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Volleyball teams earn academic honors

Mercer’s court and sand volleyball teams were recent recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. The AVCA’s award honors high school and college volleyball teams for academic excellence through their maintenance of a 3.30 cumulative ...

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Mercer alum breaks baseball record

With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history. Former Mercer Bear baseball player Kyle Lewis hit his fourth home run during his sixth Major League Baseball appearance, helping lead the Seattle Mariners to a comeback win against the Chicago White Sox.  “I’m just trying ...

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Graduate football player has high goals for the season

The road from Durham, North Carolina, to Mercer University has been paved with hard work and determination for Dorian Kithcart.  The redshirt senior nose guard has played with drive and determination since he first played football in seventh grade. As a current graduate student pursuing his master’s ...

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New director joins Mercer ESPN Broadcasting

Athletics is an important part of Mercer — it has several Division One sports teams, including football, basketball, lacrosse, golf and soccer. For fans who can’t make it to the games, several of these sports are broadcasted on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Plus through a partnership ...

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Cross country team welcomes new coach

The men’s and women’s cross country teams are welcoming a new coach, John Hayman, for the 2019-2020 school year.  “Our team now runs with a sense of passion and grit like I've never seen before during my time at Mercer,” junior runner Anna Grzeszczak said. “Just one big dorky family working ...

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

The U.S. Men’s National Golf Team won the Walker 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 Nathaniel ...

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Mercer falls to Austin Peay University in home opener

The momentum of two early wins on the road seemed destined to carry the Bears to a win in their first home game of 2019. In fact, it seemed certain it would happen when David Durden, returned the opening kickoff 78 yards to set up the Bears inside the red zone on their first play from scrimmage. The ...

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Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser's final year to make a mark

After three years of what seemed like a revolving door of coaches and players, it is finally cross-country runner Marc Reiser’s senior year.  Reiser is the only boy left in his year, having started with 13 athletes his freshman year. He competed in all five events last season for the Bears with ...

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Student coaches football alongside professionals 

Every sports team needs athletes to make plays and win games. While these players are important, every program also needs good coaching to make it successful. Mercer Athletics has given students an opportunity to coach a team under Mercer’s very own coaching staff. John-Allen Stone is entering his ...

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Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

Mercer’s women’s soccer season is in full swing, and the team is looking to reestablish their Southern Conference dominance after a loss to Eastern Tennessee State in the first round of the playoffs last year. So far, the Bears hold a 4-1 record coming off of a 9-7-4 record last year. The first ...

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Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Mercer’s football program has been a crucial part of the school’s spirit and public image since the university revived the long-extinct football program in 2013. While the Bears have been formidable in some seasons, the team has never been truly consistent enough to snag a shot at a Southern Conference ...

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A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Over 5,000 miles traveled, 52 games, 16 teams and four states — the Macon Bacon baseball team had their work cut out for them this season in the Coastal Plain League (CPL). This year, the team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. Farmer posted a 6.28 earned run average last season and pitched ...

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Campus News

Mercer announces new beer garden

Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium.  Before football games, attendees over the age of 21 will be able to purchase a selection of Macon Beer ...

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Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

As the summer portion of the Major League Baseball season winds to a close, many baseball fans in the South are anxious to see how the Atlanta Braves perform across the final part of the year before the playoffs begin. However, while the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the ...

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Robert Riddle: What is to come

Football is a way of life in the Southeastern United States. From high school football to the professional level of the sport, fans and players alike are intensely dedicated to their teams, fanbases and players or teammates. However, here in the South, college football rules all. It’s an intense tradition. ...

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The trainers behind the players

With any sport, injuries are bound to happen during game time or at practice. While there are paramedics on standby when the immediate injury takes place, the athletic trainer must react quickly and effectively when an athlete sustains an injury. Mercer University has developed a master’s program that ...


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