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Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

By on June 6, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he assists with […]

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Astros walk-off a win on ACU night in Houston

Astros walk-off a win on ACU night in Houston

By on June 22, 2016 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

About 150 alumni and other fans of Abilene Christian University were on hand to cheer Tuesday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park as the hometown Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2, thanks to a walk-off home run by shortstop Carlos Correa. ACU crowds must be lucky charms for home teams; a June 7 game saw the Texas Rangers beat the […]

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Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

By on June 7, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers ensured Abilene Christian University’s 700 fans would go home happy tonight when Ian Desmond’s two-run homer in the eighth inning helped beat the rival Houston Astros 4-3 and cap another successful Wildcat alumni event in Arlington. Women’s head basketball coach Julie Goodenough – recently announced winner of the Texas Association of Basketball […]

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Fans flock to ACU at the Ballpark Night

Fans flock to ACU at the Ballpark Night

By on June 5, 2015 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

More than 700 Abilene Christian University fans of all ages cheered for new director of athletics Lee De Leon and stayed until the bottom of the 11th inning to celebrate a Texas Rangers win Thursday night at the fifth annual ACU at the Ballpark Night in Arlington. De Leon threw the ceremonial first pitch at Globe Life […]

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Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

By on June 11, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

More than 750 alumni and fans of Abilene Christian University attended Monday night’s ACU at the Ballpark game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers couldn’t solve the Cleveland Indians, but at least former Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) got things off to a good start with a successful ceremonial first pitch  (one […]

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Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

By on June 6, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ceremonial first pitches at major league baseball games tend to be more flop than fantastic, like the errant and globally ridiculed attempt in late May by an artist more experienced at rapping than throwing. But if the designated catcher assigned to receive another such pitch before the June 9 game between the Texas Rangers and […]

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Angel in the Outfield as baseball season begins

Angel in the Outfield as baseball season begins

By on February 16, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

You can tell it’s spring again – or at least it’s not far away – by the sound of baseball at Crutcher Scott Field at Abilene Christian University. ACU wraps up its season-opening series with Arlington Baptist College this afternoon with a game at 1 p.m. A familiar voice is missing, however, but not reminders […]

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Tyson inaugurated as Rochester president

Tyson inaugurated as Rochester president

By on October 23, 2013 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Presidential inaugurations, especially for colleges and universities, are mostly solemn events. Former ACU development vice president Dr. John Tyson (’81) became Rochester (Mich.) College’s ninth president Oct. 10 in ceremonies at the Rochester Church of Christ. ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64) was one of the guest speakers. Tyson is the fourth Abilene Christian graduate selected as president of Rochester College. […]

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Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

By on June 12, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) has been on center stage many times in his life, from winning an Olympic gold medal to setting world records in track and field. A pitching mound was foreign territory Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, but the former quartermiler delivered once again. Abilene Christian University asked the longtime Dallas businessman to represent […]

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Schubert, Watson lead off in Rangers’ big win

Schubert, Watson lead off in Rangers’ big win

By on June 13, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

More than 850 Abilene Christian University alumni and other friends sitting in the All You Can Eat Porch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington last night had more than a passing interest in the two teams playing at 7:05 p.m. They also were there for the fellowship and to see two Wildcats – ACU president Dr. […]

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