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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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Blood, Sweatbands, Tears: Remembering the Alamo City

Blood, Sweatbands, Tears: Remembering the Alamo City

By on September 29, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

History tells us Abilene Christian University’s 24-12 victory over the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio on Nov. 10, 2012, was the Wildcats’ last game as a Division II football program. History doesn’t know the half of it. ACU’s NCAA classification that night was merely a footnote buried in goose bumps, Gatorade and […]

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Debut of Wildcat Stadium surpasses all expectations

Debut of Wildcat Stadium surpasses all expectations

By on September 28, 2017 in Sports with 1 Comment

ABILENE – When last Saturday night’s game against Houston Baptist had come to an end with ACU on the right side of a 24-3 final score, director of athletics Lee De Leon spotted ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert on the turf at brand new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium and wrapped him in a bear […]

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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

What is ACU football? Wally Bullington (’53), former player, head coach and athletics director, has the answer.

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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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