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Strawberry looks to win in his last year on the Mercer men’s basketball team

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

From the time he was 6 years old, Jordan Strawberry played basketball. Now, he’s a senior at Mercer and looking to graduate with a degree in criminal justice. “Everybody in my family—like my cousins, my uncles, my brother—they all played basketball, so I kind of just fell in love with the sport and just continued playing,” Strawberry said.

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Coasting in Costa Rica

Coasting in Costa Rica

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

While most sports teams resided in Macon over the summer for training, Mercer’s Women’s Basketball took a more tropical approach and ended the summer with a six-day trip to Costa Rica.

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SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The core remains intact for Mercer next season.

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Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Hayes Rule breaks down the Men's basketball season and provides a look at what's down the road.

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Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Led by Keke Calloway’s 20 points, the Lady Bears beat Wofford in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championships, 67-42. Both teams had a slow start, but Mercer consistently held the lead throughout the game, outscoring their opponent in each quarter. The Bears were es...

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Spotlight

“I just feel like I'm the glue guy,” he said in a recording of the Cluster’s Podcast, Inside the Den. “I just want to win.”

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Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

February is here and accompanying the month is some unseasonably warm weather, the anticipation of Spring Break and, of course, Valentine’s Day. This Cupid’s holiday, the Mercer University family can welcome its very own version of Love and Basketball. It’s no secret that Mercer Basketball cent...

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

“I do what I feel is best for this program,” Gardner said.

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Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  As Daniel Fowler glided down the court with the clock ticking under 10 seconds, he lifted from just outside the key and silenced Hawkins Arena as the ball swished through the net and slashed Mercer’s hopes. The Bears (11-13, 5-6) dropped another close loss Thursday to Furman (15-8, 8-2)...

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

It took more than 30 minutes for someone other than Ria’n Holland to make a 3-pointer, but when it did, it came like a flood. Mercer (10-12, 4-5) pulled past The Citadel (9-15, 2-8) 82-66 Saturday behind Jordan Strawberry’s 13-point second-half performance. Strawberry made the Bears’ first 3-pointer...

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley

January 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports, Video

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017


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...

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