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Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Basketball, Sports

February is here and accompanying the month is some unseasonably warm weather, the anticipation of Spring Break and, of course, Valentine’s Day. This Cupid’s holiday, the Mercer University family can welcome its very own version of Love and Basketball. It’s no secret that Mercer Basketball cent...

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

“I do what I feel is best for this program,” Gardner said.

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Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
February 3
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  As Daniel Fowler glided down the court with the clock ticking under 10 seconds, he lifted from just outside the key and silenced Hawkins Arena as the ball swished through the net and slashed Mercer’s hopes. The Bears (11-13, 5-6) dropped another close loss Thursday to Furman (15-8, 8-2)...

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
January 28
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

It took more than 30 minutes for someone other than Ria’n Holland to make a 3-pointer, but when it did, it came like a flood. Mercer (10-12, 4-5) pulled past The Citadel (9-15, 2-8) 82-66 Saturday behind Jordan Strawberry’s 13-point second-half performance. Strawberry made the Bears’ first 3-pointer...

Mercer organizations team up with the Mayhem for group outings

Mercer organizations team up with the Mayhem for group outings

Al Kessler, Contributing Writer
January 27
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“All in all, you won’t find a better experience in Macon.”

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Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley
January 24
Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports, Video

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
January 14
Filed under Basketball, Breaking, Showcase, Sports

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears...

Mercer boasts size and depth in frontcourt

Mercer boasts size and depth in frontcourt

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
December 16
Filed under Sports

When J.J. Nganga transferred to Mercer this season, he instantly became the second-tallest player on the team. At 6-foot-10, the former New Mexico Lobo joined a frontcourt manned by 7-foot-1 Andrew Fishler, 6-foot-6 Stephon Jelks and 6-foot-7 Cory Kilby.

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What are Mercer student athletes doing over Christmas Break?

What are Mercer student athletes doing over Christmas Break?

Emily Harvey, Contributing Writer
December 16
Filed under Sports

Walker said he is most looking forward to “eating [his] mom’s cooking.”

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Dynamic Duo heads up Mercer women’s backcourt

Dynamic Duo heads up Mercer women’s backcourt

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

“We spend about 22 out of 24 hours together,” Lawrence said. “I just really appreciate her on and off the court.”

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Students to start first women’s club cricket team in United States

Students to start first women’s club cricket team in United States

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 30
Filed under Sports

Given the nature of cricket, Alam said they’re ideally trying to attract girls who have played in similar sports, like tennis, softball and golf. But Raina said they’re looking for anyone who is willing or interested ― anyone who wants to try something new.

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Dunking fail launches Mercer dancer to internet stardom

Dunking fail launches Mercer dancer to internet stardom

Ireal James and Carson McGorry
November 30
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

When a friend posted Jenny's 3-second video on social media, it wasn’t long before it was found by Snoop Dogg, who posted it on his Instagram page. From there, it went viral.

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