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March Madness: Wildcat women’s basketball team finally reaches the Promised Land

March Madness: Wildcat women’s basketball team finally reaches the Promised Land

By on March 23, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Anyone else might have panicked when technology revolted and an electronic lock trapped them in unfamiliar territory. But the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team has experience in unnecessary confinement. On Feb. 13, with Sing Song having evicted them from their usual home court at Moody Coliseum, the Wildcats were forced to use the gym […]

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March Madness: ACU basketball band makes big sound, impression at NCAA Tourneys

March Madness: ACU basketball band makes big sound, impression at NCAA Tourneys

By on March 23, 2019 in ACU News, Features, Sports with 2 Comments

The loudest, most spirited fans in the house at Abilene Christian University basketball games take up the smallest space. But it wouldn’t be March Madness without them, so when the official travel parties for ACU headed this week to the men’s and women’s Division I NCAA Tournaments in Jacksonville and Waco, the basketball band’s inclusion […]

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Grit Don’t Quit: A miniature history of ACU women’s basketball at the DI level

By on March 22, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

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March Madness: A brief look at women basketball’s DI era accomplishments

March Madness: A brief look at women basketball’s DI era accomplishments

By on March 22, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian women’s basketball hops on the bus headed for Baylor and the NCAA DI Championship this week nearly seven years to the date Julie Goodenough was hired by then-athletics director Jared Mosley to be the program’s sixth head coach. The Haskell, Texas, native was hired March 27, 2012, and officially introduced several days later at a […]

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March Madness: ACU set to take on college basketball royalty

March Madness: ACU set to take on college basketball royalty

By on March 21, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Thursday evening’s matchup in the Midwest Regional at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena is the ultimate David vs. Goliath story. It’s little ol’ Abilene Christian vs. Mighty Kentucky. New kid on the block vs. old hand. New blood vs. blueblood. When No. 15 seed ACU takes the floor for its matchup against No. […]

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March Madness: As coach and mentor, Tate modeled what it meant to love his players

March Madness: As coach and mentor, Tate modeled what it meant to love his players

By on March 21, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

The first Abilene Christian University head basketball coach to take a Wildcat team to a national tournament was the late Willard Tate, who died in 2010. His talented 1979-80 team finished 27-5, advancing to the second round of the NAIA Division I tourney in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s men’s team matched that win total last […]

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March Madness: Kohl and Daniels are the long and short of ACU matchup with Kentucky

March Madness: Kohl and Daniels are the long and short of ACU matchup with Kentucky

By on March 20, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

No one is taller nor shorter in Thursday night’s NCAA Tournament game with the University of Kentucky than two Abilene Christian University Wildcats here in Jacksonville, Florida. Stretching the tape one way is 7-0 sophomore center Kolton Kohl, while 5-7 freshman guard Damien Daniels, is the shortest player in the game. They are near the perimeter of […]

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March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

By on March 18, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

The atmosphere in Moody Coliseum reverberated with excitement this morning as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball teams who are both headed to the NCAA Tournament later this week. “This is an amazing milestone for ACU,” Schubert said to students attending Monday Chapel. “This is so much […]

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March Madness: Women’s basketball punches ticket to NCAA Championships

March Madness: Women’s basketball punches ticket to NCAA Championships

By on March 18, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For the second time in as many nights Abilene Christian athletics will play host to a NCAA basketball selection show Monday, March 18, on the Brown Family Club Level of Wildcat Stadium. All fans are welcome to watch the ESPN-produced telecast with the team and coaches. Doors open to the club level at 5 p.m. […]

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March Madness: ‘Trust The Process’ leads ACU to its One Shining Moment

March Madness: ‘Trust The Process’ leads ACU to its One Shining Moment

By on March 18, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 2 Comments

KATY, Texas — The ACU Wildcats have spent the better part of the last three decades searching for their One Shining Moment. They found it Saturday night at the Merrell Center as the Wildcats beat New Orleans, 77-60, to win the Southland Conference men’s basketball championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. ACU will find […]

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