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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 2, 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...

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 29, 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...

Mental recovery of athletes

Mental recovery of athletes

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts...

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.

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, News, Showcase

When Jibri Bryan backed his white Monte Carlo into the Flash Foods parking lot on the corner of College and Forsyth streets, he was there to buy drugs, said a Bibb County investigator. Joe Kovac Jr. and Amy Leigh Womack of the (Macon) Telegraph reported that during a court hearing Wednesday the i...

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