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Tiger is back

The last time it happened, we didn’t know. We didn’t know about the women, the affairs, the scandal. I remember watching the 2008 U.S. Open. I watched as the great Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, with two left leg fractures and a torn ACL in his left knee, beat Rocco Mediate in a playoff to win his […]

Living the sports journalists’ dream

Four years ago, I walked into a departmental dinner during Welcome Week. I hadn’t taken a college class yet, but I was asked to help out writing sports for the Optimist. I had done a little sports writing for my high school newspaper, but I really had no idea what I was doing. I was […]

2012 class holds promise for football stars

With four Wildcats suiting up for NFL teams this spring, that gives ACU ten players in NFL uniforms. The first, Danieal Manning was drafted in 2006, and is now a starting safety for the Houston Texans. The other nine however, have all come into the league in the last three years. In only three seasons, […]

Golf: Carpenter earns academic award

ACU student-athlete Adam Carpenter was named the Lone Star Conference’s 2012 Academic Golfer of the Year only a week after his twin brother Alex was named the 2012 LSC Golfer of the Year. “The fact that Alex and I both received the two player of the year awards is exciting for us,” Adam said. “Alex […]

ACU sports to conduct tryouts Saturday

Four Wildcat sport teams will be looking at add more athletes this Saturday, while ACU will be hoping to grab some more incoming freshman. The athletic and admissions departments are teaming up to garner interest in the campus and ACU sports by holding tryouts to prospective college athletes. Potential student-athletes can tryout for football, volleyball […]

Hockey fights add drama, diminish play

If you are a casual sports fan, you might not care about the National Hockey League, but the NHL playoffs are the most hard fought, closely contested sporting event you will see. There are occasionally upsets, but the reason it makes for great TV is the intensity with which the playoff games are played. Rivalries […]

Darvish gets first MLB “Double Yu”

Many Texas Rangers fans were looking for answers after the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners. The 60 million dollar man, Yu Darvish, had just pitched his first inning in the Major Leagues. It took 42 pitches for Darvish to get through that first inning. During those 42 pitches, the Rangers […]

McCracken’s team brings fun to tourney

A ragtag team of ACU faculty and staff made a valiant run in the ACU Intramural dodgeball tournament last week despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Named “Release the McCracken” after team captain Dr. Vic McCracken, the team brought huge crowds of students cheering them on. “We had too many students cheering for us,” McCracken said. “Our […]

Lankford earns honor

Sophomore point guard Mack Lankford continues to leave her mark on the ACU record books as she was named a Daktronics all-American. She was voted as a member of the third-team squad after being awarded first-team all-South Central Region by Daktronics. Lankford is the first ACU guard to be named an all-American since Anita Vigil […]

The day the Broncos got Peyton Manning

The Monday after Spring Break is one of the more depressing days of the year for me. I get just a taste of what it is like to have my mom do my laundry and cooking, and then I get thrown back into the harsh reality of taking care of myself. This year however, that Monday […]

Bacon brings home state championship

On Saturday night three ACU seniors lived out a dream as they led Abilene Christian High School to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 2A state championship over Beren Academy 46-42. Coaches Michael Bacon, Colby Carr, and Nick Smith gave ACHS it’s first basketball state championship since 1981. It was a championship game that […]

Golf places 6th in spring opener

The Wildcat golf team got back on the course this week to open their spring season and came away with sixth, their 25th straight top-7 finish. For ACU, this tournament was about shaking off some rust from the Played at the TPC of Louisiana, the UNO Mardi Gras Invitational pitted some of the best Division […]

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