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Mercer softball has championship aspirations this season

Mercer softball has championship aspirations this season

John Pittman

February 12, 2019

Mercer softball is looking to build on last season’s success after being picked to finish second in the Southern Conference preseason poll. Last season, the Bears won 33 games, including a win over the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. They were able to finish second in the SoCon regular season standings....

Basketball brotherhood: Mercer basketball’s Stair brothers

Basketball brotherhood: Mercer basketball’s Stair brothers

Mitch Robinson

February 12, 2019

Fans of Mercer basketball will recognize Ethan Stair as one of the team’s key contributors this season. After battling a variety of injuries the past two years, Stair has started every game for the Bears this year and is averaging 11.1 points per game. Fans may not know, however, that Ethan’s y...

Mercer’s lacrosse teams looking to improve in the new season

Mercer’s lacrosse teams looking to improve in the new season

Sterling Neill

February 12, 2019

This past offseason has been a busy time for both the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams. Each team has been working tirelessly to improve themselves after a fall season that saw Mercer’s women’s team 9-11 and the men go 4-10, respectively. As SoCon play approaches once again, each team is focused on hon...

Meet the Managers Who Have a Team of Their Own

Meet the Managers Who Have a Team of Their Own

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

February 11, 2019

The managers of the Mercer men’s basketball team formed their own team at the start of the year. The seven-man team made up of Hayden Hatfield, Evan Stair, Ryan Wise, Carson Heien, Jacoby Barry and James Bento is doing well, finding themselves ranked 13th in the nation. None of the seven members know exactly who o...

Calloway’s 22 points propels Bears over Samford on the road

Calloway’s 22 points propels Bears over Samford on the road

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

Mercer women’s basketball closed out a three-game road trip in Homewood, Alabama on Saturday afternoon with a matchup against the Bulldogs of Furman. The Bears defeated the Bulldogs (7-15, 2-5 SoCon) in overtime earlier this season at Hawkins Arena in a start-to-finish close game. However, the ...

Bears come up short at home in loss to The Citadel

Bears come up short at home in loss to The Citadel

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

From time to time in the game of basketball, there are some games that it feels like you must win. Saturday’s matchup with The Citadel (11-12, 3-9 SoCon) was one of those games for Mercer men’s basketball. They came into the game with a 3-8 conference record, on the wrong side of a three-game l...

Bears lose third straight game, fall to 3-8 in SoCon

Bears lose third straight game, fall to 3-8 in SoCon

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019

Coming into Saturday’s matchup, the Furman Paladins had beaten the Mercer Bears six consecutive times. In the first of two meetings this season, the Paladins (17-5, 6-4 SoCon) beat Mercer 71-58. To date, it’s the Bears’ worst conference loss of the season. In similar fashion to the last gam...

Mercer women’s basketball just keeps on winning

Mercer women’s basketball just keeps on winning

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

When you are the top team in your conference, you play each game with a giant target on your back. You are the prey and your opponents are the predators. Mercer women’s basketball (14-7, 6-0 SoCon) found that out quickly on the road at Wofford, their first of two road games for the weekend. Th...

Missed free throws doom Bears in loss to Wofford

Missed free throws doom Bears in loss to Wofford

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

The top team in the Southern Conference walked into Hawkins Arena Thursday tonight as heavy favorites against a Mercer team sitting in seventh place. Wofford is a team that has dominated Mercer (8-14, 3-7) during Hoffman’s tenure, winning seven of the last 10 meetings between the teams. And with the ...

Mercer Tennis teams anticipate a busy season

Mercer Tennis teams anticipate a busy season

Ryan Weaver

January 29, 2019

The spring semester may have just started, but that just means it’s game time for Mercer’s men’s and women’s tennis teams. Both teams have played six matches and have had a rough go of it, each going 1-5 to start the season. Missing players were a possible factor in that slow start. ...

Behind the Scenes: Mercer’s ESPN3 Team

Behind the Scenes: Mercer’s ESPN3 Team

Sterling Neill

January 29, 2019

For sports lovers, the experience of watching games is important. It’s because of this that the members of Mercer’s ESPN3 team work hard to record games for all students, employees and those watching from home. According to ESPN3 member Iran Imbert, every production usually consists of cameram...

Bears notch impressive blowout victory over ETSU

Bears notch impressive blowout victory over ETSU

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers traveled from Johnson City, Tennessee all the way to Macon, Georgia with one goal in mind: payback. The Bears defeated ETSU in last season’s Southern Conference championship game, ending what was a stellar season for the Bucs. However, last year’s Mercer team ...

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