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BREAKING: Mercer fall athletics delayed by Southern Conference decision

BREAKING: Mercer fall athletics delayed by Southern Conference decision

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 13, 2020

The Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Thursday, according to a press release by Mercer University.

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena.

Women’s soccer team finishes season 16-4, Icen named SoCon player of the year

Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Nicole Icen was also named SoCon player of the year. She is the first player to win honors since 1998, according to Mercer Athletics.

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2019

Fans and students are hoping that the 2019 football season will provide another opportunity for the Mercer football program to prove itself in the difficult Southern Conference field of play. Here's a preview for the season ahead.

Bears repeat as SoCon Champs, punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Champions! Bears repeat as SoCon champions following a 66-63 victory over Furman.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball team has completed an incredible feat, repeating as Southern Conference champions, after coming back to defeat Furman 66-63 on Sunday. Furman got out to the quick start in the first quarter, but the Bears responded in the second quarter to take a 35-31 lead int...

Defending champion Bears advance to second straight SoCon title game

Shannon Titus would not be denied in Friday's game, willing her team to victory over Wofford with 27 points and five blocks.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

The defending-champion Mercer Bears will have yet another opportunity to cut down the nets in this year’s SoCon Championship game after defeating the No. 5 seed Wofford Terriers, 69-51, in the tournament semi-finals. Friday’s morning matchup saw the Bears get off to yet another slow start on off...

Top-seeded Bears open SoCon Tournament with win over Western Carolina

Behind a strong team performance on defense, the Bears moved on to the second round of the 2019 SoCon Tournament.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

As the No. 1 overall seed in a tournament, you play each game with a target on your back, taking the best shot from each team you face. When Mercer took the court against No. 8 seed Western Carolina, most expected a Bears victory. But I’m not sure many expected a dominating victory like this one. ...

Men’s basketball falls to UNCG in regular season finale

Ethan Stair drives the ball against The Citadel defense in a home game on Feb. 9 at Hawkins Arena.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

The 2018-2019 regular season was a rollercoaster ride for the Mercer men's basketball team. A few near-upset wins at the beginning of the season, a handful of close losses to the Southern Conference’s top squads, a winning streak, and now, a rough loss at home in the regular season finale. T...

Bears top Wofford, finish undefeated in SoCon for second consecutive season

The Mercer women's basketball team has won 34 consecutive SoCon matchups. They take that winning streak into the SoCon Tournament this weekend.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

For the second consecutive season, the Mercer women’s basketball team has finished the season with an undefeated Southern Conference record. To do so once is an extremely impressive accomplishment, but to do so twice can only be classified as one thing -- special. Their final win wasn’t han...

Women’s basketball overcomes poor shooting in win over Chattanooga

Despite a slow shooting night for her team, Calloway led the Bears to a victory over the Mocs with 19 points.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019

It wasn’t pretty, and it definitely wasn’t easy, but Mercer women’s basketball found a way to keep their winning streak alive. Conference road games are always tough to win, but when you shoot just 39-percent from the floor, get out-rebounded and you only make one 3-pointer -- on paper, it can ...

Bears sweep road trip, remain undefeated in SoCon

Bears senior forward Amanda Thompson drives into the lane for a tough layup attempt.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019

After a rockier than usual start to the season, Mercer women’s basketball seems to have finally found its groove again. A close, last-minute victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts tested the limits of Mercer’s perseverance and toughness. After leading by as much as 20, Mercer saw their led dw...

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