Category: Sports

  • ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

    Abilene Christian University expects to begin intercollegiate competition in the Western Athletic Conference in 2021, joining four other NCAA Division I institutions making a milestone move to the WAC, it was announced today in a press conference at the NRG Center. ACU will transition from the Southland Conference – a league it co-founded in 1973 […]

  • Major renovation of ACU’s Moody Coliseum to begin in December

    Major renovation of ACU’s Moody Coliseum to begin in December

    The half-century-old domed home of Abilene Christian University’s basketball games, volleyball matches, Chapel services, Sing Song performances and Commencement ceremonies – to name a few – will receive a significant upgrade over the next two years. “Moody Coliseum is at the heart of many of our campus traditions and is a critical part of our […]

  • Sen. Lucio to introduce resolution honoring Bobby Morrow in Texas Senate

    Sen. Lucio to introduce resolution honoring Bobby Morrow in Texas Senate

    Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. of Brownsville said June 3, 2020, at the funeral of Rio Grande Valley native son Bobby Joe Morrow (’58) that he will introduce a resolution in January when the Texas legislature convenes in Austin to honor the Abilene Christian University graduate who won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympic […]

  • Fast Company: The legacy of fleet-footed Bobby Morrow

    Garner Roberts (’70) is a freelance writer who retired from ACU in 2004 after a distinguished career as a writer, editor, sports information director and media relations professional. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors Association Hall of Fame and the ACU Sports Hall of Fame. This profile of the late Bobby […]

  • March Madness v2.0: Wildcat teams on tourney trail

    That ride was so much fun, let’s do it again. Whether you dust off your “Texas Two Step” or “First Dance” T-shirt from last year or start shopping for a new souvenir one, Wildcat basketball fans’ adrenaline will kick into high gear this week as Abilene Christian University men’s and women’s teams head south on […]

  • Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

    Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

    Years ago, when one of the professional golf students of the late Harvey Penick was having trouble elevating his success around the green, advice from the legendary teacher and best-selling author was short and to the point. “Eat dinner with good putters,” the late Penick told rising PGA star Tom Kite. The counsel – to […]

  • Gilbreth’s No. 13 baseball jersey retired by ACU

    Gilbreth’s No. 13 baseball jersey retired by ACU

    Only the seventh uniform number to be retired in Abilene Christian University athletics history – and the first in baseball – was celebrated Saturday night, but don’t let the two digits fool you. The No. 13 jersey once worn by Bill Gilbreth (’69) was anything but unlucky to the man who wore it. Gilbreth, the […]

  • Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

    At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, […]

  • Football season, single game tickets now on sale

    Renewals and general admission season tickets for Abilene Christian’s 2019 six-game home football schedule are on sale. Current season ticket holders are encouraged to renew by Friday, May 31 in order to secure last year’s seats, while prospective season ticket buyers can request an upgrade after purchasing at the general admission level. The most convenient […]

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

    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 […]