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Seventh Heaven: Katy’s door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

Seventh Heaven: Katy’s door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

By on March 7, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

The stepsisters are finally going to the ball wearing Cinderella’s gown. In this fractured fairy tale, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team – after two years of dominating the Southland Conference but locked out of the league tournament on a technicality – is hunkered down in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, this week […]

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Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

By on February 21, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

Though he was its leading man, he had never seen the film. Until this week when the stunningly vivid images of him and his teammates racing up and down Moody Coliseum’s revolutionary rubberized floor in the first game ever played there leapt off the screen. For a moment, John Ray Godfrey felt 41 again. “It […]

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Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

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

It’s almost Christmas, and the family is coming over. Sunday, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team plays Lipscomb University for the second time this season but for the first time in Nashville since 1958. It’s part game, part reunion between relatives so long-lost that many of them have no idea they are kin. But […]

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Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

By on November 3, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. Other than that name, there would appear to be few similarities between […]

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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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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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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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ACU Remembers: Waymond Griggs

ACU Remembers: Waymond Griggs

By on December 4, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Waymond E. Griggs (’58), a member of Abilene Christian University’s Sports Hall of Fame and one of the top sprinters in the world during a standout collegiate career, died Nov. 30, 2016, in Abilene at age 80. A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 5, at Hamby Cemetery in Jones County, Texas, under the direction […]

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