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Should student-athletes be paid?

Should student-athletes be paid?

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 3, 2021
On Jan. 19, American sportscaster and radio host Dan Partick aired information from one of his sources. 
Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.

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

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

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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