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Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

By on September 1, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

It would be silly to compare Abilene Christian University’s four-year Division I transition to Israel’s four decades of wandering in the wilderness. I mean, have you actually seen the NCAA’s application process? Pharaoh’s army would’ve turned tail at first sight. A journey that began in earnest when Dr. Phil Schubert (’91), in the days leading […]

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ACU is now a full-fledged member of NCAA Division I

ACU is now a full-fledged member of NCAA Division I

By on August 20, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has completed its move to full NCAA Division I status and is now eligible for all NCAA and Southland Conference postseason tournaments. After a vote by the Division I Board of Directors, the NCAA delivered the news to ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert and director of athletics Lee De León, concluding a […]

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Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

By on November 10, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Opponents of the women’s basketball team know Lizzy Dimba, Sydney Shelstead, Alexis Mason and Suzzy Dimba as a hard-working quartet of players who helped put Abilene Christian University hoops on the map during ACU’s transition to NCAA Division I. While posing for us recently, they took a moment to enjoy a selfie during a photo shoot for “Junior Achievement,” the cover […]

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For Crying Out Loud: Women’s hoops on a roll

For Crying Out Loud: Women’s hoops on a roll

By on January 21, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 5 Comments

There’s no crying in baseball, we were famously told by Jimmy Dugan, Tom Hanks’ crusty character in A League of Their Own. Basketball is a different sport, and this is a different story.   Now Julie Goodenough doesn’t cry easily. In fact, in the four years and 103 games in which she has been the […]

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Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

By on September 10, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Branding in intercollegiate athletics can be a two-way street, Lee De Leon inferred this morning in announcing that Abilene Christian University has signed a five-year athletics footwear, apparel and equipment contract with Nike, only the fifth Texas university to partner with the famous Swoosh. Clearly, that proverbial street runs along Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, […]

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U.S. News: ACU a leader in innovation, value

U.S. News: ACU a leader in innovation, value

By on September 9, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

It didn’t take long for Abilene Christian University to land on the newest – and perhaps most distinctive – portion of U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of top colleges and universities. After being ranked first or second on the publication’s list of “Up-and-Coming-Universities” six of the previous seven years, ACU is No. 2 […]

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Silver lining: Baseball season ends on HI note

Silver lining: Baseball season ends on HI note

By on May 30, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

Somewhere over the Rainbow Warriors, season No. 25 of baseball 2.0 at Abilene Christian University came to an end last weekend. There was no pot of gold awaiting the Wildcats after beating the University of Hawaii, 7-4; just a second straight victory and the first season-ending win since 1995 when the Internet itself was still […]

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Wildcats playing NCAA’s top baseball teams

Wildcats playing NCAA’s top baseball teams

By on March 26, 2015 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Wildcat fans who may still be in denial that Abilene Christian University is playing major NCAA Division I competition need to head to Crutcher Scott Field in April. Kudos to head baseball coach Britt Bonneau, whose team plays in the historically strong Southland Conference, for not shying away from challenging the best competition in the Southwest. Scheduling such heavyweights can be hard on […]

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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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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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