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Sand volleyball ready to earn their rings

Justin Baxley

March 19, 2015

One of the two Mercer teams left in the Atlantic Sun Conference is the Women's Sand Volleyball Team, which has the hope to add to Mercer's collection of A-Sun titles.  The Southern Conference does not have a sand volleyball program, so unlike most Mercer sports who made the jump, the Lady Bears will...

Men's basketball falls in semifinal of SoCon Tournament

Justin Baxley

March 19, 2015

March is tournament time. Last week, 10 teams and their fan bases invaded the town of Asheville, N.C., for the Southern Conference Tournament. Each team had one goal in mind: to reach the NCAA tournament. Win and you are in the “big dance.” The regular season held no water in what a team can do in...

VP of Mercer Maniacs earns fan of the week award

March 19, 2015

Andrew Eck, a member of Mercer Maniacs and an avid Mercer Bears fan, started his time as a Mercer Bear earlier than most. His older brother began attending Mercer in 2009, and this began Eck’s true love for the school and its athletics. “I've been going to Mercer Basketball games since I was ...

Men's basketball advance to the quarterfinals on last second shot

March 19, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, the Mercer Men's Basketball Team has won a post season game. Mercer is only one of seven teams to ever win at least one game in the NCAA, CBI, CIT and NIT Tournaments. In the game against the Seawolves, there were 23 lead changes, with the majority being in the second half....

The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals

March 5, 2015

In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night's game. Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and...

Player of the Week: Natalie Shiver

February 27, 2015

Natalie Shiver, a junior catcher on Mercer’s Softball Team, was named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, Feb. 18. In order to be selected for this award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3. Shiver was thrilled to be given an award based...

Alumni Spotlight: Langston Hall still has dreams for NBA

Alumni Spotlight: Langston Hall still has dreams for NBA

February 27, 2015

Former standout from Mercer Men’s Basketball,  Langston Hall, has taken his talents to Italy and has been competing with the Giorgio Tesi Pistoia. “I have improved my decision-making skills as a passer on offense, but I definitely have been focusing on my defense the most,” said Hall. While in Italy, Hall plays a pivotal role on his team as t...

Mercer women's track and field ready to tackle second competitive season

February 27, 2015

In its second year of competition, the Mercer Women’s Track Team is looking to build on its first year of participating in NCAA division one track and field. Last year, the team had a number of highs throughout its season, which included high finishes from both long distance runners and sprinters....

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Justin Baxley

February 27, 2015

Freshman Stephon Jelks is just a few months into his basketball career at Mercer University, and he is already making an impact. The stats do not tell the whole story of Jelks as a player. He is only averaging 3.8 points per game, but Jelks is a burst of energy off the bench and makes lots of hustle play...

Sprawl or nothing

Chase McFarlin

February 27, 2015

Editor's note: This piece contains several inaccuracies and false assumptions. Please see this letter to the editor, which responds to and corrects several aspects of this article. Title IX sanctions enforced by the NCAA require universities to maintain an equal distribution of male and female scholarship at...

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...

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