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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

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

McCasland out, Golding in for Wildcats

There will be one less place setting at the table during Wildcat Caravan meal meetings with fans this week: Abilene Christian University men’s basketball coach Grant McCasland, who resigned today to become the top assistant coach for the men’s basketball program at Baylor University. Only four months after leaving Midwestern State University’s highly successful program … Continued

RSVP today for next week’s Wildcat Caravan

Abilene Christian University fans are guaranteed a sports smorgasbord when the Wildcat Caravan travels to major cities in Texas next week. ACU head coaches Chris Thomsen (football) and Grant McCasland (men’s basketball) will be joined by other coaches, plus athletics director Jared Mosley (’92) and Wildcat sports broadcaster Grant Boone (’91) in five cities: July … Continued

Wildcat catcher drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Abilene Christian University catch Ian Tomkins was selected June 8 by the defending American League East Division champion Tampa Bay Rays in the 50th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. A native of Wilmette, Ill., Tomkins transferred to ACU after two years at Wake Forest University, helping lead the Wildcats to … Continued