Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mercer University Wants Football, Too...

((HT: NewsCentralGA, Macon))

Mercer University plans to re-start its football program in 2013 for the first time in 70 years.

School officials announced the plans Friday and university board chairman Homer Drake says that the decision came after more than two years of study and discussion.

Mercer President Bill Underwood says the university is seeking membership in the Pioneer Football League, a football-only conference. Underwood said reviving the school's football program will enhance Mercer's academic reputation and help the school attract "the most sought-after students."

The school has not competed in football since 1941, but has a football tradition stretching back to 1892.

Now, all they have to worry about is getting run up on by Jacksonville University and their coach Kerwin Bell- who, since he couldn't get any offense down as a pro, is now putting up 80-plus on his opponents.

Good luck, Bears...

Portia Lake explains from the adult table...

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