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Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Otiwu plays in a game.
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.

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

Wide Receiver Tucker Cannon watches Mercer face off against Austin Peay in between plays.
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.” 

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

Nicole Icen runs out to face Davidson at Bettes Stadium.
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.

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Defensive Line Dorian Kithcart gets ready for the next play.
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.

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

The Cross Country team at an early morning practice.
September 11, 2019
Reiser competed in all five events last season for the Bears with a season-best 26:51.28 for the 8K.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.
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: What is to come

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

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

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

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

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

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

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

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

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

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide receiver Marquise Irvin (#8) in Mercer's game against Jacksonville. Photo by Mitch Robinson.
October 19, 2018

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a...

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