Mercer Athletics has announced that it will expand its sports facilities in the coming years, adding a baseball performance center, new tailgating areas within Five Star Stadium and a joint tennis and golf facility.
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Mercer’s newly hired head football coach, Mike Jacobs, gave an introductory press conference on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the coach’s reign at Mercer.
Mercer has named Mike Jacobs to the position of football head coach after Drew Cronic resigned from his post last week to become Navy College’s next offensive coordinator.
Drew Cronic stepped down from his position as head coach of Mercer’s football program on Tuesday. His next role will be with the Navy Midshipmen as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Robby Carmody has serious talent.
Mercer football’s historic 2023 season came to an end in the second round of the FCS Playoffs after they fell to #1 South Dakota State University, 41-0. The Bears’ season ended with a 9-4 record, the team’s greatest number of wins since it was reinstated in 2013, as well as its first-ever run in the FCS Playoffs.
The Mercer Bears football team recorded its first ever victory in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, beating the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, 17-7, in Macon. The Bulldogs, who were the champions of the Big South Conference, came into the game riding a five-game win streak while Mercer had won six of their last seven contests.
In partnership with Mercer University and Live at Lofts, the Macon area Habitat for Humanity hosted its annual Light More Homes "Flip the Switch" event on Thursday.
Mercer’s men’s soccer team defeated Furman University 2-0 in Greenville, South Carolina, winning them the Southern Conference championship on Sunday. It was the program’s fifth SoCon championship in seven years.
On a rainy Homecoming weekend, the Mercer Bears football team got a little closer to the NCAA FCS playoffs with a win in the 2023 homecoming game against Samford University, 28-21. The game finished out the regular season for the Bears, who ended with a 8-3 overall record and went 6-2 in Southern Conference play.
Mercer extended its winning streak to three games with a win against The Citadel on Saturday, beating the winless Bulldogs in Charleston, South Carolina, 38-16. The win puts Mercer at third in the Southern Conference with a 5-2 record, and a 7-3 record overall.
The Bears upset no. 10 Western Carolina University on Saturday, beating the Catamounts 45-38. The high-scoring game was Mercer’s first victory against a ranked opponent this season, leaving them at a 6-3 overall record, 4-2 in the SoCon.
Mercer won Saturday against Wofford 31-17, continuing the trend of teams denying Wofford any wins this season. The win moved the Bears up to 3-2 against Southern Conference opponents, while the Terriers languish at the bottom of the Conference table with a 0-5 record.
Mercer lost at home on Saturday, falling to 20th-ranked Chattanooga, 22-10. The result moved Mercer’s overall record to 4-3, 2-2 in the Southern Conference, while Chattanooga is 5-2, and 4-1 in the SoCon.
Mercer grabbed an away win on Saturday, beating Eastern Tennessee State University for the first time while on the road, 24-6. The win puts Mercer at a 4-2 record on the season, and a 2-1 record in the SoCon, which puts them fourth in the standings.
Mercer won its first SoCon game of the season on Saturday when it took on the Virginia Military Institute over family weekend. The Bears came out on top, 38-3, after a strong show from their defense, as well as big-yardage plays from their offense and special teams.
Mercer’s men’s soccer team is opening up their conference games this week against Virginia Military Institute this Saturday at 1 p.m. Since the first game of the season, the team has not lost.
The women’s soccer team hit the road Thursday to take on Gardner-Webb University. The Bears are sitting at a 4-0-4 record so far this season and are the only team remaining undefeated in the SoCon.
"False start: Everyone but the center," referee Jason Graham said as he gave the Bears a 5-yard penalty on a punt, sending them back to their own 19-yard line.
The Bears took to the gridiron on Saturday, registering their first win of the season against the Lions of the University of North Alabama, 17-7. The game, which took place in Montgomery, Alabama’s Cramton Bowl stadium, was the first FCS Kickoff game in which Mercer played, and was the first college football game of the season across the country.