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Bears lose fourth straight for first time since 2010-11

Geovic Jadol: Jordan Strawberry leaps over intense Western Carolina defense to contribute two points to the Bears.
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...

Undermanned Bears fall to SoCon-leading Chattanooga in overtime

Andrew Fishler going for a dunk.
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...

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

Mercer basketball remembers Jibri Bryan by placing his jersey and shoes on the bench during his vigil Wednesday night. Photo by Hayes Rule.
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....

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

Mercer basketball remembers Jibri Bryan by placing his jersey and shoes on the bench during his vigil Wednesday night. Photo by Hayes Rule.
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...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game
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....

Mercer Athletes share their New Year’s Resolutions

William Teischmann, a men’s lacrosse team player, speaks about his New Year’s resolution.
January 27, 2016

Athletes of Mercer share their commitments for New Year—and give insight on what inspired the resolutions, what fueled them and what will sustain them. Chase DuBois (Men’s Lacrosse): DuBois...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

The Bears celebrate after their 67-44 victory over the Mocs.
January 27, 2016

On a rainy Thursday night last week, the student body at Mercer University came out in full force to support the women’s basketball team in their biggest game of the season — and kept it a secret...

Rivers’ career-high leads Bears to best start as a Division-1 program

Players prepare for the new season.
December 5, 2015

After Wednesday’s 82-47 win against Hiwassee, senior guard Jestin Lewis said the talk around the locker room has been to “make history” this year. Mission accomplished. Only nine games into...

Inside the Den:Basketball Special (Episode 9)

Men's Basketball team preparing for the 2015-2016 season.
Special Guests:Bob Hoffman and Susie Gardner
November 10, 2015

Hayes and Justin sit down with the head coach of both the men's and women's basketball teams. Coach Bob Hoffman discusses his dancing skills and how the team is shaping up. Coach Susie Gardner tells about...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces
October 29, 2015

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates...

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Players prepare for the new season.
October 28, 2015

The 2015-16 Mercer Men’s Basketball team will feature five new faces donning orange and black this season as three freshman and two transfers join the squad.   Andrew Fishler, Center A...

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

Men's Basketball team preparing for the 2015-2016 season.
October 15, 2015

Bears’ basketball is just around the corner.   Mercer Madness, beginning Oct. 16, will serve as a preview. The men’s and women’s teams will take the floor in exhibition match ups. The event,...

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