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Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

On a rainy Thursday night last week, the student body at Mercer University came out in full force to support the women’s basketball team in their biggest game of the season — and kept it a secret for over a week. Tony Perella, a Mercer football player and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory ...

Inside the Den:Basketball Special (Episode 9)

Inside the Den:Basketball Special (Episode 9)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

November 10, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hayes and Justin sit down with the head coach of both the men's and women's basketball teams. Coach Bob Hoffman discusses his dancing skills and how the team is shaping up. Coach Susie Gardner tells about her young but talented squad and how they are prepping for the season opener.  All of this and...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 2015-16 Mercer Men’s Basketball team will feature five new faces donning orange and black this season as three freshman and two transfers join the squad.   Andrew Fishler, Center A big man epitomizing the phrase at 7-foot-1, Andrew Fishler transferred from Gulf Coast State College in Pan...

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Bears’ basketball is just around the corner.   Mercer Madness, beginning Oct. 16, will serve as a preview. The men’s and women’s teams will take the floor in exhibition match ups. The event, now in its second year, serves to bring together fans and players. Since the Bears’ upset over D...

Bridges & Williams Enter the International Spotlight

Bridges & Williams Enter the International Spotlight

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

Former Mercer women’s basketball players Precious Bridges and Briana Williams are finally living out their childhood dreams. The two graduates recently signed to play professional basketball internationally — Bridges with C.B. Arxil Pontevedra in Spain, and Williams with the Pepi Sport Agency, whi...

Player of the Week: Darious Moten

Emma Peel

February 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Darious Moten, a fifth-year engineering student and forward on the celebrated Mercer Men’s Basketball Team, is a few short months away from rounding out his career as a Bear. A Carrollton, Ga., native, Moten has had a major impact on the basketball team, especially in the last three seasons. As a junior,...

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...

Hoffman's bunch tested on road, protect home court

Hoffman's bunch tested on road, protect home court

Garret McDowell

January 25, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Bears men’s basketball team went 4-4 over the 2011-2012 Winter Break, including snatching two wins on the road against top-tier competition in Navy and Georgia Tech, which was the first win against the Yellow Jackets in over three decades. Besides the big wins, the Bears experienced som...

Letter to the Editor

December 7, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, To the community of Macon and Mercer University, I would be amiss if I did not take the time to write to commend your women’s basketball team. I was doing volunteer service at the men’s homeless shelter in High Point, NC. Lo and behold your women showed up to serve these men and the...

Women's basketball falls to Auburn on historic homecoming night

Women's basketball falls to Auburn on historic homecoming night

Garret McDowell

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Mercer women’s basketball team played in front of a nearly packed house, but they were unable to overcome the strong Auburn Tigers. The Bears were outrebounded almost two to one, and these second chance points were a major reason the Bears could not pull off the upset. This was the highest attend...

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