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Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

By on February 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The straightest line between the points of Mesquite, Texas, and NRG Stadium in Houston is 250 miles. Taylor Gabriel (’15) took the scenic route. Barely three years since completing his record-setting career at Abilene Christian University, Gabriel will be the latest Wildcat player to reach the Super Bowl when his Atlanta Falcons take on the […]

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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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The King and I: ACU alums remember Palmer

The King and I: ACU alums remember Palmer

By on October 2, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

I was 25 years old when I met The King. It was August 1994 in Tulsa, Okla., and golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died last Sunday at the age of 87, had just played his last round ever at the PGA Championship – his 37th appearance in that event as a competitor and my first […]

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We think ewe will love ElderLink story, art

We think ewe will love ElderLink story, art

By on March 6, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

ACU Today Winter/Spring 2016 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas Assigning writers and photographers/artists to ACU Today feature stories can be a bit of a Match Game at times, although not exactly like the long-running (1962-82) and often rollicking TV panel game show from years gone by. Pairing Grant Boone (’91) and Bobby Gombert (’93) on “Flock […]

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New issue of ACU Today takes flight

New issue of ACU Today takes flight

By on February 26, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

ACU Today Winter/Spring 2016 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas The newest issue of ACU Today magazine mailed recently. And while our cover story has never before been tied to Second Glance, the one-page essay near the end of each issue, this one is not your everyday subject. “The Songbird who gives ACU voices their wings” […]

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Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

By on December 23, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the nation Wildcats were stirring In hoops celebration The uniforms hung By the lockers with care In hopes that more victories Soon would be there With Lance keeping stats And I on the mic Ready to relay A score fans would like   The players were taking […]

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Rhode runners cross country to ACU

Rhode runners cross country to ACU

By on September 20, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

Let’s get one thing straight before I tell you the tortuous tale of how a couple of pencil-thin identical twins from Rhode Island saved a women’s cross country season at Abilene Christian University: there is only a 50-50 chance I’ll get right who said what. In other words, far more likely than it ever was […]

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Masters degree: Purple and White see green

Masters degree: Purple and White see green

By on April 8, 2015 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Unless you’re a children’s show dinosaur or Gotham’s Joker – and that surely eliminates a sizable chunk of you – purple and green aren’t much of a match. But through the years, Abilene Christian University’s primary color has interwoven significantly with the trademark tint of the Masters Tournament, the 79th edition of which is being […]

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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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CBS brought U.S. into Moody’s Section F

CBS brought U.S. into Moody’s Section F

By on February 2, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

The ball seemed to hang in the air forever, like in one of those cheesy ABC After School Specials. This particular moment was special, but it wasn’t after school. It was Saturday, Jan. 17. And it was on CBS Sports Network, not ABC. Abilene Christian University’s halftime buzzer-beating bomb flew toward a sea of purple […]

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