This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster.When a team pulls off a blockbuster trade for an All-Star caliber team leader to complete what looks to be a playoff-contending roster, fans usually rejoice in the front office decision. ...
Micah Johnston ‘22 is a journalism and media studies double major who has written for The Cluster since his freshman year at Mercer. He has written on and reported for Georgia Public Broadcasting, The Macon Telegraph and The Macon Newsroom on a variety of topics. He received the Center for Collaborative Journalism’s Junior Honors Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. Micah’s other interests include obsessively following Braves and Mariners baseball, constantly listening to all kinds of music and probably eating junk food.
With the bases loaded in the 11th inning, the Bears completed the comeback and the upset thanks to a walk-off single from Bill Knight.
The Bears open their season Friday at 6 p.m. with a home game against Eastern Kentucky University. The series continues with games on Saturday and Sunday.
Parity, broadcasting and excitement are just a few of the reasons the CFP needs to change.
The university will require masking and has changed its isolation period to five days, according to an email from president William Underwood.
Nearly 98% of faculty and staff have been vaccinated, and 87% of students have been vaccinated.
The Bears’ climactic matchup against the ETSU Buccaneers will be played in Johnson City, Tennessee this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
For a team so accustomed to playing the role of Goliath and falling to David, the change of pace was overdue.
The Bears maintained possession of first place over the course of the first two days of play.
“I think Mercer has a good team,” Saban said after the matchup. “They play hard. They play with toughness.”