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Tournament Time: Wildcats have two basketball teams in Southland spotlight

Abilene Christian University’s two resurgent basketball programs take another major step forward Friday when they play in the Southland Conference postseason tournament at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. Both are looking for a league title and the Wildcats’ first-ever berth in Division I’s annual NCAA men’s and women’s March Madness tournament featuring … Continued

New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

    Of the various books published about Abilene Christian University through the decades, none has been focused entirely on its largest and most visible athletics program. Until now. ACU Press chose Homecoming week 2018 to introduce Wildcat Football: Three Cheers for the Purple and White, a comprehensive volume about the Hill’s most popular sport … Continued

Legendary coach and A.D., Wally Bullington, dies at 87

Beloved Abilene Christian University football coach and athletics administrator Foy Wallace “Wally” Bullington died Friday following an illness at age 87. The visitation is set for Friday, July 27, from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Home at 733 Butternut. The memorial service will be Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at Highland Church of Christ. … Continued

ACU names Allen Ward as ninth director of athletics

Allen Ward, who led the athletics program at Murray State University the past 13 years, has agreed to become the ninth director of athletics at Abilene Christian University, ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert announced at a Monday afternoon press conference. During his tenure at Murray State, the Racers have captured 39 Ohio Valley Conference championships … Continued

Seventh Heaven: Katy's door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

The stepsisters are finally going to the ball wearing Cinderella’s gown. In this fractured fairy tale, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team – after two years of dominating the Southland Conference but locked out of the league tournament on a technicality – is hunkered down in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, this week … Continued

John Ray Godfrey (’68) is carried off the court by fans after setting a single-game scoring record in the first basketball game played in Moody Coliseum in 1968.

Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

Though he was its leading man, he had never seen the film. Until this week when the stunningly vivid images of him and his teammates racing up and down Moody Coliseum’s revolutionary rubberized floor in the first game ever played there leapt off the screen. For a moment, John Ray Godfrey felt 41 again. “It … Continued

Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

It’s been 37 years since the Philadelphia Eagles turned to an Abilene Christian University football legend to help them reach the Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, they did it again. Both moves turned out pretty well. Wilbert Montgomery (’77) was one of the honorary captains – along with Brian Dawkins – chosen by the team … Continued

Record number of Wildcats named to Southland Conference Honor Roll

Abilene Christian athletics Tuesday lifted its number of Southland Conference Commissioner Honor Roll awardees for the fourth consecutive year as a school record 123 student-athletes were named to this distinguished list. ACU led all Southland schools last year with 104 honorees and in year’s prior finished with 90 (2015), 84 (2014) and 54 (2013) honor … Continued

Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

It’s almost Christmas, and the family is coming over. Sunday, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team plays Lipscomb University for the second time this season but for the first time in Nashville since 1958. It’s part game, part reunion between relatives so long-lost that many of them have no idea they are kin. But … Continued