April 5, 2014
Russ, Lakes Lead Orange to 14-0 Victory in Spring Game
MACON, Ga. – Freshman running back Alex Lakes rushed for a game-high 109 yards and redshirt freshman quarterback John Russ threw two second half touchdowns to lead the Orange team to a 14-0 win over the White team in the Mercer football 2014 Spring Game on Saturday.
March 31, 2014
Football Spring Game Set for Saturday; Coaching Changes Announced
MACON, Ga. – The second annual Mercer football spring game is set for Saturday, April 5 at Mercer University Stadium. The game – which is free of charge for spectators – is set for a 3 p.m. kickoff.
February 26, 2014
Mercer Football Announces Team Honors at Awards Banquet
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer football program and head coach Bobby Lamb held an awards banquet Tuesday evening with players being recognized for their work on and off the field and a trio of individuals receiving most valuable player honors.
February 24, 2014
Football Announces Spring Practice and Spring Game Information
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer football program and head coach Bobby Lamb will take the field on March 3 for the first of 15 spring practices, culminating with the Spring Game April 5, at 3 p.m. at Mercer University Stadium.
February 21, 2014
Mercer Football to Host Inaugural Golf Tournament on April 4
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer football program and head coach Bobby Lamb are set to hold the inaugural Mercer Football Golf Tournament on April 4, 2014 at Healy Point Country Club.
February 11, 2014
Mercer Unveils 2014 Schedule for Inaugural SoCon Season
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer football program and head coach Bobby Lamb officially released the 2014 schedule Tuesday morning that features seven Southern Conference games and seven home contests at Mercer University Stadium.
February 5, 2014
Mercer Football Inks 20 Players on National Signing Day
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer football program and head coach Bobby Lamb announced Wednesday a class of 20 prospects, including four already enrolled in school, who have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Bears in the Southern Conference in 2014.
January 28, 2014
Mercer Football to Host Signing Day Social Feb. 5
MACON, Ga. – In preparation for signing its first recruiting class since returning to the gridiron, the Mercer football program and head coach Bobby Lamb will host a signing day social as part of a full schedule of events for National Signing Day next Wednesday, Feb. 5.
January 24, 2014
Mercer Football Places 46 Athletes on PFL Honor Roll
MACON, Ga. – Just over two months after the Mercer football team set the NCAA record for wins by a first-year program, the Pioneer Football League released its annual Academic Honor Roll and 46 Bears were named to the list.
January 15, 2014
Mercer Football Announces Four Additions for 2014 Season
MACON, Ga. – Head coach Bobby Lamb and the Mercer football program have announced the addition of three transfers and one early enrollee to join the program for the 2014 season.
December 16, 2013
Lamb and Russ Featured in National Postseason Awards
MACON, Ga. – With the historic first season of the Mercer football program in the record books, head coach Bobby Lamb and quarterback John Russ continue to receive national attention as the duo made headlines in Monday’s postseason awards released by The Sports Network.
December 10, 2013
Mercer Signs Lamb to Extension through 2019 Season
MACON, Ga. – After leading the Mercer football team into the history books in its return to the gridiron, head coach Bobby Lamb was rewarded with a new contract from the university, extending the leader of the Bears through the 2019 season.
December 6, 2013
Mercer Football to Sell Gear from Inaugural Season
MACON, Ga. – With the historic first season of the Mercer football program in the books, head coach Bobby Lamb has announced official game helmets and game-worn black jerseys are being sold on a first-come first-serve basis.
December 4, 2013
Mercer Trio Lands on PFL All-Academic Team
MACON, Ga. – A trio of Mercer football players were among the 50 Pioneer Football League student-athletes selected to the 21st annual Academic All-PFL teams the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.
