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Thursday, Dec 1, 2022



Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

After finishing the 2019 season 27-29, Mercer’s softball team entered the new year with high hopes thanks to many key contributors returning. On the offensive side, of the top five hitters on last year’s team, four return. Those players are Danielle Castleberry, Allie Jones, Micayla Rood and Abby ...


Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Fencing is not a typical sport. It involves little movements, small steps and complete concentration. Participants train in a combination of running, gymnastics, dance, plyometrics and yoga in order to prepare for competitions.  Since 2015, Mercer University’s Club Fencing Team has been led by James ...


Bears on a four-game hot streak 

The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena. Both teams had yet to win a division game in the Southern Conference with VMI scoring 0-5 and the Bears 0-4. The first half of the game did not look good for the Bears ...


Falcons upset New Orleans Saints in stunner

The 1-7 Atlanta Falcons salvaged at least one part of their dismal 2019 season with a victory over the rival New Orleans Saints, earning a 26-9 win on the road in the Big Easy. The Falcons, who have been abysmal on defense during their 2019 campaign, stepped up against one of the best offenses in the ...


Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Leadership and humility are necessities on and off the football field. Redshirt junior and linebacker Sidney Otiwu has been showing both qualities this season.  Otiwu has been in the spotlight heavily since he set a new record Nov. 2 in Mercer’s game against Samford. Otiwu now holds Mercer’s school ...


Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Mercer Football lost its Homecoming game to Wofford with a final score of 41-7. As the last home game of the season, Nov. 9 was also senior day, where the team honored 17 seniors in a presentation on the field before kickoff. Some of the notable seniors this year were Dorian Kithcart and Destin Guillen. ...

Club Sports

Mercer’s club swim team is more than just a team

Being a student athlete at any college can be a big commitment, and for many students, it is not the path they want to take in college. However, this does not mean that students have to give up their love of being on a sports team. For co-president and swimmer Emma Rose, Mercer’s club swim team is ...


U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

The U.S. Men’s National Golf Team won the Walker’s Cup in England on Sept. 6, defending the title they won two years prior. The men’s team completed the tournament in Hoylake, England, with a score of 15.5, edging out the British-Irish team’s score of 10.5.  The U.S team was captained by ...


Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

After years of close calls and mediocrity, the city of Washington D.C can finally hoist a World Series trophy. The Washington Nationals won their first World Series title in franchise history Wednesday, defeating the Houston Astros in a thrilling Game Seven matchup by a score of 6-2. The victory concluded ...


The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

The wind blows popcorn and hot dog wrappers across empty seats. Occasional shouts and boos echo against the vacant concrete of the upper decks of Hard Rock Stadium. Despair-ridden calls of “ice-cold beer” float across fall breezes to the ears of the few that remain. No, this is not a sports purgatory. This ...


Mercer beats Bulldogs in triple overtime, Otiwu sets school record

The Mercer Bears continued their winning streak at Five Star Stadium against the Samford Bulldogs. They won by a field goal in triple-overtime with a final score of 36 to 33. The Bulldogs led the first quarter with the Bears only managing to score a field goal. Mercer came back to tie 10-10 by halftime.  After ...


Mercer sophomore co-captains the dance team

It’s only Mia Spinola’s second year at Mercer, but she is already a co-captain of the Bears’ dance team. Spinola loved dancing when she joined the team during her freshman year. However, she never realized how much she would end up loving her teammates.  “I truly love to dance and the fact ...


Mercer women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

Mercer Women’s Basketball team hosted a “Tipoff Picnic” on Oct. 17 to let fans get introduced to the players before this upcoming season.  The event took place at Morgan View Farm, which is located thirty minutes from campus. The venue was outdoors and the tickets cost $35 for each person. This ...


The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December, and no Saturdays are bigger than home games. Mercer’s campus truly comes to life whenever the Bears ...

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