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Volleyball teams earn academic honors

The Women’s Volleyball Team celebrates after a match in 2018. Archived photo by Yusuf Tas

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

“Keeping the balance is difficult, especially in season. It mostly comes from experience. As a senior, I have been balancing long enough where I know how to dedicate the time I can to volleyball and use the rest of my time for academics,” senior Amber Gibson said.

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Kyle Mullins, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018

The season is over for Mercer’s volleyball team after they lost in the second round of the SoCon tournament to no.1 seed East Tennessee State University. In the first round, the Bears played no. 5 seed Wofford and swept them in three sets, hardly even a contest. Brittany Major and Roberta Todd ...

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Brittany Major (#14) contributed 15 kills in Mercer's win over Western Carolina Friday night. Phot by Yusuf Tas.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

The Catamounts came to Hawkins Arena Friday night deciding they were determined to give the Bears a run for their money. The first set went to the Catamounts, 21 - 25. The two teams traded the lead until the last couple of points where Western Carolina ran off to finish the set. Even with impressive...

Mental recovery of athletes

Support from loved ones and distractions from reality make life a bit easier on an athlete's road to recovery.

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Football player Mitch Payne plays in a SAE Philanthropy Volleyball Tournament alongside teammates.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts...

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

The sand volleyball team runs a drill on setting teammates up for a spike at practice.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Six years ago, beach volleyball was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport. But in 2012, 16 schools started a program. Mercer was one of those first 16 teams. And after four competitive seasons, beach volleyball became the 90th NCAA championship sport in June of 2015. The sport now features 50 programs an...

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Hayes Rule (left) is looking to carry on the legacy left by his brother Trey (right)
Photo provided by Hayes Rule

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 27, 2016

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule are back in this week with another Inside the Den podcast.  On this week's show, Justin sits down with a very special guest to talk about Mercer Golf. The guys also talk about all the spring sports teams in action. You will not want to miss this special episode....

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Ahmed Jama, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2016

Women’s Sand Volleyball had one of the most successful seasons last year at Mercer’s including all other athletic programs on campus. In 2015 the Mercer Women reached the conference tournament final by beating a Stetson team which was ranked number 9 in the country. In the end however, Stetson bea...

Mercer Athletes share their New Year’s Resolutions

William Teischmann, a men’s lacrosse team player, speaks about his New Year’s resolution.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Athletes of Mercer share their commitments for New Year—and give insight on what inspired the resolutions, what fueled them and what will sustain them. Chase DuBois (Men’s Lacrosse): DuBois originally said his resolution was to conquer the inner female dog within—or, as he so kindly reworded it, kill ...

Inside the Den Podcast (Episode 8)

Inside the Den Podcast (Episode 8)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

November 4, 2015

This week controversial topics and rants fill the den. Hayes and Justin weigh in on hot topics from around the world of sports. Should Mercer head coach Bobby Lamb's job be at risk with recent football struggles? Find out what the guys think as they debate the issue. The Mercer men's soccer team is heading...

Field Day Photos 2015

This year's field day activities encompassed a climbing wall and a bungee jump.

October 22, 2015

Homecoming 2015 is in full swing. Check out these photo's from Field Day activities.

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

Mercer to hold 'Fan Appreciation Day' as new year begins

August 18, 2015

Young cubs and seasoned bears descend upon the Macon campus as a new school year and fall sports season dawns. To celebrate the occasion, Mercer Athletics is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday (Aug. 22). The day begins at 9 a.m. as the Lady Bears’ volleyball team take the floor for their annua...

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