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Bears set to swarm Atlanta for Georgia Tech game

Bears set to swarm Atlanta  for Georgia Tech game

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

September 4, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer University will bring the tailgate from Middle Georgia to Atlanta at the Georgia Tech football game Sept. 10. The Office of Campus Life, Mercer Athletics and the Mercer Maniacs came together to coordinate this student trip as a way to increase school spirit and the sense of community on campus. Timothy...

Big Bear, Little Bear

Big Bear, Little Bear

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

On a rainy Thursday night last week, the student body at Mercer University came out in full force to support the women’s basketball team in their biggest game of the season — and kept it a secret for over a week. Tony Perella, a Mercer football player and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory ...

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The echoing shout of orange and black checkered fans. The flash of pompoms and toothy grins. The blur of movement on a fresh-cut field. To many, these images are game day staples. To Sam Osakue, however, they mean something more. They mean home. A junior and faithful member of the Mercer Maniacs, O...

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

October 2, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Following a 29-22 loss to Tennessee Tech, the Mercer Bears are entering Southern Conference play against Wofford. The extra week gave the Bears a chance to correct the mistakes from the first few games and catch a breather after playing two or three games on the road. "If there is a team in th...

Mercer Maniacs looking to branch out

Mercer Maniacs looking to branch out

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

When the opposing team steps on the field in Five Star Stadium or on the court in Hawkins Arena, they are greeted by the most rabid student section in the entire Southern Conference, the Mercer Maniacs. ”We are the student spirit group. We are not an exclusive group anyone who likes to cheer on the ...

"Paw Points" program disbanded, taken over by Mercer Maniacs

"Paw Points" program disbanded, taken over by Mercer Maniacs

Sarah Pounds

March 29, 2015


Filed under Student Government

The Paw Points program goal of motivating students to attend sporting events has largely been taken over by the Mercer Maniacs — and because of that, Paw Points are going away. “Everything that Paw Points would be doing, Mercer Maniacs pretty much does,” said John Morris, the Chairman of the P...

VP of Mercer Maniacs earns fan of the week award

March 19, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 ...

Mercer Maniacs attempt to branch out

Justin Baxley

February 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

Jenna Eason

September 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

The Southern Conference is not the only exciting thing that is happening on Mercer’s campus this season. The Mercer Maniacs are also beginning a new division by allowing girls to “paint up” during sporting events. A new Mercer Maniac, Victoria Rexhausen, said, “I think it adds to the atmos...

PAW Points plans to get bigger and better

PAW Points plans to get bigger and better

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

For the past two years, SGA and the athletic department have worked closely together to increase student attendance at Mercer University sporting events. With the creation of the PAW Points program, the presence of the student body at these events has increased significantly. The program gives students...

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