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Dynamic Duo heads up Mercer women’s backcourt

Dynamic Duo heads up Mercer women’s backcourt

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

“We spend about 22 out of 24 hours together,” Lawrence said. “I just really appreciate her on and off the court.”

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Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Jack Gibbs took a few tricks out of Stephen Curry’s book. The junior guard from Davidson knocked down eight 3-pointers Tuesday en route to a season-high 33 points in the Wildcats’ 78-57 win over Mercer. Davidson as a team connected on 14 3-pointers, five more than the team’s average...

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to defeat the Eagles (1-2, 0-0) 80-67 in the first game of the Savannah Invitational. The game-defi...

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Mercer basketball has the same amount of new players as returning athletes from last season. After finishing 19-15 last year, the Bears welcome eight fresh faces to the hardcourt this season in the form of three freshmen, four transfers and one walk-on. The new-look team will not have long to beco...

Mercer reintroduces club basketball team

Mercer reintroduces club basketball team

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the first time in two years, Mercer University has a new club basketball team that will be playing in regular season games and tournaments with other college club basketball teams in the country. The new team — started by Mercer student Andre Daniels — has already played several scrimmages...

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

April 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/youngspeak-sports/inside-the-den-mens-basketballs-jaylen-stowe Men's basketball is in its offseason, but it's still making noise. The Bears have added five new players to the roster, including two transfers. Hayes and Justin talk to freshman Jaylen Stowe about the offseason...

Inside the Den: The Return

Inside the Den: The Return

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 21, 2016


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.

Senior profile: Mercer basketball’s Phillip Leonard

Senior profile: Mercer basketball’s Phillip Leonard

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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. He was a part of a team who won an ESPY for “Best Upset.” And he witnessed people asking his teammate ...

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


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...

Rivers floods the scorebooks in second year at Mercer

Rivers floods the scorebooks in second year at Mercer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As bright lights illuminated the hardcourt days after the death of Jibri Bryan, a mourning Hawkins Arena erupted in elation as a 6-foot-8 gliding sophomore jumped from just inside the free-throw line to throw down a bear-sized slam. It was the highlight of an emotional victory. It was a SportsCen...

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


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...

Witness First, Kicks Second

Witness First, Kicks Second

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Campus, Showcase, Sports

Hayden Blessing is a shoe fanatic. But one day three years ago, that all changed.

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