At 3:30 p.m. today, Mercer University’s Athletics Department officially launched its new-look web site, providing information on all of the Bears’ NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs. The site was designed by PrestoSports of Rockville, Maryland.
The address of the site remains the same, however: www.mercerbears.com.
“I believe our fans and those interested in Mercer Athletics are going to really enjoy the new site,” said Director of Athletics Bobby Pope. “We tried to make it have a very unique look and feel that is exclusive to Bears’ Athletics, yet make sure all of those things that are important to people seeking information are still easily available.
“This was truly a labor of love by the University’s marketing communications office, our athletics media relations staff and the people at PrestoSports.”
In addition to the overall new look, the site features expanded video and interactive links, mobile capacity and electronic communication/response options. The enhanced capability for viewing live statistics is also a plus for MU faithful.
“We tried to listen to what people told us they would like to see in the site,” said MU sports information director Dave Beyer. “We wanted to strike that balance between fun and functionality, which I think we have done. A web site has so many audiences – fans, recruits, parents, media, alumni and the general public – and our challenge was to meet everyone’s needs.”