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Sunday, Apr 2, 2023



The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball has shut down all of its operations, canceling spring training and delaying opening day indefinitely. This is necessary, of course, but still a heartbreaker for diehard baseball fans everywhere. It may be even more heartbreaking, however, for ...


How game cancellations affect student athletes

We endured a grueling eight months of pushing our bodies to the breaking point day after day, all with one common goal in mind: to be ready for the tennis season, and to capitalize on the opportunity to claim a conference championship for your school and your seniors.  Except, this work and preparation ...


What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has become a growing concern in the United States. As of March 13, there have been around 1,600 cases in America, according to the New York Times. The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports ...


Baseball team holds an 8-0 record to start the season

Mercer’s baseball team led their opening weekend with an undefeated season so far. The team played Maryland-Eastern Shore, beating them in their first game 13-4.  The win was the first time the Bears have had that many runs in an opener since 2018 when they beat Bethune-Cookman 13-7. This also marks ...


Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score. This was the Bears’ 14th win over the Bulldogs. The team also had 30 assists in the game, beating Mercer’s previous record of 28 set in 2013. The ...


Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Mercer men’s lacrosse has officially kicked off their 2020 season, and it’s already looking to be one for the books. Two sophomores, attack Sean Goldsmith and faceoff specialist Ashton Wood, were voted to the Preseason All-SoCon Team this year. Goldsmith was tied for the team’s point leader with ...


Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49rs with a score of 31-20 after entering the fourth quarter down by double digits in Super Bowl LIV. In a memorable comeback effort, Kansas City’s star quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs back from a 20-10 deficit with just over seven minutes ...


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 ...

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