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Women's soccer outduels Jacksonville, advances to Atlantic Sun semi-finals

Garret McDowell

November 2, 2011

After winning their way in, the Mercer Bears women’s soccer team has advanced to the Atlantic Sun semifinal with a thrilling penalty shoot out win over Jacksonville University. Despite being the sixth and lowest seed for the tournament, the Bears are trying to defend their title from last year and...

EA's 'FIFA 2012' brings soccer to life

EA's 'FIFA 2012' brings soccer to life

Garret McDowell

October 19, 2011

After what was thought to be the pinnacle of soccer games in FIFA 11 (minus the infamously buggy career mode), no one thought that the sequel could outshine it to a high extent. FIFA 12 proved to everyone that EA Sports would continue to put out stellar versions of the game. After several years of m...

Viva la sport!

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell

October 19, 2011

Most Americans have no idea what promotion and relegation means in the sports world. Many foreign leagues use this for sports such as basketball and soccer, where they have several tiers of competitive play and more than enough teams in the top level to go around. The best leagues have this simply base...

Women's soccer in must-win in final two games

Women's soccer in must-win in final two games

Garret McDowell

October 19, 2011

After a 2010 season that saw the Mercer Bears Women’s Soccer team reach the NCAA tournament, many picked them as potential dark horses in the conference, if not frontrunners. Now, with two games left, the Bears are at 8-6-1 overall and 2-4-1 in Atlantic Sun Play, and they hold the sixth and final spo...

Plethora of Intramural events begin, end

Plethora of Intramural events begin, end

Samir Moussawel

October 19, 2011

With the beginning of tennis and football upon us, ultimate Frisbee entering the playoffs and dodgeball’s regular season completed, it’s an exciting time for all those teams hoping for the coveted championship t-shirts. In dodgeball, eight teams remain in a single elimination bracket that will be...

Men's soccer looks to improve conference luck

Salim Ali

October 19, 2011

October hasn’t been a good month for the Mercer men’s soccer team with only one win in four games. The first of the four was a 2-1 home game loss to Jacksonville. This game brought to an end their previous four-game winning streak. It turned out to be a tense and physical game with nine combined...

Recreational leagues set to kick off in early September

Samir Moussawel

August 18, 2011

Make way for another exciting year with the annual intramural leagues. Designed with all the student body in mind, these programs have all kinds of sporting activities that can suit the taste of even the pickiest of Mercer sports enthusiasts. Coming this fall, Mercer offers season-long leagues of soccer,...

Viva la futbol

Viva la futbol

Garret McDowell

February 21, 2011

After one of the best and most favored sides in history was stunned at Emirates Stadium last week, the Champions League proved why games aren’t played on paper. Predicted to be a complete domination by Barcelona, Arsenal stunned the Spanish side 2-1 with an impressive late switch to bring on Andre...

Viva la futbol!

Viva la futbol!

Garret McDowell

February 9, 2011

Last week, the January Transfer window closed to much fanfare and surprise.  In the wake of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules, an agreement between all the clubs that vie for the Champions League every year, the exorbitant spending and ridiculous contracts will be curbed.  The balance of power will shift from teams that are so far in debt that they’...

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