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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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“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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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The Ruling: Why does this keep happening?

As I sat in the press box Saturday afternoon battling the setting sun in my eyes, I couldn’t help but think: “Oh, no, not again.” This is my third season covering Mercer football. I’ve loved every minute of it. But Saturday felt like I was Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog’s Day.” I’ve ...

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Bears prepare for conference play against #10 Wofford

The Bears open conference play this week against Wofford after a dominant performance in their season opening win against Jacksonville, 48-7. Bears fans can expect a much stiffer contest on Saturday. Wofford ranks 10th in the nation among mid-major schools and was picked as the SoCon preseason favorite. ...

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Coasting in Costa Rica

While most sports teams resided in Macon over the summer for training, Mercer’s Women’s Basketball took a more tropical approach and ended the summer with a six-day trip to Costa Rica. Head Coach Susie Gardner guided the team to two consecutive wins over the Costa Rican National Team. Both wins ...

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Mercer Sports: The Cluster Roundup

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team fell in their first game to Georgia State 0-2 and their second match to the South Carolina Gamecocks 1-2. On Sept.1, the team will be hosting the Big South/ Socon Challenge at Bear Field where they will play against teams like Gardner-Webb, Wofford and Winthrop. ...

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Four years was not enough for this Mercer soccer player

After playing on the Mercer University men’s soccer team for four years, Ian Antley returns after graduating to be the new volunteer assistant coach. “I think it’s a good thing that I know a lot of guys on the team. I know that they respect me. I respect them,” Antley said. “It’s good to ...

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