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Inside the Den: Mercer baseball and HC Craig Gibson

Inside the Den: Mercer baseball and HC Craig Gibson

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

April 5, 2016

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-mercer-baseball-and-hc-craig-gibson   Hayes and Justin interview Mercer baseball coach Craig Gibson on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The guys talk about the team's performance so far and then discuss the rest of the season, Kyle Lewis' draft...

Running toward her future

Running toward her future

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

This past Christmas, Jenna Gipperich’s boyfriend of five years bent down on one knee atop a Hawaiian mountain and asked her to marry him. It was only fitting that Gipperich — a cross country and track runner  — hauled herself, sweaty and tired, to the top of a mountain to get engaged. ...

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Six years ago, beach volleyball was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport. But in 2012, 16 schools started a program. Mercer was one of those first 16 teams. And after four competitive seasons, beach volleyball became the 90th NCAA championship sport in June of 2015. The sport now features 50 programs an...

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 27, 2016

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule are back in this week with another Inside the Den podcast.  On this week's show, Justin sits down with a very special guest to talk about Mercer Golf. The guys also talk about all the spring sports teams in action. You will not want to miss this special episode....

Inside the Den: The Return

Inside the Den: The Return

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 21, 2016

After a few months off, Justin and Hayes are back at it again with a brand new podcast. The pair breakdown the Mercer men and women's basketball seasons from start to finish.

‘Spring Fever’ cabaret to welcome the season at the Townsend School of Music

‘Spring Fever’ cabaret to welcome the season at the Townsend School of Music

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

On March 1, warmer weather will be ushered in with “Spring Fever,” the Townsend School of Music's latest faculty artist recital. This faculty-led cabaret will be performed on campus at Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. This event invites t...

Harry Vaughan Smith lectures on Dietrich Bonhoeffer pack Newton and inspire conversations

Harry Vaughan Smith lectures on Dietrich Bonhoeffer pack Newton and inspire conversations

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016

A mixed crowd of community members and Mercer students and faculty packed Newton Chapel at the Harry Vaughan Smith Lecture series on Feb. 16 and 17. Each year, since 1992, the Christianity department at Mercer hosts the Harry Vaughan Smith Lectures to invite distinguished individuals ranging fro...

Bears lose fourth straight for first time since 2010-11

Bears lose fourth straight for first time since 2010-11

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

Mercer could not have asked for a better start, but they needed a stronger finish. In their first home game following a short road trip, The Bears (18-10, 8-7) jumped out to an early lead, but their quick start fizzled. The Catamounts outscored the Bears 39-31 in the second half to defeat Mercer 72-65. The...

Bringing Back Mercer’s Democrats

Bringing Back Mercer’s Democrats

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Mercer University’s chapter of the Young Democrats is back in action this spring semester. After the 2012 presidential election, the chapter deteriorated and ceased to exist due to a lack of student interest and involvement. In stark contrast, the Mercer chapter of the College Republicans conti...

Modesty, Empowerment and Hidden Beauty

Modesty, Empowerment and Hidden Beauty

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

The Muslim Student Association of Mercer University (MSA) hosted a “World Hijab Day” event Feb. 1 where all women — Muslim and non-Muslim — could participate in the wearing of a religious headscarf. The organization distributed new hijabs and taught Mercer students how to put them on. The...

Undermanned Bears fall to SoCon-leading Chattanooga in overtime

Undermanned Bears fall to SoCon-leading Chattanooga in overtime

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Down starters Jestin Lewis and Desmond Ringer for the second straight game, the Mercer Bears took SoCon-leading Chattanooga to overtime Monday. The Bears ran out of gas in the extra period as the Mocs handed Mercer its first loss at home this year, 72-66. Chattanooga (22-3, 11-1) extended its winnin...

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