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ACU dominates HBU to win Wildcat Stadium opener

ACU dominates HBU to win Wildcat Stadium opener

By on September 16, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University took defending its new home turf quite literally Saturday night, limiting Houston Baptist University to 129 yards of offense in a 24-3 win before a sellout crowd in the inaugural game at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. ACU improved to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Southland Conference, playing a home game […]

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Women’s cross country team dominates its home 6K

Women’s cross country team dominates its home 6K

By on September 16, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian women’s cross country team had four finishers in the top-five Saturday morning at the Naimadu Classic, while senior Ryan Clearly led the men’s team with a sixth-place showing. Alexandria and Michaela Hackett established a clear lead heading into the third lap of the Casi Florida 6K. Allie then separated herself from her twin sister […]

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This is us: ACU Football 101

This is us: ACU Football 101

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

The official papers say the new football structure at Abilene Christian University was designed by HKS Inc. and built by Hoar Construction. But ink doesn’t tell the whole story. One look at the brand spanking new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium, which Saturday night becomes ACU’s first on-campus gridiron digs since FDR, and you’ll see […]

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Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

By on September 1, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

It would be silly to compare Abilene Christian University’s four-year Division I transition to Israel’s four decades of wandering in the wilderness. I mean, have you actually seen the NCAA’s application process? Pharaoh’s army would’ve turned tail at first sight. A journey that began in earnest when Dr. Phil Schubert (’91), in the days leading […]

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New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

By on September 1, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Sports with 0 Comments

Home sweet home field advantage You’ll be able to see it from miles away. Driving into or around the north side of Abilene, especially at night, you’ll look toward the Hill and will see its lights illuminating the West Texas sky. You may already be used to seeing the Tower of Light from a distance, […]

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Q&A with head coach Adam Dorrel

Q&A with head coach Adam Dorrel

By on September 1, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Adam Dorrel is in his first year leading the Wildcat football program after winning three of the last four NCAA Division II national titles as head coach at Northwest Missouri State University. Dorrel was named American Football Coaches Association Division II National Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Q: When you think back […]

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ACU is now a full-fledged member of NCAA Division I

ACU is now a full-fledged member of NCAA Division I

By on August 20, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has completed its move to full NCAA Division I status and is now eligible for all NCAA and Southland Conference postseason tournaments. After a vote by the Division I Board of Directors, the NCAA delivered the news to ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert and director of athletics Lee De León, concluding a […]

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Lost Lobo: ACU says goodbye to the Wolf

Lost Lobo: ACU says goodbye to the Wolf

By on May 9, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

The old guard came home to huddle one last time around the one they called Wolf. To do for him, once and for all, what he’d never done for himself. Jerry “Wolfie” Wilson (’71) died April 25 at the age of 69 after a brief battle with cancer. His nickname came from Ron Willingham (’54), […]

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Nike innovator Hatfield is a master maker

Nike innovator Hatfield is a master maker

By on April 17, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

For someone with an impressive clientele of world-class athletes and products to his credit, Nike’s Tobie Hatfield (’87) keeps a bit of a low profile. That changed a bit with our new issue of ACU Today magazine, which takes a look at the “Master Maker” whose work as senior director of athlete innovations at Nike has helped a who’s who of the sporting world make headlines. …

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Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

By on April 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

A new MLB season begins in earnest today but a special one in the life of Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) is celebrated in the Winter-Spring 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine. “A Tiger in My Hometown” is my recollection of a trip last June to Detroit with Gilbreth and Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64), vice president of […]

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