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Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

By on April 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

A new MLB season begins in earnest today but a special one in the life of Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) is celebrated in the Winter-Spring 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine. “A Tiger in My Hometown” is my recollection of a trip last June to Detroit with Gilbreth and Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64), vice president of […]

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Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

By on March 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

For two-and-a-half hours on a recent Saturday, Mike McConathy was the worst dressed man in college basketball. The men’s head coach of Northwestern State University had arrived at Moody Coliseum decked out smartly in a gray sport coat with crossing purple stripes, black slacks and a dark mock turtleneck. But just before his team tipped […]

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Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

By on December 19, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! http://blogs.acu.edu/acutoday ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University http://acu.edu College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying […]

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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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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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Stadium to build a true home field advantage

Stadium to build a true home field advantage

By on February 21, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to bring Wildcat football back to the Hill. We’re doing it today,” said Abilene Christian University benefactor Mark Anthony (’86), drawing the biggest ovation of a sunny, warm February groundbreaking Friday that felt more like football season than a week removed from Valentine’s Day. Feb. 19 was a day ACU football fans will love to […]

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Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

By on February 8, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

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 […]

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Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

By on January 21, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

The Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees has voted to start construction on a new on-campus football stadium as fundraising continues for the project. ACU will officially break ground for Wildcat Stadium at a ceremony after 11 a.m. Chapel on Friday, Feb. 19, during Sing Song weekend on campus. President Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) announced […]

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Rare football game reboot set for Sunday

Rare football game reboot set for Sunday

By on October 24, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

It takes a lot to postpone a scheduled college football game. For the first time Saturday in 57 years, the Abilene Christian University Wildcats did not play as intended, with record-breaking rainfall and flood warnings as the culprits. A two-day downpour in Central Texas has dumped upwards of 20 inches of rain in places such as Corsicana. […]

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Browning twins reined supreme for 47 years

By on September 28, 2015 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

ACU Today Spring-Summer 2015 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas When freelance photographer Jeremy Enlow arrived in Lamesa, Texas, to shoot images of two famous girls’ volleyball coaches for ACU Today magazine last fall, fans in Follis Gymnasium treated him like royalty. The word on the streets of the West Texas town was not […]

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