Mercer Rumors & News

  • Mercer basketball player shot dead in car outside Macon store

    Macon Telegraph "A shooting Tuesday in the parking lot of a downtown Macon convenience store left a Mercer University basketball player dead and another man -- possibly the gunman's cohort -- critically wounded. Jibri Bryan, a 23-year-old guard and graduate student from Savannah, was shot in the head with a..." February 03

  • Mercer star Nwamu transfers to UNLV

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Ike Nwamu, a 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard, announced Saturday he is transferring from Mercer to play basketball at UNLV. As a graduate transfer, Nwamu will be eligible for the 2015-16 season. He led the Bears in scoring last season at 15.1 points per game and shot 37.2 percent from 3-point..." May 03

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Bob Hoffman, Mercer agree to contract extension

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma City native Bob Hoffman, who led Mercer men's basketball to an upset of Duke in the NCAA Tournament in March, has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the school through the 2020-21 season. The contract replaces a one-year deal Hoffman signed in December that was to keep him..." May 12

  • Tennessee Vols beat Mercer, move to Sweet 16

    Tennessean "Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.” Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Vols denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA Tournament by routing the Bears 83-63 on Sunday night. Josh Richardson had a career-high 26..." March 23

  • Roddy White tries to get out of March Madness season-ticket bet

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Roddy White plans only to partially pay off a March Madness bet he made with a fan on Twitter. After White tweeted that he thought Duke would win the NCAA Championship, he heard from a fan on Twitter named Dylan Hoyt who said that Mercer (located 90 miles south of Atlanta)..." March 23

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    Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

    Mercer C Monty Brown will miss Bears' game vs Tenn due to concussion suffered vs Duke. Staying in dark room; doesn't remember game at all.

  • Roddy White kind of pays off bet to fan who picked Mercer-Duke upset

    CBS Sports "If you're interested in Atlanta Falcons season tickets and you don't want to pay for them, then just go argue college basketball with Roddy White on Twitter and you might get them for free. That's what one fan did. White was asked on March 18 how far he thought Duke would go in the NCAA..." March 22

  • Mercer shocks No. 3 seed Duke for first NCAA tourney win

    CBS Sports "Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 on Friday. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears. The senior-laden Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Rodney Hood and freshman..." March 21

  • Mercer Advances to Round of 32 with 78-71 Win over No. 3 Duke "In what may be described as one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history, the No. 14 seeded Mercer men's basketball team made all the plays down the stretch to capture a 78-71 win over No. 3 seeded Duke in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday afternoon at PNC Arena...." March 21

  • Mercer Basketball to Meet Duke in NCAA Second Round "The Mercer men's basketball team received the No. 14 seed in the in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as announced by the tournament selection committee on Sunday evening. Mercer is set to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., with game time scheduled for 12:15..." March 20

  • Mercer Athletics to Host Selection Show Viewing Party Sunday "The Mercer University Athletics Department announced plans Wednesday to host an NCAA Tournament Selection Show viewing party at Hawkins Arena on Sunday, March 16 starting at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature appearances by Mercer University President William D...." March 13

  • Hall Named to NABC All-District First Team "Mercer senior Langston Hall added another postseason award to his resume on Wednesday as the point guard was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 3 first team. Hall's selection places him on the ballot for NABC All-American honors, set to be..." March 13

  • Mercer Captures A-Sun Title; Punches NCAA Tournament Ticket "The Mercer men's basketball team turned the lights out on Florida Gulf Coast early and withstood numerous Eagle comeback attempts to capture the Atlantic Sun tournament championship by a 68-60 margin at Alico Arena on Sunday afternoon. Mercer's win punched the team's ticket to the NCAA Tournament..." March 10

  • Record Crowd, Second-Half Run Fuels #DunkCity Over Mercer

    FGCU Athletics "A record standing-room-only Alico Arena crowd fueled the FGCU men’s basketball team (18-10, 12-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) to a 15-0 run midway through the second half, propelling the Eagles back into first place with a pivotal 75-61 win over Mercer (21-7, 12-3 A-Sun) Friday night in front of a..." February 22

  • Lipscomb looks to down A-Sun leader Mercer "Having won five of the last seven contests, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum going Friday night against Atlantic Sun Conference leader Mercer on the Bears home court at 6 p.m. The contest that was originally slated to be a Thursday night affair was shifted 24 hours..." February 14