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So long Shotwell: The greatest show in town

So long Shotwell: The greatest show in town

By on November 3, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 2 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: This Saturday at 6 p.m., Abilene Christian University will play its last home football game at Shotwell Stadium. The historic venue will carry on as the place where Abilene and Abilene Cooper high schools play, but next fall ACU moves into new Wildcat Stadium for its first season of on-campus football in more than 50 years.  […]

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Time, Life, SI: Wildcats have covered them all

Time, Life, SI: Wildcats have covered them all

By on December 10, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

This is Dec. 10 and it’s been 58 years – to the day – since Wildcats appeared on the front covers of Life and Time, two of the most iconic news-feature magazines in the world. Bobby Morrow and Kent Brantly, M.D., were the honorees, the first an Abilene Christian University junior who was an Olympic hero and […]

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Video golf feature pairs Carpenter, Schubert

Video golf feature pairs Carpenter, Schubert

By on May 17, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

In this month’s Wildcat Video Minute, Grant Boone (’91) and Emmy Award-winning CBS Sports producer Lance Barrow (’77) – as well as ACU’s Alex Carpenter, one of the best collegiate golfers in the nation – recently teamed up for a little fun with ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91). Boone is an ACU alumni relations officer and the play-by-play voice of Wildcat […]

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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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