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Allie Hackett named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year

Alexandria Hackett was named Southland Conference Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year. She and four additional Abilene Christian cross country runners also were named to Southland All-Academic teams. Allie and Michaela Hackett and Diana García-Muñoz each garnered First Team All-Academic recognition while Carnley Graham and Ryan Cleary earned Second Team All-Academic honors. Allie and Michaela and García-Muñoz … Continued
Chloe Fifer (19), Dylan Owens (11) and Caity Acosta (5) celebrate during a 2-0 late-season win over Stephen F. Austin on Oct. 22. PHOTO BY TIM NELSON

Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. Other than that name, there would appear to be few similarities between … Continued

Sports Hall of Fame recipients October 2017

Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

    ACU inducted another distinguished class of former student-athletes into the ACU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 20 in a ceremony at the Hunter Welcome Center. The inductees were football standouts Kirby Jones (’79) and Kenny Davidson (’81), men’s basketball star James Wright (’85), men’s track and field all-America Albert Lawrence (’85), softball standout Katie (Bryan ’05) Thomas, … Continued

Sealey’s heroics lead ACU to 45-20 win over UIW

SAN ANTONIO ­– One week after lamenting the lack of energy and enthusiasm his team played with in a loss against Stephen F. Austin, ACU head coach Adam Dorrel had no such complaints about his team after the Wildcats dismantled Incarnate Word, 45-20, at Benson Stadium. The win – which pushes the Wildcats to 2-3 overall and … Continued

Blood, Sweatbands, Tears: Remembering the Alamo City

      History tells us Abilene Christian University’s 24-12 victory over the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio on Nov. 10, 2012, was the Wildcats’ last game as a Division II football program. History doesn’t know the half of it. ACU’s NCAA classification that night was merely a footnote buried in goose … Continued

Debut of Wildcat Stadium surpasses all expectations

ABILENE – When last Saturday night’s game against Houston Baptist had come to an end with ACU on the right side of a 24-3 final score, director of athletics Lee De Leon spotted ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert on the turf at brand new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium and wrapped him in a bear … Continued

ACU dominates HBU to win Wildcat Stadium opener

Abilene Christian University took defending its new home turf quite literally Saturday night, limiting Houston Baptist University to 129 yards of offense in a 24-3 win before a sellout crowd in the inaugural game at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. ACU improved to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Southland Conference, playing a home game … Continued

Women’s cross country team dominates its home 6K

The Abilene Christian women’s cross country team had four finishers in the top-five Saturday morning at the Naimadu Classic, while senior Ryan Clearly led the men’s team with a sixth-place showing. Alexandria and Michaela Hackett established a clear lead heading into the third lap of the Casi Florida 6K. Allie then separated herself from her twin sister … Continued

This is us: ACU Football 101

  The official papers say the new football structure at Abilene Christian University was designed by HKS Inc. and built by Hoar Construction. But ink doesn’t tell the whole story. One look at the brand spanking new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium, which Saturday night becomes ACU’s first on-campus gridiron digs since FDR, and you’ll … Continued

Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

It would be silly to compare Abilene Christian University’s four-year Division I transition to Israel’s four decades of wandering in the wilderness. I mean, have you actually seen the NCAA’s application process? Pharaoh’s army would’ve turned tail at first sight. A journey that began in earnest when Dr. Phil Schubert (’91), in the days leading … Continued