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Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

The new restaurant will serve all of Sauced’s pizza recipes, but will likely have a more simplified menu.

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

January 29, 2020

Making more of these fond memories at Mercer and having students change the world is Underwood’s main goal looking into the new decade. “I want Mercer to keep doing more of what it is doing,” he said. “I want us to continue to do what we’re doing but even better. We have come so far in the level of student achievement that I hope to continue that. Mercer is Mercer because of its students. I can’t wait to see what all they accomplish.”

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Stories with Mercer basketball's Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley

January 24, 2017

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears...

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Quarterback John Russ was responsible for both of Mercer's touchdowns in the Bears' season-opening 24-23 loss to The Citadel. Photo by Jenna Eason.

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 ...

Cluster Sports Podcast (Episode 2)

Cluster Sports Podcast (Episode 2)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

September 25, 2015

This is the second episode of the Cluster Sports Podcast. Hayes and Justin prepare you for the NFL and College football week ahead. With updates on injuries and thoughts on hot topics from around the  football world. Also they offer up their picks for the key games of the week....

Lasting concussions continue to arise among high school, collegiate athletics

Bryson Jones

January 25, 2012

One of the hottest topics in the NCAA right now is concussions. According to a study done by the University of Pittsburgh, over 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually, and the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport is estimated to be as high as 19 percent per year...

Defense proves crucial in NCAA, in NFL playoffs

Defense proves crucial in NCAA, in NFL playoffs

Matt Williams

January 25, 2012

Defense wins championships–at least so far in 2012. Consider what was eventually the national championship game, LSU vs. Alabama, back on November 5. The final score was 9-6 in favor of LSU…after overtime. Fast forward to January 9, and the game was won handily by Alabama 21-0.  The Crimson Tide proved that...

Viva la Sport!

Garret McDowell

November 2, 2011

Despite an age where more college students are participating in athletics than ever, the NCAA has stopped protecting them and their best interests. The NCAA has failed student-athletes everywhere. Gone is the age where classes and coursework came first, and in its place excused absences for game days...

Playoff scenario in NCAA

Garret McDowell

September 21, 2011

So with the face of college football set to drastically change in the coming days, the time for a playoff is more readily apparent than ever. Those who want the BCS gone can finally yell for the destruction of the powerful bowl complex. However, what method of playoff seems best? There are many ideas, so I...

NCAA power conference could put end to BCS

Garret McDowell

September 7, 2011

With the departure of Texas A&M from the Big 12 currently in the news, the proposed SEC super conference is enough to begin the always-favored talk of the demise of the BCS. Even if just one team enters the Southeastern Conference, it would throw another wrench in the supposed balance of power and...

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds


March 30, 2011

[box border="full"]Mercer’s admissions office has been giving out scholarships to members of the school’s wrestling club for the past four years from a discretionary pool of funds traditionally set aside for merit and need-based financial aid, a Cluster investigation has revealed.[/box] Admissio...

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