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Volleyball a family affair for Danielle Faust

At first, Danielle Faust just wanted to play volleyball in the backyard with her older sisters. Katie and Mary, now 28 and 24 years old, were practicing with their father when Danielle approached them. At the time, she played basketball. But she wanted to be like her older sisters. “I went over ...


Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Mercer stormed out of the gates against ETSU, leading 20-7 only eight minutes into the outing. But the Bears couldn’t keep the pace up and ultimately exited the tournament early, ending their hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament. After losing 73-66 to the Bucs in the first round of the Southern ...


President Edgeworth's executive order: free Chick-fil-a?

During each segment of The Cluster’s “Inside the Den,” hosted on Facebook Live each week, the hosts ask the athlete a four pack of random questions called the “Formidable Four.” These questions are often the most thought-provoking and provide a way to become more familiar with the athletes ...


Senior lacrosse player ready for his final season as a bear

A native of Fayetteville, Georgia, Kevin Yoggy is gearing up to play in his final season for the Mercer Bears. Yoggy’s older brother Eric also played for the men’s lacrosse team, and the two played together during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For his career, including the team’s season-opening ...


Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

When women’s lacrosse player Audrey Allen is on the field, her coaches never have to worry that she won’t play with all she’s got. Allen said that after discovering lacrosse as a kid, she found it to be the perfect outlet for her intense competitiveness. “I’m a very aggressive player,” ...


Golf came naturally for Mercer’s Kiko Rosete

Golf is a game that demands technique, confidence and strategy. It’s not a sport that can easily be mastered. However, sometimes the “golf gods” bless certain individuals. Kiko Rosete, a Mercer men’s golfer from Gijon, Spain, is one of those lucky people. Rosete was 2 years old when he swung ...


Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Every team needs a guy who meshes well with everyone. A guy who doesn't care about the individual accolades or own success as long as the team comes out on top. For the Mercer Bears, that guy is Desmond Ringer. Ringer is averaging 7.2 points a game and 5.1 rebounds a game for his career. Those numbers ...


Trey Truitt returns to the plate

He stepped up to the plate looking to give Mercer the lead. With the game tied 7-7 in the top of the eighth, Trey Truitt clutched his bat as he stared down Western Carolina pitcher Colton Davis. “When you walk in and you step into that batter’s box, you have to come in with an approach that ‘I’m ...


Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

February is here and accompanying the month is some unseasonably warm weather, the anticipation of Spring Break and, of course, Valentine’s Day. This Cupid’s holiday, the Mercer University family can welcome its very own version of Love and Basketball. It’s no secret that Mercer Basketball centers ...


Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

If you’ve been following the women’s basketball team this season, you may have noticed two things. First, they’ve been having a great season, winning 18 of their 23 games, maintaining a 10-2 record at home. You may have also noticed that the team has been sticking to a small rotation of 7 to ...


Mercer organizations team up with the Mayhem for group outings

Mercer students, through their on-campus organizations, have been attending Macon Mayhem games as a way to raise funds or just have a night out. The university’s Greek organizations have been among the most frequent participants. The Mayhem are a single-A level minor league ice hockey team. Currently ...


Stories with Mercer basketball's Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating ...


Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears ...

Mercer boasts size and depth in frontcourt

When J.J. Nganga transferred to Mercer this season, he instantly became the second-tallest player on the team. At 6-foot-10, the former New Mexico Lobo joined a frontcourt manned by 7-foot-1 Andrew Fishler, 6-foot-6 Stephon Jelks and 6-foot-7 Cory Kilby. The Bears also saw 6-foot-9 Desmond Ringer return ...

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