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Sealey moves past McKenzie in quarterback race

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dallas Sealey passed redshirt senior and incumbent starter Parker McKenzie in the starting quarterback race. Sealey put decent numbers in his first career action this past season. He completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 824 yards, four touchdowns against three interceptions. His biggest contribution to the Wildcat offense is his scrambling ability. He rushed […]

Sing song is about having a good time

Sing song is just a week away, and people are going to get overly competitive as usual. We all seem to get a little edgy because of the lack of sleep and inter-club/inter-class rivalry. Most people are guilty of getting too into the annual event, and if they say they don’t, then they’re lying. Although […]

ACU lands best recruiting of Collums’ era

ACU football finished national signing day landing 20 prospects including eight players ranked fairly high on the recruiting database, 247sports.com. Eight of the players were given a two-star rating or higher meaning they are usually on Div. I Football Bowl Subdivision rosters. This class represents ACU’s full movement from Div. II to Football Championship Subdivision. They ranked sixth […]

Blogging isn’t ruining journalistic professionalism

Blogging seems to be picking up more ground in the world of journalism, leaving some journalists to think they are becoming outdated. However, since journalism moved online, people began writing through blogs more often than print. A place where breaking news and quick internet blurbs reign. They write breaking news stories and prefer quantity over […]

Canvas needs to stay as ACU’s grading system

ACU’s first year in the new grading system, Canvas has seen both ends of the spectrum, but it still outperforms its predecessors. In fact, Marisa Beard, director of educational technology, said in an Optimist article last year that it benefits students and teachers. “Canvas contains multiple features that benefit both teacher and student,” Beard said. “It allows […]

Peyton Manning’s retirement marks beginning of the end

Peyton Manning retired on Monday beginning the end of the “golden era” of NFL quarterbacking. Manning along with Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger became the faces of the NFL for almost two decades. Now, one of those face will no longer be on the field. I’m saying this not from a negative standpoint. […]

Trump continues to earn support despite protesters

[AS EVENTS SWIFTLY SHIFT, TRY TO STAY RELEVANT AS BEST YOU CAN: WHAT’S THE CRITICAL DIVIDING LINE FOR THE LEVEL OF TRUMP’S SUPPORT? LESS THAN 50% OF DELEGATES MIGHT ALLOW A CONTESTED CONVENTION. IS CRUZ A ‘NORMAL’ CANDIDATE? THAT’S PERTINENT, BECAUSE SOME CONSERVATIVES DON’T WANT TO SUPPORT HIM EITHER, WHEN HE SAYS THINGS LIKE HIS […]

New on-campus stadium should increase attendance

The fan base for the Wildcat faithful should increase as the university finally brings all its sports to on-campus facilities. ACU athletics reached its original goal of $30 million for a new football stadium last week. The university will break ground on the new stadium during sing song. Shotwell Stadium definitely holds a lot of ACU tradition, […]

A conservative’s support for on-campus carry ban

I’m sure most of us were surprised to receive an email from President Schubert last week while we were finishing up winter break. That email contained the decision to ban on-campus carry at Abilene Christian University. To me, it did not come as a shock that the university decided to continue its ban. In my time at […]

JUCO Trio Headlines ACU Receiving Corp

ACU’s top three wide receivers in 2015 didn’t see the field until their junior years, but it wasn’t because they were redshirted or behind upper classman. Seniors Cedric Gilbert and Jonathan Epps, along with junior Carl Whitley entered ACU as junior college transfers and had an instant impact for the Wildcats. Head coach Ken Collums said that he […]

Football takes step back in injury-laden 2015

SEASON IN PHOTOS The 2015 ACU football season came to a disappointing end as the Wildcats finished 3-8 overall and 3-6 in conference play. It was head coach Ken Collums‘ first losing season in his four-year tenure and the program’s first losing season since 2005. After going 6-6 in the team’s return to the Southland […]

Football drops season finale in shootout

BOX SCORE The Wildcats (3-8 overall, 3-6 conference) 2015 football season came to an end Saturday, as the Northern Colorado Bears (6-5, 3-5) beat the ‘Cats 40-36. A season of frustrations ended with the ‘Cats best offensive day of the season. The Wildcats put up 548 yards of offense, including a De’Andre Brown season high 176 […]

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