December 3, 2013
Aguebor and Brown Featured in PFL Postseason Honors
MACON, Ga. – After leading Mercer into the NCAA record books in 2013, Tosin Aguebor and Robert Brown have landed on the All-Pioneer Football League squads as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
December 2, 2013
Russ Named PFL Offensive Freshman of the Year
MACON, Ga. – Following a historic freshman campaign in leading the Mercer football team into the NCAA record books, John Russ has been named the Pioneer Football League Offensive Freshman of the Year as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
November 24, 2013
Russ Earns PFL Offensive Player of the Week Honors
MACON, Ga. – After leading the Mercer University football team to an historic 41-14 Homecoming victory over Stetson Saturday evening, redshirt freshman quarterback John Russ has been named the PFL Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office Sunday afternoon.
November 23, 2013
Mercer Makes History with Homecoming Win Over Stetson
MACON, Ga. – With history hanging in the balance, the Mercer University football team seized control early in the second half and never looked back, taking down Stetson University 41-14 in front of a standing room only crowd of 12,027 at Mercer University Stadium.
November 21, 2013
Mercer Hosts Stetson Saturday on Brink of NCAA History
MACON, Ga. – Looking to set the mark as the best start-up program in NCAA Division I history, the Mercer University football team has its eyes set on win No. 10 Saturday afternoon and a perfect home record when the Bears welcome Stetson to town for Homecoming and Senior Day at Anderson Field.
November 19, 2013
Lamb Named Finalist for Robinson Award as Top FCS Coach
PHILADELPHIA – In recognition of leading the Mercer University football team to the brink of NCAA history, head coach Bobby Lamb has been named one of 21 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award as the nation’s top FCS coach.
November 16, 2013
Mercer Football Falls to Marist with Uncharacteristic Turnovers
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – In a game to decide the Pioneer Football League playoff picture, the Mercer University football team was held scoreless following its opening drive of the game and fell to Marist 33-7 Saturday afternoon at Tenney Stadium.
November 14, 2013
Mercer Set for Monumental PFL Matchup at Marist
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team hits the road for a showdown of top teams in the Pioneer Football League this Saturday, traveling to Marist as the Bears and Red Foxes have their sights set on a conference championship.
November 11, 2013
Russ Earns National Freshman of the Week Honors
MACON, Ga. – The awards keep coming for Mercer University quarterback John Russ who was tabbed as the National Freshman of the Week by The Sports Network after recording five total touchdowns in a 45-42 comeback win over Jacksonville.
November 10, 2013
Russ Snags PFL Player of the Week Honors After Monster Game
MACON, Ga. – A day after combining for five total touchdowns, including a pair of fourth quarter scores to lead Mercer to a comeback victory over Jacksonville, quarterback John Russ has been tabbed the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office.
November 9, 2013
Mercer Football Rallies Late, Stuns Jacksonville 45-42
MACON, Ga. – In a game that will go down as one for the ages, the Mercer University football team erased a double-digit second-half deficit and came storming back to defeat Jacksonville 45-42 in front of a raucous crowd Saturday evening at Mercer University Stadium.
November 8, 2013
Russ Joins Watch List for Prestigious Jerry Rice Award
MACON, Ga. – With nine total touchdowns over the last three games, Mercer University redshirt freshman quarterback John Russ has been added to the Watch List for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the country at the FCS level.
November 7, 2013
Mercer Set to Black Out Jacksonville in Pivotal PFL Matchup
MACON, Ga. – After back-to-back road wins, the Mercer University football team returns home for an all-important conference game with Jacksonville as the Bears look to keep pace in the race for a Pioneer Football League Championship.
November 7, 2013
Lamb Emerges as Candidate for Eddie Robinson Award
MACON, Ga. – In the process of leading a first-year program to an 8-1 record and a chance to capture a Pioneer Football League championship, Mercer University football head coach Bobby Lamb has emerged as a candidate for the Eddie Robinson Award as the nation’s top FCS coach.
November 3, 2013
Gray Earns PFL Defensive Player of the Week Honors
MACON, Ga. – After leading the Mercer University football team to its second-straight road victory at Davidson, freshman Mike Gray has been named the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Sunday evening.
