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Wildcats’ Division I adventure is underway

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 … Continued

Former ACU stars prepare for NFL season

Some say the National Football League’s acronym – “NFL” – also stands for “not for long,” an adage that can ring especially true this week as each team prepares for Thursday night’s final preseason game and finishes reducing rosters for the start of the regular season. While the average pro football player’s career lasts but a few years, … Continued

Texas Golf Hall of Fame calls Barrow’s name

Lance Barrow (’77) may have one of the highest handicaps of all the members of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, but his accomplishments stand tall in the game he loves to bring to TV viewers many weeks each year. Barrow will be one of eight 2013 inductees honored Oct. 21 at Oak Hills Country Club … Continued

Hello, Division I: New era begins today

Abilene Christian University is no stranger to playing teams from much larger institutions, but today marks the start of a new era in which the entire Wildcat intercollegiate athletics program is affiliated with NCAA Division I. As the new Spring-Summer 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine explains, preparations for a return to the Southland Conference are … Continued

Work begins to put a new face on Moody floor

Refurbishment has begun of the wooden playing surface of the 45-year-old workhorse called Moody Coliseum that is home to Abilene Christian University basketball games and volleyball matches, daily Chapel, Commencement, Sing Song, Welcome Week, Summit, lectures, movies, concerts, and a long list of events and activities. In the next couple of weeks, it will sport … Continued

Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

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 … Continued

Video golf feature pairs Carpenter, Schubert

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 … Continued

Summerall’s memorable message: his faith

One of the most distinctive voices from Abilene Christian University’s Centennial Celebration was that of Pat Summerall, the American sports broadcasting legend who died today in Dallas at age 82. The Centennial Speakers Series audience gathered Nov. 8, 2005, in ACU’s Teague Special Events Center expected to hear about the former NFL player’s experiences and, … Continued

Carpenter roars to record 20th career golf win

It’s time for The Masters tournament this week on the PGA Tour, a convenient coincidence when you consider the skill Abilene Christian University senior Alex Carpenter is displaying in NCAA events in which he plays this spring. A native of Arkansas, Carpenter won the Phil Mickelson Award in 2010 as the top freshman golfer in … Continued

Is ACU football in your hometown this fall?

Abilene Christian University’s first football season as a member of NCAA Division I includes just four home games in 2013, but also four others in some of the biggest markets where alumni and future students live. Details were announced yesterday by ACU athletics: August 31 – Concordia (Ala.) College, Abilene, 7 p.m. September 7 – … Continued