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Bears down The Citadel amid tragedy and turmoil

Bears down The Citadel amid tragedy and turmoil

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 6, 2016

Amid the mourning of sixth-year senior Jibri Bryan's death and the suspensions of starters Jestin Lewis and Desmond Ringer, the Mercer men's basketball team threw down a season-high eight thunderous dunks en route to an 88-72 win over The Citadel. Mercer (18-6, 8-3) showed no signs of ill effects...

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...

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 –...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2016

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

Zach Jackson joins our hosts on Inside the Den

Zach Jackson joins our hosts on Inside the Den

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

November 25, 2015

This week is a special Thanksgiving edition of Inside the Den. Hayes and Justin discuss the holiday and give their family traditions. The guys are joined by former Mercer baseball player and founder of MUBeardown fan forum Shawn Arnold. Arnold discusses the ins and outs of Mercer athletics and tells...

Mercer education, worth the cost

Mercer education, worth the cost

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015

I pondered the question, “What do we actually pay for?” a lot after reading the article in The Cluster a few weeks ago. After searching, I believe I now have that answer. Though it is just an opinion, and I could be wrong, I will throw out a few facts to back up my argument. I realize that as ...

Inside the Den Podcast (Episode 8)

Inside the Den Podcast (Episode 8)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

November 4, 2015

This week controversial topics and rants fill the den. Hayes and Justin weigh in on hot topics from around the world of sports. Should Mercer head coach Bobby Lamb's job be at risk with recent football struggles? Find out what the guys think as they debate the issue. The Mercer men's soccer team is heading...

Inside the Den. (Episode 7)

Inside the Den. (Episode 7)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

October 28, 2015

Inside the Den is back this week with a brand new episode. We have some very special guests this week including SoCon player of the month Maggie Cropp, goalkeeper for the women's soccer team and cross country SoCon tournament preview with runner Evan Park. Hayes and Justin talk about the keys to the...

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