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Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Defensive Line Dorian Kithcart gets ready for the next play.

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.

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

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

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 following the loss. The game did not start well for the Bears as Dontez Byrd returned the open...

Big Bear, Little Bear

Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their

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 participating in the Mercer Maniacs during the football season of their sophomore year. Ever since...

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

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

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 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

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

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 became the 90th NCAA championship sport in June of 2015. The sport now features 50 programs an...

Inside the Den: The Return

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

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.

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

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

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 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

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

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, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group s...

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Midfielder Jackson Teague attempts a run on the goal at practice, defended by midfielder Rob Serafin.

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

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

Jibri Bryan goes up against a defender in the Bears' game against the Chattanooga Mocs, February 2015.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

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...

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