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Men’s soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Men’s soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

When it mattered most, they found a way to win. Mercer men’s soccer has experienced more than its fair share of close games this season, boasting a whopping 13 overtime appearances since August. In the first 11 overtime games, the Bears won only two of them; they finished with a 1-6-4 record in e...

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Tennis

Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team overcame their first obstacle to a SoCon championship Saturday with a victory over Wofford College. They beat the Terriers at home 2-1. The final score does not reflect how dominant Mercer remained during the match, outshooting their opponent 8-1 in just the first...

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Video

Prick. Test. Zip. Ally Fordham is ready to play a soccer game. Fordham plays for the Mercer University’s women’s soccer team, and she has Type I diabetes. “It was a bit of a shocker when it came to me,” Fordham said about when she first found out she was a diabetic. “Once I kind of got a gras...

Men’s Club Soccer proves itself capable at first ever tournament

Men’s Club Soccer proves itself capable at first ever tournament

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Mercer men’s soccer club team has only been around for as long as this year’s senior class, but the amount of growth they’ve seen in the past year puts them as possible contenders with schools like the University of Georgia. The executive board of the team, President Juan Munoz, Vice Pres...

Mercer Sports: The Cluster Roundup

Mercer Sports: The Cluster Roundup

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team fell in their first game to Georgia State 0-2 and their second match to the South Carolina Gamecocks 1-2. On Sept.1, the team will be hosting the Big South/ Socon Challenge at Bear Field where they will play against teams like Gardner-Webb, Wofford and Winthro...

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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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...

Women’s Soccer overcomes initial slump, gains momentum going into tournament

Women’s Soccer overcomes initial slump, gains momentum going into tournament

Cody Moran, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Mercer’s women’s soccer team is diligently preparing for the upcoming SoCon tournament on Oct. 26-Nov. 6. The team had a rough start this season. But after pulling off a six-game win streak, they’ve built some momentum to carry into the tournament. “It started off slow for sure,” said Mad...

As part of Breast Cancer awareness month, Kirby Southard dons pink for mother

As part of Breast Cancer awareness month, Kirby Southard dons pink for mother

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports

Millions of people in the United States are affected by cancer, and October has been recognized for years in many ways across the country as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kirby Southard, the senior center for Mercer’s football team, is no stranger to pink. Every October he wears pink in his un...

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Rose Scoggins, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The face minding the net for the Mercer Bears women’s soccer team this season is new, but not unfamiliar. Cristina Mursuli is Mercer’s new full-time keeper, but she has plenty of experience with the program, including being on the team in 2014 when they brought home a Southern Conference Champ...

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

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