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Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

By on October 24, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

ACU inducted another distinguished class of former student-athletes into the ACU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 20 in a ceremony at the Hunter Welcome Center. The inductees were football standouts Kirby Jones (’79) and Kenny Davidson (’81), men’s basketball star James Wright (’85), men’s track and field all-America Albert Lawrence (’85), softball standout Katie (Bryan ’05) Thomas, golf all-America […]

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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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ACU Remembers: Bill Hart

ACU Remembers: Bill Hart

By on April 24, 2015 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Award-winning sportswriter Bill F. Hart (’52), who wrote about Abilene Christian University athletics for decades while forging a storied newspaper career in West Texas, died April 21 at age 83 in Baird, Texas. A memorial service for Hart will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Baird Church of Christ (Interstate 20 and F.M. 2047), with internment at […]

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Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

By on June 6, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ceremonial first pitches at major league baseball games tend to be more flop than fantastic, like the errant and globally ridiculed attempt in late May by an artist more experienced at rapping than throwing. But if the designated catcher assigned to receive another such pitch before the June 9 game between the Texas Rangers and […]

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ACU Remembers: Bill Woodhouse

ACU Remembers: Bill Woodhouse

By on January 11, 2014 in ACU Remembers, Sports with 7 Comments

Bobby Morrow (’58) has deservedly received accolades too numerous to count for his performances on the track at Abilene Christian University in the 1950s. But he ran with other talented Wildcats on the multiple world record relay teams that made headlines. One of them was Bill Woodhouse (’59), who died yesterday at age 77 in […]

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ACU Remembers: Grant Feasel

ACU Remembers: Grant Feasel

By on July 18, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills for Grant Feasel (’83), a first-team all-America center for Abilene Christian University who played eight years in the NFL. He died Sunday in Fort Worth at age 52. Feasel was selected by the Baltimore Colts in […]

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ACU Remembers: Leon Reese

ACU Remembers: Leon Reese

By on July 3, 2012 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Civic and church leader Wyllis Leon Reese (’41), who was inducted to the Abilene Christian University Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, died June 28 at age 92. His memorial service was yesterday in Abilene. Long after his own athletics exploits were over as an Abilene Christian University basketball star – he pioneered the one-hand […]

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ACU Remembers: Dee Nutt

ACU Remembers: Dee Nutt

By on April 19, 2012 in ACU Remembers with 3 Comments

Dee Nutt (’50), a legendary figure in the history of men’s basketball at Abilene Christian University, died yesterday in Tyler, Texas at age 84. A standout player for the Wildcats, he led his team in scoring three straight years (1947-48, 1948-49 and 1949-50), and to the Texas Conference championship each of the four years he […]

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Regional hall of fame to induct Kelly Kent

Regional hall of fame to induct Kelly Kent

By on March 30, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 2 Comments

Kelly Kent, who helped lead Abilene Christian University to its last national football championship before dying tragically at age 21, will be inducted May 7 to the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. A hometown high school star in nearby Cisco, Kent was a three-year letterman for the ACU Wildcats from 1977-78 and part of […]

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Regional sports hall of fame adds two Wildcats

Regional sports hall of fame adds two Wildcats

By on May 19, 2011 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Two of the newest members of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame earned all-America recognition while competing at Abilene Christian University, and have distinguished reputations as successful coaches. Wally Bullington (’53), former head coach of some of ACU’s top football teams, and John Ray Godfrey (’68), who still owns significant real estate in the […]

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