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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...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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 ...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

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...

Women’s basketball looks to improve upon last year

Women’s basketball looks to improve upon last year

Bryson Jones
October 24
Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Lady Bears start high, end low over winter break

Lady Bears start high, end low over winter break

Bryson Jones
January 25
Filed under Basketball, Sports

While other students were resting at home anxiously awaiting their final grades to be posted, or rejoicing another semester of college completed, the Mercer women’s basketball team was not resting on their laurels as they had many important games to prepare for and play. Playing eight games while ever...

Women's basketball falls to Auburn on historic homecoming night

Women's basketball falls to Auburn on historic homecoming night

Garret McDowell
November 16
Filed under Sports

The Mercer women’s basketball team played in front of a nearly packed house, but they were unable to overcome the strong Auburn Tigers. The Bears were outrebounded almost two to one, and these second chance points were a major reason the Bears could not pull off the upset. This was the highest attend...

Mercer Madness recap

Cecilia Villagomez
October 30
Filed under Campus, News

As the crowds gathered into the Intramural Courts around 10 p.m. on an October Saturday night, the air filled with the excitement of Mercer Basketball. One of the most popular student events each academic year, Mercer Madness, was held on Saturday night, Oct. 22, from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the University...

A-Sun coverage: Lipscomb defeats Lady Bucs

Garret McDowell
March 2
Filed under Basketball, Sports

At the half, Lipscomb lead 35 to 33 off of scrappy and aggressivedefense. The Lady Bisons set the tempo for most of the half. ETSU wouldn't go away, and the number one overall seed in the women's bracket led 41 to 40 before a three from the Bisons had ETSU forced to play some tough defense to keep...

Women's basketball snaps losing streak

Women's basketball snaps losing streak

Garret McDowell
February 23
Filed under Sports

  After a long, hard-fought road, the Mercer Bears’ women’s basketball team recorded their first home victory on the season. The win over Kennesaw State in overtime was tough and will help the Bears as they transition into the offseason although Mercer has dropped their last four, making them 2-25 overa...

Women's basketball losing streak reaches 16

Women's basketball losing streak reaches 16

Garret McDowell
February 9
Filed under Sports

After what was the toughest home weekend for the Mercer women’s basketball team yet, the Bears went on the road and fell to 1-21 overall, 1-12 in the conference. Following the heartbreakers against North Florida and Jacksonville, the Bears had to travel to Kennesaw State, USC-Upstate and East Tennessee State before heading back home to play Campbell. Hav...

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