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Leap of faith: West takes plunge twice

Leap of faith: West takes plunge twice

By on March 20, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Forgive Whitney West if she didn’t quickly catch on to the fact that Tanner Swinford was asking her to marry him. She was a little wet behind the ears. It was Sunday, Jan. 25, and the junior point guard on the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team had just been baptized – along with Swinford […]

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McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

By on April 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

He’s not retiring. And he’s not a relief pitcher throwing in the ninth inning of a 50-year career at his alma mater. But a baseball-themed luncheon April 21 will nonetheless celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) for a remarkable milestone and his rare, ongoing tenure of service to Abilene Christian University. Few people in ACU’s 108-year […]

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Multiple ways to follow the Wildcats tonight

Multiple ways to follow the Wildcats tonight

By on September 7, 2013 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Whether you’re at the game or out of town, there are multiple ways to follow the action tonight between Abilene Christian University and McMurry University: BE REAL: Wear purple (and some anti-perspirant) and head to Shotwell Stadium. A free tailgate begins at 4 p.m., and kickoff is at 6 p.m. It’s September, which means the West […]

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Wildcats make the most of Houston road trip

Wildcats make the most of Houston road trip

By on February 8, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

There were more than few firsts last weekend in Houston for the Abilene Christian University baseball team, their fans and some special kids they befriended while there. Head coach Britt Bonneau’s baseball team split its four-game series in the season-opening Astros-in-Action Division II Baseball Tournament. It was the first time for a Wildcat team to […]

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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

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” and the […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Thomas Kim

ACU Remembers: Dr. Thomas Kim

By on March 13, 2012 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Dr. Thomas Kim, former visiting professor of economics and economist-in-residence at Abilene Christian University, died yesterday in Abilene at age 83. He was the longest-tenured university president of the past 40 years in Abilene, having served McMurry in that role from 1970-93. Under his leadership, McMurry moved from college to university status in 1990. A […]

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ACU, McMurry to tangle again, 41 years later

ACU, McMurry to tangle again, 41 years later

By on February 13, 2012 in Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

More than 12,000 fans showed up to watch the last time Abilene’s largest and smallest church-related universities played each other in a college football game. That was Sept. 11, 1971, when Abilene Christian University and McMurry University battled in Shotwell Stadium, with the Wildcats prevailing, 53-20. Forty-one years later, the two will open each other’s […]

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Prairie Dogs to reappear, but not at Scott Field

Prairie Dogs to reappear, but not at Scott Field

By on February 1, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

One of the best lines about the future of professional baseball in Abilene was from former mayor Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64), who was quoted in our Spring 1995 issue regarding the best reason why a team named the Prairie Dogs could eventually make itself at home here: “Because, whatever happens, a Prairie Dog always comes […]

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