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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: Earl Young won gold in Rome

Olympic Diary: Earl Young won gold in Rome

By on July 24, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 3 Comments

The full-color postcard, with a hand-tinted photo-illustration of London’s Buckingham Palace on one side and addressed to “Mr. Robert Hunter, Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas USA” on the other, said a lot in just a few handwritten words in 1960: “Dear Bob, Hope you can read this (the bus is bouncin’). Am now in route […]

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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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