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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

After 16 years, there’s a new cat in town

The last time Abilene Christian University changed athletics logos, Dr. Royce Money (’64) was its relatively new 10th president, George Herbert Walker Bush turned the White House over to an Arkansas governor, and Aladdin was Disney’s newest movie venture, with wise-cracking comedian Robin Williams bringing new life to an otherwise predictable Middle Eastern folk tale. Fast-forward 16 years to … Continued

Wildcat 101: A primer on our fightin’ mascot

There’s some big news coming from Abilene Christian University athletics next Friday. In the meantime, here are some facts you might want to know about our Wildcat mascot: According to No Ordinary University: The Story of a City Set on a Hill, the 1998 ACU history book by Dr. John C. Stevens (’38), ACU’s mascot was … Continued