In lieu of a big-name speaker this year, Mercers basketball teams will get together on Tuesday night for a tip-off event at Hawkins Arena.
The event starts at 6 p.m. with $20 admission for adults, $10 for kids under 12, and free for children 5 and under.
The womens and mens teams will compete with fans in basketball challenges as part of the schedule.
Call the basketball offices at 301-5211 (mens) and 301-2059 (womens) for more information.
Both teams open the season Nov. 8, the women at home against Western Carolina and the men on the road at Texas. The mens home opener is Nov. 13 vs. Reinhardt.
Fort Valley States Malcolm Eady got his first college start at quarterback on Saturday and made the most of it, leading the Wildcats to a 52-19 romp over Concordia-Selma on homecoming.
It was good enough to get him SIAC offensive player of the week honors.
He accounted for five touchdowns, passing for two and rushing for three. He threw for 167 yards and ran for another 102 in less than three quarters of play.
Mercers Joey Heavner set the school mens soccer record for 75 starts on Saturday in the Bears 1-0 loss to North Florida on senior night.
Heavner is tied for third in the A-Sun for most games started, a tie that hell likely break Tuesday when the Bears visit Georgia State in non-conference action.
Casey Barrett recorded a similar milestone for Mercers women, playing in her 79th game on Friday and passing former teammates Kacie Hudson and Patricia-Anne Upson for most games in Mercer womens soccer history.
Around Georgia College/Peach Belt
Georgia Colleges baseball team will host Halloween on the Hill on Wednesday in partnership with the schools Student Health Services.
In addition to face-painting and assorted games, youngsters can meet Georgia College baseball players after an intrasquad scrimmage.
Youngsters will also judge which Georgia College player had the best costume. Festivities at John Kurtz Field begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free.
Georgia Colleges 3-2 win over No. 14 Armstrong Atlantic on Saturday in womens soccer was the Bobcats first win of the season over a ranked team.
After tying Montevallo on Saturday, the Bobcats fell to 7-6-2 overall and 4-3-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, good for sixth.
The top eight teams make the Peach Belt Conference tournament. Georgia College is at Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday and Flagler on Saturday.
The Bobcats are a point ahead of UNC Pembroke and four ahead of USC Aiken.
The conference tournament begins Nov. 5 with first-round matches hosted by higher seeds.
The A-Sun womens soccer tournament is set, with Florida Gulf Coast and Jacksonville getting first-round byes and No. 4 seed Mercer at home.
The Bears, 9-7-3 overall and 4-3-2 in conference play, host fifth-seeded Stetson at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Mercer lost 2-1 to second-place Jacksonville on Saturday but had clinched a spot with Fridays scoreless tie at North Florida.
The A-Sun volleyball race is a three-team race at this point, with 10-1 East Tennessee State ahead of 10-2 Jacksonville and Lipscomb.
Fifth-place Stetson joins those three as the A-Sun teams with winning overall records.
Mercer is 1-22 overall and 0-13 in conference play and will try again for the first A-Sun win Friday when Northern Kentucky visits.
Live stats for home events at Fort Valley State are now available online, having started with Saturdays homecoming football game against Concordia.
The link: www.sidearmstats.com/fvsu/football.