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Students to start first women’s club cricket team in United States

Students to start first women’s club cricket team in United States

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

Given the nature of cricket, Alam said they’re ideally trying to attract girls who have played in similar sports, like tennis, softball and golf. But Raina said they’re looking for anyone who is willing or interested ― anyone who wants to try something new.

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Dunking fail launches Mercer dancer to internet stardom

Dunking fail launches Mercer dancer to internet stardom

Ireal James and Carson McGorry
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

When a friend posted Jenny's 3-second video on social media, it wasn’t long before it was found by Snoop Dogg, who posted it on his Instagram page. From there, it went viral.

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Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Jack Gibbs took a few tricks out of Stephen Curry’s book. The junior guard from Davidson knocked down eight 3-pointers Tuesday en route to a season-high 33 points in the Wildcats’ 78-57 win over Mercer. Davidson as a team connected on 14 3-pointers, five more than the team’s average...

Mercer athletes give thanks during holiday season

Mercer athletes give thanks during holiday season

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Whether it be practices, games or tournaments, there are several reasons why some Mercer athletes may be unable to travel home this November.

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Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to defeat the Eagles (1-2, 0-0) 80-67 in the first game of the Savannah Invitational. The game-defi...

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 19, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase

  Macon has been the location for film productions in the past. Add “Mercer versus Furman” to the list. Senior wide receiver Jordan Marshall caught a 33-yard game-winning touchdown Saturday with 0:31 remaining to lift Mercer (6-5, 4-4) over Furman (3-8, 3-5) 27-24 in the team’s final o...

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Spotlight

Darby Rich’s cheerleading career of nine years is drawing to a close. Rich started cheerleading in seventh grade after quitting gymnastics. “The next logical step to keep up my skills was to participate in cheerleading,” Rich said. Rich has been a cheerleader at Mercer for four years an...

Scouts’ interest in Bears is proof of program’s success

Scouts’ interest in Bears is proof of program’s success

Al Kessler, Contributing Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

As the Mercer Bears football program heads into the final stretch of their fourth season since rebooting the sport, there are many signs pointing to the success of the fledgling team. Regardless of the team’s record this season, over the past month the team has been visited by three scouts from Na...

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Mercer basketball has the same amount of new players as returning athletes from last season. After finishing 19-15 last year, the Bears welcome eight fresh faces to the hardcourt this season in the form of three freshmen, four transfers and one walk-on. The new-look team will not have long to beco...

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Mercer softball’s mentality can best be described by three words found on the back of their shirts. “No opportunity wasted.” The team wasted nothing during their Fall season. The Bears played ten games and managed to win every single one of them. The team’s pitching staff only allow...

Men’s soccer holds four fastest goals in conference heading into SoCon tournament

Men’s soccer holds four fastest goals in conference heading into SoCon tournament

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

When it comes to scoring goals early in games, no team is better in the Southern Conference than the Mercer Bears -- and it’s not even close. Over the course of a regular season in which the Bears went 12-6 (7-3) and earned the second seed in the SoCon tournament, Mercer found a knack for jumping on to...

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