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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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Coates has two films in theaters this holiday

Coates has two films in theaters this holiday

By on December 28, 2012 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

The two latest film productions designed by Nelson Coates (’84) have enjoyed solid box office runs during the Thanksgiving to New Years Day holiday season. Released in early November, Flight was a major player in theaters at Thanksgiving and is still going strong in late December. In it, Denzel Washington stars as the pilot of an […]

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Hahn, Poe return to discuss politics and faith

Hahn, Poe return to discuss politics and faith

By on September 28, 2012 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Here at the height of the campaign season, most political candidates are working dawn to dusk to get their messages out: “Keep me on the job in Washington,” or “Send me to Capitol Hill to fix the mess we’re in.” A case could be made that Abilene Christian University alumni Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) and […]

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10 Questions with pole vaulter Billy Olson

10 Questions with pole vaulter Billy Olson

By on August 10, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 4 Comments

The highest-flying Wildcat pole vaulter of all time was Billy Olson (’81), a 1988 U.S. Olympian who  was projected by many to make the 1980 team in Moscow until President Jimmy Carter announced a boycott to protest the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He finished seventh in the 1984 Olympic Trials, but was competing on a foot […]

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Olympic Diary: Politics, sport often mix

Olympic Diary: Politics, sport often mix

By on August 5, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

We discovered this rare photograph recently and were amazed at the history it represented. The Olympic Games, for as hard as they work to give sport a venue to overcome politics and international discord, are often prime showcases for them. The Olympic spirit, however, seems to largely find a way to overcome dissension and restore […]

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10 Questions with track guru Garner Roberts

10 Questions with track guru Garner Roberts

By on July 30, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Garner Roberts (’70) likes to joke that between the two of them, he and former NFL All-Pro runningback Wilbert Montgomery (’77) scored 70 touchdowns in their Wildcat careers. Wilbert, now an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens, scored all the TDs and Garner wrote about each of them in his 25-year role as sports information […]

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Four Wildcats competing in Olympic Trials

Four Wildcats competing in Olympic Trials

By on June 25, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University student-athletes Nick Jones, LeVance Williams, Mickey Grimes and Stephanie Warren were in action over the weekend in the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field in Eugene, Ore. Jones had trouble Friday night with the rainy weather in the shot put at Hayward Field, finishing 22nd after fouls on two of […]

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Late, great sci-fi writer Bradbury visited ACU

Late, great sci-fi writer Bradbury visited ACU

Abilene Christian University professors remember the visit science fiction writer Ray Bradbury made to campus in 1992 as part of the Students’ Association Major Speaker Series, as Brian Bethel’s story in the Abilene Reporter-News describes. Bradbury, 91, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness and a writing career that spanned more than seven […]

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Soccer team beats DBU in overtime thriller

Soccer team beats DBU in overtime thriller

By on November 18, 2011 in Sports with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University soccer team defeated Dallas Baptist University, 2-1, under the lights on a cool, misty Friday night at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. The winning goal was struck by Ashley Holton on an assist by Lexi Stirling with 3:56 left in the first overtime. Next […]

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Wildcats NCAA playoff-bound in four sports

Wildcats NCAA playoff-bound in four sports

By on November 13, 2011 in Sports with 0 Comments

Jacey Ferrara’s first goal of the season Sunday afternoon was her team’s biggest thus far. The sophomore from Austin found the net with 30 seconds left in the first overtime to give the women’s soccer team from Abilene Christian University a kick into the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Central region tournament. They […]

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