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The Third Half

  Like many sports fans, I love rooting for the underdog. Upsets and the uncertainty of the NCAA tournament make for a hoops fans’ heaven as small schools defeat big schools and as little-knowns grace the front pages of Sports Illustrated the following week. For Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, ...

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Mercer Lacrosse wins first game in program history

  It took nine hard losses to finally win the first game of the 2011 inaugural season, but the Bears were victors in front of nearly 300 fans at Bear Field as they overtook Carthage College, a Division III school from Wisonsin, 17-13. The Bears grabbed the lead in the first period and never ...

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Coaching Spotlight: Warren Woolfolk

NOTE: AUTHOR ASHLEY MANN As head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams and a Mercer graduate, Warren Woolfolk understands what it takes to succeed in this game. He sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Having recently assumed the role of coach, what changes do you ...

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Denes win in Dalton, cycling team preps for SECCC Championship

  He’s just going darn fast these days. Gabe Denes finally broke through with a Criterium win in Dalton for Mercer’s first crit win of the season. Denes’ finish on his highlighter yellow Specialized S-Works machine was only one of many top results for the Mercer Cycling during the past ...

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Men's golf takes 10th at Linger Longer Invitational

The men’s golf team posted the fifth best team score on the final day of the Linger Longer Invitational to cement their tenth place finish in the competitive 13 team field. Thanks to Thomas Holmes’ 72 and a trio of 73’s from Jone Cone, John Gregory Joseph, and Matt Kocolowski, the Bears posted ...

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Coaching Spotlight: Andrew Tredway

Mercer men’s golf coach Andrew Tredway has had a short tenure at Mercer but has managed to motivate the team with continued success over the seasons. A former professional golfer on the Australian PGA tour, Tredway sat down with The Cluster mid-season to answer a few questions. Cluster: Besides winning, ...

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Men's tennis looks promising early in season

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 6-6 and Mercer’s women at 2-8 through March 15. Despite the tough starts to the season the Bears have performed well at home, including a combined 14-0 sweep of Young Harris by the men and ...

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UFC 128 Preview

Imagine a man over six feet tall with lightning-fast kicks and punches and vicious wrestling combined with incredible jiu-jitsu. Scared, right?  Now imagine him getting knocked unconscious by the soon-to-be crowned light heavyweight champion of the world. That’s what will happen this Saturday when ...

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Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

It appears as if 2011 will bring about a more promising result in the A-Sun tournament, as the softball team currently stands at 16-8 after four tournaments worth of play and a busy time on the road.  The Bears took three of five games at the Kennesaw State tournament and split games in the rain-shortened ...

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Women's golf takes 11th in Myrtle Beach

Climbing the standings on the final day of play at the Barefoot at the Beach Inviational, the Mercer women’s golf team made the most of their recent visit to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina en route to an 11th-place finish in the 15-team field. Jumping Appalachian State and Marshall during the third ...

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Mercer wrestling takes 11th in nation

Wrestling in a national championship is a tough undertaking. Hosting a national championship is exponentially harder––just ask Mercer head wrestling coach Kevin Andres. A very tired but elated Andres was glad to see Mercer and the city of Macon successfully host the National Collegiate Wrestling ...

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It's bracket time baby!

The culmination of four and a half months of college basketball is finally here. Tourney time gives us the ability to finally pull out the pen and pencil, run off a few copies of the NCAA tournament bracket on the printers at our work (or dorm room) and compare matchups on the more complex statistics ...

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Men's golf wins Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate

In a breakthrough year, head men’s golf coach Andrew Tredway scored his first tournament title at the Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate in Choctaw, Miss., before spring break. Riding the success of Mercer junior Josh Cone, the Bears lifted their first trophy of the season as they outplayed the field ...

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Wrestling takes third in NCWA SEC finals

Wrestling in the Southeastern Conference championships in Palm Coast, Florida, the Mercer wrestling team walked away with a 3rd place finish and plenty of momentum before they host the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) championships in Macon next week, March 10-12 at the University Center. Led ...

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A-Sun coverage: Lipscomb defeats Lady Bucs

At the half, Lipscomb lead 35 to 33 off of scrappy and aggressivedefense. The Lady Bisons set the tempo for most of the half. ETSU wouldn't go away, and the number one overall seed in the women's bracket led 41 to 40 before a three from the Bisons had ETSU forced to play some tough defense to keep ...

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