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Big Dance during pandemic requires extra choreography

In a year dominated by the pandemic, March Madness doesn’t only refer to the exciting on-court action of the NCAA Tournament. It also represents the immense coordination and safety considerations in place to make this year’s Big Dance a reality. Everything is done with health protocols in mind. That starts with hosting the entire men’s … Continued

Wildcat men making second straight trip to March Madness

On Saturday night, Abilene Christian University will become the first Southland Conference men’s basketball team to play in consecutive NCAA Tournaments since Stephen F. Austin won the league postseason title and advanced in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Lumberjacks also went in 2018. But 2021 is by no means a postseason anomaly in Wildcat hoops … Continued

Kolton Kohl

Kolton Kohl, Joe Golding win NABC awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Abilene Christian University’s head coach and standout center were honored today by the The National Association of Basketball Coaches on their annual All-District 22 team. Joe Golding was named NABC Co-Coach of the Year and senior Kolton Kohl received first-team honors for their standout seasons. The Wildcats are in Indianapolis this … Continued

ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

Abilene Christian University expects to begin intercollegiate competition in the Western Athletic Conference in 2021, joining four other NCAA Division I institutions making a milestone move to the WAC, it was announced today in a press conference at the NRG Center. ACU will transition from the Southland Conference – a league it co-founded in 1973 … Continued

Sen. Lucio to introduce resolution honoring Bobby Morrow in Texas Senate

Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. of Brownsville said June 3, 2020, at the funeral of Rio Grande Valley native son Bobby Joe Morrow (’58) that he will introduce a resolution in January when the Texas legislature convenes in Austin to honor the Abilene Christian University graduate who won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympic … Continued

Fast Company: The legacy of fleet-footed Bobby Morrow

Garner Roberts (’70) is a freelance writer who retired from ACU in 2004 after a distinguished career as a writer, editor, sports information director and media relations professional. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors Association Hall of Fame and the ACU Sports Hall of Fame. This profile of the late Bobby … Continued

March Madness v2.0: Wildcat teams on tourney trail

That ride was so much fun, let’s do it again. Whether you dust off your “Texas Two Step” or “First Dance” T-shirt from last year or start shopping for a new souvenir one, Wildcat basketball fans’ adrenaline will kick into high gear this week as Abilene Christian University men’s and women’s teams head south on … Continued

Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

Years ago, when one of the professional golf students of the late Harvey Penick was having trouble elevating his success around the green, advice from the legendary teacher and best-selling author was short and to the point. “Eat dinner with good putters,” the late Penick told rising PGA star Tom Kite. The counsel – to … Continued

Willie Horton (right) and Gilbreth in 2016. (Photo by Mike Mulholland)

Gilbreth’s No. 13 baseball jersey retired by ACU

Only the seventh uniform number to be retired in Abilene Christian University athletics history – and the first in baseball – was celebrated Saturday night, but don’t let the two digits fool you. The No. 13 jersey once worn by Bill Gilbreth (’69) was anything but unlucky to the man who wore it. Gilbreth, the … Continued

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, … Continued