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New issue headlined by Nike’s Tobie Hatfield

By on March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

ACU Today Winter/Spring 2017 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas Nike’s Tobie Hatfield (’87) is featured on the new Winter-Spring 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine, which mailed last last week. The former ACU pole vaulter has helped Nike soar to new heights while serving as senior director of athlete innovations at the company’s world […]

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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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So long Shotwell: A son of Abilene’s reflections

So long Shotwell: A son of Abilene’s reflections

By on November 1, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 13 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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To air is human: 25 years behind the ACU mic

To air is human: 25 years behind the ACU mic

By on February 27, 2015 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Broadcasting is, by its nature, a powder keg. Walking that live ad-lib tightrope knowing the slightest slip could (and has) end a career is nerve-wracking for even the most veteran commentator. College broadcasting is even more combustible. Inexperienced announcers plus open mics equal, well, this. I had my share of explosive moments on the air […]

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Roberts’ first Boston Marathon was symbolic

Roberts’ first Boston Marathon was symbolic

By on April 27, 2014 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

Former longtime ACU media specialist Garner Roberts (’70) has documented countless sporting events in his career as a member of the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame. Last week, however, was his first to cover the Boston Marathon, and his son, Dr. Koy Roberts (’93), who was running in it for the first time. […]

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Olympic Diary: ACU’s ‘Texas Sports Dynasty’

Olympic Diary: ACU’s ‘Texas Sports Dynasty’

By on July 22, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 6 Comments

More than a few jaws dropped around the state when Texas Monthly magazine’s December 1999 issue hit the newsstand. Its cover story was titled “The Best of the Texas Century,” with pony-tailed Willie Nelson (Entertainer of the Century), track star Carl Lewis (Athlete of the Century) and computer mogul Michael Dell (Entrepreneur of the Century) […]

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Alaska provided new frontiers for Coates’ work

Alaska provided new frontiers for Coates’ work

By on February 12, 2012 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Nelson Coates (’84) has no shortage of environmental and physical challenges in his work as a Hollywood production designer, but his latest project, “Big Miracle,” provided some not previously encountered for a feature-length film. Shot entirely in Alaska, the new film from Universal Pictures – starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and three migratory sea mammals […]

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