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VIA News: Gray Stadium demo begins Monday

VIA News: Gray Stadium demo begins Monday

By on March 29, 2015 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Demolition of old Elmer Gray Stadium, a venerable U.S. track and field venue for decades at Abilene Christian University, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, March 30. It will make way for the eventual footprint of the proposed Wildcat Stadium and a return to on-campus football games for the first time since World War II. Just to the southwest, new Elmer […]

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VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

By on October 23, 2014 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Seemingly overnight, the piles of gray and brown sand covering the site of Abilene Christian University’s new track and field/soccer stadium have disappeared beneath the ground. About 400 tons of what is called root-zone sand was poured into an even layer nine inches deep and overlaid this week with sod, creating the first official soccer […]

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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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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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