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Mercer football set to have tryouts in spring

Some of the biggest success stories in college sports are those that deal with walk-on athletes. Walk-ons are students who were not recruited for that sport coming out of high school, and they enter try-outs in order to join the team. While Mercer’s football coaches are currently out and about on ...

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Soccer on streak, improve to 5-3-1

For the past four games, the Mercer men’s soccer team has been close to untouchable. The first of the four, a home game against VMI, ended 3-1. All three goals were scored in the final 12 minutes of the second half. Ashani Samuels, through a corner kick in the 79th minute, scored his first goal ...

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Cross country smashes records at Louisville meet

With a more-than-powerful performance at their own RunFit Sports Invitational, the Mercer men’s and women’s cross country teams looked to take their success on the road. The next challenge for the Bears was in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 1, at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. This was ...

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It is what it is

Two of our series on some of the “unluckiest” teams in sports takes a step off of the football field and onto the football pitch, but this time I’m referring to futbol, also known as soccer in the US. Last issue we looked at Notre Dame and the constant hype surrounding them in the past decade ...

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I.M.M.E.R.S.E.

Congratulations to the Hemoglobin Trotters for their victory in this year’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament! As the number two overall seed, they went 3-0 in the playoff bracket to garner the title. They won with a buzzer-beater jump shot in overtime against 3 Ballers. The final score was 18-17.  The ...

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Viva la sport!

I am willing to say that more people in America know that Bohemians FC is a bottom-of-the-barrel soccer team in the top division of the Irish soccer league from playing FIFA than from watching soccer games on the television or the Internet. I am also willing to say that more people know the depth charts ...

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Dance team introduces staff, 10 new members

The Mercer University Dance Team auditions held in September yielded the participation of several young dancers who will perform at games and Mercer events throughout the current academic year. The new Mercer University Dance Team consists of 10 girls: Madison Beavers, Christy Brown, Kayla Godwin, ...

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Coaching Spotlight: football head coach, Bobby Lamb

The Cluster sat down with head football coach Bobby Lamb to find out more about what makes him tick and some clues to the future of Mercer football. The emphasis on athletics was evident from his love of the game and the way he addressed football. There is evident passion for what Coach Lamb does ...

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Player Spotlight: #Ashani Samuels

    Fresh off the plane from West Moreland, Jamaica, freshman midfielder Ashani Samuels is having an immediate impact on the Bears soccer squad. Scoring his first collegiate goal in the game versus VMI and following it up with another on the road against Nebraska Omaha, Samuels is a force ...

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behind the jersey

The final days of the 2011 MLB regular season brought more excitement to our living rooms than anyone could have anticipated. Whether it was the giant collapse by the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox or the impressive surges from the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals, viewers were on the ...

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Women's soccer begins conference play win 1-2 record

The Mercer women’s soccer team got off to a slow start with conference play late last week as they dropped two of their first three games after closing out non-conference play with a win. The Bears closed out non-conference play on Sept. 18 in Macon against Alabama State. The Bears set the pace early ...

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Soccer approaches playoffs, 3-on-3 basketball begins

Students are settled into their homes, books are rolling in, tests have begun, the grass and courts are ready and Intramural sports are in full swing. As soccer’s regular season comes to a close, the new format of 3-on-3 basketball is just heating up. Returning due to high request, the 3-on-3 basketball ...

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coaching spotlight: Noelle Rooke

For nearly a decade, Coach Noelle Rooke has repeatedly taken Mercer Volleyball into the Atlantic Sun tournament, and she has reached her 200th win as a head coach. She has taken the Bears to new heights and onto the cusp of greatness. Former Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year sat down with The Cluster ...

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Volleyball goes on 3-0 streak, takes down powerhouse UGA

The current three-match winning streak (as of Sept. 17) for the Mercer Bears Volleyball team is part of a 4-2 stretch since the last match of the Bear Brawl. The Bears have really turned it around after six straight tough losses to begin the season. Despite a two-match stretch of not winning a set ...

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