DaDaDa, DaDaDa: Fans, team on ESPN stage

The Abilene Christian University Wildcats didn’t play football this past weekend, but only because they opened the season with a rare midweek game last week. They’ll be on national or regional TV four more times this season but won’t have the captive audience it had Aug. 27 when their matchup with Georgia State University was […]


Wildcats open season tonight on national TV

It would be an understatement to refer to Abilene Christian University’s game tonight in Atlanta with Georgia State University as the only game in town. In fact, it’s the only college football contest being played in America and ESPNU will broadcast it nationally beginning at 6 p.m. CST. ACU’s Alumni Association is hosting a pregame […]


Wildcat mom reviews inaugural football camp

We asked Amber (Gilbert ’99) Bunton, ACU manager of creative services, to describe her experience in the July 31 Football 101 Camp for Moms, an inaugural event on campus sponsored by the Wildcat football coaching staff. She is married to former ACU football letterman John Bunton (’94). I am the daughter of Baby Boomers who […]


Wildcat Caravan rolled through Texas last week

Pound for pound, it may be the biggest road trip of the season. ACU coaches and administrators fanned out across Texas last week for the fourth annual Wildcat Caravan, a series of high-energy, if not high-calorie, get-togethers at some of the state’s best eateries with Wildcat alumni, fans, families and friends to collectively cheer on […]


Football season starts Aug. 27 in Georgia Dome

Abilene Christian University’s second full season as a member of NCAA Division I begins in only six weeks when the Wildcats travel to Atlanta to play Georgia State in a Wednesday night game on Aug. 27 in the Georgia Dome. It will be the first college football game of the 2014 season involving a FBS […]


Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

More than 750 alumni and fans of Abilene Christian University attended Monday night’s ACU at the Ballpark game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers couldn’t solve the Cleveland Indians, but at least former Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) got things off to a good start with a successful ceremonial first pitch  (one […]


Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

Ceremonial first pitches at major league baseball games tend to be more flop than fantastic, like the errant and globally ridiculed attempt in late May by an artist more experienced at rapping than throwing. But if the designated catcher assigned to receive another such pitch before the June 9 game between the Texas Rangers and […]


Richardson’s stories with Yankees inspire fans

Forging a star-studded career as a player for the New York Yankees in their glory days of the 1950s and ’60s may not have required divine intervention. But don’t tell that to Bobby Richardson, who continues to lead a life after professional baseball as though his future depended on God’s continuing favor. And it does, as he […]


Roberts’ first Boston Marathon was symbolic

Former longtime ACU media specialist Garner Roberts (’70) has documented countless sporting events in his career as a member of the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame. Last week, however, was his first to cover the Boston Marathon, and his son, Dr. Koy Roberts (’93), who was running in it for the first time. […]

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Three basketball foes make NCAA tourney

How tough was the non-conference men’s basketball schedule played by Abilene Christian University in 2013-14? Two of the Wildcats’ early season opponents were named this afternoon to the NCAA tournament, and a third thinks it should be. Xavier (21-12 overall, 10-8 in the Big East Conference) made it, as did Iowa (20-12 overall, 9-9 in […]

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