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Men's soccer on fire

September 28, 2009

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The Lakers' men's soccer team is dominating on the field and still looking to further improve their game. The guys hold strong at second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and are in good position despite an extrem...

Lakers upset IUP in Homecoming victory

September 21, 2009

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The electricity was in the air on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Homecoming game at Tullio Field as 1,635 fans crowded in to catch a glimpse of the Mercyhurst College football team. They would not be disappointed. The Lakers would put...

Stop honoring your heritage; start embracing it

September 21, 2009

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The Buffalo Bills are a team of disappointment in many ways. Those who don’t laugh at the four consecutive Super Bowl losses know that all too well. But I’m not talking about on-field play, I speak of the uniforms. As everyone ...

Jensen leads Lakers' volleyball to unbeaten week

September 21, 2009

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The Lakers continue to dominate the court as the Mercyhurst College volleyball team has picked up four more wins, giving them an overall record of 11-3 this season. On home court, the Lakers took down Houghton College, 3-2, on T...

Women's soccer works hard in tough results

September 21, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College women’s soccer team was in action twice this week at the Mercyhurst soccer field, welcoming Edinboro Universtiy and the nationally-ranked Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The game against Edinboro ...

Discover the real origins of Homecoming festivities

September 21, 2009

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Mercyhurst College just finished celebrating the renowned tradition of Homecoming, a weekend when alumni come back to remember the glory days, take in the football game, or get as drunk and disorderly as possible without any ch...

Men's soccer stays hot at home

September 21, 2009

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Mercyhurst College men’s soccer doesn’t boast about their near-perfect record so far this season. “We are under no illusion that although we are off to a good start this season, we have a sense that we have accomplished nothing a...

Not all fun and games for Lakers' volleyball

September 15, 2009

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Today, sports stop being about having fun before most kids hit double digits. They quickly convert into the Vince Lombardi mentality of “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Not so for the Mercyhurst College vo...

Huskies’ defense strangles Lakers

September 15, 2009

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Mercyhurst College suffered another non-conference football loss this past weekend when the No. 5 University of Bloomsburg Huskies battled the Lakers at Tullio Field. Defense was the key in Bloomsburg’s 17-7 victory. While the Laker offens...

The great jersey 'conspiracy'

September 14, 2009

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As the Hockey Jersey Guy, jerseys tend to be something that I discuss often. My Merciad column should be no different. I have a conspiracy theory involving a relatively new addition to hockey jerseys at the professional lev...

Lakers field hockey shuts down ninth-ranked Mounties

September 14, 2009

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The Mercyhurst College field hockey team posted its fourth win this season with a 3-0 win over the ninth-ranked Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. The fifth-ranked Lakers improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference. After co...

Hard-hitting Hyek clashes after classes

September 14, 2009

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(Editor's note: Mercyhurst College sophomore George Hyek lost in a split decision to Jeremiah Gurley on Friday, Sept. 18.) When most Mercyhurst students are partying or studying Friday night, George Hyek will be stepping into...

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