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Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
Mercer's Ross Cummings (#20) shoots over Samford's A.J. Stanton-McCray (#5). Cummings would make the shot to go toward his game high, 25 points, which propelled Mercer to an 89 to 82 victory over Samford in double overtime Feb. 8.

Men’s basketball struggles through the Southern Conference

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Mercer Men’s Basketball is now 5-6 in SoCon after their last four games against Wofford College, East Tennessee State University and Samford University. Mercer came into their last four games at 3-4...

Defensive Line Dorian Kithcart gets ready for the next play.

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
As a senior, even more is expected of Kithcart, but these expectations are part of what attracted him to Mercer in the first place.

Letter from Dean Pearson: What every student, faculty and staff should know about Mercer traditions this fall

Douglas Pearson, Vice President and Dean of Students August 17, 2019
In a letter to the editor, Vice President and Dean of Students Douglas Pearson encourages Mercerians to attend upcoming events this fall.

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

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley January 24, 2017

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...

Mercer's Payton Usher (25) barely catches a throw from Mercer's quarterback John Russ (7) in their game against Georgia Tech on Sept. 10.

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor September 17, 2016

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...

Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their

Big Bear, Little Bear

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

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...

Mercer Women's Tennis Player, Junior Katia Stavroulaki, gets ready to swing against Furman March 20.

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Emma Peel, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

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...

The sand volleyball team runs a drill on setting teammates up for a spike at practice.

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

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...

The Bears had an impressive season, going 24-9 overall and 12-2 in the SoCon play.

Inside the Den: The Return

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule March 21, 2016

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.

The 6’1 point guard from Sweden came to Mercer in August of last year.

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer February 26, 2016

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...

Midfielder Kelly Hagerty runs the ball at practice, defended by midfielders Anna Schneeberger (left) and Lindsey Zeltwanger.

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer February 25, 2016

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,...

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