Mon., November 25, 2013 3:38am
Mercer University has the most successful first-year football program in NCAA Division I history. The Mercer University Bears wrapped up their first football season in 72 years Saturday with a record-setting win against Stetson University. The team defied low preseason expectations and topped a record for most wins in a debut season previously set by Old Dominion in 2009.
Fri., November 22, 2013 4:32am
If Mercer University's new football team wins their homecoming game in Macon Saturday they will be the winningest first-year program in Division I history. Mercer University’s rebooted football team didn’t win their shot at the championship title with a loss at Marist College last Saturday, but the possibility of setting a national record still exists. Mercer’s first team in 72 years wasn’t expected to go 9-2 in their debut season. Their mostly-freshmen roster was picked to finish 11th in the Pioneer Football League, yet they came close to winning the conference title.
Mon., November 18, 2013 2:51am
Mercer University football's five-game winning streak is over. Mercer was bested 33-7 by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York Saturday. The Bears had the possibility to clinch a share of the Pioneer League title, after San Diego withdrew from contention over rules violations. The loss means those dreams are over.
Mon., November 11, 2013 3:03am
The winning touchdown in Mercer's victory over Jacksonville University on Saturday came on a sensational trick play, where quarterback John Russ faked a running handoff to ultimately sail the ball into the end zone.
Fri., November 8, 2013 2:00am
Mercer University football comes home this Saturday after two victorious weekends away. The Bears will take on the Jacksonville University Dolphins, who could pose a challenge.