November 2, 2013
Mercer Rolls Past Davidson 51-26 in Heated Battle
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Looking to secure its second four-game winning streak of the season, the Mercer University football team used 397 rushing yards and rolled past Davidson 51-26 at Richardson Stadium in Pioneer Football League action.
October 31, 2013
Mercer Eyes Fourth Straight Victory in Clash at Davidson
MACON, Ga. – The wins continue to pile up as the Mercer University football team hits the road again Saturday, traveling to Davidson for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Wildcats at Richardson Stadium.
October 26, 2013
Mercer Runs Over Campbell 38-31 for First Road Win
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – In a year full of firsts, the Mercer University football team marked one more off the list Saturday evening when it marched into Barker-Lane Stadium and knocked off Campbell 38-31 to capture the program’s first road victory in 72 years.
October 24, 2013
Mercer Travels to Campbell Looking for First Road Victory
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team begins a stretch of five-straight conference games Saturday when the Bears travel to Campbell for a 4 p.m. matchup with the Camels at Barker-Lane Stadium.
October 19, 2013
Mercer Football Cruises Past Carnegie Mellon 54-21
MACON, Ga. – In its final non-conference test of the regular season, the Mercer University football team scored on all six of its first-half possessions and raced past Carnegie Mellon 54-21 Saturday afternoon at Mercer University Stadium.
October 17, 2013
Mercer Plays Host to Carnegie Mellon in Final Non-Conference Test
MACON, Ga. – Coming off another Pioneer Football League victory at home, the Mercer University football team turns its attention to the final non-conference game of the regular season, when it welcomes Carnegie Mellon to town on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
October 17, 2013
Mercer Football to Kickoff with Jacksonville at 3 PM
MACON, Ga. – The final game time for the Mercer University football team has been set after the department of athletics announced kickoff against Jacksonville on Nov. 9 is slated for 3 p.m. at Mercer University Stadium.
October 12, 2013
Russ’ Four Touchdowns Lead Mercer Past Valparaiso
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team used 519 yards of total offense and four total touchdowns from redshirt freshman quarterback John Russ to race past Valparaiso 35-21 on Saturday afternoon at Mercer University Stadium in Pioneer Football League action.
October 10, 2013
Mercer Football Returns Home for Noon Kickoff with Valparaiso
MACON, Ga. – After traveling across the country and suffering its first loss of the season, the Mercer University football team returns home to face Valparaiso Saturday at noon for another Pioneer Football League contest.
October 9, 2013
Usher Named to Watch List for Jerry Rice Award
PHILADELPHIA – In the midst of a remarkable season through the first five weeks of his inaugural collegiate campaign, redshirt freshman Payton Usher has been named to a watch list for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the country at the FCS level.
October 5, 2013
San Diego Air Attack Dooms Mercer Football in 45-13 Loss
SAN DIEGO – Traveling across the country for its first road trip of the season, the Mercer University football team ran head first into the University of San Diego and the Toreros passed for 413 yards to race past the Bears 45-13 Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
October 3, 2013
Mercer Football Headed West to Battle San Diego
MACON, Ga. – Preparing for its first road trip of the 2013 season, the Mercer football team will travel cross-country to take on the two-time defending PFL champions and preseason favorite San Diego Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
October 3, 2013
Avant’s Primetime Play Puts Mercer in National Spotlight
MACON, Ga. – Before leading Mercer University’s football team onto the gridiron for its first season in 72 years, head coach Bobby Lamb considered the importance that one big play might have on a program that had been dormant for so long.
September 30, 2013
Mercer Football Featured on Yahoo Sports Minute
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer football program and defensive back Alex Avant continue to garner national attention for his interception return as highlighted in Monday’s Yahoo Sports Minute.
September 29, 2013
Alex Avant Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week
MACON, Ga. – A day after leading the Mercer defense to seven forced turnovers in a 31-17 victory over Drake, defensive back Alex Avant has been named the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Sunday afternoon.
