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

There are only about 900 fans allowed in capacity at the Ed Defore Sports Complex (pictured).

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. 

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

Mercer Esports Captain John Bonner plays Destiny 2 with his clanmates Sunday, Nov. 20.

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. 

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.

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.

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

Ethan Payne performs at the concert series.

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.

Mercer announces new beer garden

Graphic courtesy of Yash Patel

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. 

The trainers behind the players

After pitching, Isabella Haswell uses blood flow restriction therapy to help with the muscle endurance for one of 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.

Mercer Athletics logo to be Corn Maze design

Inside corn maze at Lane Southern Orchard. August 30, 2018. Photo by Jamie Benson.

Thais Ackerman

September 12, 2018

The Mercer Athletics department is partnering with Lane Southern Orchards to feature the design of the Mercer Athletics logo for the shape of the orchard’s annual six-acre corn maze from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31. "We're thrilled to partner with Lane Southern Orchards and their annual corn maze this upc...

Mental recovery of athletes

Support from loved ones and distractions from reality make life a bit easier on an athlete's road to recovery.

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Women's Lacrosse ready for inaugural season

February 11, 2015

After a year of practice and hard work, the Mercer Women’s Lacrosse Team is ready to take the field against an actual opponent. Throughout the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014, the team has been recruiting, practicing and preparing for its inaugural season. The team started with nine players in...

Women's tennis attempts to bounce back

February 11, 2015

Although the Mercer Women’s Tennis Team has started off the season on a rocky note, its non-conference slate is fully preparing the players for their Southern Conference schedule. In its first five games, the team has been defeated by Arkansas University, Murray State University, University of Tennessee...

Player of the Week: Darious Moten

Emma Peel

February 11, 2015

Darious Moten, a fifth-year engineering student and forward on the celebrated Mercer Men’s Basketball Team, is a few short months away from rounding out his career as a Bear. A Carrollton, Ga., native, Moten has had a major impact on the basketball team, especially in the last three seasons. As a junior,...

Men's basketball continues to bring in awards

Men's basketball continues to bring in awards

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014

After countless wins throughout the 2013-2014 season, there is one that will forever remain in the hearts of all Mercerians, the men’s basketball team defeat of Duke. Since that win, the basketball team, and Mercer as a whole, has received various amounts of national attention and awards. One of those...

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