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The Third Half

I’m calling it quits, at least for the time being. It’s been a fun four years here on the staff, but it’s my time to go. The ownership wouldn’t pay me a big bonus and with all of this speculation floating around me concerning performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), it’s time for me to move ...


Mercer Cycling team to host regional cycling championship

  Growth comes slowly. The Mercer Cycling team will be the first to tell you that. The upcoming weekend, the culmination of their hard work and training efforts will come to a head in Macon as they host this year’s edition of the 2011 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling (SECCC) Championship. The ...

Campus News

Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Mercer is set to introduce women’s sand volleyball as its 16th official athletic program beginning this fall. Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke said sand volleyball is the newest NCAA emerging sport, and Mercer is among the first schools to launch it. Other schools introducing the sport include ...


Player Spotlight

A native of Quito, Ecuador, senior Fernando Armendaris traveled to America to follow his passion for playing tennis. Cluster: How did you first get involved playing tennis? Armendaris: Both of my parents are tennis players. When I was five years old they took me to a tennis academy in Ecuador. When ...


The Inside Zone

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another perfect middle Georgia spring afternoon, when a bumblebee pooped on my arm. I’m not a biology major, so I can’t tell you if bumblebees actually go “number two” or not, but I do know that I sat in some shock as I looked at the yellow ...


On the Porch

If polo is the sport of kings, then slow pitch softball is the sport of beer-bellied plumbers who love Miller Highlife and wife beaters and who, ironically, quite possibly touch their wives up on occasion. There is a common perception that anyone can play slow pitch softball. As one of my friends ...


Coach Spotlight

(NOTE AUTHOR: ASHLEY MANN) After his first year as the Mercer men’s lacrosse head coach, Jason Childs said he hopes to build the program further in his upcoming years. Cluster: Seeing that Lacrosse is mainly a northern sport, how do you hope it will catch on in the state of Georgia being its first ...


Men's golf finishes 9th at Irish Creek

The last round of the Irish Creek Collegiate was Mercer’s best of the three-day tournament en route to tying for ninth with North Carolina this past weekend. Totaling a 290 on the final day of play, led by freshman Hans Reimers’ 71, the Bears moved up ever so slightly in the final standings ...


Viva la sport

  A few months ago, my editor and fellow columnist Andrew Lockwood wrote a great piece on his ideal things in sports that he would love to see/be a part of. Well, since Andrew and I don’t always agree on things, I thought you would love to hear about what this soccer junkie and sports aficionado ...


Men’s tennis earns postseason spot in A-Sun Championships

(NOTE: AUTHOR GARRET MCDOWELL) In what many will consider a down year for Mercer tennis by record alone, the Mercer Bears’ men’s tennis squad qualified for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on the final day of competition, defeating in-state rival Kennesaw State. Senior Day was definitely ...


The Third Half

  Perspective is everything. I realized this after meeting one of my favorite athletes last weekend at a national cycling race in Anniston, Ala. You’ve probably not heard of him, but Rahsaan Bahati is one of the best Criterium cycling champions in the United States today. His organization, ...


Viva la sport!

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="aligncenter" width="276" caption="(photo courtesy of Garret didn't buy into the 'Jimmer-mania', feeling that BYU received much too high on a seed in the recent NCAA tournament."] [/caption] Well another March Madness has just about ...


The Inside Zone

  I love big porches with columns. In fact, I would say that, other than giant mutant cockroaches and no liquor sales on Sunday, porches are my favorite thing about Georgia. This is my first spring season having a porch, and I’m not sure anyone or anything has had such a major impact on my ...


Softball slumps in A-Sun play

  After the cancellation of the doubleheader with Florida A&M, the Mercer Bears went on an Atlantic Sun road trip to take on conference rivals Campbell, Jacksonville, and North Florida to start A-Sun play. The start of the A-Sun slate has not gone quite as well as the Bears and their senior ...


The Kid's Corner

  MMA who the pound-for- pound fighter in the world is and debate over who claims the top spot becomes immediate. The group begins to squabble over which weight class holds more competition and which title holder seems impossible to defeat. After Mauricio Rua’s devastating loss to Jon Jones ...


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