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Middle Georgia high schools set own football schedules amid COVID-19 concerns

There are only about 900 fans allowed in capacity at the Ed Defore Sports Complex (pictured).
October 1, 2020
High schools were allowed to begin play by Sept. 4 and were already allowed to practice in pads as of Aug. 1.  Despite these dates, many high schools have delayed their season until October, if not later. 

How game cancellations affect student athletes

Mercer women's tennis team huddles up before match against Florida Gulf Coast University Feb. 22. Photo by Michael Rich
April 13, 2020
We have spent years cultivating our talents and sacrificing sleep, social events and sometimes our sanity to get the opportunity to compete for a university as great as Mercer. Having one of those precious four years ripped away at a moment’s notice is a loss that is just unexplainable.

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.
March 13, 2020
The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports history.

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.
January 30, 2020
The new restaurant will serve all of Sauced’s pizza recipes, but will likely have a more simplified menu.

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.
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
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,...

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

There’s already a booming industry centered around college athletics, and the only people not making huge profits off of said market are the athletes themselves.
September 10, 2019
College sports are making more money than ever before. So why aren’t college athletes paid?

Mercer announces new beer garden

Graphic courtesy of Yash Patel
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

After pitching, Isabella Haswell uses blood flow restriction therapy to help with the muscle endurance for one of the players.
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

Ethan Stair drives to the basket following a pump-fake to get past his defender in a Feb. 21 game at Hawkins Arena.
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...

Bears hold on for 66-62 victory over Furman

Sophomore guard Shannon Titus drives to the basket against the Furman defense.
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...

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

Redshirt sophomore defensive back Kam Lott (No. 20, right) secured the game-winning interception in Mercer's 27-24 win over Furman.
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...

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