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Arena-housed sports betting in D.C. could spark conversations throughout U.S.

Arena-housed sports betting in D.C. could spark conversations throughout U.S.

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

A Washington D.C sports ownership company and a British betting firm are attempting to create a legal sports betting environment inside D.C’s Capital One Arena.

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December, and no Saturdays are bigger than home games. Mercer’s campus truly comes to life whenever the Bear...

Opinion: It’s time to change the rules about paying college athletes

Opinion: It’s time to change the rules about paying college athletes

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

College sports are making more money than ever before. So why aren’t college athletes paid?

Mercer announces new beer garden

Mercer announces new beer garden

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 

The trainers behind the players

The trainers behind the players

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 13, 2019

Mercer University has developed a master’s program that recruits trainers and takes on graduate assistants to keep athletes safe. The result is not only beneficial to the trainer, but it also keeps the athletes healthy on and off the field.

Men’s basketball falls to VMI on the road

Men’s basketball falls to VMI on the road

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Mercer men’s basketball entered Thursday’s matchup with the Keydets of Virginia MIlitary Institute (9-20, 3-14 SoCon) riding a two game winning streak. All signs pointed to the Bears having finally found their rhythm and identity. Well, the Bears (11-18, 6-11 SoCon) didn’t look like the same t...

Bears hold on for 66-62 victory over Furman

Bears hold on for 66-62 victory over Furman

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Mercer women’s basketball vs Furman -- a matchup of the top two teams in the Southern Conference. Also, a potential preview of the 2019 SoCon Championship that will take place in just over a week. The Bears got out to a hot start by playing stifling defense and getting out in transition. They ...

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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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...

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