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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

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

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

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...

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

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 Sweden has been distinguishing herself since the day she set foot on campus. “I came here in A...

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

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

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 so since the end of the 2007-08 season. But I saw signs of progress and hope Saturday. (1) Don’t...

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

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

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

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 loss was Mercer’s fifth in a row — the worst such streak during head coach Bob Hoffman’s...

Tic-Tac-Tot

Tic-Tac-Tot

Bekah Fulton, Contributing Writer

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 childhood trauma but go ahead and add it to the long list of things I cannot explain about...

Bears lose fourth straight for first time since 2010-11

Bears lose fourth straight for first time since 2010-11

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

Mercer could not have asked for a better start, but they needed a stronger finish. In their first home game following a short road trip, The Bears (18-10, 8-7) jumped out to an early lead, but their quick start fizzled. The Catamounts outscored the Bears 39-31 in the second half to defeat Mercer 72-65. The...

Undermanned Bears fall to SoCon-leading Chattanooga in overtime

Undermanned Bears fall to SoCon-leading Chattanooga in overtime

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Down starters Jestin Lewis and Desmond Ringer for the second straight game, the Mercer Bears took SoCon-leading Chattanooga to overtime Monday. The Bears ran out of gas in the extra period as the Mocs handed Mercer its first loss at home this year, 72-66. Chattanooga (22-3, 11-1) extended its winnin...

Just do it: Retire Jibri Bryan’s No. 34

Just do it: Retire Jibri Bryan’s No. 34

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

Four. Seven. Thirteen. Twenty-four. Forty-two. No, those aren’t the numbers of the white balls in the billion-dollar Powerball drawing in January — they’re the five numbers retired by Mercer basketball. It’s time to make it six. Jibri Bryan cannot grace us with his presence on and off the...

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff

February 4, 2016

Seven Mercer basketball players and head coach Bob Hoffman spoke to media Wednesday night after the vigil held for Jibri Bryan in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time players spoke to the media since Bryan was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth and...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love. That's been my favorite sport since I was a baby," Lewis said. "My mom and my dad got me into it. M...

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