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Athletics announce Bingham as Barnier’s successor

ACU athletics ushered in a new era Monday morning when it announced associate head coach at Liberty University, Lance Bingham, as the 19th head coach of the Wildcats’ track and field program. He takes over a program that has won 54 team national championships at the NCAA level, which is more than any other track and field […]

Benefit run attracts 140 runners despite half marathon cancellation

One hundred and forty participants lined up across from the ACU police station Saturday morning to take part in the 33rd annual Kirk Goodwin Run. The event hosted by the men’s social club Galaxy, was first started in 1983 in honor of Kirk Goodwin, a member of the 1983 Galaxy pledge class who passed away in a […]

Crippen’s adjustments add offensive spark

At six feet two inches and 225 pounds, junior Russell Crippen is built to hit baseballs a long way. However, despite pacing the team with the most home runs each of the last two seasons, Crippen has transitioned into becoming not just one of the Wildcats’ most powerful hitters, but also the most efficient. Crippen […]

Goodenough adds to season accolades with Chuck Moser Award

The ACU women’s basketball team ended their season over a month ago, but continued to receive accolades as a result of their success. Head coach Julie Goodenough was recognized with the Chuck Moser coach of the year award on Monday. The Moser Award is named after the legendary Abilene High football coach, who coached the Eagles to […]

New officers bring new leadership to social club landscape

With spring rushes underway, the rushees aren’t the only ones testing out new waters. As of last week all 11 social clubs have elected new presidents for the 2016-2017 year. Each club held nominations and elections earlier this spring, and have also filled the other vacancies left with the passing of the torch. Kyle Karnei, […]

‘Cats sweep Cardinals in three-game weekend series

Sophomores Peyton Hedrick and Brianna Barnhill recorded six RBI’s and five RBI’s respectively, as the Wildcats swept Incarnate Word this weekend. ACU outscored UIW 18-9 over the three-game set. Video/Editing by: Shera Niemirowski and Jonathan Raitz

Walker and Williams push Wildcat’s toward postseason contention

After ACU’s no. 2 and three doubles teams split matches with Lamar to start off the month of April, the decision rested on the shoulders of the Wildcats’ no. 1 duo: junior Erin Walker and sophomore Whitney Williams. The duo fell behind 5-2 in the match and the outcome looked all but decided. But Walker […]

All-Club Rush marks unofficial beginning to rushing season

With more than 300 students already registered to pledge next fall, the stage is set for a large turnout at Thursday’s All-Club Rush. After a pledging interest meeting last week, registration opened early Tuesday morning and Mark Jackson, assistant director of student organizations and programs, said 320 students signed up within the first three hours. Trojans […]

The time to revise is now

Here at ACU there are 10 classes every student is required to take in order to graduate that they cannot be exempted from. Four of these classes consist of BIBL 101 Jesus: His Life and Teachings, BIBL 102 Life, Literature, and Community, BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament and finally an advanced bible, which […]

‘Chicken parm you taste so good’

Choosing a college is hard because they are a lot of factors to consider. Majors, the size of the campus, proximity to home, cost of tuition and several other determinants, but I never really considered the food served on campus. Now looking back, I realize my decision would have been easier if I had tasted […]

NFL headed in downward spiral

The NFL is cracking down on the safety of the players, but what are they doing for the safety of the people? Fans can argue all they want about how the game is being ruined by the referees, or how the league is rigged, but at the end of the day the league’s biggest problem […]

Why private universities are saying no to guns

Since open carry went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year, concealed carry on college campuses has been somewhat overshadowed and less vocalized across the nation. However, in Texas the debate continues to heat up, especially in the wake of the University of Texas at Austin being forced to allow guns on campus and […]