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‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Jenna Eason.
Mercer's Marquise Irvin (8), middle, runs the ball in their game against Georgia Tech.
October 8, 2016

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I...

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Jenna Eason.
Mercer's Marquise Irvin (8), middle, runs the ball in their game against Georgia Tech.
September 16, 2016

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after...

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Photo by Jenna Eason.
September 10, 2016

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia...

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Quarterback John Russ was responsible for both of Mercer's touchdowns in the Bears' season-opening 24-23 loss to The Citadel. Photo by Jenna Eason.
September 1, 2016

  In three outings, Mercer football has lost to The Citadel three times by a combined total of five points. The Bears (0-1, 0-1) dropped their season opener Thursday to No. 15 The Citadel (1-0,...

‘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 kicks off his weekly column, "Bax Trax," with a preview of Mercer football's season.
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,...

Russ looking to go out on top

John Russ. Photo by Jenna Eason.
A three-year starter at quarterback, John Russ is looking for a SoCon title in his last season at Mercer.
August 18, 2016

  John Russ handed the ball off and his running back pitched it back to him. He cocked his arm and fired a deep ball towards the end zone. The stadium held its collective breath as receiver...

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Chandler Curtis. Photo credit goes to the timesfreepress.com.
Chandler Curtis will return to the field in Week 1 after playing only 42 snaps last season.
August 18, 2016

  Mercer football has had only one FCS All-American in the program’s history, and his name is Chandler Curtis. The junior wide receiver from Calhoun jumped into the national spotlight two years...

‘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 kicks off his weekly column, "The Ruling," by projecting Mercer football's season.
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...

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