Busloads of 'Mercer Maniacs' on road to Raleigh | News
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Right now, more than 500 Mercer students are on their way to Raleigh to see Mercer take on Tennessee.
Some students say they were also there when the Bears upset Duke
They say the national attention Mercer got after the big win made this a once in a lifetime trip to have a chance to see Mercer make it to the Sweet 16 in person.
Ten buses left from the Mercer campus around 7 a.m. Students paid $25 each for a ticket to the game and transportation and hotel to Raleigh.
Students say all the slots filled up within a few hours after the university opened up the registration.
Since both the Vols and the Bears are orange teams, Mercer announced their student section will be a "blackout" -- students are encouraged to wear all-black.