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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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Stillwater Ran Deep: Coach recalls OSU days

Stillwater Ran Deep: Coach recalls OSU days

By on March 16, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Stillwater, Okla., wasn’t Julie Goodenough’s first rodeo. But heading back there 15 years later to lead Abilene Christian University into a women’s basketball battle against against her former team, Goodenough admits the bull was bigger than she thought. “I honestly had no clue,” she recalls, “about the vast difference between coaching in the Big 12 […]

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Tag Team: ACU great throws hat in radio ring

Tag Team: ACU great throws hat in radio ring

By on September 16, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. West Texas football legend becomes a college all-America, plays a little pro ball, takes up professional wrestling, during which time he builds a portfolio as a financial guru on network television while enjoying his off hours cutting grass on the field where he heads up a rugby program […]

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Off He Goes: Big moment upcoming for Big D

Off He Goes: Big moment upcoming for Big D

By on September 2, 2016 in Sports with 0 Comments

Dallas Sealey wasn’t born in Texas. And, unlike the familiar aphorism, he didn’t even get here as fast as he could. But the redshirt sophomore quarterback from Lawton, Okla., has a name and game that seem ripped from the fiction section of a Lone Star library: a quick-footed, rocket-armed passer, given his handle because his […]

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March hoops excitement proves bitter, sweet

March hoops excitement proves bitter, sweet

By on March 19, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

The craziness of March Madness – the frantic, frustrating and often fabulous time of postseason collegiate basketball – is upon us, and Abilene Christian University earned a taste of it earlier this week. Three men’s and four women’s teams from the Southland Conference qualified for this month’s national postseason tournaments, including ACU. Stephen F. Austin State University made the most noise, […]

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Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

By on March 4, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

The scene unfolding before Joe Golding (’99) looked like a cross between Norman Rockwell and one of those cheesy, straight-to-Christian-bookstore feature films. In his first year as the men’s basketball head coach at Abilene Christian University, Golding had gone to Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock to recruit diminutive sharp-shooting point guard and straight A […]

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Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

By on February 8, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

If one of the signs of a solid NCAA Division I baseball program is the strength of its alumni support (and it is), then Abilene Christian University’s baseball program rounded third and headed home Saturday with a successful new spin on an old format that scored big with its alums. Nearly 60 Wildcats returned to play in a […]

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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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Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

By on November 12, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) doesn’t take no for an answer. Or at least not well. Then again, when you’ve already twice beaten the odds – I’m talking crazy odds, like being struck by lightning while winning the lottery – you’re probably not quick to accept others’ ideas of what can and can’t be done. The man […]

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