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Mercer women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

The Mercer Women’s Basketball Team poses at the basketball picnic.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

This event is the first of its kind in which the main goal isn’t fundraising.

Bears run past Catamounts in 27th straight conference win

Mercer point guard Tia Benvenuti has been making the most of her increased role in the second half of the season.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

After nearly every win this season, Mercer Head Coach Susie Gardner has mentioned that her team has yet to play a complete game this year. She’s been right. On many occasions, Mercer has played a great first half only to slip up in the second half and allow teams to get back into games. Satur...

Bears sweep road trip, remain undefeated in SoCon

Bears senior forward Amanda Thompson drives into the lane for a tough layup attempt.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019

After a rockier than usual start to the season, Mercer women’s basketball seems to have finally found its groove again. A close, last-minute victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts tested the limits of Mercer’s perseverance and toughness. After leading by as much as 20, Mercer saw their led dw...

Women’s basketball secures first win of new season

Rachel Selph (#34) helped lead Mercer to its first season victory with 16 points. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Christian Hartley

November 15, 2018

After a tough loss to Wake Forest to open the season, Mercer women’s basketball got back on track Monday evening with a 79-72 victory over Georgia Southern. The first and second quarters were neck-and-neck. Each team traded baskets and swapped runs, but neither could pull away. The result was a tied, ...

Mercer football’s captains leading by example on the field

Mercer Football vs. Jacksonville (Aug. 31, 2017)

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

September 29, 2017

Before the season, Head Coach Bobby Lamb announced the team’s four captains: Thomas Marchman, Lee Bennett, LeMarkus Bailey and Isaiah Buehler. The captains were selected by their teammates, and they’re expected to be leaders both on and off the field. All of them are first-time captains. "B...

Inside the Den: The Return

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

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 21, 2016

After a few months off, Justin and Hayes are back at it again with a brand new podcast. The pair breakdown the Mercer men and women's basketball seasons from start to finish.

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

The 6’1 point guard from Sweden came to Mercer in August of last year.

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

With just a glance, you may think Linnea Rosendal is like any other college freshman at Mercer University: beautiful, happy and proudly proclaiming an undecided major. But the 6’1 point guard from Sweden has been distinguishing herself since the day she set foot on campus. “I came here in A...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

The Bears celebrate after their 67-44 victory over the Mocs.

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...

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...

Women’s basketball looks to improve upon last year

Women’s basketball looks to improve upon last year

Bryson Jones

October 24, 2012

In the 2012-13 season, the Mercer women’s basketball team is looking to prove their doubters wrong. Head coach Susie Gardner enters her third season at the helm for the Bears, and she assures it’s going to be a great year for the team. “We’ve been practicing for a long time. Women’s bask...

Lady Bears start high, end low over winter break

Lady Bears start high, end low over winter break

Bryson Jones

January 25, 2012

While other students were resting at home anxiously awaiting their final grades to be posted, or rejoicing another semester of college completed, the Mercer women’s basketball team was not resting on their laurels as they had many important games to prepare for and play. Playing eight games while ever...

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