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Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff

February 4, 2016

Seven Mercer basketball players and head coach Bob Hoffman spoke to media Wednesday night after the vigil held for Jibri Bryan in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time players spoke to the media since Bryan was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth and...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love. That's been my favorite sport since I was a baby," Lewis said. "My mom and my dad got me into it. M...

Mercer Athletes share their New Year’s Resolutions

Mercer Athletes share their New Year’s Resolutions

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Athletes of Mercer share their commitments for New Year—and give insight on what inspired the resolutions, what fueled them and what will sustain them. Chase DuBois (Men’s Lacrosse): DuBois originally said his resolution was to conquer the inner female dog within—or, as he so kindly reworded it, kill ...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

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

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

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 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...

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