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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...

Second arrest made in murder of Mercer basketball player

Second arrest made in murder of Mercer basketball player

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 basketball’s Jibri Bryan shot and killed Tuesday afternoon

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 –...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

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...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

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 for over a week. Tony Perella, a Mercer football player and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory ...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

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 almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

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 big man epitomizing the phrase at 7-foot-1, Andrew Fishler transferred from Gulf Coast State College in Pan...

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

Prepare for the Mercer Madness

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...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament...

Coaching spotlight: Gary Guyer

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014

Gary Guyer, coach of the Mercer University Women’s Golf Team, is the winningest coach in the program’s history.  The program has been extremely successful since he came to the team in 2008. As of his arrival, the team has climbed national rankings and was ranked in 55th among 256 division one programs...

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