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At NCAA Tournament, typical days are anything but ordinary

If a normal day exists at an NCAA Tournament transformed by COVID-19 health protocols, it took the Wildcats a few days before experiencing one. Upon arrival in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday for their second consecutive appearance in March Madness, the NCAA required the team to pass two COVID-19 tests before it could meet together and … Continued

Wildcats enjoy big stage of March Madness in equally big venue

For many college basketball teams, no one would blame them if their first arrival at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this week played out a little like the famous scene from the movie Hoosiers. In the classic 1986 sports movie, small-town high school basketball players enter with wide eyes and in awe of the large … Continued

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

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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