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The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December,...

Students celebrate as Mercer scores a touchdown.

Bears set to swarm Atlanta for Georgia Tech game

Katie Atkinson, News Editor September 4, 2016

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...

Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their

Big Bear, Little Bear

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...

The Bears celebrate after their 67-44 victory over the Mocs.

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer January 27, 2016

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...

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Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer November 12, 2015

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,...

Stephan Houzah made a huge impact in his first Mercer home game

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor October 2, 2015

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...

Mercer Maniacs looking to branch out

Mercer Maniacs looking to branch out

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor August 31, 2015

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...

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

Sarah Pounds March 29, 2015

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...

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...

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...

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

Jenna Eason September 13, 2014

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...

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