Mercer to Play Duke in NCAA Second Round

WARNER ROBINS, GA (March 20, 2014) – March Madness has swept across MERC as the Mercer Bears, champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference, return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1985.  MERC employees will gather on Friday, March 21 to cheer the Bears on in a viewing party as the Bears take on the Duke Blue Devils in the hostile territory of Raleigh, NC.

MERC’s event will feature a big screen for the game and a big spread for the food.  The only thing more abundant than black and orange will be the support of Mercer’s fans!  Go Bears!

The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

For complete Mercer NCAA Tournament coverage, please visit Mercer’s Tournament Central Page.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

To learn more, please visit MERC's website at