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Mercer students start club basketball team amid COVID-19 

Mercer University Club Basketball President Kevin Kinnard kneels on the sideline during the final 3 on 3 drill of the day's practice Nov. 6.
November 9, 2020
Mercer University junior Kevin Kinnard was always passionate about basketball growing up, and he wanted to carry that passion with him to Mercer. COVID-19 hasn’t kept him from expressing that passion in the form of Mercer’s Club Basketball team.

NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals

NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals
October 6, 2020
With the semifinals underway, the bubble has stood the test of months of play without a single COVID-19 case. The bubble has even expanded to allow players to bring in certain family members that will fill the capacity that losing teams opened as they left. 

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom
August 25, 2020

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The...

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs
February 25, 2020
Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference
February 13, 2020
As of Feb. 9th, the Mercer Bears have a record of 12-13 for the 2019-2020 season. Their next home game will be on Feb. 15 against UNCG and on Feb. 19 against Samford.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.
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 women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

The Mercer Women’s Basketball Team poses at the basketball picnic.
October 26, 2019
This event is the first of its kind in which the main goal isn’t fundraising.

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Seniors Amanda Thompson (#2) and KeKe Calloway (#0) have led the Mercer women's basketball team to a second straight NCAA tournament berth.
March 27, 2019

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood...

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

A current assistant coach at Purdue, Greg Gary comes to Mercer with over 25 years of coaching experience. Photo provided via press release from Mercer Athletics.
March 27, 2019

After the unexpected firing of former men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman, the Mercer Athletics department commenced their search for a new head coach to lead the program. Just 16 days later,...

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

The Bears nearly made history in their hard fought loss to the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
March 25, 2019

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as one of the four No. 15 seeds, squaring off with the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Greensboro region. Iowa, led by NCAAw Player...

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

The Bears are going dancing again! After winning the SoCon Tournament, the Bears are headed to the Division 1 NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
March 19, 2019

The wait is over. After a little over a week of anticipation, the Mercer women’s basketball team found out who their first round matchup will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Bears were given...

BREAKING: Men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman let go after underwhelming season

Bob Hoffman is out as Mercer men's basketball head coach after 11 seasons, according to a Monday press release.
March 11, 2019

Mercer Bears men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman has been relieved of his duties, according to a Monday morning press release from Mercer Athletics. The decision comes after a season that saw...

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