With Wildcat Stadium’s second season about to begin, the cover story of ACU Today’s new Spring-Summer 2018 issue offers a retrospective of the inaugural year of a game-changing athletics venue for Abilene Christian University.
“Game On” provides a look at ACU’s first season at Anthony Field through the camera lenses of talented photographers Jeremy Enlow, Kim Leeson, Scott Delony (’06) and Paul White (’68).
The Wildcats of head coach Adam Dorrel kick off their 2018 season Saturday at 7 p.m. in Waco in the first football game ever played between ACU and Big 12 Conference member Baylor University. Fox Sports Southwest will televise the historic meeting and you also can listen in on 98.1 The Ticket. The team’s home opener is Sept. 8 against former Lone Star Conference rival Angelo State University.
Other featured content in this issue:
- In “Harvey’s Holy Place,” writer Sarah Carlson looks at the ways alumni Lee McLeod (’94), Carrie (Teague ’88) Hill, and Azzie (’06) and Ashlee (Smith ’06) Beagnyam helped Houston-area residents recover from an historic hurricane last August. The Beagnyam family had an all-too-personal experience with the epic storm while Azzie toiled long hours as a firefighter for the South texas city of Pearland. A longtime friend, Jennifer (Townsend ’98) Frye, facilitated a life-changing gift for the Beagnyams via a generous family in South Carolina. Carlson is communications coordinator for ACU’s Advancement Office.
- Dr. Lynn (’90 D.Min.) and Carolyn Anderson, ACU’s 2017 Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life recipients, are profiled by writer Dawn (Treat ’89) Cole. Lynn was the longtime popular minister of Highland Church of Christ while the couple lived in Abilene for 17 years in the 1970s and ’80s.
- A preview of Homecoming activities, which feature reunion class luncheons on The Quad (rather than dinners), allowing alumni to spend time together after Chapel and before heading to Anthony Field to cheer for the Wildcats in their football game against Nicholls State.
Look for the expanded 96-page print edition in your mailbox soon, watch this blog for insights into major stories from this issue, and enjoy the online edition here.