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VIA News: New stadium will open with a bang

VIA News: New stadium will open with a bang

By on April 7, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

With the crack of a starter pistol, a ceremonial first lap at Abilene Christian University’s new Elmer Gray Stadium will be covered by some of those who made the old stadium of that name legendary in the annals of track and field. Olympic relay gold medalist Earl Young (’62) will take the baton and break the tape about noon this […]

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VIA News: Chambers’ explosive final act

VIA News: Chambers’ explosive final act

By on January 8, 2015 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Chambers Hall at Abilene Christian University is too close to Phillips Education Building to bring it down with a bang, but the 85-year-old former residence hall, cafeteria, library and academic building still saw some fireworks Wednesday. The Department of Psychology, Chambers’ final occupants, were moved out over the Christmas break, leaving the building empty – and providing a […]

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VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

By on November 25, 2014 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Heading into the extended Thanksgiving weekend, a pair of Vision in Action projects on the Abilene Christian University campus are making visible progress. Crews from Beynon Sports Surfaces earlier this month finished laying down a vibrant purple track that certainly pops against the deep green of the newly installed soccer field. With that, the most […]

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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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9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

By on July 9, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 6 Comments

When my broadcast career took an unexpected detour in 2003, I was fortunate to catch on for a time with Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities), a non-profit organization dedicated to planting churches throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. GCM was inspired and founded by a team of Abilene Christian University graduates who […]

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Preparation underway for VIA projects

Preparation underway for VIA projects

By on June 24, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

As fundraising continues for ACU’s historic Vision in Action initiative, preparation is underway this summer for construction of two new science buildings and two new on-campus stadiums. Crews this morning began groundwork on what will become a new stadium for ACU’s legendary track and field program and dominant women’s soccer team – clearing and leveling […]

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Landmark gifts shaped by roots, relationships

Landmark gifts shaped by roots, relationships

By on February 14, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s Valentine’s Day 2014 on the Hill, where some selfless people are putting their money where their hearts are. In all the excitement of today’s announcement of the largest single gift ($30 million) and largest collection of gifts ($55 million) ever made at one time in Abilene Christian University’s history, we should not lose sight […]

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ACU Today looks at Division I sports action

ACU Today looks at Division I sports action

By on January 24, 2014 in Sports with 0 Comments

Bonus Coverage of the Fall-Winter 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine takes an inside look at the sports action from last semester, the Wildcats’ first as a member of NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference. The online-only version includes 28 extra pages of great photography from football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and baseball action. […]

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Wildcats’ Division I adventure is underway

Wildcats’ Division I adventure is underway

By on August 30, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

While the women’s soccer and volleyball teams are already out of the gate, the first game of Abilene Christian University’s new football era in NCAA Division I is Saturday night. Head coach Ken Collum’s Wildcats play Concordia College of Selma, Ala., at 7 p.m. in Shotwell Stadium, broadcast locally on Sports Radio 98.1 FM The […]

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Olympic Diary: Ramsey covers the Games

Olympic Diary: Ramsey covers the Games

By on August 2, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

David Ramsey (’81) is in London covering the Games of the XXX Olympiad for the Colorado Springs Gazette, a newspaper for which he is a featured sports columnist. The award-winning writer covers professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado Springs, the home of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center. He also writes […]

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