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‘Bax Trax’: Are you ready for some football?

Redshirt junior running back Alex Lakes will be one of many weapons on Mercer's offense this season. Photo by Jenna Eason.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 22, 2016

  Football is ready to kickoff at Mercer on Sept. 1, as the Bears embark on a quest for their first Southern Conference (SoCon) title. For the first time since the program was restarted in 2013, the Bears will have their first true senior class. A big group of key guys who helped build the ...

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

Sophomore cornerback Stephen Houzah returns to the secondary after tearing his ACL last season. Photo by Jenna Eason.

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

August 18, 2016

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over two seasons -- was finally forgotten for one night: Nov. 7. On a brisk Saturday night in Five Star Stadi...

The Ruling: Take a positive from a negative in Mercer basketball’s 77-74 loss to ETSU

The Ruling: Take a positive from a negative in Mercer basketball's 77-74 loss to ETSU

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016

Mercer basketball dropped its fifth straight game Saturday in a 77-74 loss to East Tennessee State. It’s the first time a Bob Hoffman-led team has lost five games in a row, and the program hasn’t done so since the end of the 2007-08 season. But I saw signs of progress and hope Saturday. (1) Don’t...

Local Business Spotlight: Ocmulgee Traders

Local Business Spotlight: Ocmulgee Traders

Marin Guta

November 20, 2014

Macon natives and business owners Laura and Steve Bell were tired of hearing the words  “Macon” and “potential” being used in the same sentence. “We heard that word ‘potential’ for so long when describing Macon,” Laura Bell said. “We were so tired of hearing that word, and we were...

It is what it is: Some will rise, some will fall

It is what it is: Some will rise, some will fall

Joshua Morrison

November 2, 2011

The beauty about writing a column is that you can talk about whatever it is that you want to, and seeing that I sometimes make outrageous claims such as that the NBA season will be canceled, I thought it would be interesting to catch up on all that I’ve said so far and track how I’ve been doing a...

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