Plunkett pool for several years now and it continues to grow popular.

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Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I actually discovered, through intramurals, a love for soccer. I never once in my entire life thought, ‘hey, I should play soccer,’” Justis Ward said. “It is a very, very, very fun game and I appreciate intramurals for allowing me the opportunity to find that love.”

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What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I was like, ‘Are you OK?’” said Brittany Mueller, an intramural supervisor at the flag football game. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, I just can’t move.’ So the ambulance had to come.”

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Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“We are improving, we are getting more members, and we are going to win tournaments,” Julia Stephen said.

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11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As this year’s league commences, Michael Castaneda, in his third year as Assistant Director of RSW, reported the league will have 14 teams participating this season. The league had 16 teams last year and 10 in 2015. The regular season will last until April 20 with playoffs during the last week of April.

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The Kickball Team brings together Mercer’s multitalented athletes to win the championship

The Kickball Team brings together Mercer’s multitalented athletes to win the championship

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Nicola Tirpak captained The Kickball Team and Justin Connelly, a senior Mercer golfer on The Kickball Team helped bring together the athletes. He said this team was formed with getting a championship t-shirt in mind.

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Wanton leading club basketball team in scoring after first three tournaments

Wanton leading club basketball team in scoring after first three tournaments

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

“Being on the club team is a great way to get experience building chemistry with other young men, while also getting to see nice campuses around the South,” Katia Muhammad said.

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