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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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ACU Remembers: Bill Woodhouse

ACU Remembers: Bill Woodhouse

By on January 11, 2014 in 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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Olympic Diary: Morrow put ACU on the map

Olympic Diary: Morrow put ACU on the map

By on July 23, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

[youtube 96vssj1Nnj0] Abilene Christian University (then still a college) and its hometown were the same size before Bobby Morrow (’58) won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. But afterward, it seemed like the world discovered both, nearly overnight. Morrow was the star of the U.S. team, “the fastest man in the world” […]

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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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