September 28, 2013
Mercer Football Stuns Drake 31-17 in PFL Opener
MACON, Ga. – Playing in its first Pioneer Football League game in program history, the Mercer football team proved all the critics wrong by forcing seven turnovers to come away with a 31-17 victory over Drake in front of another raucous crowd at Mercer University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
September 26, 2013
Mercer Football to Host Drake in Inaugural PFL Contest
MACON, Ga. – After posting a 3-0 record through its opening stretch of non-conference games, the real test begins for the Mercer University football team, when it welcomes the Drake Bulldogs to town Saturday for the Bears’ inaugural Pioneer Football League contest.
September 24, 2013
Mercer Football to Participate in Coach to Cure MD
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team and college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013.
September 21, 2013
Mercer Football Dominates Berry with 43-0 Victory
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team weathered the elements Saturday evening and used 513 yards of total offense to roll past Berry College 43-0 at Mercer University Stadium in non-conference action.
September 18, 2013
Mercer Football Set for Saturday Showdown with Berry
MACON, Ga. – Coming off a dominate 61-0 victory over Warner, the Mercer University football team now turns its attention to Berry College and the final tune up for the Bears before entering Pioneer Football League action.
September 14, 2013
Mercer Football Rolls to 61-0 Victory over Warner
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team jumped all over Warner in the opening half Saturday evening and cruised to a 61-0 victory in front of another capacity crowd at Mercer University Stadium.
September 12, 2013
Limited Number of Football Tickets Now Available for Warner Game
MACON, Ga. – With another capacity crowd expected for Saturday’s Mercer University football game against Warner, the Mercer Ticket Office has announced a limited number of additional seats are available immediately.
September 12, 2013
Football to Battle Warner Royals in Week Two Action
MACON, Ga. – After enjoying a bye week following a victory over Reinhardt to open the 2013 season, the Mercer University football team returns to the field Saturday at 6 p.m., welcoming Warner University to town.
September 4, 2013
Bobby Lamb Coaches Show Returns To Wild Wing Cafe Thursday
MACON, Ga. – Mercer Athletics, in partnership with Clear Chanel Broadcasting Inc. returns to Wild Wing Café Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. for another edition of The Bobby Lamb Coaches Show.
September 3, 2013
Single-Game Football Tickets Now on Sale for Warner Game
MACON, Ga. – Following a weekend that saw over 12,000 fans pack the stands of Mercer University Stadium to watch the Bears return to the gridiron, the Mercer Ticket Office has announced tickets for the Sept. 14 game against Warner are officially on sale.
September 2, 2013
Bears Dominate Pioneer Football League Weekly Honors
MACON, Ga. – After leading the Mercer football team back to the field for the first time in 72 years with a dramatic victory over Reinhardt Saturday evening, the duo of sophomore JT Palmer and senior Josh Shutter were recognized with weekly honors from the Pioneer Football League.
August 31, 2013
Football Wins Thriller in Return to Gridiron
MACON, Ga. – Mercer freshman running back Payton Usher ran for 115 yards and senior kicker Josh Shutter nailed a 31-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift the Bears to a thrilling 40-37 victory over Reinhardt University Saturday night at Mercer University Stadium.
August 28, 2013
Football Set for Long-Awaited Return to Gridiron
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football is set to take the field for the first time in 72 years Saturday afternoon, welcoming Reinhardt University to town to officially mark the Bears’ return to football and open the 2013 season.
August 28, 2013
Mercer Football Pep Rally Scheduled for Friday in Mercer Village
MACON, Ga. – In preparation for the first Mercer football game in 72 years, the Mercer athletics department will be hosting a free Pep Rally in Mercer Village on Friday evening sponsored by BB&T.
August 27, 2013
Bobby Lamb Coaches Show Debuts Thursday
MACON, Ga. –Mercer Athletics, in partnership with Clear Chanel Broadcasting Inc. and Wild Wing Café, has announced the dates for the inaugural season of The Bobby Lamb Coaches Show, set to debut live from Wild Wing Cafe at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29.
