Sunday, February 7, 2010
Mercer Sports Now on the Web at MercerU.com
J. Andrew Lockwood
With the large shift of sports reporting moving to the internet, you can now keep up with the Bears as well as the Mercer sports reporters online at a number of sites. Moving to an online sporting news format, the BearZone is the official source for sporting information from the Cluster’s beat reporters featuring stories that range from men’s and women’s basketball to club sports like wrestling, lacrosse, and cycling. Using Google’s blogspots gives authors the ability to post their stories in a variety of formats that include the traditional text, video, pictures, or audio.
While MercerBears.com remains the university’s official outlet for their Division I athletic programs, the BearZone hopes to bridge the news gap for students and die-hard Mercer supporters alike with in-depth stories, interview, and features unavailable anywhere else online. Operating under the domain MercerBears.blogspot.com for more than a year new, the BearZone recently transitioned to a much higher traffic site, MercerU.com.
Partnering with Our College Town, a site that sales officially licensed Mercer products (stemming from clothing to doormats to collectables), many of the stories you read in the Cluster will also be available via MercerU.com or MercerBears.blogspot.com. Additionally, select stories will also appear on BleacherReport.com, an open source sports blog that generates more than a million hits per month and covers every major sport in the world. These select stories include game recaps of Mercer’s major Division I sporting events as well as columns written by Cluster sportswriters.
If you’d like to join the award-wining Cluster’s sports writing staff (Georgia College Press Association Best Sports Page in the State) or are interested in additional information regarding the online news sites, contact us at ClusterBears@gmail.com or with one of our writers on the BearZone.