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Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Olivier Stuart is one of the top performers in Mercer’s tennis program and even has a history of winning on the international stage with his home country of France, having trained and played for the national team since a kid. “I was like around 5 [or] 6 and my brother was already into it. So I ...

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Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

In the opening minutes of Mercer Football’s match against Western Carolina, the swiftness in which the Catamounts took their lead may have left Mercer fans with a feeling of dread about what was about to take place. Western Carolina scored in the first two minutes off of a 23 yard pass, while Mercer ...

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Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I ...

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A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

Softball season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t been hard at work preparing for the season. For senior Megan Lane, this preseason preparation gives her the opportunity to further adjust to her role as the team’s starting catcher, a role she only took up last season. ...

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Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Last season, the Mercer men’s basketball team had 19 wins and 15 losses. This was an improvement over the previous year with 15 wins and 17 losses. The Bears look to further expand their success into this coming season. The annual Orange and White game will be the first test of their preparedness ...

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Lauren Whyte: New Assistant Coach to Women’s Golf

Lauren Whyte was named the new assistant golf coach for Mercer women’s golf by head coach Michele Drinkard back in early August. Whyte joins the Bears after playing two years at Baylor and then two at Denver. In the team’s press release on Whyte, Drinkard said she was “excited” for the addition ...

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Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

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 ...

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Women’s Soccer Season So Far

The Mercer women’s soccer team is off to a good start to the 2018 season, going 5-3-2 over the first 10 games and having scored 29 goals. “I think we've done well,” said star forward Abigail Zoeller. “We definitely have shown growth from day one.” Head coach Tony Economopoulos said he agrees ...

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Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

The Mercer Bears picked up right where they left off last week, knocking off conference rival, and No. 9 Samford on the road, 30-24. The Bulldogs were the SoCon preseason title favorite and showed the reason why early on in the game. Less than five minutes into the game, Samford struck first, taking ...

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Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Saturday night was probably not the start to the 2018 season that the Mercer Bears had in mind. From the opening kickoff to the final play, the Bears were clearly outmatched by the Tigers, falling behind 28-0 after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the Bears had mustered up just 16 yards of ...

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Mercer Volleyball sweeps first three sets in home opener

Tuesday night, the Mercer volleyball team hosted Florida A&M for their first home game of the season after traveling on the road for two invitationals. Though the Bears seemed to make quick work of the Rattlers, beating them in under an hour and thirty minutes, Florida A&M’s team should ...

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Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Fans of college basketball know the heartbreak of watching young talent come through, join their favorite team and then depart after four years. However, there is a noticeable pattern of Mercer alumni coming back to fill coaching positions for their former teams. For former Mercer Women’s Basketball ...

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Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Some athletes find motivation from popular quotes. Some find it from coaches or peers. Others find it from within themselves. Amanda Thompson finds it in the Bible verse, Colossians 3:23: ““Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” The ...

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Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3x3 Tournament

Two seniors from the Mercer men’s basketball team participated in a national three-on-three basketball tournament the weekend of March 30. Stephon Jelks and Ria’n Holland traveled to San Antonio to compete in the Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship. The tournament was open to college seniors who ...


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