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Wildcats make the most of Houston road trip

There were more than few firsts last weekend in Houston for the Abilene Christian University baseball team, their fans and some special kids they befriended while there. Head coach Britt Bonneau’s baseball team split its four-game series in the season-opening Astros-in-Action Division II Baseball Tournament. It was the first time for a Wildcat team to … Continued

Montgomery, Barrow headed to Super Bowl

In his 25th year in the National Football League, former Abilene Christian University standout Wilbert Montgomery (’77) will coach in his third Super Bowl after the Baltimore Ravens’ 28-13 victory today over New England in the AFC championship game. It was Baltimore’s third appearance in the AFC title game in Montgomery’s five years as an assistant … Continued

Memorial services set for Rex Fleming

UPDATE: A live stream of the family’s celebration of Rex’s life will be available today beginning at 10:15 a.m. at For the past two years, many in the Abilene Christian University community have been involved in a ministry of prayer and encouragement for the family of Rex Fleming, a 10-year-old who died Sunday night … Continued

Gale’s career helps ACU join NCAA elite

Tall cotton. Rare air. That’s what Abilene Christian University is walking in and breathing tonight after Mitchell Gale’s strong and accurate arm helped move the Wildcats near the mountaintop of college football quarterbacking productivity. With 408 yards passing in tonight’s 24-12 season-ending win in San Antonio over the University of Incarnate Word, Gale passed Billy … Continued

Oh Happy Day: Comeback win thrills ACU fans

Half of those wearing purple went home happy Saturday night from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the exception being the fans of Tarleton State University). The ACU Wildcat football team had something to do with that, rallying in the second half to take an exciting 34-31 win over the rival Texans in the second annual Lone … Continued

ACU announces move to Southland, Division I

Seven days from now, Abilene Christian University plays a crosstown rival (McMurry) in football for the first time in 41 years. So, in the spirit of making a little history whenever the opportunity arises, the Wildcats did something this afternoon they haven’t done in almost 50 years – agree to play in the Southland Conference, … Continued

10 Questions with pole vaulter Billy Olson

The highest-flying Wildcat pole vaulter of all time was Billy Olson (’81), a 1988 U.S. Olympian who  was projected by many to make the 1980 team in Moscow until President Jimmy Carter announced a boycott to protest the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He finished seventh in the 1984 Olympic Trials, but was competing on a foot … Continued

10 Questions with Delloreen Ennis

The most accomplished female track and field athlete in Abilene Christian University history is Delloreen Ennis (’99), who is a volunteer hurdles coach for her alma mater and a recent inductee to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Fame. She and decathlete/pole vaulter Tim Bright (’83) each competed in three Olympics. Ennis comes from the … Continued

Olympic Diary: Politics, sport often mix

We discovered this rare photograph recently and were amazed at the history it represented. The Olympic Games, for as hard as they work to give sport a venue to overcome politics and international discord, are often prime showcases for them. The Olympic spirit, however, seems to largely find a way to overcome dissension and restore … Continued

Olympic Diary: Ramsey covers the Games

David Ramsey (’81) is in London covering the Games of the XXX Olympiad for the Colorado Springs Gazette, a newspaper for which he is a featured sports columnist. The award-winning writer covers professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado Springs, the home of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center. He also writes … Continued