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‘Justice for Jibri:’ Two sentenced in 2016 killing of Mercer student-athlete

Mercer’s Jibri Bryan (34), right, goes for a basket with Wofford’s Lee Skinner (34) defending in 2015. Photo by Jenna Eason

Emily Rose Thorne, New Editor

March 27, 2019

Nearly three years after he took on the homicide case of 23-year-old Mercer student and basketball player Jibri Bryan, District Attorney David Cooke said he feels justice has finally been served. “Our number-one goal in this was to get justice for Jibri, his family and the community,” Cooke s...

Most impactful Mercer sports moments of 2015-16

Cluster Staff Reports

April 28, 2016

  Thoughts on these moments? How do you want to rank them? Let us know in the comments below.   The #BEARSTRONG movement                                      *Editor's note: Many times in the midst of tragedy, sports brings people together. Similar to David Ortiz addressing Fenway Park...

‘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.

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...

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

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

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

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...

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.

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...

Second arrest made in murder of Mercer basketball player

Jibri Bryan #34 was shot and killed outside of a local gas station.

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff

February 3, 2016

The second suspect in the killing of Mercer basketball player Jibri Bryan was arrested Friday evening, according to a report from the Telegraph. Damion Henderson, a 33-year-old originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, was captured by U.S. Marshal's Southeastern Regional Task Force as he attempted to...

Mercer basketball’s Jibri Bryan shot and killed Tuesday afternoon

Mercer’s Jibri Bryan (34), right, goes for a basket with Wofford’s Lee Skinner (34) defending.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Jibri Bryan never let injuries deter him. The sixth-year senior battled through a season-ending injury as a redshirt sophomore and a knee injury this year, which kept him out of 17 games this year. But he never stopped. When some doubted his return, he stormed the court in a shining knee brace –...

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

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

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

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, now in its second year, serves to bring together fans and players. Since the Bears’ upset over D...

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