friend of noodle,
Homecoming is an important football related tradition on Mercer campus. Each year homecoming includes a Saturday football game. The football team is called the Bears and since 1949 Toby has been the school mascot. You can read more about Toby (and his "Lady Friend") as well as other Mercer University traditions here. Interestingly, Mercer University reinstated its football team in 2013, having been without one since the early 1940s. You can read more about the history of football at Mercer here.