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The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals

March 5, 2015
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In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night's game. Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and...

Alumni Spotlight: Langston Hall still has dreams for NBA

Alumni Spotlight: Langston Hall still has dreams for NBA

February 27, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Former standout from Mercer Men’s Basketball,  Langston Hall, has taken his talents to Italy and has been competing with the Giorgio Tesi Pistoia. “I have improved my decision-making skills as a passer on offense, but I definitely have been focusing on my defense the most,” said Hall. While in Italy, Hall plays a pivotal role on his team as t...

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Justin Baxley
February 27, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Freshman Stephon Jelks is just a few months into his basketball career at Mercer University, and he is already making an impact. The stats do not tell the whole story of Jelks as a player. He is only averaging 3.8 points per game, but Jelks is a burst of energy off the bench and makes lots of hustle play...

Women's basketball road to the SoCon tournament

Justin Baxley
February 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Lady Bears begin the road to the SoCon tournament. They are 12-11 overall and 4-3 in Southern Conference play. The Lady Bears started out the season strong with a good record out of conference and with big victories victories over University of Alabama and St. Louis University. They carried that...

Men's basketball prepare for SoCon tournament

Men's basketball prepare for SoCon tournament

Justin Baxley
February 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In the last weeks of their season, the Mercer Men's Basketball Team is thoroughly preparing for the Southern Conference Championship. This past week, the team faced the top two teams in the conference, Chattanooga and Wofford. Ike Nwamu had a massive jam and a clutch three late that propelled the Bears...

Player of the Week: Darious Moten

Emma Peel
February 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Darious Moten, a fifth-year engineering student and forward on the celebrated Mercer Men’s Basketball Team, is a few short months away from rounding out his career as a Bear. A Carrollton, Ga., native, Moten has had a major impact on the basketball team, especially in the last three seasons. As a junior,...

Daniel Coursey continues his success in d-league

Daniel Coursey continues his success in d-league

January 29, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

As the Mercer Men’s Basketball continues its success in the Southern Conference, a former member of the team is also continuing his success on the court. Daniel Coursey, a vital member Mercer team from 2010 to 2014, has been with the Erie BayHawks since he was drafted last November. This opportunity with the developmental league ...

Player of the Week: Precious Bridges

January 29, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Senior Precious Bridges has been a vital part in the success of the Mercer Women’s Basketball Team in recent years. The West Palm Beach native has been a starter since 2011, her freshman year with the Bears. She chose Mercer based on academics and athletics and has not been let down. "It has been...

Athlete spotlight: Ike Nwamu

Caroline Carlton
November 5, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

As basketball season approaches, eyes are on the Mercer Men’s Basketball team after their historical NCAA Tournament victory upsetting Duke last season. After losing a large class of seniors, a few key contributors remain on the team, including junior Ike Nwamu. After shocking Mercer fans in the team...

Mercer Madness: basketball season preview

Emily Rochefort
October 22, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

To kick off the Mercer Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons, Mercer Madness was once again held in Hawkins Arena on Friday, October 17. Students were invited to attend the pre-party on the intramural courts to receive free T-shirts and pizza. After the pre-party, the Macon community was invited to...

Hoffman finally receives national recognition

Justin Baxley, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

After 34 years of hard work, dedication and a passion for the game of basketball, Bob Hoffman, head coach of the Mercer Bears men’s basketball team, is finally receiving national recognition. Coach Hoffman has won the Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year award in 2013 and 2014. He has also been awarded...

From "Nae Nae" to GA

Emily Rochefort
September 9, 2014
Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

After a memorable 2013-2014 season, one member of Mercer Men’s Basketball Team has decided to return. Kevin Canevari, known all over the United States for his “Nae Nae” dance after the team’s defeat of Duke, is currently back at Mercer to pursue an MBA and to be a graduate assistant for the men’s...

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