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The glass slipper fits: League title, WNIT bid

Picked in a preseason poll to finish ninth in the Southland Conference, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team continued its Cinderella season Saturday, and they had a ball doing it. The Wildcats began their final regular-season game at home with a 9-0 run, a 38-24 halftime lead and capped it with a celebration and an improbable conference championship. A … Continued

Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

The scene unfolding before Joe Golding (’99) looked like a cross between Norman Rockwell and one of those cheesy, straight-to-Christian-bookstore feature films. In his first year as the men’s basketball head coach at Abilene Christian University, Golding had gone to Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock to recruit diminutive sharp-shooting point guard and straight A … Continued

Pep and perks: Wildcat Club returns to ACU

In deciding what to call its new donation-generation organization, the Abilene Christian University Athletics program has opted for an oldie-but-goodie: the Wildcat Club. Announced by director of athletics Lee De Leon on Jan. 27 and spearheaded by senior associate director of athletics Dave Kinard, the Wildcat Club will make it easy for alumni, fans and … Continued

Stadium to build a true home field advantage

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to bring Wildcat football back to the Hill. We’re doing it today,” said Abilene Christian University benefactor Mark Anthony (’86), drawing the biggest ovation of a sunny, warm February groundbreaking Friday that felt more like football season than a week removed from Valentine’s Day. Feb. 19 was a day ACU football fans will love to … Continued

Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

If one of the signs of a solid NCAA Division I baseball program is the strength of its alumni support (and it is), then Abilene Christian University’s baseball program rounded third and headed home Saturday with a successful new spin on an old format that scored big with its alums. Nearly 60 Wildcats returned to play in a … Continued

Wildcats are witnesses to NFL title history

For years, Wildcats from Abilene Christian University have had far more than a front-row seat at the annual championship game staged by the National Football League. On Sunday, one of them will have a lot to do with what you see and hear when the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off in Santa Clara, Calif., for … Continued

For Crying Out Loud: Women's hoops on a roll

There’s no crying in baseball, we were famously told by Jimmy Dugan, Tom Hanks’ crusty character in A League of Their Own. Basketball is a different sport, and this is a different story.   Now Julie Goodenough doesn’t cry easily. In fact, in the four years and 103 games in which she has been the … Continued

Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

The Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees has voted to start construction on a new on-campus football stadium as fundraising continues for the project. ACU will officially break ground for Wildcat Stadium at a ceremony after 11 a.m. Chapel on Friday, Feb. 19, during Sing Song weekend on campus. President Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) announced … Continued

Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the nation Wildcats were stirring In hoops celebration The uniforms hung By the lockers with care In hopes that more victories Soon would be there With Lance keeping stats And I on the mic Ready to relay A score fans would like   The players were taking … Continued

Neece's teammates rallied around him, family

Former ACU football letterman Doug Neece (’93) of Albany, Texas, will be remembered Tuesday at a memorial service in Abilene. His Wildcat teammates were a part of his family, and they made sure they didn’t wait too late to remind him of it. More than 30 of them gathered April 15 to celebrate their friendship with the 43-year … Continued