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Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

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 sophomore co-captains the dance team

The Mercer Dance Team performs at a football game.

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

It’s only Mia Spinola’s second year at Mercer, but she is already a co-captain of the Bears’ dance team.

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 

Mercer announces new beer garden

Graphic courtesy of Yash Patel

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017

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

Mercer's Marquise Irvin (8), middle, runs the ball in their game against Georgia Tech.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016

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, 2016

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

The sand volleyball team runs a drill on setting teammates up for a spike at practice.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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

The Bears had an impressive season, going 24-9 overall and 12-2 in the SoCon play.

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 21, 2016

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

The 6’1 point guard from Sweden came to Mercer in August of last year.

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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

Demetre Rivers squares up against his Western Carolina defender. He's one of eight returning players this season.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

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, 2016

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...

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