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Legendary coach and A.D., Wally Bullington, dies at 87

Legendary coach and A.D., Wally Bullington, dies at 87

By on July 20, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Beloved Abilene Christian University football coach and athletics administrator Foy Wallace “Wally” Bullington died Friday following an illness at age 87. The visitation is set for Friday, July 27, from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Home at 733 Butternut. The memorial service will be Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at Highland Church of Christ. […]

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ACU names Allen Ward as ninth director of athletics

ACU names Allen Ward as ninth director of athletics

By on July 16, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Allen Ward, who led the athletics program at Murray State University the past 13 years, has agreed to become the ninth director of athletics at Abilene Christian University, ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert announced at a Monday afternoon press conference. During his tenure at Murray State, the Racers have captured 39 Ohio Valley Conference championships […]

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Seventh Heaven: Katy’s door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

Seventh Heaven: Katy’s door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

By on March 7, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

The stepsisters are finally going to the ball wearing Cinderella’s gown. In this fractured fairy tale, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team – after two years of dominating the Southland Conference but locked out of the league tournament on a technicality – is hunkered down in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, this week […]

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Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

By on February 21, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

Though he was its leading man, he had never seen the film. Until this week when the stunningly vivid images of him and his teammates racing up and down Moody Coliseum’s revolutionary rubberized floor in the first game ever played there leapt off the screen. For a moment, John Ray Godfrey felt 41 again. “It […]

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Record number of Wildcats named to Southland Conference Honor Roll

Record number of Wildcats named to Southland Conference Honor Roll

By on January 24, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian athletics Tuesday lifted its number of Southland Conference Commissioner Honor Roll awardees for the fourth consecutive year as a school record 123 student-athletes were named to this distinguished list. ACU led all Southland schools last year with 104 honorees and in year’s prior finished with 90 (2015), 84 (2014) and 54 (2013) honor […]

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Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

By on December 15, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

It’s almost Christmas, and the family is coming over. Sunday, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team plays Lipscomb University for the second time this season but for the first time in Nashville since 1958. It’s part game, part reunion between relatives so long-lost that many of them have no idea they are kin. But […]

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Allie Hackett named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year

Allie Hackett named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year

By on December 5, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Alexandria Hackett was named Southland Conference Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year. She and four additional Abilene Christian cross country runners also were named to Southland All-Academic teams. Allie and Michaela Hackett and Diana García-Muñoz each garnered First Team All-Academic recognition while Carnley Graham and Ryan Cleary earned Second Team All-Academic honors. Allie and Michaela and García-Muñoz […]

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Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

By on November 3, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. Other than that name, there would appear to be few similarities between […]

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Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

By on October 24, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

ACU inducted another distinguished class of former student-athletes into the ACU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 20 in a ceremony at the Hunter Welcome Center. The inductees were football standouts Kirby Jones (’79) and Kenny Davidson (’81), men’s basketball star James Wright (’85), men’s track and field all-America Albert Lawrence (’85), softball standout Katie (Bryan ’05) Thomas, golf all-America […]

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Sealey’s heroics lead ACU to 45-20 win over UIW

Sealey’s heroics lead ACU to 45-20 win over UIW

By on October 2, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

SAN ANTONIO ­– One week after lamenting the lack of energy and enthusiasm his team played with in a loss against Stephen F. Austin, ACU head coach Adam Dorrel had no such complaints about his team after the Wildcats dismantled Incarnate Word, 45-20, at Benson Stadium. The win – which pushes the Wildcats to 2-3 overall and […]

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