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Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

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 with ball. It soars through the air and over the wall. The Bears win in walk off fashion. The 6-foo...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

“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 resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts...

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

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 four make up the total. The Mercer Men’s Golf team is undoubtedly that: a team. However, ind...

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

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

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff

February 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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 was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth and...

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

Ahmed Jama, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 by beating a Stetson team which was ranked number 9 in the country. In the end however, Stetson bea...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

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 the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

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

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

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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 head coach, credits the team’s preseason success to their unrelenting preparation. He said that wh...

Mercer University club cricket team receives national accolades

Mercer University club cricket team receives national accolades

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

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, said teammates Sameer Anand, Wesley Evermon and Sam Brunk. At the end of December, American College ...

ROTC: Fighting for Priority Registration

ROTC: Fighting for Priority Registration

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under News

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 physical training. Unlike athletes who are forced to block off a certain part of the day set by ...

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

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, host of one of golf’s four majors — The Masters Tournament — resides in Augusta, Georgia...

Mercer Video Productions helping students break into the broadcast business

Mercer Video Productions helping students break into the broadcast business

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 assistant Michael Fox and Brad Bostwick. The program started small with the intention of linking u...

Five things you may have missed…

Five things you may have missed…

Kaylee Thompson, Contributing Writer

August 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

1.) Broadcasting move to The Bull Icons Mercer University has moved its football radio coverage over to  97.3 FM The Bull Icons, or game coverage can be streamed free online through iHeartRadio. Join the iconic ‘Voice of the Mercer Bears’ Rick Cameron and NFL analyst Roger Jackson live every S...

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