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Tic-Tac-Tot

Tic-Tac-Tot

Bekah Fulton, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

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

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...

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

The 2015-16 Mercer Men’s Basketball team will feature five new faces donning orange and black this season as three freshman and two transfers join the squad.   Andrew Fishler, Center A big man epitomizing the phrase at 7-foot-1, Andrew Fishler transferred from Gulf Coast State College in Pan...

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team to play well”, said Mercer University junior and goalkeeper Jeremy Booth. Luckily for Mercer ...

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

They said he was too small. Standing at 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, Stephen Houzah played every game as a Panther at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia, as either a cornerback, wide receiver, or return specialist. His impact on the gridiron led to an influx of awards as a senior. The Atlanta Jour...

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it...

Spring Sports Recap: April 2- April 12

April 21, 2015

Baseball In their third weekend of conference play, the Bears continued to shine, taking the series against The Citadel 2-1. The Bears struggled in the first game of the series, losing to the Bulldogs 4-0. Eric Nyquist, senior pitcher for the Bears, received the loss, making him 4-2 on the season. Of...

Former NFL player enlightens Mercer Football Team

Justin Baxley

April 21, 2015

Former NFL player and Georgia Bulldog linebacker Rennie Curran came to speak with the Mercer football team and to offer some insight into the world of business, college football and professional sports. Many scouting reports from high school to college to the professionals said that Rennie Curran was t...

Athlete of the Week: Jackson Kleintz

April 2, 2015

Jackson, a freshman attackman for the Mercer Men’s Lacrosse team, has had a phenomenal breakout season for the Bears. Hailing from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Penn., Kleintz has made major contributions to the team’s winning record in SoCon play. The Bears suffered a number of ...

Volleyball hosts 5k for the Miracle League of Macon

April 2, 2015

About 60 people ran in Mercer University Volleyball’s first ever 5k last weekend. The 5k raised money for the team and for Miracle League of Macon, an organization that gives children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. In addition to being the first 5k that the team has hosted, it...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the first conference series of the year. In their first meeting with the UGA Bulldogs, the...

Women's basketball ends season with loss in WBI semifinals

Women's basketball ends season with loss in WBI semifinals

March 25, 2015

After a remarkable year for the Mercer Women's Basketball Team, their season ended in Loudonville, NY against the Sienna Saints with a (65-54) loss. The Bears ended the season with a 20-15 overall record and truly displayed their worth during their first year in the Southern Conference. The Bears led...

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