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Most impactful Mercer sports moments of 2015-16

April 28, 2016

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Senior profile: Mercer basketball’s Phillip Leonard

 Phillip Leonard looks for an open man as he runs the ball down the court.
March 17, 2016

In a matter of a year, Phillip Leonard went from playing junior college basketball to beating Duke in the NCAA Tournament. He played alongside future Miami Heat summer league team member Langston Hall....

Strawberry’s 22 points not enough to end Bears’ losing streak

 Jordan Strawberry poses with Toby the Bear.
February 20, 2016

Three was the number of points Mercer needed and the number of opportunities it had to tie the game in the final seconds. But when the clock struck zero, the Bears (18-11, 8-8) had come up short, 77-74. The...

Witness First, Kicks Second

Witness First, Kicks Second
Hayden Blessing’s “Witness Kicks” organization to collect shoes at Feb. 18 basketball game.
February 16, 2016
Hayden Blessing is a shoe fanatic. But one day three years ago, that all changed.

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game
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....

Rivers’ career-high leads Bears to best start as a Division-1 program

Players prepare for the new season.
December 5, 2015

After Wednesday’s 82-47 win against Hiwassee, senior guard Jestin Lewis said the talk around the locker room has been to “make history” this year. Mission accomplished. Only nine games into...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers...

Men's basketball falls in semifinal of SoCon Tournament

March 19, 2015

March is tournament time. Last week, 10 teams and their fan bases invaded the town of Asheville, N.C., for the Southern Conference Tournament. Each team had one goal in mind: to reach the NCAA tournament....

VP of Mercer Maniacs earns fan of the week award

March 19, 2015

Andrew Eck, a member of Mercer Maniacs and an avid Mercer Bears fan, started his time as a Mercer Bear earlier than most. His older brother began attending Mercer in 2009, and this began Eck’s true...

Men's basketball advance to the quarterfinals on last second shot

March 19, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, the Mercer Men's Basketball Team has won a post season game. Mercer is only one of seven teams to ever win at least one game in the NCAA, CBI, CIT and NIT Tournaments. In...

Alumni Spotlight: Langston Hall still has dreams for NBA

February 27, 2015

Former standout from Mercer Men’s Basketball,  Langston Hall, has taken his talents to Italy and has been competing with the Giorgio Tesi Pistoia. “I have improved my decision-making skills as...

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

February 27, 2015

Freshman Stephon Jelks is just a few months into his basketball career at Mercer University, and he is already making an impact. The stats do not tell the whole story of Jelks as a player. He is only...

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