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Tailgating 101: Get cooking with tips from an aficionado

Tailgating 101: Get cooking with tips from an aficionado

By on October 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Garrett Sublette (’03) isn’t playing around. He loves to tailgate, and he loves to cook. Put those passions together, and his tent at Wildcat Country Tailgating is the place to be on Gamedays.  Try not to drool when you read what Sublette and friends whipped up for the first two home games: On Opening Weekend, […]

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Debut of Wildcat Stadium surpasses all expectations

Debut of Wildcat Stadium surpasses all expectations

By on September 28, 2017 in Sports with 1 Comment

ABILENE – When last Saturday night’s game against Houston Baptist had come to an end with ACU on the right side of a 24-3 final score, director of athletics Lee De Leon spotted ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert on the turf at brand new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium and wrapped him in a bear […]

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Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

By on September 21, 2017 in Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

The score was final – ACU 24, Houston Baptist University 3 – but the Wildcats weren’t finished. They still had to thank their fans. With arms raised, they ran to the east side of the stadium and returned high-fives from their peers, who leaned over the railing to get closer to the student-athletes. The Wildcats […]

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New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

By on September 1, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Sports with 0 Comments

Home sweet home field advantage You’ll be able to see it from miles away. Driving into or around the north side of Abilene, especially at night, you’ll look toward the Hill and will see its lights illuminating the West Texas sky. You may already be used to seeing the Tower of Light from a distance, […]

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Needtobreathe to perform Sept. 15 at Wildcat Stadium

Needtobreathe to perform Sept. 15 at Wildcat Stadium

By on August 17, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Grammy-nominated rock band Needtobreathe will perform a free concert Sept. 15 at the grand opening of Wildcat Stadium. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and is open the community. The band’s sixth studio album, Hard Love, debuted at debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts […]

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Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

By on December 19, 2016 in ACU News, Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! http://acu.today ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University http://acu.edu College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying […]

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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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Stadium to build a true home field advantage

Stadium to build a true home field advantage

By on February 21, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to bring Wildcat football back to the Hill. We’re doing it today,” said Abilene Christian University benefactor Mark Anthony (’86), drawing the biggest ovation of a sunny, warm February groundbreaking Friday that felt more like football season than a week removed from Valentine’s Day. Feb. 19 was a day ACU football fans will love to […]

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Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

By on January 21, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

The Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees has voted to start construction on a new on-campus football stadium as fundraising continues for the project. ACU will officially break ground for Wildcat Stadium at a ceremony after 11 a.m. Chapel on Friday, Feb. 19, during Sing Song weekend on campus. President Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) announced […]

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Halbert gift tops science capital campaign

Halbert gift tops science capital campaign

By on August 13, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

A recent gift of nearly $3 million from alumni Jon (’82) and Linda (Ellis ’83) Halbert has helped Abilene Christian University reach its capital goal in the Vision in Action (VIA) initiative to build three major science facilities. The generosity of the Dallas couple means ACU has raised $45 million to build the 54,000-square-foot Halbert-Walling […]

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