Tag: Southland Conference

  • Tournament Time: Wildcats have two basketball teams in Southland spotlight

    Abilene Christian University’s two resurgent basketball programs take another major step forward Friday when they play in the Southland Conference postseason tournament at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. Both are looking for a league title and the Wildcats’ first-ever berth in Division I’s annual NCAA men’s and women’s March Madness tournament featuring […]

  • Record number of Wildcats named to Southland Conference Honor Roll

    Abilene Christian athletics Tuesday lifted its number of Southland Conference Commissioner Honor Roll awardees for the fourth consecutive year as a school record 123 student-athletes were named to this distinguished list. ACU led all Southland schools last year with 104 honorees and in year’s prior finished with 90 (2015), 84 (2014) and 54 (2013) honor […]

  • Allie Hackett named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year

    Alexandria Hackett was named Southland Conference Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year. She and four additional Abilene Christian cross country runners also were named to Southland All-Academic teams. Allie and Michaela Hackett and Diana García-Muñoz each garnered First Team All-Academic recognition while Carnley Graham and Ryan Cleary earned Second Team All-Academic honors. Allie and Michaela and García-Muñoz […]

  • Stillwater Ran Deep: Coach recalls OSU days

    Stillwater Ran Deep: Coach recalls OSU days

    Stillwater, Okla., wasn’t Julie Goodenough’s first rodeo. But heading back there 15 years later to lead Abilene Christian University into a women’s basketball battle against against her former team, Goodenough admits the bull was bigger than she thought. “I honestly had no clue,” she recalls, “about the vast difference between coaching in the Big 12 […]

  • Tag Team: ACU great throws hat in radio ring

    Tag Team: ACU great throws hat in radio ring

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. West Texas football legend becomes a college all-America, plays a little pro ball, takes up professional wrestling, during which time he builds a portfolio as a financial guru on network television while enjoying his off hours cutting grass on the field where he heads up a rugby program […]

  • Off He Goes: Big moment upcoming for Big D

    Dallas Sealey wasn’t born in Texas. And, unlike the familiar aphorism, he didn’t even get here as fast as he could. But the redshirt sophomore quarterback from Lawton, Okla., has a name and game that seem ripped from the fiction section of a Lone Star library: a quick-footed, rocket-armed passer, given his handle because his […]

  • March hoops excitement proves bitter, sweet

    March hoops excitement proves bitter, sweet

    The craziness of March Madness – the frantic, frustrating and often fabulous time of postseason collegiate basketball – is upon us, and Abilene Christian University earned a taste of it earlier this week. Three men’s and four women’s teams from the Southland Conference qualified for this month’s national postseason tournaments, including ACU. Stephen F. Austin State University made the most noise, […]

  • Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

    Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

    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 […]

  • Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

    Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

    If one of the signs of a solid NCAA Division I baseball program is the strength of its alumni support (and it is), then Abilene Christian University’s baseball program rounded third and headed home Saturday with a successful new spin on an old format that scored big with its alums. Nearly 60 Wildcats returned to play in a […]

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

    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 […]