The top 50 in the Golfweek and Golfstat mens golf polls are heavy with Georgia teams.
Mercer is 29th in Golfweek, two spots behind Georgia Regents-Augusta. Georgia Tech is No. 3, Georgia No. 5 and Kennesaw State No. 44.
The Bears are 27th in Golfstat, four ahead of GRU-Augusta.
The Yellow Jackets are No. 2 and the Bulldogs No. 7. Kennesaw State is 43rd.
Mercer has some time off before the end of the fall season. The Brickyard champion Bears will compete in the North Florida/Georgia Southern Intercollegiate at Jacksonvilles Deerwood Country Club starting Nov. 4.
Georgia Military College running back Jovon Robinson is the National Junior College Athletic Associations offensive player of the week.
The freshman from Memphis helped the Bulldogs to a 45-22 win over then-No. 6 Nassau with 261 yards on 33 carries -- an average of 7.9 yards per try -- and four touchdowns.
He leads the nations junior colleges with 187.5 rushing yards per game, a full 45.2 yards more than No. 2 J. Alford of Fort Scott. Robinson is also first with 19 touchdowns.
Its the second time this season Robinson has earned the offensive honor. He was the top offensive player for the second week of the season after rolling the then-No. 2 Snow defense for 313 yards on 19 carries, an average of 16.5 yardspera carry Safety Corey Neely was the top defensive player two weeks ago.
Hoops in the air
Basketball and Bubba Burgers are the order of the night Thursday as part of Georgia Colleges Bobcat Madness to signify the start of basketball.
Only students can compete in a contest of eating Bubba Burgers, with the winner getting $100 and a charity getting $100, for men and women.
A tailgate outside of the Centennial Center begins at 7 p.m., with the band The White Kids performing at 7:30 p.m. and doors opening 90 minutes later.
The schedule includes performances from the dance team, pep band and cheerleaders, as well as a halfcourt shot for free tuition, a 3-point shooting and dunk contest, T-shirts to the first 500 fans and introductions of the basketball teams.
Mercers annual Orange and White intersquad scrimmage is a morning affair this year, set for 10 a.m. at Hawkins Arena. The game-like exhibition is open to the public for free. Mercers football team hosts Carnegie Mellon at 1 p.m.
Around Georgia College/Peach Belt
Georgia College will welcome former soccer players for alumni day Saturday when the Bobcats host No. 14 Armstrong Atlantic State.
This is the programs 10th anniversary, and an all-time team will be honored at halftime.
Ashley Veilleux is a current member of the Bobcats who made the team, along with Ally Treat (2007-10), Mary Rob Plunkett (2007-10); Daria Owen (2006-09); Jamie Nevin (2006-09); Tawny Moffat (2008-11); Hayley Ferrell (2005-08); Kayla Emerson (2007-10); Morgan Cobb (2006-09); Karen Bonilla (2008-11); and Jessica Binkowski (2007-10).
Georgia College is 6-6-1, having won two (Young Harris 1-0 and UNC Pembroke 2-0) of its past three (1-0 loss to Newberry on Wednesday).
Around Mercer/A-Sun/Pioneer League
The A-Sun basketball broadcast schedule has gotten a little bigger, thanks to ESPN3.
The website will carry 120 A-Sun basketball games, 65 mens and 55 womens, including conference tournament matchups. Thats quite a jump from 22 productions last season.
Lipscomb and USC Upstate will start their second year of being able to do all home games on an ESPN3-quality level, and are joined by Kennesaw State and Florida Gulf Coast.
The Friday night game of the week on CSS is included in the ESPN3 package.
The season begins Nov. 8 with Belmont at Lipscomb, Stetson at Clemson, Northern Kentucky at Purdue and Jacksonville at Florida State.
Mercers first game on ESPN3 isnt until the men host Kennesaw State on Jan. 10 in the game of the week. The women debut 13 days later at USC Upstate.
ESPN3 is also doing more college volleyball. Mercers match on Nov. 16 at Kennesaw State will be carried.