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Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase

  Macon has been the location for film productions in the past. Add “Mercer versus Furman” to the list. Senior wide receiver Jordan Marshall caught a 33-yard game-winning touchdown Saturday with 0:31 remaining to lift Mercer (6-5, 4-4) over Furman (3-8, 3-5) 27-24 in the team’s final o...

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 15, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Southard squared off against future Mercer quarterback John Russ, a freshman at Middle Creek High S...

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason, just a big one. In 2017, the Bears will play two Southeastern Conference opponents for a payday of ...

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

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...

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 10, 2016


Filed under Football

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia Tech remains undefeated. For a short time in the first quarter the Bears held a touchdown...

Most impactful Mercer sports moments of 2015-16

Cluster Staff Reports

April 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

  Thoughts on these moments? How do you want to rank them? Let us know in the comments below.   The #BEARSTRONG movement                                      *Editor's note: Many times in the midst of tragedy, sports brings people together. Similar to David Ortiz addressing Fenway Park...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

Everyone who went to college remembers the feeling of that first day on campus. Most likely leaving home for the first time, the new college student enters an unknown environment with new faces and places to discover. Although, that new student is not alone -- hundreds or even thousands of other peop...

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

In its third season, the Mercer football team competes against bigger, stronger teams in the Southern Conference. The strength and size of the Bears’ new competition has lead to a noticeable uptick in injuries this season. The increase in injuries calls into question what’s happening behind the s...

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

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...

5 Things you missed in Mercer sports

5 Things you missed in Mercer sports

Gabe Garcia, Contributing writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

1.This week Mercer University’s football team held elections and named six captains for the upcoming season. Head Coach Bobby Lamb confirmed that the team held a voting and named three offensive and three defensive captains. From the Bears offense, wide receiver Jordan Marshall, quarterback John Russ...

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