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CWS field looks mighty familiar to Wildcats

CWS field looks mighty familiar to Wildcats

By on June 13, 2016 in Sports with 0 Comments

A look at the 2016 field for the upcoming men’s NCAA Division I College World Series leaves Wildcat baseball fans with one conclusion: it looks a lot like Abilene Christian University’s schedule this season. Half of the eight-team field to begin play later this week in Omaha, Neb. – Oklahoma State University (41-20), TCU (47-16), Texas Tech […]

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Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

By on September 10, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Branding in intercollegiate athletics can be a two-way street, Lee De Leon inferred this morning in announcing that Abilene Christian University has signed a five-year athletics footwear, apparel and equipment contract with Nike, only the fifth Texas university to partner with the famous Swoosh. Clearly, that proverbial street runs along Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, […]

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Silver lining: Baseball season ends on HI note

Silver lining: Baseball season ends on HI note

By on May 30, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

Somewhere over the Rainbow Warriors, season No. 25 of baseball 2.0 at Abilene Christian University came to an end last weekend. There was no pot of gold awaiting the Wildcats after beating the University of Hawaii, 7-4; just a second straight victory and the first season-ending win since 1995 when the Internet itself was still […]

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Baseball team still slinging stones at Goliaths

Baseball team still slinging stones at Goliaths

By on April 17, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University baseball team is 6-9 in the Southland Conference as it prepares to host Sam Houston State University this weekend at Crutcher Scott Field. That’s the same Bearkat squad that traveled to Austin earlier this week and shutout The University of Texas, 5-0. But don’t let the Wildcats’ overall record (8-26) fool you. If they keep slinging, they will land a stone […]

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Wildcats playing NCAA’s top baseball teams

Wildcats playing NCAA’s top baseball teams

By on March 26, 2015 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Wildcat fans who may still be in denial that Abilene Christian University is playing major NCAA Division I competition need to head to Crutcher Scott Field in April. Kudos to head baseball coach Britt Bonneau, whose team plays in the historically strong Southland Conference, for not shying away from challenging the best competition in the Southwest. Scheduling such heavyweights can be hard on […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

By on January 3, 2015 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Dr. Bennett B. Hutchinson (’63), former longtime Abilene Christian University professor of chemistry, died Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., at age 72. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027). A memorial service in Abilene is being planned for a later date. Hutchinson […]

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De Leon brings Division I experience to role

De Leon brings Division I experience to role

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

It’s been a dozen years since Abilene Christian University went “out of network” to hire a director of athletics, but it’s not as unusual as one might think for the Wildcats to lean on someone for that job who does not have a framed ACU diploma on the wall. Lee De Leon was introduced to […]

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Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

By on March 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Scouts from National Football League teams know Abilene is more than a place to stop for barbeque, steak and breakfast burritos. In recent years, it’s become a place to shop for future pro players on display at the Wildcats’ annual Pro Day at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility. The latest crop participated yesterday, with 11 […]

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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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