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Volleyball team pushes CMU in NCAA tourney

The Abilene Christian University Wildcats gave the nation’s sixth-ranked team all it wanted Thursday night, but the University of Central Missouri escaped the UCM Multipurpose Building with a 3-2 win in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Central Region volleyball tournament. The Wildcats won the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-21, before … Continued

Wildcats NCAA playoff-bound in four sports

Jacey Ferrara’s first goal of the season Sunday afternoon was her team’s biggest thus far. The sophomore from Austin found the net with 30 seconds left in the first overtime to give the women’s soccer team from Abilene Christian University a kick into the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Central region tournament. They … Continued

Volleyball team wins in LSC quarterfinals

The No. 3-seeded Abilene Christian University volleyball team rallied in its fifth set to win its match this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament in Canyon, Texas. The Wildcats, who qualified with a 20-12 record and wins in 10 of their last 12 matches, beat sixth-seeded Cameron University, 20-25, 26-24, 25-16, … Continued

Undefeated soccer team nearing post-season

One of the best success stories in Abilene Christian University athletics and Lone Star Conference history is the Wildcat women’s soccer team, which has exceeded all expectations in an amazingly short period of time. Just five seasons after ACU began an intercollegiate soccer program for women, the Wildcats have rocketed to a No. 2 national … Continued

Football and faith: Ramsey weighs in on Tebow

If there is a state more rabid about its professional football than Texas, it may be Colorado, where the Denver Broncos are nearly a certifiable obsession for its mile-high sports fans. And if there is a pro football player with a more devoted – and at times, rabid – following than Broncos’ second-year quarterback Tim … Continued

Wildcats' rally in Cowboys Stadium falls short

No. 3 Abilene Christian University rallied from an early 16-0 deficit but couldn’t quite catch the University of North Alabama, losing to the No. 4-ranked Lions, 23-17, in the Lone Star Football Festival in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. ACU (1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference) rolled up nearly 500 yards of offense … Continued

Band packing its new instruments and ‘Funk’

Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band has plenty of experience marching on NFL-branded turf, but it’s been a while. All that will change this weekend when the popular marching ensemble performs in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Nine times previously, the Big Purple entertained crowds at halftime of home games for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver … Continued

Former Wildcats prep for start of NFL season

The 2011 NFL regular season will begin this week with six former Abilene Christian University stars – ACU’s most-ever in one year – representing various teams. Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Johnny Knox and Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott begin their fourth seasons in the league. Danieal Manning, safety for the Houston Texans, begins his … Continued

Game Day openers today for two ACU teams

Two defending Lone Star Conference champion teams from Abilene Christian University begin their respective seasons with even higher hopes today. The women’s soccer team, beginning only its fifth season but already a force in the LSC, hosts regional rival Dallas Baptist University at 1 p.m. Head coach Chris Thomsen’s (’00 M.Ed.) football team travels to … Continued

Radway, Gates catch TDs in first NFL game

It didn’t take long for two former Abilene Christian University stars to make an impression in the National Football League. Rookie wide receivers Raymond Radway and Edmond “Clyde” Gates each caught a 6-yard TD pass in the third quarter of their first NFL exhibition season game this past weekend. Radway made a diving catch in … Continued