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Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason

UPDATED: Athletic facilities go on lockdown as law enforcement investigates threatening email

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief April 21, 2021

Law enforcement is investigating "a threatening email" sent to Mercer University Athletic Department staff, according to an email from Senior Assistant Vice President for Marketing Communications Rick...

Mercer football bus catches fire in South Carolina

Mercer football bus catches fire in South Carolina

Nadia Pressley and Mary Helene Hall March 14, 2021
One of Mercer’s football buses caught fire outside of a Golden Corral in Columbia, South Carolina, Friday.
Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
Should student-athletes be paid?

Should student-athletes be paid?

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 3, 2021
On Jan. 19, American sportscaster and radio host Dan Partick aired information from one of his sources. 
Mercer's Ross Cummings (20) fires a shot over the arm of VMI's Jake Stephens (34) during Mercer's men's basketball match against VMI Jan. 23, 2021. Cummings finished with 22 points in the contest, helping lead Mercer to an 8380 win over VMI.

Mercer men’s basketball looks to prove themselves in Southern Conference play

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Mercer men’s basketball started off the season red-hot winning their first six games. The Bears then lost four of their next five before winning another three games in a row. In their last three games, the team showed promise for the future — but also a worrying trend. 
Mandi DeLong and Kyaria Madlock attend the men's basketball game against VMI on Jan. 23.

What’s it like to attend a Mercer basketball game during a pandemic?

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 3, 2021
Last semester, COVID-19 led to an adjusted sports schedule here at Mercer, including football being pushed back until spring. Mercer’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have still been able to play out their seasons, which started shortly after the official last day of classes in the fall semester. 
There are only about 900 fans allowed in capacity at the Ed Defore Sports Complex (pictured).

Middle Georgia high schools set own football schedules amid COVID-19 concerns

Keith Holmes Jr., Contributing Writer October 1, 2020
High schools were allowed to begin play by Sept. 4 and were already allowed to practice in pads as of Aug. 1.  Despite these dates, many high schools have delayed their season until October, if not later. 
Mercer Esports Captain John Bonner plays Destiny 2 with his clanmates Sunday, Nov. 20.

Why Mercer’s esports team is one of the most interesting club sports

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor September 23, 2020
Mercer’s club level esports team is still participating in normal tryouts and matchups this year. The team plays a variety of video games competitively against other schools, creating their own schedule and choosing what games they play. All competition can be conducted online through the use of chat servers and custom lobbies. 
The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

Jen Jones, Sports Editor March 13, 2020
The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports history.
Ethan Payne performs at the concert series.

Football concert series: Mercer’s bold new plan to increase football game attendance

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
Partnering with the Ford Motor Company, Mercer Athletics announced that the university would hold a concert on Black Field before every home game. The series will feature well-known local talents.
Graphic courtesy of Yash Patel

Mercer announces new beer garden

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2019
Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 
After pitching, Isabella Haswell uses blood flow restriction therapy to help with the muscle endurance for one of the players.

The trainers behind the players

Jen Jones, Sports Editor August 13, 2019
Mercer University has developed a master’s program that recruits trainers and takes on graduate assistants to keep athletes safe. The result is not only beneficial to the trainer, but it also keeps the athletes healthy on and off the field.
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