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Hanson’s triumphant return to cross country

Hanson’s triumphant return to cross country

Rylee Kirk, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016

  Justin Hanson, a sophomore on the Mercer cross country team, has made a strong return after suffering several injuries. Last year, Hanson rolled both ankles in one race, and this year suffered from tendonitis in one knee. Hanson said that these injuries have given him a “mental setba...

Rogers runs through life one lap at a time

Rogers runs through life one lap at a time

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016

  Senior cross country runner Victoria Rogers is leading her team towards success as she is constantly pushing herself to be the best she can be. She was Mercer’s top finisher in its first three meets and then its runner up in the latest meet. While she is hitting her stride now, running...

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

October 15, 2016

After a bye week and two road games, the Mercer Bears found comfort inside of Five Star Stadium as they moved to 3-3 on the season with a win over the Western Carolina Catamounts (1-5) after a strong second half. The Bears and Catamounts traded punts and missed field goals for much of the first h...

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016

The Mercer Bears have started the season 0-2 after a heartbreaking one point loss to conference rival The Citadel and a 35-10 loss to FBS opponent Georgia Tech. The Bears will look to notch a W in the win column as they take on the Golden Eagles from Tennessee Tech. Here are three things to watch...

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

September 16, 2016

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after winning two of their final three conference games in 2015, most notably against Chattanooga. For...

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

September 1, 2016

  In three outings, Mercer football has lost to The Citadel three times by a combined total of five points. The Bears (0-1, 0-1) dropped their season opener Thursday to No. 15 The Citadel (1-0, 1-0) 24-23 after the Bulldogs’ Cody Clark kicked a 35-yard field goal with 2:20 remaining. The score ...

Bear Bites: Grow

Bear Bites: Grow

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

August 28, 2016

  Nestled on Riverside Drive is a culinary jewel that doesn’t disappoint. Locally sourced and served, the cuisine at Grow is a cut above. The restaurant has one simple tagline: “fresh local food,” and the owners intend to live up to that. A quick chat with owner Saralyn Harvey told ...

Tips to stay sane this school year

Tips to stay sane this school year

Jayla Moody, Contributing Writer

August 27, 2016

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition for returning students can be just as tough. Just like that, we’re back to caf-eating, summer nights become...

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Olivia Buckner

August 27, 2016

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a fres...

‘Bax Trax’: Are you ready for some football?

‘Bax Trax’: Are you ready for some football?

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 22, 2016

  Football is ready to kickoff at Mercer on Sept. 1, as the Bears embark on a quest for their first Southern Conference (SoCon) title. For the first time since the program was restarted in 2013, the Bears will have their first true senior class. A big group of key guys who helped build the ...

Russ looking to go out on top

Russ looking to go out on top

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 18, 2016

  John Russ handed the ball off and his running back pitched it back to him. He cocked his arm and fired a deep ball towards the end zone. The stadium held its collective breath as receiver J.T Palmer laid out for the ball in the middle of double coverage. Russ threw his arms skyward as the...

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

August 18, 2016

  Mercer football has had only one FCS All-American in the program’s history, and his name is Chandler Curtis. The junior wide receiver from Calhoun jumped into the national spotlight two years ago as a freshman, earning Third-Team All-America recognition after a campaign in which he produced...

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