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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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Southland Conference team concludes visit

Southland Conference team concludes visit

By on August 1, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Southland Conference commissioner Tom Burnett said his group of league officials wrapped up what he called a “great” tour of the Abilene Christian University campus today, satisfied that all parties had an excellent opportunity to get to know each other better. For two days this week, the SLC group toured campus facilities, met with deans […]

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Johnny Knox goes Pro-Bowling

Johnny Knox goes Pro-Bowling

By on January 26, 2010 in Sports with 0 Comments

Chicago Bears wide receiver and kick returner Johnny Knox has been named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, becoming only the second Wildcat to ever play in the annual all-star game of NFL players. ACU sports information director Lance Fleming tells you more here.

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