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Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Bears forward Amanda Thompson (No. 2) rises over the Samford defense for the jump shot.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019

Mercer women’s basketball opened up Southern Conference play on Saturday afternoon, welcoming rival Samford to Hawkins Arena. The Bears opened the game extremely slow, shooting just 21 percent from the floor in the opening period, likely not the start head coach Susie Gardner was looking for from a t...

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...

5 Things: CS for All, women’s basketball SoCon lead & the Iowa caucus

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

Molly Curley, Assistant Digital Editor

February 1, 2016

CS For All President Obama announced the Computer Science for All initiative in his most recent weekly address. He discussed the importance of computational thinking skills for young students, claiming that “computer science isn’t an optional skill — it’s a basic skill.” This initiative a...

Student body rallies around women’s basketball team on big game day

Mercer fans surprise women's basketball team for their game against Chattanooga in Hawkins Arena this Thursday

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Mercer Women's basketball team gets a huge surprise fan turnout

Bridges & Williams Enter the International Spotlight

Mercer Women's basketball set to take on Coastal Georgia in their first game of the season

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

Former Mercer women’s basketball players Precious Bridges and Briana Williams are finally living out their childhood dreams. The two graduates recently signed to play professional basketball internationally — Bridges with C.B. Arxil Pontevedra in Spain, and Williams with the Pepi Sport Agency, whi...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the first conference series of the year. In their first meeting with the UGA Bulldogs, the...

Women's basketball ends season with loss in WBI semifinals

Women's basketball ends season with loss in WBI semifinals

March 25, 2015

After a remarkable year for the Mercer Women's Basketball Team, their season ended in Loudonville, NY against the Sienna Saints with a (65-54) loss. The Bears ended the season with a 20-15 overall record and truly displayed their worth during their first year in the Southern Conference. The Bears led...

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women's Basketball win and more

March 23, 2015

Bagels, Bagels, Bagels The stomachs of hungry Bears rejoice. Einstein Brothers Bagels is coming to the bottom floor of Tarver Library. Einstein Bros. is the nation’s largest operator of bagel bakeries in a quick, yet casual environment. Construction on the restaurant will begin in May following gra...

Women's basketball slides past The Herd with last-second free throws

March 22, 2015

In an exciting quarterfinal with the Marshall Herd, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team came out victorious with a 73-71 win. With this win, the Bears improved to 20-14 for the season, which is the second time in three seasons that the Bears reached 20 wins. Although the Bears came out with the win...

A season to remember

March 19, 2015

This year’s Mercer Women’s Basketball season was one to remember. With four decorated seniors and a slew of inexperienced freshmen, the team debuted Mercer’s reign in the Southern Conference with class. Although their season ended in the semifinal of the Southern Conference Championship, the team...

The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals

March 5, 2015

In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night's game. Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and...

Women's basketball road to the SoCon tournament

Justin Baxley

February 11, 2015

The Lady Bears begin the road to the SoCon tournament. They are 12-11 overall and 4-3 in Southern Conference play. The Lady Bears started out the season strong with a good record out of conference and with big victories victories over University of Alabama and St. Louis University. They carried that...

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