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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...

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 17
Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears have started the season 0-2 after a heartbreaking one point loss to conference rival The Citadel and a 35-10 loss to FBS opponent Georgia Tech. The Bears will look to notch a W in the win column as they take on the Golden Eagles from Tennessee Tech. Here are three things to watch...

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
April 21
Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/youngspeak-sports/inside-the-den-mens-basketballs-jaylen-stowe Men's basketball is in its offseason, but it's still making noise. The Bears have added five new players to the roster, including two transfers. Hayes and Justin talk to freshman Jaylen Stowe about the offseason...

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Six years ago, beach volleyball was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport. But in 2012, 16 schools started a program. Mercer was one of those first 16 teams. And after four competitive seasons, beach volleyball became the 90th NCAA championship sport in June of 2015. The sport now features 50 programs an...

Inside the Den: The Return

Inside the Den: The Return

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
March 21
Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

After a few months off, Justin and Hayes are back at it again with a brand new podcast. The pair breakdown the Mercer men and women's basketball seasons from start to finish.

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer
February 26
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

With just a glance, you may think Linnea Rosendal is like any other college freshman at Mercer University: beautiful, happy and proudly proclaiming an undecided major. But the 6’1 point guard from Sweden has been distinguishing herself since the day she set foot on campus. “I came here in A...

Rivers floods the scorebooks in second year at Mercer

Rivers floods the scorebooks in second year at Mercer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Basketball, Sports

As bright lights illuminated the hardcourt days after the death of Jibri Bryan, a mourning Hawkins Arena erupted in elation as a 6-foot-8 gliding sophomore jumped from just inside the free-throw line to throw down a bear-sized slam. It was the highlight of an emotional victory. It was a SportsCen...

Bears down The Citadel amid tragedy and turmoil

Bears down The Citadel amid tragedy and turmoil

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Amid the mourning of sixth-year senior Jibri Bryan's death and the suspensions of starters Jestin Lewis and Desmond Ringer, the Mercer men's basketball team threw down a season-high eight thunderous dunks en route to an 88-72 win over The Citadel. Mercer (18-6, 8-3) showed no signs of ill effects...

Field Day Photos 2015

Field Day Photos 2015

October 22
Filed under Galleries, News

Homecoming 2015 is in full swing. Check out these photo's from Field Day activities.

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Inside the Den (Episode 4)

Inside the Den (Episode 4)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
October 7
Filed under Podcast, Showcase, Sports

Inside the Den is back this week reviewing all things Mercer and SoCon sports. Hayes and Justin get you ready for the week ahead with some previews of this weeks biggest match ups in the football. This episode features two very special guests: President of the Mercer Maniacs, Thomas Norton and Freshman C...

The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals

March 5
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night's game. Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and...

Baseball team anticipate 2015 season

February 11
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Coming off of a strong 2014 season, the Mercer Men’s Baseball Team is prepared to begin its much anticipated 2015 season. Last year, the Bears finished 38-17, and the team was eliminated by the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers on the second day of the Atlantic Sun Championship. The Bears’...

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