August 23, 2013
Mercer Unveils New Informative Website for Football Gamedays
MACON, Ga. – As Mercer University prepares for its first season of collegiate football since 1941, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are encouraged to visit www.mercergameday.com.
August 21, 2013
Football Announces 2013 Team Captains
MACON, Ga. – Mercer University head football coach Bobby Lamb announced the election of team captains Wednesday as voted on by the players.
August 20, 2013
Berm Seating Sells Out, Standing Room Only Tickets Coming
MACON, Ga. – As the Mercer University football team inches closer to its first game in 72 years, the community continues to provide an overwhelming response to ticket sales, selling out over 1,000 berm seats in the end zone in 37 minutes Monday morning according to the university’s ticket office.
August 16, 2013
Football Caps Preseason Camp with Black and White Scrimmage
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team capped its 16-day preseason fall camp Friday evening with a black and white scrimmage as the Bears inch closer to the program’s first game in 72 years.
August 14, 2013
Football Ticket Office to Release Berm Seating Monday Morning
MACON, Ga. – After single game tickets for Mercer football’s season opener sold out in 27 minutes, the department of athletics has announced additional seating options have been made available to the general public.
August 12, 2013
Football to Battle Georgia Tech in 2016 Season Opener
MACON, Ga. – With the Mercer University football program preparing for its first game in 72 years later this month, the Bears continue to build for the future, reaching an agreement to play Georgia Tech in the fall of 2016.
August 9, 2013
Football Season Tickets to Arrive in Coming Weeks
MACON, Ga. – With the Mercer University football program 22 days away from kickoff, the historic first batch of season tickets are in production and will arrive in the hands of loyal season ticket holders within the next two weeks.
August 5, 2013
Football Program Hosts “Feed the Bears” Event Aug. 11
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football coaching staff and head coach Bobby Lamb are seeking participation in the program’s first-ever “Feed the Bears” event that will take place Sunday, Aug. 11.
August 3, 2013
Football Fall Camp Day Three Photo Gallery
MACON, Ga. - With 28 days remaining until the season opener against Reinhardt University on Aug. 31, check out 28 photos from day three of fall camp.
August 1, 2013
Football Fall Camp Day One Recap
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football team kicked off day one of its 16-day preseason camp Thursday, marking the first official day of the season.
July 31, 2013
Football Set to Embark on Preseason Camp
MACON, Ga. – With the month of August only one day away, the Mercer University football team reported to campus Wednesday to embark on preseason camp as the Bears return to the gridiron for the first time in 70 years.
July 30, 2013
Football Tabbed 11th in PFL Preseason Coaches' Poll
ST. LOUIS – The Mercer University football program was picked to finish 11th in the 12-team Pioneer Football League Tuesday afternoon, as the 2013 Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released from the league office.
July 26, 2013
Bobby Lamb Makes Appearance at SoCon Football Media day
MACON, Ga. – With less than one year until Mercer University will be full members of the historic Southern Conference, head football coach Bobby Lamb joined the SoCon for its annual football media day Wednesday afternoon as teams begin preparation for the 2013 season.
July 25, 2013
Mercer Football Strong Safety Spends Summer Serving Macon
MACON, Ga. - After Seth Hattaway graduated from Mount De Sales in 2012, he seriously contemplated attending Brigham Young, but chose Mercer University instead. With that fateful decision, Mercer gained not only an exceptional athlete, but a young man willing to stay home and serve his community.
July 22, 2013
Tickets Sell Out in 27 Minutes for Football Season Opener
MACON, Ga. – An unprecedented demand for single-game tickets to Mercer football’s season opener has resulted in the Mercer Athletic department’s exploration of additional seating options for the team’s August 31st game against Reinhardt.
July 19, 2013
Football Kickoff Times Set for First Four Games
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer University football program and head coach Bobby Lamb have announced start times for the first four games of the 2013 schedule, featuring a trio of primetime kickoffs, including the season-opener against Reinhardt College.