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Big changes made to ACU coaching staff

New faces have been added to the ACU coaching staff this year as the teams take on their second year at the NCAA Division I level. The big changes result from the volleyball and golf program as they hire new head coaches for this upcoming season.
Jason Bibler, who will be stepping in as the new [...]

Video: Ken Collums Show 2014 Season Preview

Take a look at the JMC Sports Staff preview of the 2014 Ken Collums Show. See the new co-host Shera Niemirowski, along with long time ACU play-by-play man Grant Boone, talk Wildcat football and what you can expect from the Ken Collums Show next year.

2014 Ken Collums Show
Grant Boone – Co-Host
Shera Niemirowski – Co-Host
Daniel Zepeda [...]

Soccer adds assistant coach and Abilene Cooper recruit

Head soccer coach Casey Wilson has added both a player and a coach to the team for the 2014 season. Katie Lane, a high school senior midfielder from Abilene Cooper, has signed her letter of intent to play for ACU in the fall. Sheena Scott, coach at Dana Hills (California), comes to Abilene after turning [...]

Islanders Sweep ‘Cats in Crutch

The baseball team was swept in their final home stand this weekend against Southland Conference leader Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The three-game series was extremely close, with two out of three games coming down to the last inning to decide the winner.
Friday’s opening game of the series looked like a victory for the ‘Cats as they held [...]

Softball season closed out against UIW

The ACU softball team closed its 2014 season against the University of Incarnate Word last weekend. The series ended with the Wildcats taking the first two out of three games against the Cardinals, to finish the year 21-28 overall with a 10-10 conference record and 12-10 home record.
“It was a great way to end the [...]

Track and field heads to Lubbock

Track and field head to Lubbock this weekend for its last regular-season meet of the year at the Red Raider Open.
The one-day meet begins at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow with the men’s javelin throw at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex at Texas Tech.
Field events end with the men’s and women’s high jump [...]

Women’s tennis finishes fourth in Southland

For many schools transitioning into NCAA Div. I athletics, their sports teams will experience significant growing pains while attempting to become competitive and relevant. The ACU women’s tennis team acclimated well to the change and had a successful season.
After a semifinal appearance at the 2013 Div. II national tournament, expectations remained high for the 2014 [...]

Living the dream, everyday

Dreams do come true if you are Peyton Mosley, who is one of a few seniors on the softball team. Her dream started to come true when she first stepped into the pitcher’s circle at Poly Wells field.
Mosley was a timid walk on, but a determined young woman.
Over the course of her four years garbed [...]

Softball ends with rival UIW at home

The ACU softball team will be back in action this weekend as the team’s 2014 season comes to a close in Abilene. ACU will face University of the Incarnate Word on Saturday and Sunday.
The Wildcats competed against UIW earlier this season in San Antonio. ACU dropped the first two games (6-7) (3-7), but won the [...]

‘Cats look to win last home series

ACU’s baseball team will take on the second-best team in the Southland Conference this weekend in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The Wildcats enter this weekend going 2-2 over their previous four games. They went 1-2 against conference opponent Houston Baptist University over the weekend, and had a walk-off win over University of Texas Permian Basin Tuesday.
Despite the [...]

Men’s tennis wins NIT tournament

The ACU men’s tennis team finished its 2014 season as champions of the inaugural National Invitational Tennis Tournament as the team defeated New Jersey Tech 6-1 and avenged an early season defeat to Grand Canyon, 4-3.
The Wildcats finished the season with a 17-10 (.630) record in their first season of NCAA Div. I and finished [...]

Crippen shines in debut

The  baseball team fell to 15-25 on the season and 5-10 in the Southland as it dropped two out of three to Houston Baptist University over the weekend.
HBU improved to .500 on the season with a 20-20 overall record and 9-12 in conference.
ACU dropped the series, but may have found another starting pitcher in freshman [...]