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Tim Bright, ACU’s most versatile Olympian

Tim Bright, ACU’s most versatile Olympian

By on August 11, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Of the dozens of current or former Abilene Christian University athletes to make an Olympic team in the past 60 years, two stand alone in terms of longevity. Tim Bright (’83) and Delloreen Ennis (’99) each competed in three Olympics – Bright in 1984, 1988 and 1992 for the United States and Ennis in 2000, 2004 and 2008 for […]

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Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

By on June 7, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers ensured Abilene Christian University’s 700 fans would go home happy tonight when Ian Desmond’s two-run homer in the eighth inning helped beat the rival Houston Astros 4-3 and cap another successful Wildcat alumni event in Arlington. Women’s head basketball coach Julie Goodenough – recently announced winner of the Texas Association of Basketball […]

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Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

By on November 12, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) doesn’t take no for an answer. Or at least not well. Then again, when you’ve already twice beaten the odds – I’m talking crazy odds, like being struck by lightning while winning the lottery – you’re probably not quick to accept others’ ideas of what can and can’t be done. The man […]

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Swab story: Young starts life-giving relay

Swab story: Young starts life-giving relay

By on April 26, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) had the finest of his many memorable moments on a track running the second leg of a relay. Last Monday at Moody Coliseum, he went first. The man who as a 19-year-old sophomore at Abilene Christian University helped the United States win a gold medal and set a world record in the […]

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VIA News: New stadium will open with a bang

VIA News: New stadium will open with a bang

By on April 7, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

With the crack of a starter pistol, a ceremonial first lap at Abilene Christian University’s new Elmer Gray Stadium will be covered by some of those who made the old stadium of that name legendary in the annals of track and field. Olympic relay gold medalist Earl Young (’62) will take the baton and break the tape about noon this […]

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VIA News: New track as fast as it is purple

VIA News: New track as fast as it is purple

By on April 4, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Keith Barnier may not sleep well April 10, the night before Abilene Christian University hosts TCU and Texas Tech University in the biggest triangular track and field meet in ACU in more than half a century, but it will have nothing to do with the purple – and fast – running surface at new Elmer […]

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Same vein: ACU, UIW find power in the blood

Same vein: ACU, UIW find power in the blood

By on March 14, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

There were a lot of Words emanating from a small section of hecklers behind the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team bench at the McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio last Thursday night. And they weren’t especially Incarnate. Those Cardinal sins, while unpleasant, were forgivable; in part because no one is perfect (yes, including ACU fans), and […]

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Time, Life, SI: Wildcats have covered them all

Time, Life, SI: Wildcats have covered them all

By on December 10, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

This is Dec. 10 and it’s been 58 years – to the day – since Wildcats appeared on the front covers of Life and Time, two of the most iconic news-feature magazines in the world. Bobby Morrow and Kent Brantly, M.D., were the honorees, the first an Abilene Christian University junior who was an Olympic hero and […]

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Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

By on June 11, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

More than 750 alumni and fans of Abilene Christian University attended Monday night’s ACU at the Ballpark game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers couldn’t solve the Cleveland Indians, but at least former Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) got things off to a good start with a successful ceremonial first pitch  (one […]

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Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

By on June 12, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) has been on center stage many times in his life, from winning an Olympic gold medal to setting world records in track and field. A pitching mound was foreign territory Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, but the former quartermiler delivered once again. Abilene Christian University asked the longtime Dallas businessman to represent […]

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