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Men’s Basketball falls short in Paradise Jam finale

Men’s Basketball falls short in Paradise Jam finale

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

“No one will want to play the Mercer Bears in March if it earns a bid. Bob Hoffman’s crew can ball,” said Andy Katz, basketball insider for NCAA.com. To say the least, the Bears (4-2, 0-0) were impressive in the Paradise Jam, and people, outside of the small town of Macon, noticed. In t...

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer football has been the team receiving recognition for playing high-level opponents recently, but now it’s men’s basketball’s turn to jump into the action. The Bears (5-2, 0-0) will continue non-conference play this week as they swing into Tennessee to face the Tennessee Volunteers and...

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer Women’s Basketball (3-1) wrapped up its second week of action and the Bears found out a few things about themselves on their chase for a third conference championship. After toughing out two wins on the road to begin the season at UCF and Florida Atlantic, the Bears came back to Macon l...

The Ruling: Basketball is back!

The Ruling: Basketball is back!

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

IT’S BASKETBALL SZN! I’m going to continue writing my column on a weekly basis during basketball season — that means my columns will cover several games instead of just one like I have been doing with football. But the format will still be the same. You’ll still see terrible, punny headlines. ...

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in season play, 0-0 in conference, pulling away from the Tigers of Jackson State for an 86-58 victory. From the opening tip, both the Bears(1-1, 0-0) and Tigers(1-0, 0-0) came out aggressive. For the Bears, it was drawing fouls on the inside and ...

Mercer Men’s Basketball cruises in home opener

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball earned its first victory of the year Sunday, running past the Toccoa Falls Eagles 110-43. It was the Bears’ (1-1, 0-0) defense that set the tone early when the offense struggled out of the gate. Through the first 10 minutes, the Bears forced eight turnovers but were only a...

Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

Chase Peplin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As shoes are laced, balls are dribbled and shots are put up, the one-note symphony of club basketball practices is underway, and they are off to a good start. Among those returning is Darryl Wanton, a senior and veteran of the team who led scoring for the team last year.   “What makes our g...

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Tennis

Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team overcame their first obstacle to a SoCon championship Saturday with a victory over Wofford College. They beat the Terriers at home 2-1. The final score does not reflect how dominant Mercer remained during the match, outshooting their opponent 8-1 in just the first...

Strawberry looks to win in his last year on the Mercer men’s basketball team

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

From the time he was 6 years old, Jordan Strawberry played basketball. Now, he’s a senior at Mercer and looking to graduate with a degree in criminal justice. “Everybody in my family—like my cousins, my uncles, my brother—they all played basketball, so I kind of just fell in love with the sport and just continued playing,” Strawberry said.

Coasting in Costa Rica

Coasting in Costa Rica

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

While most sports teams resided in Macon over the summer for training, Mercer’s Women’s Basketball took a more tropical approach and ended the summer with a six-day trip to Costa Rica.

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The core remains intact for Mercer next season.

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Hayes Rule breaks down the Men's basketball season and provides a look at what's down the road.

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