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The most important players of the 2020 World Series

The 2020 World Series was an exciting one, featuring some excellent individual performances and some inspiring narratives. But if you’re a typical college student or anyone with work to do, chances are you couldn’t catch every iconic moment of the championship games. So without further ado, here ...

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Intramural referees tackle their jobs amid COVID-19

While the safety of athletes is on everyone’s mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, the officials are often forgotten. Referees and umpires have to take the field along with student-athletes — many of them within six feet of those players.  One case where this safety is even more crucial is intramural ...

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Mercer women’s soccer falls to The Citadel

Mercer women’s soccer lost their match against The Citadel on Oct. 9 by a score of 3-2. The loss was Mercer’s second home loss of the season. The match got off to a quick start. Within the first three minutes of playing time, The Citadel’s Logan Dix scored a goal by way of a penalty kick. Dix ...

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NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals

With the semifinals underway, the bubble has stood the test of months of play without a single COVID-19 case. The bubble has even expanded to allow players to bring in certain family members that will fill the capacity that losing teams opened as they left.  Speaking of losers, the playoff picture ...

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Players to watch as the NFL Season kicks off

With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying sports across the globe, the 2020 NFL season is shaping up to be the most unexpected season yet. Here are some players you should be on the lookout for this season, both expected and unexpected. Rookies Joe Burrow Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and a National ...

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Bears fall to Georgia State in OT

Mercer University’s Women’s Soccer team was the first sport to play this year on Sept. 11.  Mercer trailed the majority of the game, but a shot in the second half sent the game into overtime where Georgia State University defeated the Bears 2-1. The game was set to start at 7 p.m., but lightning ...

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The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19

The NHL Playoffs have already completed the first round of play as well as the qualifying round, and as of Sept. 2, only four teams from each conference remain for the second round.  The second round of play is a best-of-seven series with the teams reseeding upon the end of the round.  The Boston ...

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The season ahead for Mercer football

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will ...

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ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The NBA is using the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, to host the 22 playoff eligible ...

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Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Major League Baseball has returned in the form of a 60-game season, and it has not disappointed so far. As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before. The baseball diamond has so far featured all the typical ...

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Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

It’s six o’clock at Luther Williams Field. The sound of ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” blares through the speakers as the baseball players take the field. The smell of bacon floats through the summer air. It’s official: the gates are open for the Macon Bacon’s 2020 baseball season.  Unlike ...

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NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey

While many leagues are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic in interesting ways, the National Hockey League’s March Madness-style hockey tournament is one of the most intriguing returns of any sport. The NHL is using a 24-team playoff system to determine its new Stanley Cup Champion for the 2019-20 ...


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