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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 ...


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 ...

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“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 ...

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