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What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

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

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis
April 28, 2016

The walkup music hits. Kyle Lewis steps into the batter's box as he readies himself for the first pitch. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning against ETSU. The game is tied 9-9. Lewis makes contact...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Football player Mitch Payne plays in a SAE Philanthropy Volleyball Tournament alongside teammates.
April 28, 2016

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music...

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

The Bears are set to compete in their next tournament on March 11.
March 3, 2016

Golf is a uniquely individual sport, but collegiate golf is different because it combines scores from the top five players who compete. The highest score, the  worst score, is dropped and the remaining...

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Mercer basketball remembers Jibri Bryan by placing his jersey and shoes on the bench during his vigil Wednesday night. Photo by Hayes Rule.
February 4, 2016

Seven Mercer basketball players and head coach Bob Hoffman spoke to media Wednesday night after the vigil held for Jibri Bryan in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time players spoke to the media since Bryan...

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success
January 30, 2016

Women’s Sand Volleyball had one of the most successful seasons last year at Mercer’s including all other athletic programs on campus. In 2015 the Mercer Women reached the conference tournament final...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester
January 30, 2016

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of...

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season
January 29, 2016

The Women’s softball team went undefeated in the 2015 pre-season. Headed into spring, the ladies hope to continue their dominance. Head coach James DeFeo, who is in his fifth year as the softball...

Mercer University club cricket team receives national accolades

Sameer Anand, center, speaks with Sam Brunke, left, and Wesley Evermon, right, before the team's match against Georgia Southern on Oct. 25, 2015.
January 27, 2016

In their first season, the Mercer club cricket team is nationally ranked, and two players have been recognized as the best American college players of 2015. It’s been an exciting few weeks for the team,...

ROTC: Fighting for Priority Registration

Mercer's 2015 ROTC Bear Batallion in front of the University Center.
November 11, 2015

Around 6 a.m., some athletes are struggling to wake up. Others may be fumbling for a granola bar before their 7 a.m. practice. But senior Kara Styers and her 39 fellow ROTC cadets are finishing their morning...

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Mary Janiga’s life has been intertwined with golf since she was born, as she was named after one of the golf courses that hosts The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
October 29, 2015

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National,...

Mercer Video Productions helping students break into the broadcast business

The ESPN crew work the show for the soccer game.
October 28, 2015

Mercer Video Productions (MVP) was started by the Mercer Athletics Administration in the Spring of 2014. The emphasis on video production mid-summer lent to the additions of Director Lisa Cherry, graduate...

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