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Bears rally to defeat UNCG at home

Thursday night was Valentine's Day, and the Mercer Bears had a date with the Spartans of UNC-Greensboro. The long story short? It didn’t exactly work out, and the feeling was pretty mutual. The Bears (17-7, 9-0) and Spartans traded blows from the game’s opening tip, but it was UNCG who got up ...


Mercer softball has championship aspirations this season

Mercer softball is looking to build on last season’s success after being picked to finish second in the Southern Conference preseason poll. Last season, the Bears won 33 games, including a win over the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. They were able to finish second in the SoCon regular season standings. “Our ...


Basketball brotherhood: Mercer basketball’s Stair brothers

Fans of Mercer basketball will recognize Ethan Stair as one of the team’s key contributors this season. After battling a variety of injuries the past two years, Stair has started every game for the Bears this year and is averaging 11.1 points per game. Fans may not know, however, that Ethan’s ...


Mercer’s lacrosse teams looking to improve in the new season

This past offseason has been a busy time for both the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams. Each team has been working tirelessly to improve themselves after a fall season that saw Mercer’s women’s team 9-11 and the men go 4-10, respectively. As SoCon play approaches once again, each team is focused ...


Meet the Managers Who Have a Team of Their Own

The managers of the Mercer men’s basketball team formed their own team at the start of the year. The seven-man team made up of Hayden Hatfield, Evan Stair, Ryan Wise, Carson Heien, Jacoby Barry and James Bento is doing well, finding themselves ranked 13th in the nation. None of the seven members ...


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 ...

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