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Thursday, Feb 2, 2023



Bears lose third straight game, fall to 3-8 in SoCon

Coming into Saturday’s matchup, the Furman Paladins had beaten the Mercer Bears six consecutive times. In the first of two meetings this season, the Paladins (17-5, 6-4 SoCon) beat Mercer 71-58. To date, it’s the Bears’ worst conference loss of the season. In similar fashion to the last game, ...


Mercer women’s basketball just keeps on winning

When you are the top team in your conference, you play each game with a giant target on your back. You are the prey and your opponents are the predators. Mercer women’s basketball (14-7, 6-0 SoCon) found that out quickly on the road at Wofford, their first of two road games for the weekend. The ...


Missed free throws doom Bears in loss to Wofford

The top team in the Southern Conference walked into Hawkins Arena Thursday tonight as heavy favorites against a Mercer team sitting in seventh place. Wofford is a team that has dominated Mercer (8-14, 3-7) during Hoffman’s tenure, winning seven of the last 10 meetings between the teams. And with ...


Mercer Tennis teams anticipate a busy season

The spring semester may have just started, but that just means it’s game time for Mercer’s men’s and women’s tennis teams. Both teams have played six matches and have had a rough go of it, each going 1-5 to start the season. Missing players were a possible factor in that slow start. “We’ve ...


Behind the Scenes: Mercer’s ESPN3 Team

For sports lovers, the experience of watching games is important. It’s because of this that the members of Mercer’s ESPN3 team work hard to record games for all students, employees and those watching from home. According to ESPN3 member Iran Imbert, every production usually consists of cameramen ...


Bears notch impressive blowout victory over ETSU

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers traveled from Johnson City, Tennessee all the way to Macon, Georgia with one goal in mind: payback. The Bears defeated ETSU in last season’s Southern Conference championship game, ending what was a stellar season for the Bucs. However, last year’s Mercer team ...


President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

In 2013, the Mercer Football team returned to the field, playing their first game in a little over 70 years. President Underwood’s Chief of Staff Larry Brumley described the day as “filled with excitement” with “tickets for the comeback season selling out long before the games even started.” A ...


Men’s basketball falls in road contest at UNCG

A two-game winning streak came to an end this past Saturday, as Mercer fell on the road to the UNC-Greensboro Spartans, 88-81. The game started off with a series of runs. Mercer fell behind early, came back, before falling behind again. This time, they stayed behind and ultimately entered halftime ...


Mercer Spring Intramurals Overview

Mercer is offering many different intramural sports opportunities for their students in the upcoming spring semester. Here are some important dates to be aware of: Spikeball Registration: Jan. 14-22 Tournament Date: Jan. 24 Spikeball is played as a one day tournament. A maximum of two players ...


Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Mercer men’s basketball hadn’t won a game by more than six points in nearly two months. That all changed Thursday night as the Bears (8-12, 3-5) throttled the Virginia Military Institute Keydets  (7-13, 1-7) by way of an 88-68 blowout victory. The game was never really close. Mercer’s Ross ...


Women’s basketball top Mocs, stay undefeated in SoCon

Welcome home, Mercer women’s basketball. Your welcoming present? A matchup with archrival Chattanooga, also the only other undefeated team in the SoCon. After splitting a two-game weekend road trip, the Bears returned home to Hawkins Arena eager to secure their place as the top team in the conference. The ...


Cummings stays hot, Bears split weekend road trip

The 2018-2019 season has been a rollercoaster of a ride for Mercer men’s basketball. The team has shown signs of greatness, but also signs of a team that lacks one key ingredient -- consistency. The Bears entered this past weekend’s road trip seeking momentum coming off a heartbreaking overtime ...


Bears sweep road trip, remain undefeated in SoCon

After a rockier than usual start to the season, Mercer women’s basketball seems to have finally found its groove again. A close, last-minute victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts tested the limits of Mercer’s perseverance and toughness. After leading by as much as 20, Mercer saw their led ...


Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Mercer women’s basketball opened up Southern Conference play on Saturday afternoon, welcoming rival Samford to Hawkins Arena. The Bears opened the game extremely slow, shooting just 21 percent from the floor in the opening period, likely not the start head coach Susie Gardner was looking for from ...


Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Mercer entered Saturday’s game fresh off their first SoCon victory of the year, knocking off Western Carolina (4-14, 1-4) at home on Thursday evening. However, the challenge that walked into Hawkins Arena on Saturday was a different animal. ETSU (15-4, 5-1)  entered the game having won six straight ...


Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

For most of the Mercer community, the last few weeks were a time of rest and relaxation, a well-deserved break from the grueling stretch of finals week. But for Mercer men’s basketball, time for rest was limited to only a few days as the team found themselves heading straight towards a three-game ...


Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

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 shone ...


Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

After spending three years as a member of Mercer’s men’s basketball team, senior Jaylen Stowe has learned a valuable lesson: don’t take anything for granted. “Four years may seem like a long time, but it goes by really fast,” Stowe said. You have to make the most out of every day because ...

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