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Willie Horton (right) and Gilbreth in 2016. (Photo by Mike Mulholland)

Gilbreth’s No. 13 baseball jersey retired by ACU

Only the seventh uniform number to be retired in Abilene Christian University athletics history – and the first in baseball – was celebrated Saturday night, but don’t let the two digits fool you. The No. 13 jersey once worn by Bill Gilbreth (’69) was anything but unlucky to the man who wore it. Gilbreth, the … Continued

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, … Continued

Women's basketball coach Julie Goodenough

March Madness: A brief look at women basketball's DI era accomplishments

Abilene Christian women’s basketball hops on the bus headed for Baylor and the NCAA DI Championship this week nearly seven years to the date Julie Goodenough was hired by then-athletics director Jared Mosley to be the program’s sixth head coach. The Haskell, Texas, native was hired March 27, 2012, and officially introduced several days later at a … Continued

March Madness: ACU set to take on college basketball royalty

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Thursday evening’s matchup in the Midwest Regional at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena is the ultimate David vs. Goliath story. It’s little ol’ Abilene Christian vs. Mighty Kentucky. New kid on the block vs. old hand. New blood vs. blueblood. When No. 15 seed ACU takes the floor for its matchup against No. … Continued

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March Madness: Men's, women's basketball teams honored during Chapel

The atmosphere in Moody Coliseum reverberated with excitement this morning as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball teams who are both headed to the NCAA Tournament later this week. “This is an amazing milestone for ACU,” Schubert said to students attending Monday Chapel. “This is so much … Continued