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Mercer students start club basketball team amid COVID-19 

Mercer University Club Basketball President Kevin Kinnard kneels on the sideline during the final 3 on 3 drill of the day's practice Nov. 6.
November 9, 2020
Mercer University junior Kevin Kinnard was always passionate about basketball growing up, and he wanted to carry that passion with him to Mercer. COVID-19 hasn’t kept him from expressing that passion in the form of Mercer’s Club Basketball team.

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom
August 25, 2020

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The...

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs
February 25, 2020
Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference
February 13, 2020
As of Feb. 9th, the Mercer Bears have a record of 12-13 for the 2019-2020 season. Their next home game will be on Feb. 15 against UNCG and on Feb. 19 against Samford.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.
January 29, 2020
The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena.

Mercer women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

The Mercer Women’s Basketball Team poses at the basketball picnic.
October 26, 2019
This event is the first of its kind in which the main goal isn’t fundraising.

Bears dominated by ETSU in road loss

Marcus Cohen (No. 3) struggles to find an open teammate after leaving his feet at the basket.
February 19, 2019

It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a season for Mercer men’s basketball and it continued on Saturday afternoon. The Bears have competed start to finish with all of their SoCon competition this season,...

Men’s basketball gets back on track with win over WCU

Bears guard Ethan Stair attempts a 3-pointer in a game against The Citadel on Feb 9.
February 16, 2019

The Mercer men’s basketball team was in unfamiliar territory for Valentine’s Day this year as the Bears found themselves in Cullowhee, North Carolina for a date with the Western Carolina Catamounts. After...

Basketball brotherhood: Mercer basketball’s Stair brothers

Basketball is a family affair for brothers Evan (left) and Ethan (right) Stair.
February 12, 2019

Fans of Mercer basketball will recognize Ethan Stair as one of the team’s key contributors this season. After battling a variety of injuries the past two years, Stair has started every game for the Bears...

Calloway’s 22 points propels Bears over Samford on the road

Bears guard KeKe Calloway (No. 0) attempts a layup at the basket over the ETSU defense.
February 10, 2019

Mercer women’s basketball closed out a three-game road trip in Homewood, Alabama on Saturday afternoon with a matchup against the Bulldogs of Furman. The Bears defeated the Bulldogs (7-15, 2-5 SoCon)...

Bears come up short at home in loss to The Citadel

Senior forward Jaylen Stowe (No. 2) drives the ball against The Citadel defender Hayden Brown (No. 33).
February 10, 2019

From time to time in the game of basketball, there are some games that it feels like you must win. Saturday’s matchup with The Citadel (11-12, 3-9 SoCon) was one of those games for Mercer men’s basketball. They...

Men’s basketball falls in road contest at UNCG

Mercer senior guard Jaylen Stowe attempts a layup in a versus the Brewton-Parker Barons.
January 29, 2019

A two-game winning streak came to an end this past Saturday, as Mercer fell on the road to the UNC-Greensboro Spartans, 88-81. The game started off with a series of runs. Mercer fell behind early, came...

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