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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

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