In the past few issues, we’ve been taking a look at teams who, despite being successful in the past, are now struggling franchises and teams who don’t live up to expectations. The first edition featured the Fighting Irish from Notre Dame, and last issue we looked at the Arsenal Gunners in the English Premier League. This week, we turn to[Read More...]
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Some of the biggest success stories in college sports are those that deal with walk-on athletes. Walk-ons are students who were not recruited for that sport coming out of high school, and they enter try-outs in order to join the team. While Mercer’s football coaches are currently out and about on recruiting visits to drum up interest with high schools[Read More...]
The symphony of bulldozers moving large amounts of dirt, clay and cement has recently added themselves to the soundtrack of life on Mercer’s Campus. To accompany the noise, a black fence has blocked off an area of through-traffic that connected the east side of campus to the west. Students and faculty alike have had no choice but to notice the[Read More...]
Some franchises and athletic programs seem to have it all: tradition, success and ever-supportive fans. Other programs seem to have tradition that never translates into success, at the disappointment of their fans. Over the next few issues, I’ll be taking a look at a few different programs that, despite the expectations for their success year after year, the teams just[Read More...]
The upcoming Mercer Bears football team has officially announced their initial conference affiliation as the Pioneer Football League (PFL), one of three that plays non-scholarship football in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. This football-only league will see the entrance of the Mercer Bears in the fall of 2013, along with their arch-rival Stetson[Read More...]