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Wednesday, May 31, 2023



Men’s Basketball falls short in Paradise Jam finale

“No one will want to play the Mercer Bears in March if it earns a bid. Bob Hoffman’s crew can ball,” said Andy Katz, basketball insider for To say the least, the Bears (4-2, 0-0) were impressive in the Paradise Jam, and people, outside of the small town of Macon, noticed. In the opening ...


The Ruling: You're the only ten I see

Mercer football has been the team receiving recognition for playing high-level opponents recently, but now it’s men’s basketball’s turn to jump into the action. The Bears (5-2, 0-0) will continue non-conference play this week as they swing into Tennessee to face the Tennessee Volunteers and Memphis ...


Pitching leads the way in softball's undefeated fall season

During its seven-game undefeated fall season, Mercer softball allowed only two runs per game. The success on the mound is simply a continuation of the strength the pitching staff displayed last season. The Bears played over the span of three weeks, beating Georgia Highlands 9-0, Wallace 12-4, East ...


The Ruling: #WeWantBama

Alabama is about to be the sweet home of the Mercer Bears. Picture this: Mercer trails No. 1 Alabama 27-24 with six seconds remaining. The Bears have the ball on Alabama’s 42 yard line. Mercer has one shot. One opportunity. To seize everything they ever wanted. Will they capture it, or will they ...


The Ruling: Basketball is back!

IT’S BASKETBALL SZN! I’m going to continue writing my column on a weekly basis during basketball season — that means my columns will cover several games instead of just one like I have been doing with football. But the format will still be the same. You’ll still see terrible, punny headlines. ...

The Setonian

Mercer Men’s Basketball cruises in home opener

Mercer men’s basketball earned its first victory of the year Sunday, running past the Toccoa Falls Eagles 110-43. It was the Bears’ (1-1, 0-0) defense that set the tone early when the offense struggled out of the gate. Through the first 10 minutes, the Bears forced eight turnovers but were only ...


Men's soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

When it mattered most, they found a way to win. Mercer men’s soccer has experienced more than its fair share of close games this season, boasting a whopping 13 overtime appearances since August. In the first 11 overtime games, the Bears won only two of them; they finished with a 1-6-4 record in extra-time ...


Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

As shoes are laced, balls are dribbled and shots are put up, the one-note symphony of club basketball practices is underway, and they are off to a good start. Among those returning is Darryl Wanton, a senior and veteran of the team who led scoring for the team last year.   “What makes our group ...


Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court

Men’s tennis duo Nicolas Guillon and Ruben Vanoppen put on a performance at the 50th Southern Intercollegiate Tournament that would make you think they’ve spent hours of practice as a pair. In reality, the exact opposite is true. “We started to play doubles together at the conference tournament ...


The Ruling: O, where did you go?

Three. It’s the amount of points you score for making a basket behind the arc. It’s the amount of terms FDR served. And it’s the amount of points Mercer’s offense scored Saturday. Three. It’s the least amount of points the Bears have scored in a game since the program was re-established ...


How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

Prick. Test. Zip. Ally Fordham is ready to play a soccer game. Fordham plays for the Mercer University’s women’s soccer team, and she has Type I diabetes. “It was a bit of a shocker when it came to me,” Fordham said about when she first found out she was a diabetic. “Once I kind of got a ...

The Setonian

Homecoming, senior day highlight big game versus Samford

After a week of rest Mercer Football will be back on the field in a crucial battle against #8/9 Samford this Saturday. The Bears had the benefit of a bye week to address nicks and bruises and eye the ball game with new life after Samford fell to 3-2 in conference play after a loss to Chattanooga at ...


The Ruling: We’ll talk about one play

One play. One play stands out among the rest from Mercer’s 28-21 loss to Furman Saturday. With the game tied and five minutes remaining, Furman’s Antonio Wilcox took a handoff from Mercer’s 4 yard line. He burst forward and leapt toward the goal line. Touchdown. Or was it? As Wilcox jumped ...


Mercer heads into much needed bye week after loss to Furman

It was another tough week for Mercer after a 28-21 loss to Furman on Saturday that came down to the last possession of the game. The Paladins snapped the Bears three-game win streak and extended their own win streak to five games. Mercer falls to 4-4 and 3-3 in conference play. The game was back and ...

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