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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Jack Gibbs took a few tricks out of Stephen Curry’s book. The junior guard from Davidson knocked down eight 3-pointers Tuesday en route to a season-high 33 points in the Wildcats’ 78-57 win over Mercer. Davidson as a team connected on 14 3-pointers, five more than the team’s average...

Mercer athletes give thanks during holiday season

Mercer athletes give thanks during holiday season

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Whether it be practices, games or tournaments, there are several reasons why some Mercer athletes may be unable to travel home this November.

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