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Mercer to honor alum Mitchell


Mercer to honor alum Mitchell

MACON, Ga. — Mercer University will honor Sam Mitchell, the school’s most celebrated alumni athlete, tonight at halftime of the Bears’ game against Florida Gulf Coast.

President William Underwood will present Mitchell, who returned to school in 1992 to finish his degree requirements, with the Mercer portrait called “The Spires of Higher Education.”

That Mitchell, a former Columbus High standout, has the time to visit his alma mater in January was unexpected two months ago. He was the third of six NBA head coaches fired by mid-December. Mitchell was the 2006-07 NBA Coach of the Year.