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Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

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

For two-and-a-half hours on a recent Saturday, Mike McConathy was the worst dressed man in college basketball. The men’s head coach of Northwestern State University had arrived at Moody Coliseum decked out smartly in a gray sport coat with crossing purple stripes, black slacks and a dark mock turtleneck. But just before his team tipped […]

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So long Shotwell: A view from the sideline

So long Shotwell: A view from the sideline

By on November 2, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 2 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: This Saturday at 6 p.m., Abilene Christian University will play its last home football game at Shotwell Stadium. The historic venue will carry on as the place where Abilene and Abilene Cooper high schools play, but next fall ACU moves into new Wildcat Stadium for its first season of on-campus football in more than 50 years.  […]

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So long Shotwell: A son of Abilene’s reflections

So long Shotwell: A son of Abilene’s reflections

By on November 1, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 12 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: This Saturday at 6 p.m., Abilene Christian University will play its last home football game at Shotwell Stadium. The historic venue will carry on as the place where Abilene and Abilene Cooper high schools play, but next fall ACU moves into new Wildcat Stadium for its first season of on-campus football in more than 50 years.  […]

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For Crying Out Loud: Women’s hoops on a roll

For Crying Out Loud: Women’s hoops on a roll

By on January 21, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 5 Comments

There’s no crying in baseball, we were famously told by Jimmy Dugan, Tom Hanks’ crusty character in A League of Their Own. Basketball is a different sport, and this is a different story.   Now Julie Goodenough doesn’t cry easily. In fact, in the four years and 103 games in which she has been the […]

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Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

By on December 23, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the nation Wildcats were stirring In hoops celebration The uniforms hung By the lockers with care In hopes that more victories Soon would be there With Lance keeping stats And I on the mic Ready to relay A score fans would like   The players were taking […]

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Spring-Summer 2013 issue is on its way

Spring-Summer 2013 issue is on its way

By on June 17, 2013 in ACU Today Magazine with 1 Comment

July 1 may be just another day on the 2013 calendar, but at Abilene Christian University it’s a landmark moment when the Wildcats again become members of the Southland Conference and officially begin life in NCAA Division I. That move takes place with a new athletics logo on uniforms and other apparel, so we’re helping […]

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Scholarship campaign passes $20 million mark

Scholarship campaign passes $20 million mark

By on March 4, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Rex Fleming’s battle against brain cancer inspired many in the ACU and broader Abilene communities. Now his parents have begun the process of making sure his life, which ended too quickly in December 2012 at age 10, affects people for generations to come. The Rex Fleming Endowed Scholarship is one of more than 60 endowed […]

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Fall 2012 issue is on its way to your mailbox

Fall 2012 issue is on its way to your mailbox

By on December 18, 2012 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

This fall is a significant one in the history of Abilene Christian University. It marks 50 years since Dr. Billy Curl (’64) and Larry Bonner (’64), two transfer students from Southwestern Christian College in 1962, became the first full-time undergraduate African-American students to enroll at ACU. The new 80-page issue of ACU Today magazine, which […]

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Memorial services set for Rex Fleming

Memorial services set for Rex Fleming

By on November 27, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 4 Comments

UPDATE: A live stream of the family’s celebration of Rex’s life will be available today beginning at 10:15 a.m. at acu.edu/live For the past two years, many in the Abilene Christian University community have been involved in a ministry of prayer and encouragement for the family of Rex Fleming, a 10-year-old who died Sunday night […]

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ACU Sports Blog is Rolling

ACU Sports Blog is Rolling

By on August 9, 2008 in Sports with 2 Comments

ACU Today sports editor Lance Fleming (’92) has started a blog for Wildcat fans at acusports.blogspot.com. He and others are writing almost daily about preparations for the upcoming year at ACU. If you’re a football practice junkie and want to know who looked good in shorts and pads this week, this is the blog for […]

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