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ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The NBA is using the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, to host the 22 playoff eligible ...


Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Major League Baseball has returned in the form of a 60-game season, and it has not disappointed so far. As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before. The baseball diamond has so far featured all the typical ...


Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

It’s six o’clock at Luther Williams Field. The sound of ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” blares through the speakers as the baseball players take the field. The smell of bacon floats through the summer air. It’s official: the gates are open for the Macon Bacon’s 2020 baseball season.  Unlike ...


NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey

While many leagues are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic in interesting ways, the National Hockey League’s March Madness-style hockey tournament is one of the most intriguing returns of any sport. The NHL is using a 24-team playoff system to determine its new Stanley Cup Champion for the 2019-20 ...


Mercer lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigns after eight seasons

Mercer University’s men’s lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigned Aug. 6, making Chad Surman the new head coach, according to Mercer University. Hannan was with Mercer University for the past eight seasons and has been coaching college sports for 34 years.  In those 34 years, Hannan has led his teams ...


The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball has shut down all of its operations, canceling spring training and delaying opening day indefinitely. This is necessary, of course, but still a heartbreaker for diehard baseball fans everywhere. It may be even more heartbreaking, however, for ...


How game cancellations affect student athletes

We endured a grueling eight months of pushing our bodies to the breaking point day after day, all with one common goal in mind: to be ready for the tennis season, and to capitalize on the opportunity to claim a conference championship for your school and your seniors.  Except, this work and preparation ...


What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has become a growing concern in the United States. As of March 13, there have been around 1,600 cases in America, according to the New York Times. The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports ...


Baseball team holds an 8-0 record to start the season

Mercer’s baseball team led their opening weekend with an undefeated season so far. The team played Maryland-Eastern Shore, beating them in their first game 13-4.  The win was the first time the Bears have had that many runs in an opener since 2018 when they beat Bethune-Cookman 13-7. This also marks ...


Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score. This was the Bears’ 14th win over the Bulldogs. The team also had 30 assists in the game, beating Mercer’s previous record of 28 set in 2013. The ...


Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Mercer men’s lacrosse has officially kicked off their 2020 season, and it’s already looking to be one for the books. Two sophomores, attack Sean Goldsmith and faceoff specialist Ashton Wood, were voted to the Preseason All-SoCon Team this year. Goldsmith was tied for the team’s point leader with ...


Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49rs with a score of 31-20 after entering the fourth quarter down by double digits in Super Bowl LIV. In a memorable comeback effort, Kansas City’s star quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs back from a 20-10 deficit with just over seven minutes ...


Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

After finishing the 2019 season 27-29, Mercer’s softball team entered the new year with high hopes thanks to many key contributors returning. On the offensive side, of the top five hitters on last year’s team, four return. Those players are Danielle Castleberry, Allie Jones, Micayla Rood and Abby ...


Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Fencing is not a typical sport. It involves little movements, small steps and complete concentration. Participants train in a combination of running, gymnastics, dance, plyometrics and yoga in order to prepare for competitions.  Since 2015, Mercer University’s Club Fencing Team has been led by James ...

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