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Wildcats mangle the Tigers in home opener

Some 8,300 purple-clad fans attended the home opener Saturday night for the Abilene Christian University football season, which the No. 5-ranked Wildcats celebrated by manhandling the Tigers from East Central (Okla.) University, 47-7. The Tigers have worn two entirely different uniform designs in the last three years, even one not unlike the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, … Continued

Scott looks forward to playing Cowboys

A boyhood dream of former Abilene Christian University football standout Bernard Scott may come true Sunday, Aug. 8, when the Cincinnati Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL’s Hall of Fame game (8 p.m. EDT on NBC). A fine article by Geoff Hobson on the Bengals’ team site takes a look at Scott’s longtime … Continued

Season ends at 50-15 for weary Wildcats

Central Missouri (51-8) broke open the regional final game in the sixth inning and went on to an 11-5 win over Abilene Christian University and its 15th berth in the NCAA Division II national baseball tournament. ACU took an early 3-0 lead, then clawed back to within one run (5-4) before its weary bullpen – … Continued

Wildcats one win away from national tourney

The sleep-deprived Abilene Christian University Wildcats beat No. 1 seed Central Missouri, 11-5, this afternoon in the semifinal of the 2010 NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament, advancing to the final against those same Mules in a game that began at 5:15 p.m. CST. ACU had a short night after beating University of the … Continued

ACU prowls deep into the night, regional final

With fog oozing from the soggy turf – thanks to five days of drenching rains in Warrensburg, Mo. – sophomore infielder Ryan Luckie delivers the go-ahead single in the top of the 13th inning to propel the never-say-die Abilene Christian University Wildcats to a thrilling 9-8 win over St. Mary’s in an elimination game of … Continued

Baseball team knows how to draw a crowd

Not only is the Abilene Christian University baseball team lighting up scoreboards in the postseason, but coach Britt Bonneau’s fun-loving players know how to entertain a crowd between innings and games, too. The Lone Star Conference champion Wildcats, who set a school record Thursday afternoon with their 47th win of the season in a 10-2 … Continued

Track season rekindles Morrow memories

[youtube 96vssj1Nnj0] Whether you are too young to have seen him run, or have forgotten how Bobby Morrow (’58) put Abilene Christian University on the map, you’ll enjoy watching quality full-color footage from this YouTube video of Morrow competing at the 1956 Olympic Games. Relive Morrow’s races (100 meters, 200 meters and the anchor leg … Continued

Batter up, brethren

Forget Punxsutawney Phil, the over-hyped rodent who gets all that media attention for predicting the demise of winter. In early February, the surest signs of approaching spring – at least in this part of the world – are the ping of aluminum bat meeting ball and the glow of lights in the nighttime sky from … Continued

Johnny Knox goes Pro-Bowling

Chicago Bears wide receiver and kick returner Johnny Knox has been named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, becoming only the second Wildcat to ever play in the annual all-star game of NFL players. ACU sports information director Lance Fleming tells you more here.

Sons of Wildcats make bowl game headlines

The family trees of several players starring on the college football bowl scene the past week have a decidedly purple hue, despite the burnt-orange-and-white and red-and-black uniforms seen by their fans on TV. The University of Texas Longhorns play the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for all the football marbles tonight in the Citi BCS … Continued