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Otiwu plays in a game.

Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer November 23, 2019
This season, Otiwu made history for the entire Mercer football team for 21 tackles in a single game, the largest total amount of tackles in a game. He played in 11 games this season and has 31 solo tackles.
Wide Receiver Tucker Cannon watches Mercer face off against Austin Peay in between plays.

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks November 7, 2019
“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 
Nicole Icen runs out to face Davidson at Bettes Stadium.

Player Spotlight: Women’s soccer player scores three goals in a single game

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
A rising star has been spotted on the Mercer Women’s Soccer team; freshman Nicole Icen from Marietta, Georgia, scored three goals in a single game against Davidson College, leading the Bears to victory.
Defensive Line Dorian Kithcart gets ready for the next play.

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
As a senior, even more is expected of Kithcart, but these expectations are part of what attracted him to Mercer in the first place.
Hayman at a morning practice

Cross country team welcomes new coach

Jen Jones, Sports Editor September 26, 2019
Hayman was named the NJCAA Atlantic and Region X Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and previously worked at Louisburg College. Following the start of preseason practices, Hayman is optimistic for this season.
The Cross Country team at an early morning practice.

Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser’s final year to make a mark

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer September 12, 2019
Reiser competed in all five events last season for the Bears with a season-best 26:51.28 for the 8K.
Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.

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.
Robert Riddle getting past the Jacksonville University defense during the 2018 season.

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.
Stanton Schorr teed-off during the practice round at the Brickyard Golf Club before the home tournament. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

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,...

RJ Yeager (#3) throws the ball back into the infield in a game against Evansville.

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...

Mercer lacrosse player Micheal O'Brien has high aspirations for his team heading into his junior year.

Lacrosse player Michael O’Brien plans to make most of high expectations

Jose Gonzalez February 27, 2019

As the 2019 Mercer lacrosse season gets underway, all eyes seem to be on junior defenseman Michael O’Brien. O’Brien was honored this pre-season with his selected to the Preseason All-Southern Conference...

Junior Danielle Castleberry (No. 31) has made a triumphant return to the diamond after missing last season with an injury.

Danielle Castleberry brings leadership, love for teammates in her return to the diamond

Mitch Robinson February 27, 2019

In sports, there’s nothing quite like a good comeback story. Take, for example, Mercer softball player Danielle Castleberry. After starting all but six games for the Bears as a freshman, Castleberry...

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