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Mercer Unveils Plans, Breaks Ground on Football Complex

Mercer Unveils Plans, Breaks Ground on Football Complex

 

MACON — Mercer University broke ground and unveiled plans for its new football and lacrosse complex during a Homecoming weekend ceremony following today’s Board of Trustees meeting.

Several hundred faculty, staff, students, trustees and community members were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking, which was held adjacent to the construction site. Excavation work began about six weeks ago, and the facility is expected to be completed early next fall, in time to accommodate practices for Mercer’s first class of football recruits.

Mercer Holds Groundbreaking for Football Complex

Mercer Holds Groundbreaking for Football Complex

A groundbreaking for the new football complex will be held Friday afternoon, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., on the lower field between the University Center and tennis courts.

The new complex will be the home for not only the football program but also men’s and women’s lacrosse. Mercer will resume playing football in the fall of 2013, joining the men’s lacrosse program which began intercollegiate competition in 2011 and the women’s lacrosse team which will begin play in 2013.

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Mount de Sales Senior Named 13WMAZ Athlete of the Week

Mount de Sales Senior Named 13WMAZ Athlete of the Week

Mount de Sales Academy senior Abbie McKowen was recognized as Athlete of the Week by 13WMAZ during the second week in October.

Abbie, the setter for the Mount de Sales varsity volleyball team, has played a pivotal role in leading the newly organized program to its current 18-0 season-ending record as they head into the GISA playoffs scheduled for October 28.

Mount de Sales Seniors Recognized by Macon Touchdown Club

Mount de Sales Seniors Recognized by Macon Touchdown Club

Mount de Sales Academy seniors Myles Swain and Wil Bentley, both members of the MDS varsity football team, have been recognized by the Macon Touchdown Club as Players of the Week.

Swain was recognized as Back of the Week for his performance against Mount Vernon Presbyterian, finishing the game with 23 carries and 292 total rushing yards to help lead the Cavaliers to a 45-32 win.

Bentley was recognized as Lineman of the Week for his performance against Bay High School, completing the game with 11 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 2 receptions for 50 yards as the Cavaliers captures a 28-7 win.

The Jones Zone: Week 9

Ben and Lorra have made their picks for this week's Jones Zone!

You can see their picks and make your own on the Jones Zone page.

Good Music, Food and Cause...What more do you need?

Good Music, Food and Cause...What more do you need?

Happening this Saturday, October 15.

All the food, music and running you could want in one place: Central City Park in Downtown Macon.

(unless you're a marathoner because it's only a 5K)

And with all the pink happening in the poster, you're probably aware that all proceeds are going to Komen Central Georgia Race for the Cure.

Register at komencentralga.org