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Most impactful Mercer sports moments of 2015-16

Cluster Staff Reports
April 28
Filed under Sports

  Thoughts on these moments? How do you want to rank them? Let us know in the comments below.   The #BEARSTRONG movement                                      *Editor's note: Many times in the midst of tragedy, sports brings people together. Similar to David Ortiz addressing Fenway Park...

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
March 2
Filed under City, Crime, News, Showcase

When Jibri Bryan backed his white Monte Carlo into the Flash Foods parking lot on the corner of College and Forsyth streets, he was there to buy drugs, said a Bibb County investigator. Joe Kovac Jr. and Amy Leigh Womack of the (Macon) Telegraph reported that during a court hearing Wednesday the i...

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
February 25
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Whenever Jibri Bryan jumped above the rim in Hawkins Arena, the stadium lights would almost form a halo around his 6-foot-4 frame. The sixth-year senior will never step foot on the court again. He was tragically shot and killed on Feb. 2 at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth an...

Just do it: Retire Jibri Bryan’s No. 34

Just do it: Retire Jibri Bryan’s No. 34

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

Four. Seven. Thirteen. Twenty-four. Forty-two. No, those aren’t the numbers of the white balls in the billion-dollar Powerball drawing in January — they’re the five numbers retired by Mercer basketball. It’s time to make it six. Jibri Bryan cannot grace us with his presence on and off the...

Second arrest made in murder of Mercer basketball player

Second arrest made in murder of Mercer basketball player

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff
February 3
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The second suspect in the killing of Mercer basketball player Jibri Bryan was arrested Friday evening, according to a report from the Telegraph. Damion Henderson, a 33-year-old originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, was captured by U.S. Marshal's Southeastern Regional Task Force as he attempted to...

Mercer basketball’s Jibri Bryan shot and killed Tuesday afternoon

Mercer basketball’s Jibri Bryan shot and killed Tuesday afternoon

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Jibri Bryan never let injuries deter him. The sixth-year senior battled through a season-ending injury as a redshirt sophomore and a knee injury this year, which kept him out of 17 games this year. But he never stopped. When some doubted his return, he stormed the court in a shining knee brace –...

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 15
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...

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