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Designs unify buildings’ styles

ACU’s newest plan to construct several buildings, including a science building and a football stadium, have brought the issue of building expenses to the forefront. The university also wants to continue to create harmony between the new and old structures on campus. Decades ago, ACU’s buildings were constructed differently for several reasons, and even went […]

The NBA Playoffs: The Old Man Game

Watching Zach Randolph succeed in the NBA playoffs reminds me of pickup basketball at the gym. There is always that one old man that has no athleticism at all, but continues to do his thing and before you know it, he has scored six times in the last nine possessions. The old guy will embarrass […]

Condoleezza Rice to visit Global Samaritan

Abilene nonprofit Global Samaritan Resources will bring one of the most famous women in America to Abilene in the fall. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at the Abilene Civic Center Nov. 18 at an event sponsored by Global Samaritan and all three local private universities. “A couple of months ago we reached […]

The Masters: What we learned

Bubba Watson claimed his second green jacket in three years last week and reminded us of a couple of things. First, golf is bigger than Tiger Woods. Second, the next Tiger Woods is nowhere to be found. The Masters was as captivating as ever. Magnolia Lane, azaleas and Amen Corner will never go out of […]

Racism in sports faded but not extinct

DeSean Jackson, who is black, was recently released from the Philadelphia Eagles amid accusations that Jackson was a member of a gang. Unfortunately, this is an example of racism in the world of professional football. In American sports, racism festers into the decision-making process of executives and coaches in more teams than we, or they, […]

Final Four should be a great finish

After an incredible two weeks of March Madness, the Final Four is shaping up to be a perfect ending to the tournament. Friday night, only a couple of hours from ACU, two great college basketball games will take center stage in Jerryworld. Florida is the only one seed that survived their region, but this final […]

March Madness lives up to its name

With one weekend of March Madness in the books, it is safe to say that brackets are busted and everyone’s quest for one billion dollars ended in dejection. However, the first two rounds of March Madness left everyone with a smile and wonderful memories. Right here in the Southland Conference, history was made when Stephen […]

The unnecessary need for padded hats

Major League Baseball has approved of a padded baseball cap that will be available for all pitchers who choose to wear them. The cap is designed to protect pitchers from line drives that could seriously injure them. Despite the best efforts of the MLB, it is impossible to keep pitchers safe because of the nature […]

Wildcats impress at NFL Pro Day

Ten former ACU football players performed in front of NFL scouts, looking to show off their skill sets at the annual ACU pro day and left scouts with a lot to think about. Running back Charkandrick West and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel headlined the group of players, posting a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash. To […]

Hendrick plans on expanding hospice

Hendrick Hospice Care plans to construct a new Hospice Care Center a couple blocks away from Hendrick’s primary hospital site. The announcement of the expansion came March 3, the same day the Hendrick Hospice Care celebrated its 30th anniversary. “We believe it was only fitting to announce future plans for the Hendrick Hospice Care Center at our […]

Football reveals fall schedule

The ACU football team will enter the Southland Conference for the first time in 42 years and will also take on several talented non-conference opponents. The ACU Department of Athletics released the 2014 football schedule during spring break, which reveals the teams that ACU will play in its first 12-game regular season in program history. […]

Larry McDuffey: ACU’s next great receiver?

The ACU football team is welcoming a former three-star recruit to spring practice. Former University of Houston wide receiver Larry McDuffey transferred to ACU after playing two seasons for the Cougars. McDuffey was a standout at North Shore High School, which is in the Houston area, and made an immediate impact in his college career. […]

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