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behind the jersey

An infinite amount of questions abound leading up to the 2011 season that saw everything from a free agency frenzy to a lockout that sparked a few sweats from nearly every fan in America. Here are my top 10 questions for the 2011 NFL season. 10. Will Reggie Bush re-ignite  his career as a Miami Dolphin? ...

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Adidas, Mercer agree on 5-year sponsor extension

For the next five years, Mercer Athletics will join the ranks of programs like Michigan and Nebraska in being sponsored by international corporation Adidas America. All 16 intercollegiate sports will be sponsored by the company, and they will have apparel and footwear provided by them as well. “We ...

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Mercer Cheer to compete at nationals

Mercer Cheer, under the direction of Head Cheerleading Coach Nicky Bruno, has received a bid to compete at the national cheer competition in Daytona, Fla. next April. The National Cheerleaders Association/National Dance Association college nationals is the largest collegiate cheerleading and dance ...

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Lockouts, big boots, good deeds

The beginning of summer often signals a break for most school-aged children, however, college students don’t seem to get that opportunity anymore. They spend their summers interning, traveling the globe, taking summer classes, working, and performing a host of time-consuming activities. With such ...

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Philadelphia Eagles: NFL's 'Dream Team'?

In 2010, the Philadelphia Eagles went 10-6 and won the NFC East. Although they lost in the first round of the playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, the Eagles by all accounts had a successful season. Just two years removed from prison, Michael Vick re-emerged as an NFL superstar ...

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Recreational leagues set to kick off in early September

Make way for another exciting year with the annual intramural leagues. Designed with all the student body in mind, these programs have all kinds of sporting activities that can suit the taste of even the pickiest of Mercer sports enthusiasts. Coming this fall, Mercer offers season-long leagues of soccer, ...

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Bears showed promise, fight in 2010

In the preparations for any new season, a team has to look to the past in order to prepare for the future. With the fall sports season for your Mercer Bears’ teams just around the corner, here is a recap on their last outings. VOLLEYBALL 2010 was an interesting year for the Mercer Bears volleyball ...

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American soccer gains recognition

United States fell flat on its face in the Gold Cup this summer; however, it has definitely improved the sport in this country. Former manager Bob Bradley took the team as far as he could go, and the individuals who called for his firing should also thank him for opening the door for Jurgen Klinsman, ...

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Baseball takes down Tech again

  It took them a while to break .500 in conference play, but Mercer’s baseball team seems to have broken through against A-Sun opponents after a three-game series sweep against Lipscomb this past weekend. Despite the big wins and their overall record that approaches nearly 30 wins on the ...

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coach Spotlight: volleyball's Noelle Rooke

Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke led her Lady Bears through a tough schedule this season. While preparing for the emerging sand volleyball team, Coach Rooke sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Although your team had a tough schedule this season, what changes do you hope ...

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Men's golf finishes 4th in A-Sun thriller

  Mercer’s men’s golf team recorded the lowest round of the Atlantic Sun tournament during Wednesday’s final round at the Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga., as they shot a combined 277 to move up the standings to finish fourth. Kennesaw State would capture their first conference ...

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On the Porch

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another beautiful spring morning and thinking about the copious amount of projects and finals looming in the near future. I was considering all of the stress I would be under to complete my work, and how I would combat that stress by not studying whatsoever ...

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club sports Spotlight: Equestrian

  It’s not exactly the Kentucky Derby, but for those who love horses, it’s a blast. Mercer’s Equestrian Club (MEC) and Team provides an outlet for those interested in riding, regardless of experience, as well as a competitive outlet as the Mercer Equestrian Hunt Seat Team competes in ...

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player Spotlight: Katlin Marrin

A native of Ontario, Canada, sophomore Kaitlin Marrin journeyed to the United States to play golf at the collegiate level. Cluster: How old were you when you first began playing golf? Marrin: I started late. I began playing when I was 15. I played other sports beforehand, so learning how to pick ...

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Softball stays above .500 going into final week

As head coach Mike Raynor’s team heads into the final week of the season, they sit in seventh in the current Atlantic Sun standings with a high probability of grabbing the sixth seed going into the season ending championship tournament. With an above .500 record of 26-22 (8-10 A-Sun), one can only ...

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SECCC Championships rolls through Macon

  With the highest turnout in Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference history, Mercer Cycling successfully hosted the final race of the spring road season with a time trial, criterium and road race over the course of Saturday and Sunday. With nearly 155 riders and 23 schools in tow, Saturday ...

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The Kid's Corner

As our school year wraps up, the mixed martial arts world delivers with what could turn into the fight of year.  On April 30, the reigning Welterweight Champion, Georges Saint-Pierre, will take on Jake Shields at UFC 129 in the champ’s home country, Canada. No one doubts St-Pierre’s power and ...

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Women's golf takes 6th at A-Sun

The first round of the Atlantic Sun Championship this year went according to plan as the Mercer women’s golf team blistered the field with an opening-day 300, a team record. Kimberly Graff’s 70 put her in the tournament lead, but after a difficult second and third rounds the team would stagger ...

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