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Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2019

Fans and students are hoping that the 2019 football season will provide another opportunity for the Mercer football program to prove itself in the difficult Southern Conference field of play. Here's a preview for the season ahead.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

Riddle, a redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, earned himself the job as Mercer’s starting quarterback after two games of excellent quarterback play in the 2018 season. After an injury put an abrupt stop to his first season, he's looking forward to his return.

The trainers behind the players

The trainers behind the players

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 13, 2019

Mercer University has developed a master’s program that recruits trainers and takes on graduate assistants to keep athletes safe. The result is not only beneficial to the trainer, but it also keeps the athletes healthy on and off the field.

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

Sarah Dockery, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

For freshman Mercer lacrosse player Hailey Rhatigan, lacrosse has long been a family sport. Now that she’s a thousand miles away from home, finding a sense of a second family on the women’s lacrosse team has been integral to the success of her first season. Rhatigan is currently the highest scorer on ...

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Jen Jones

March 27, 2019

Although Stanton Schorr’s last season as a star Mercer Golf player is almost complete, his name will not be forgotten once he graduates in May. During his time as a member of the Mercer golf team, Schorr has competed in 26 events over the span of four years. He was named Southern Conference Men's Go...

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Mitch Robinson

March 27, 2019

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood out. On this year’s talented Mercer women’s basketball team, two players stood above the res...

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

After the unexpected firing of former men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman, the Mercer Athletics department commenced their search for a new head coach to lead the program. Just 16 days later, the search is over.   In a press release on Mar. 26, Mercer Athletics announced the hiring of current Pur...

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as one of the four No. 15 seeds, squaring off with the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Greensboro region. Iowa, led by NCAAw Player of the Year Megan Gustagson, was dominant early on, taking an early 14-2 lead over the Bears. Howev...

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019

The wait is over. After a little over a week of anticipation, the Mercer women’s basketball team found out who their first round matchup will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Bears were given a No. 15 seed in the Greensboro region, earning them a matchup against the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes. L...

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019

Show up to any baseball field where there’s a game going on, regardless of the level, and chances are you’ll find one of the best athletes on the field playing shortstop. Some of the most famous baseball players of all time were shortstops— Derek Jeter, Ozzie Smith, Carlos Correa, Cal Ripken Jr.--...

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