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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

Nicklaus Award adds to Carpenter’s big year

You couldn’t blame young Alex Carpenter if his wish list for Santa is a little short this December. A number of the Abilene Christian University golfer’s days the past 12 months have already felt like Christmas morning. The list of hard-earned presents under his tree is impressive. Carpenter won the prestigious 104th Southern Amateur in … Continued

Wildcats to play Sept. 17 in Cowboys Stadium

This fall, Abilene Christian University will have its second opportunity in three seasons to play in the home of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, albeit in a much newer and bedazzling venue. The inaugural Lone Star Football Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 17, a nearly all-day extravaganza of three games pitting some of the top … Continued

ACU's reign continues in NCAA track and field

Top performances by Nick Jones, Amos Sang and Desmond Jackson propelled Abilene Christian University to its 54th NCAA team title tonight in rainy Turlock, Calif., giving ACU the men’s indoor and outdoor Division II national championships for 2011. Only four institutions – including USC, UCLA and Stanford – have captured more NCAA team titles than … Continued

Wildcats aim for yet another NCAA title

Senior Amos Sang won the 10,000 meters Friday night to get Abilene Christian University off to a running start at the 2011 NCAA Division II outdoor championships in Turlock, Calif. Only nine Wildcats qualified to compete for the men’s team championship in 11 events and one relay, but half of them are same quartet (Sang, … Continued

Regional sports hall of fame adds two Wildcats

Two of the newest members of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame earned all-America recognition while competing at Abilene Christian University, and have distinguished reputations as successful coaches. Wally Bullington (’53), former head coach of some of ACU’s top football teams, and John Ray Godfrey (’68), who still owns significant real estate in the … Continued

Bouniol paces team, wins Byron Nelson Award

For the second consecutive year, Abilene Christian University’s Cyril Bouniol finished atop the leaderboard at the NCAA Division II South Central / Midwest Super Regional golf tournament, helping his team qualify for the national tournament. The Golf Coaches Association of America announced this week that Bouniol, a senior from France, is the winner of the … Continued

Gates drafted by Dolphins in fourth round

Edmond Gates’ improbable rise – from unrecruited walk-on four years ago at Abilene Christian University to pro football prospect as a senior – crested when he was selected Saturday by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Gates, the fastest wide receiver in the NFL Combine earlier this spring, became … Continued