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Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase

  Macon has been the location for film productions in the past. Add “Mercer versus Furman” to the list. Senior wide receiver Jordan Marshall caught a 33-yard game-winning touchdown Saturday with 0:31 remaining to lift Mercer (6-5, 4-4) over Furman (3-8, 3-5) 27-24 in the team’s final o...

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Mercer basketball has the same amount of new players as returning athletes from last season. After finishing 19-15 last year, the Bears welcome eight fresh faces to the hardcourt this season in the form of three freshmen, four transfers and one walk-on. The new-look team will not have long to beco...

Women’s soccer overwhelms Chattanooga, moves on to semis of SoCon tournament

Women’s soccer overwhelms Chattanooga, moves on to semis of SoCon tournament

Al Kessler, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a successful regular season and a third place berth in the Southern Conference women’s soccer tournament, the Lady Bears took to the pitch to face sixth-ranked Chattanooga on Sunday evening. The last time these two teams met resulted in a 2-1 Chattanooga win in overtime October 2. The matc...

Conner Antley: Dedication to the field

Conner Antley: Dedication to the field

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

  In Mercer’s Oct. 4 game against UNCG, soccer player Conner Antley came out ferociously in the first half, scoring the first goal of the game in only a minute and 32 seconds, and helping to lead the team to a 2-1 victory. Antley said he considers UNCG to be one of their main rivals, an...

Club golf becomes newest team on campus

Club golf becomes newest team on campus

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

  Sophomore T.J. Long and junior Nathan Hahn wanted to try out for Mercer’s men’s golf team. But when they weren’t given the chance to do so, they took matters into their own hands. If they wanted to continue playing golf competitively, they’d need to come up with an alternative thems...

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Mercer downs Western Carolina to get back to .500

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

October 15, 2016


Filed under Football

After a bye week and two road games, the Mercer Bears found comfort inside of Five Star Stadium as they moved to 3-3 on the season with a win over the Western Carolina Catamounts (1-5) after a strong second half. The Bears and Catamounts traded punts and missed field goals for much of the first h...

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

October 15, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Campus, Sports

  Mercer’s baseball field features all the standard scenery of a baseball park: grass, dirt, plates and some odd additions like a backhoe. Mercer’s OrthoGeorgia Park is currently under construction, which means that the players are forced to practice on a field that is in the process of being...

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 15, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Southard squared off against future Mercer quarterback John Russ, a freshman at Middle Creek High S...

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason, just a big one. In 2017, the Bears will play two Southeastern Conference opponents for a payday of ...

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 10, 2016


Filed under Football

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia Tech remains undefeated. For a short time in the first quarter the Bears held a touchdown...

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

September 1, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  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 ...

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