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New bear comes to the den

New bear comes to the den

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is...

Mercer Maniacs attempt to branch out

Justin Baxley

February 11, 2015

Students have begun to ask why the student-led Mercer Maniacs do not come out to the women’s basketball games while they pack out the men’s games. The organization purpose is to provide a student section for every athletic event, according to Blaze Jeffery, president of Mercer Maniacs. “We s...

Women's basketball road to the SoCon tournament

Justin Baxley

February 11, 2015

The Lady Bears begin the road to the SoCon tournament. They are 12-11 overall and 4-3 in Southern Conference play. The Lady Bears started out the season strong with a good record out of conference and with big victories victories over University of Alabama and St. Louis University. They carried that...

Baseball team anticipate 2015 season

February 11, 2015

Coming off of a strong 2014 season, the Mercer Men’s Baseball Team is prepared to begin its much anticipated 2015 season. Last year, the Bears finished 38-17, and the team was eliminated by the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers on the second day of the Atlantic Sun Championship. The Bears’...

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...

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,...

Bears win their first SOCON game in nailbiting fashion, 27-24

Nicholas Wooten

September 29, 2014

After dominating their past two opponents, the Bears marched into Lexington, Virginia, looking to keep the streak alive against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets and their veteran coach, Sparky Woods. Following a forced 3-and-out, the Bears scored on an Alex Lakes’ run from 18 yards out. The...

Mercer football brings in preseason awards

Mercer football brings in preseason awards

Emily Rochefort

August 27, 2014

Throughout the summer, players of the Mercer Bears’ football team have been collecting preseason awards for the upcoming season. In the 2013 season, the team went 10-2 overall and had a groundbreaking year for the new program. This array of preseason awards proves that a number of Mercer players will...

Mercer football season preview

Mercer football season preview

Emily Rochefort

August 27, 2014

Reinhardt University: Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.   In their 2013 season opener, the Bears defeated the Reinhardt University Eagles 40-37 in the last three seconds of the game. For the majority of the game, the Bears and the Eagles traded the lead back and forth eight times before Josh Shutter, fifth-y...

Volleyball battles for A-Sun positioning

Volleyball battles for A-Sun positioning

Bryson Jones

October 24, 2012

In their last 5 matches, the Mercer women’s volleyball team has come up victorious in only two of those competitions. While playing some of their best volleyball to date, some efforts weren’t strong enough to secure those all important conference wins and they now see themselves in a battle to earn ...

Women’s soccer claims second in A-Sun

Women’s soccer claims second in A-Sun

Bryson Jones

October 24, 2012

In the last four games of the season, the Mercer women’s soccer team has won three of those matches, claimed a first-round bye in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, and broken a program record for wins in a season with 12 on the year. It is no doubt that head coach Tony Economopoulos has had a suc...

Day in the Life: Lizzie Knapper

Day in the Life: Lizzie Knapper

Marin Guta

October 24, 2012

Volleyball player, dual math and psychology major Lizzie Knapper contributes much to her team’s advancement. Knapper ardently supports her teammates by attending every volleyball practice and tournament while also staying connected to the school community. Mercer students usually spot Knapper attending...

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