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Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Mercer Football lost its Homecoming game to Wofford with a final score of 41-7. As the last home game of the season, Nov. 9 was also senior day, where the team honored 17 seniors in a presentation on the field before kickoff. Some of the notable seniors this year were Dorian Kithcart and Destin Guillen. ...

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Club Sports

Mercer’s club swim team is more than just a team

Being a student athlete at any college can be a big commitment, and for many students, it is not the path they want to take in college. However, this does not mean that students have to give up their love of being on a sports team. For co-president and swimmer Emma Rose, Mercer’s club swim team is ...

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U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

The U.S. Men’s National Golf Team won the Walker’s Cup in England on Sept. 6, defending the title they won two years prior. The men’s team completed the tournament in Hoylake, England, with a score of 15.5, edging out the British-Irish team’s score of 10.5.  The U.S team was captained by ...

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Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

After years of close calls and mediocrity, the city of Washington D.C can finally hoist a World Series trophy. The Washington Nationals won their first World Series title in franchise history Wednesday, defeating the Houston Astros in a thrilling Game Seven matchup by a score of 6-2. The victory concluded ...

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Opinion

The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

The wind blows popcorn and hot dog wrappers across empty seats. Occasional shouts and boos echo against the vacant concrete of the upper decks of Hard Rock Stadium. Despair-ridden calls of “ice-cold beer” float across fall breezes to the ears of the few that remain. No, this is not a sports purgatory. This ...

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Mercer beats Bulldogs in triple overtime, Otiwu sets school record

The Mercer Bears continued their winning streak at Five Star Stadium against the Samford Bulldogs. They won by a field goal in triple-overtime with a final score of 36 to 33. The Bulldogs led the first quarter with the Bears only managing to score a field goal. Mercer came back to tie 10-10 by halftime.  After ...

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Mercer sophomore co-captains the dance team

It’s only Mia Spinola’s second year at Mercer, but she is already a co-captain of the Bears’ dance team. Spinola loved dancing when she joined the team during her freshman year. However, she never realized how much she would end up loving her teammates.  “I truly love to dance and the fact ...

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Mercer women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

Mercer Women’s Basketball team hosted a “Tipoff Picnic” on Oct. 17 to let fans get introduced to the players before this upcoming season.  The event took place at Morgan View Farm, which is located thirty minutes from campus. The venue was outdoors and the tickets cost $35 for each person. This ...

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Lifestyle

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December, and no Saturdays are bigger than home games. Mercer’s campus truly comes to life whenever the Bears ...

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Marching Bears provide music community to Mercer students

During October of her freshman year, Willow Stuckey was in the middle of adjusting to the wild world of college. Then, she received a devastating call: one of her family members was placed in hospice care. “I was just freaking out and I didn’t know who to call — I just called one of my section ...

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Middle Georgia Derby Demons roll into the end of the season

With colorful skates, bold personalities and unwavering determination, the Derby Demons are hard at work preparing for their season’s final skirmish at the end of the month.The Derby Demons, founded in April of 2011, consist of both experienced and novice female skaters in the Middle Georgia area. ...

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Volleyball teams earn academic honors

Mercer’s court and sand volleyball teams were recent recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. The AVCA’s award honors high school and college volleyball teams for academic excellence through their maintenance of a 3.30 cumulative ...

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Mercer alum breaks baseball record

With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history. Former Mercer Bear baseball player Kyle Lewis hit his fourth home run during his sixth Major League Baseball appearance, helping lead the Seattle Mariners to a comeback win against the Chicago White Sox.  “I’m just trying ...

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Graduate football player has high goals for the season

The road from Durham, North Carolina, to Mercer University has been paved with hard work and determination for Dorian Kithcart.  The redshirt senior nose guard has played with drive and determination since he first played football in seventh grade. As a current graduate student pursuing his master’s ...

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New director joins Mercer ESPN Broadcasting

Athletics is an important part of Mercer — it has several Division One sports teams, including football, basketball, lacrosse, golf and soccer. For fans who can’t make it to the games, several of these sports are broadcasted on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Plus through a partnership ...

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Cross country team welcomes new coach

The men’s and women’s cross country teams are welcoming a new coach, John Hayman, for the 2019-2020 school year.  “Our team now runs with a sense of passion and grit like I've never seen before during my time at Mercer,” junior runner Anna Grzeszczak said. “Just one big dorky family working ...


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