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Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley

January 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports, Video

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating...

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears notched their first win of the season with a victory over Tennessee Tech 34-27 . The Bears improve to 1-2 on the season heading into the bye week. Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season following the loss. The game did not start well for the Bears as Dontez Byrd returned the open...

Big Bear, Little Bear

Big Bear, Little Bear

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

What’s in a name? For senior Mercer Maniacs members Braden Brettin and Seth Thompson, it’s a symbol of an unbreakable friendship and years of shared memories. The two formed a strong bond while participating in the Mercer Maniacs during the football season of their sophomore year. Ever since...

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Katia Stavroulaki started playing tennis when she was just 7 years old. She quickly figured out that the true opponent she faced out on the court was herself, and she enjoyed the independence and self-reliance that tennis required of her. She began competing shortly after picking up a racquet and...

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Six years ago, beach volleyball was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport. But in 2012, 16 schools started a program. Mercer was one of those first 16 teams. And after four competitive seasons, beach volleyball became the 90th NCAA championship sport in June of 2015. The sport now features 50 programs an...

Inside the Den: The Return

Inside the Den: The Return

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

After a few months off, Justin and Hayes are back at it again with a brand new podcast. The pair breakdown the Mercer men and women's basketball seasons from start to finish.

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

With just a glance, you may think Linnea Rosendal is like any other college freshman at Mercer University: beautiful, happy and proudly proclaiming an undecided major. But the 6’1 point guard from Sweden has been distinguishing herself since the day she set foot on campus. “I came here in A...

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer women’s lacrosse team is in their second competitive season, but there are some changes. With a new coaching staff, the players are starting fresh — again. This year’s team dynamic, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group s...

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer men’s lacrosse team kicked off their 2016 season over the weekend against Towson. Although the Bears lost the hard-fought match, the game proved to be very instructive, showing the team what they will need to work on in order to meet future success. “Opening the season against a top 15 team ...

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Whenever Jibri Bryan jumped above the rim in Hawkins Arena, the stadium lights would almost form a halo around his 6-foot-4 frame. The sixth-year senior will never step foot on the court again. He was tragically shot and killed on Feb. 2 at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth an...

Tic-Tac-Tot

Tic-Tac-Tot

Bekah Fulton, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Opinions

I may be the only student at Mercer who does not have a picture with Toby the Bear, and this is no accident. Confession: mascots kind of freak me out. This mild fear may potentially be rooted in a repressed childhood trauma but go ahead and add it to the long list of things I cannot explain about...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

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