Published on February 19, 2018  

Last week Martin Newton, our Athletic Director, forwarded this message he received from Mercer’s Director of Sports Medicine:

I would like to express sincere gratitude to the sports medicine staff of Samford University. We had an emergency yesterday with our athletic trainer for basketball two hours before the team was to arrive to the arena.  I contacted Matt Price and Brandon Evans and they assisted me with providing coverage and handling the needs of our team while I was in transit to Birmingham.  Matt Price went to Grandview Hospital and checked on my athletic trainer and updated me on his status.  Brandon Evans assured me that everything would be handled and it was. He and another staff member greeted me when I arrived and asked if I needed any other accommodations.  We are all fierce competitors but the class and sportsmanship offered by your sports medicine staff was exemplary as they went above and beyond the call of duty.  I greatly appreciated their help and support.

The world is better because the Samford spirit rises above partisanship (except during regulation play).