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Men's basketball continues to bring in awards

Men's basketball continues to bring in awards

Emily Rochefort
August 12, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After countless wins throughout the 2013-2014 season, there is one that will forever remain in the hearts of all Mercerians, the men’s basketball team defeat of Duke. Since that win, the basketball team, and Mercer as a whole, has received various amounts of national attention and awards. One of those...

Women’s basketball looks to improve upon last year

Women’s basketball looks to improve upon last year

Bryson Jones
October 24, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In the 2012-13 season, the Mercer women’s basketball team is looking to prove their doubters wrong. Head coach Susie Gardner enters her third season at the helm for the Bears, and she assures it’s going to be a great year for the team. “We’ve been practicing for a long time. Women’s bask...

Mercer captures historic CIT win

Mercer captures historic CIT win

Matt Williams
April 11, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team defeated the Utah State Aggies on the road to claim the CollegeInsider.com Tournament Championship, winning 70-67. The win is the first post-season championship for both Mercer University and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Despite the Aggies’ obvious home court advant...

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Garret McDowell
April 11, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

There is the common expression that to whom much is given, much is expected. Head coach Bob Hoffman of the Mercer University men’s basketball team is in such a place at the moment. Coach Hoffman is the first coach to bring a postseason crown to Mercer and to the Atlantic Sun. Without a doubt, thi...

Basketball continues record-breaking campaign, reaches CIT finals

Basketball continues record-breaking campaign, reaches CIT finals

Garret McDowell
March 28, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Bears are one of the hottest teams in the country at the moment, finding themselves still playing basketball this late in March. Now with a record of 26-11, the Mercer Bears have set school records in games played (38) and games won, with a chance to extend the games won title with the ch...

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell
March 28, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports, Viva la Sport!

Any student support that Mercer had was completely destroyed with the stunning upset that Florida Gulf Coast pulled off in the Atlantic Sun semifinals. It’s one thing to have a small band of students, no Hooligans, that are at every game and cheering on their guys in orange and black. That small sp...

Ry'van, Briana lead Bears to strong finish

Ry'van, Briana lead Bears to strong finish

Garret McDowell
March 14, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After another rough season that saw the Mercer Bears miss out on the 2012 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Championship, the Bears strung together back-to-back solid outings to win their last two games of the year. As a result, the Bears finished at 6-23 overall and 4-14 in th...

Bears fall short in hunt for bid, Belmont wins A-Sun

Matt Williams
March 14, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team, which finished the regular season 21-10, the first 20-win season in nine years, and was given the number two seed in the 2012 edition of the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.  The Bears’ first game was on Wednesday, Feb. 29 against the number...

Men's basketball splits final two games of season, finishes 2nd

Matt Williams
March 14, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In the final two games before the end of the season, the Mercer bears split their games against conference foes Lipscomb and Belmont. The first match-up for the Bears was against the Lipscomb University Bison. Sophomore Bud Thomas led the Bears to victory with an impressive 15-point performance. Mercer...

FGCU tramples competition, wins A-Sun title, NCAA tournament bid in 1st year of eligibility

Garret McDowell
March 14, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After the probationary period from transferring into the NCAA Division I, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles finally got their due. The FGCU Eagles are the 2011-2012 Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Champions after winning each contest of the Atlantic Sun tournament this year. At 29-2, the FGCU Eagles lost...

Gardner's bunch competing until season's end

Gardner's bunch competing until season's end

Garret McDowell
February 22, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

After ending the 13-game losing streak, the Mercer Bears’ Women’s Basketball team looked to three games on the road that would either let them win their way back into postseason contention or fade back away into the cellar of the Atlantic Sun conference standings. Unfortunately, the Bears were unable to co...

1st place Bears continue to roll as streak reaches 8

1st place Bears continue to roll as streak reaches 8

Garret McDowell
February 8, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

  The Bears just cannot lose lately, holding a seven-game winning streak as of Feb. 5. This is the longest winning streak since 2002-2003, when the Bears won an impressive 12 in-a-row. Mercer has faced competition both at the top and bottom of the table, and they win all of them in stride like...

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