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Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Head coach Bob Hoffman said Davidson's Jack Gibbs is
November 29, 2016

  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...

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern
November 20, 2016

  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...

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

Demetre Rivers squares up against his Western Carolina defender. He's one of eight returning players this season.
November 11, 2016

  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...

Mental recovery of athletes

Support from loved ones and distractions from reality make life a bit easier on an athlete's road to recovery.
April 28, 2016

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...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Football player Mitch Payne plays in a SAE Philanthropy Volleyball Tournament alongside teammates.
April 28, 2016

“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...

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

Inside the Den: Men's basketball's Jaylen Stowe
April 21, 2016

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...

Inside the Den: The Return

The Bears had an impressive season, going 24-9 overall and 12-2 in the SoCon play.
March 21, 2016

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

Jibri Bryan goes up against a defender in the Bears' game against the Chattanooga Mocs, February 2015.
March 2, 2016

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....

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

The 6’1 point guard from Sweden came to Mercer in August of last year.
February 26, 2016

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...

The Ruling: Take a positive from a negative in Mercer basketball’s 77-74 loss to ETSU

The Ruling: Take a positive from a negative in Mercer basketball's 77-74 loss to ETSU
February 21, 2016

Mercer basketball dropped its fifth straight game Saturday in a 77-74 loss to East Tennessee State. It’s the first time a Bob Hoffman-led team has lost five games in a row, and the program hasn’t done...

Strawberry’s 22 points not enough to end Bears’ losing streak

 Jordan Strawberry poses with Toby the Bear.
February 20, 2016

Three was the number of points Mercer needed and the number of opportunities it had to tie the game in the final seconds. But when the clock struck zero, the Bears (18-11, 8-8) had come up short, 77-74. The...

Tic-Tac-Tot

Tot's new costume brings up a set of new questions concerning gender dynamics.
February 18, 2016

I may be the only student at Mercer who does not have a picture with Toby the Bear, and this is no accident. Confession: mascots kind of freak me out. This mild fear may potentially be rooted in a repressed...

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