Gabriel Kopp '26 is majoring in Journalism and Law and Public Policy at Mercer University. He has written for The Cluster since he started at Mercer, and currently works as the Sports Editor. When he isn't studying, he enjoys going for runs and reading the New York Times.
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.
Mercer football’s historic season came to an end in the second round of the FCS Playoffs as 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 berth in the FCS Playoffs.
A four-star prospect in 2018 out of Mars, Pennsylvania, 247 Sports considered Carmody the 17th-ranked shooting guard in the nation and he committed to perennial NCAA powerhouse Notre Dame.
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.
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.