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The men's basketball team gathers in a huddle in an earlier game this season.

Mercer falls to UNCG in heartbreaking championship game

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer’s men’s basketball team fell in the Southern Conference Championship Game on Sunday, losing to the University of North Carolina Greensboro by a score of 69-61.
Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
Mercer's Ross Cummings (#20) shoots over Samford's A.J. Stanton-McCray (#5). Cummings would make the shot to go toward his game high, 25 points, which propelled Mercer to an 89 to 82 victory over Samford in double overtime Feb. 8.

Men’s basketball struggles through the Southern Conference

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Mercer Men’s Basketball is now 5-6 in SoCon after their last four games against Wofford College, East Tennessee State University and Samford University. Mercer came into their last four games at 3-4...

Mercer's Ross Cummings (20) fires a shot over the arm of VMI's Jake Stephens (34) during Mercer's men's basketball match against VMI Jan. 23, 2021. Cummings finished with 22 points in the contest, helping lead Mercer to an 8380 win over VMI.

Mercer men’s basketball looks to prove themselves in Southern Conference play

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Mercer men’s basketball started off the season red-hot winning their first six games. The Bears then lost four of their next five before winning another three games in a row. In their last three games, the team showed promise for the future — but also a worrying trend. 
Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief September 30, 2020
When the Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Aug. 13, including the Homecoming game, Mercer had to choose a new date and an out-of-conference opponent, according to Jill Kinsella, associate vice president for the Office of Alumni Services and executive director of the Alumni Association.
The season ahead for Mercer football

The season ahead for Mercer football

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer September 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will be playing against Jacksonville State University on Oct. 10 and will face West Point on Oct. 24. Both games will be played on the road.
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.
Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

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.
Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

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

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

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football 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.
Mercer's Payton Usher (25) barely catches a throw from Mercer's quarterback John Russ (7) in their game against Georgia Tech on Sept. 10.

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor September 17, 2016

The Mercer Bears notched their first win of the season with a victory over Tennessee Tech 34-27 . The Bears improve to 1-2 on the season heading into the bye week. Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season...

Mercer Women's Tennis Player, Junior Katia Stavroulaki, gets ready to swing against Furman March 20.

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Emma Peel, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

Katia Stavroulaki started playing tennis when she was just 7 years old. She quickly figured out that the true opponent she faced out on the court was herself, and she enjoyed the independence and self-reliance...

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