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Pit Stop: ACU returns to Lobos’ hoops haven

Pit Stop: ACU returns to Lobos’ hoops haven

By on November 29, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Dr. David Wray (’67) didn’t score the most famous two points in the history of the University of New Mexico’s legendary basketball arena known as The Pit. That distinction belongs, now and forever, to Lorenzo Charles whose unintentional alley oop dunk at the buzzer led North Carolina State University and fiery coach Jim Valvano to […]

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Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

By on March 4, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

The scene unfolding before Joe Golding (’99) looked like a cross between Norman Rockwell and one of those cheesy, straight-to-Christian-bookstore feature films. In his first year as the men’s basketball head coach at Abilene Christian University, Golding had gone to Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock to recruit diminutive sharp-shooting point guard and straight A […]

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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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Better Days: A Baltimore son hopes for his city

Better Days: A Baltimore son hopes for his city

By on May 11, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

When West Baltimore erupted in chaos and conflict recently, so did social media. Before the responding ladder trucks could douse the businesses set ablaze in the protest of the death of Freddie Gray, millions of itchy-fingered Americans took to Twitter, Facebook and other assorted apps with knee-jerk analysis that fanned the flames of what feels […]

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Same vein: ACU, UIW find power in the blood

Same vein: ACU, UIW find power in the blood

By on March 14, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

There were a lot of Words emanating from a small section of hecklers behind the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team bench at the McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio last Thursday night. And they weren’t especially Incarnate. Those Cardinal sins, while unpleasant, were forgivable; in part because no one is perfect (yes, including ACU fans), and […]

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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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Hot-shooting Wildcats ready for CBS telecast

Hot-shooting Wildcats ready for CBS telecast

By on January 16, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

On the eve of its biggest home game in years, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team is grateful what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. Scuffling along with a 4-6 record in late December after road losses to Tulsa, California-Riverside, Houston, Loyola-Chicago and Boise State, few fans expected head coach Joe Golding’s team to do much more than […]

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Wildcats make headlines, history in Division I

Wildcats make headlines, history in Division I

By on November 29, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

It’s taking a little longer than expected for students and some fans of Wildcat athletics to warm up to life in NCAA Division I, but the David vs. Goliath moments are coming fast and furious, and Abilene Christian University is winning its share of them. Just by playing in the Southland Conference, ACU (Fall 2014 enrollment […]

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Section F brings fan energy back to basketball

Section F brings fan energy back to basketball

By on February 11, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Perhaps it was the presence of an ESPN crew, broadcasting games from Moody Coliseum to a nationwide audience Jan. 25 for the first time ever. Maybe it was the Chapel credit for attending. It could just be a new-found, long-overdue interest once more in basketball. Whether one or all three, the re-emergence of students sitting […]

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Work begins to put a new face on Moody floor

Work begins to put a new face on Moody floor

By on June 20, 2013 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Refurbishment has begun of the wooden playing surface of the 45-year-old workhorse called Moody Coliseum that is home to Abilene Christian University basketball games and volleyball matches, daily Chapel, Commencement, Sing Song, Welcome Week, Summit, lectures, movies, concerts, and a long list of events and activities. In the next couple of weeks, it will sport […]

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