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Wednesday, May 31, 2023



The Cluster Roundup

Volleyball The past few weeks have not been pleasant for the volleyball team who has experienced a six game losing streak since early October. The Bears dropped their last game against Furman in four sets (23-25, 25-23, 13-25, 15-25). Coach Derek Schroeder said the team came out strong in the beginning ...


The Ruling: Cinderella no more

Oh, how the tides have turned. Two years ago, Cinderella went to the ball. Now, going to the ball ain’t a big deal. Mercer was that Cinderella. The Bears earned the biggest win of the program’s re-establishment in 2015 when it upset then-No. 3 Chattanooga 17-14 at Five Star Stadium. I still ...

The Setonian

“1-0” is the mantra for Bears football from here on out

The Mercer Bears’ mantra since losing to East Tennessee State University four weeks ago has been “1-0,” meaning win each week without thinking of any other game. The Bears (4-3) have gone 1-0 three times in a row since then, winning three straight after a 30-10 win over Chattanooga last week. “Coming ...


The Ruling: Defense continues to steal the show

Last Saturday, Mercer accomplished something it hasn’t done since 1931: a win over The Citadel. And it’s not like the Bulldogs are a pushover. The Citadel entered the game ranked No. 17 in the FCS and as the reigning Southern Conference champion. The Bears not only defeated the Bulldogs 24-14, ...


Club golf improves in second tournament

T.J. Long and Nate Hahn started a club golf team at Mercer last semester to prolong their dream of playing competitive golf. Now, after the club’s second ever tournament, the team is showing signs of improvement. The Bears traveled to Alabama to play at the Robert Trent Jones trail course at Silver ...


The Ruling: Aggressive play-calling comes up big

They say it’s not about how you start but how you finish. Or, I guess in Mercer’s case, how you play in the second quarter. The Bears ended their three-game losing streak Saturday with a 49-14 win over Virginia Military Institute, accumulating a season-high 575 yards on offense and allowing only ...


The Ruling: Running through the fourth with my woes

Mercer entered Saturday off arguably its best performance since re-establishment. Sure, it was a loss. But it was a pretty dang good loss. It was expected that performance would kickstart a run through Southern Conference play that could, potentially, result in a conference championship. In last ...

The Setonian

Mercer gets off the snide, defeats The Citadel at home

Mercer Women’s Volleyball had reason to celebrate Saturday as they defeated The Citadel 3-1 at home in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time the Bears celebrated in a while as they snapped a 6-game losing streak and got their first conference win of the season. The win was the first in over two weeks ...


Mercer football's captains leading by example on the field

Before the season, Head Coach Bobby Lamb announced the team’s four captains: Thomas Marchman, Lee Bennett, LeMarkus Bailey and Isaiah Buehler. The captains were selected by their teammates, and they’re expected to be leaders both on and off the field. All of them are first-time captains. "Being ...


Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Mercer football’s loss last Saturday, as many do, came on the final possession of the game. ETSU’s Austin Herink threw the game winning touchdown 25 yards on the Bucs first possession during  overtime. The loss had an eerily familiar feel as it was Mercer’s second time leading by 10 points or ...


Paige Alsten: SoCon Student Athlete of the Week

With her passion for the sport and team oriented-spirit, there is no wonder that Paige Alsten was recently named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week. Alsten said she is currently a junior, pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Her dedication is not just ...

The Setonian

“Legion of Chaos’” turnover focus pays off against Auburn

Every Sunday, the Mercer Bears defense goes through a “turnover circuit.” It’s a drill where the defense works on takeaways and what happens afterwards. The drill translated well to the field last Saturday when the Bears forced five turnovers against the #15 ranked Auburn Tigers. The Bears lost ...


The Ruling: Tip of the cap to you, Mercer football

Six years ago, Mercer didn’t have a football program. Saturday, it trailed the No. 15-ranked FBS team in the country by only seven points midway through the fourth quarter. Mercer fell to Auburn 24-10 at Jordan-Hare Stadium, an eye-opening performance for many that was highlighted by five forced ...


Atlanta Falcons 2017 season preview

The new school year has fully kicked into gear. While it may be depressing that it means the end of a relaxing summer of beach days and sleeping in, there is one thing that brings excitement: NFL football is here. The Atlanta Falcons had an amazing run in 2016 going 11-5 and making Super Bowl LI. That ...


Mercer Sports: The Cluster Roundup

Men’s Soccer The Men’s Soccer team is still struggling to rack up wins as they continue into the season. At the moment, the team’s overall record is 1-3-2, having gotten their first win of the season against the Washington Huskies, Sept. 10. By no means does this indicate the team cannot make ...

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