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Tough loss against Belmont, thriller versus Lipscomb

Battling the two of the top teams in the conference, Mercer’s men’s basketball team held their own against a pair of tough conference opponents from Nashville, Belmont and Lipscomb, to close out the 2010-11 regular season. Going 1-1 in their final two games at home, the Bears solidified their 5th ...

The Setonian
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The Inside Zone

When my mother told me that I was going to have a little brother as a four year-old, I shrugged and said, “good for you.”  I was home educated through high school, and when Emoly West (the only home schooled girl in Oklahoma who did not have unsightly moles or a clubbed foot) asked me to go to ...

The Setonian
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Men’s, Women’s Tennis Updates: 3/1

Both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 2-3 through February 19 and Mercer’s women at 2-2 through February 20. Despite the tough starts to the season, the Bears have performed well at home as of late, including a combined 14-0 ...

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Death of a sixth man

[caption id="attachment_1406" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff)Mercer “fan-hood” observed at a recent game. Athletic events simply need more of what’s pictured above."] [/caption] No, this isn’t an opinion about Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, ...

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The Kid's Corner

[caption id="attachment_1402" align="aligncenter" width="273" caption="(photo courtesy of www.technotrix.com) UFC 127's big fight of the night, Penn vs. Fitch, doesn't interest many outside the extreme fighting realm."] [/caption] No one denies the card this Saturday for UFC 127 could potentially ...

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Baseball torches Liberty on opening weekend

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Joe Winker (far right) receives a tip of the cap from his teammates after a three homerun game against Liberty this past weekend. The defending Atlantic Sun Champions looked stellar in their opening series of the 2011 campaign, taking three of four in a series against ...

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Lax plays inaugural home game against VMI

[caption id="attachment_1459" align="aligncenter" width="368" caption="(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) The Bears celebrate a goal against VMI in their home opener against the Keydets a week ago."] [/caption] It’s finally here to stay at Mercer as the lacrosse team competed in their first three ...

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Women's basketball snaps losing streak

  After a long, hard-fought road, the Mercer Bears’ women’s basketball team recorded their first home victory on the season. The win over Kennesaw State in overtime was tough and will help the Bears as they transition into the offseason although Mercer has dropped their last four, making them ...

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Softball opens season, looks to rebound in 2011

[caption id="attachment_1418" align="aligncenter" width="315" caption="(MercerBears.com) Softball looks to return to the A-Sun tournament after a disappointing 2010 season, going .600 in their first ten games of the season."] [/caption]   As of Feb. 21, the Mercer Bears softball team sits at .600 ...

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Men's basketball dominant in A-Sun run

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Mercer's Justin Cecil attempts to dunk between two Florida Gulf Coast defenders in a recent home win against the Eagles. The bad news Bears that were vying for the eighth and final spot a month ago are on the hottest streak in the Atlantic Sun, winning seven of ...

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Viva la futbol

After one of the best and most favored sides in history was stunned at Emirates Stadium last week, the Champions League proved why games aren’t played on paper. Predicted to be a complete domination by Barcelona, Arsenal stunned the Spanish side 2-1 with an impressive late switch to bring on Andrei ...

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Right Field Bleachers

The perfect game is a novelty, happening on average about once every three to four years. In 2010, however, we saw the stars align to produce two perfect games (three, if you count Armando’s gem). In total, we also saw six no-hitters pitched and witnessed some of the best pitching stats since the ...

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Wiriath, women's golf take Coastal GA title

It’s not quite time yet for the Atlantic Sun tournament, but head coach Gary Guyer’s squad seems to be peaking at the right time. After a fifth place finish at the Jacksonville University Classic at Hidden Hills Country Club, the Bears pulled off their second tournament win of the season at the ...

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My sporting bucket list

[caption id="attachment_290" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="The Hawaiian Ironman, the top of my bucket list (photo courtesy of thefuntimesguide.com)"] [/caption] There are events and games for which we all wish we had a ticket. If you’re a sports fan of any kind, you most likely have ...

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The INside Zone

[caption id="attachment_618" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Guard Jeff Smith was lost for the season after a knee injury following the overtime win against Jacksonville."] [/caption] I’ve had a stressful couple of weeks, which is why on Tuesday I popped ...

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The INside Zone

[caption id="attachment_549" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Brian Mills seemed to be possessed by the Greek storm god Poseidon, raining down thirty points on the USC-Upstate Spartans' heads. "] [/caption] Coach Hoffman (and pretty much every coach) preaches ...

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Men's golf takes 8th at JU Invitational

[caption id="attachment_598" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="(photo courtesy of Andrew Tredway) Mercer's Mookie DeMoss got off to a good start at the JU Invitational, carding a 74 (+2) during the first round."] [/caption] The road to the Atlantic Sun Championship began this past weekend ...


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