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Wentz career high not enough to knock off Duquesne

Despite a career-high 31 points from 5’9” junior guard Parker Wentz, the men’s basketball team was not able to overcome a hot second half shooting performance from Atlantic 10 conference member Duquesne University, falling at home, 102-81.
“I thought our guys played hard,” head coach Joe Golding said. “I thought our ball movement was a lot [...]

Offensive woes doom Wildcats in San Antonio

The ACU women’s basketball team faced its first loss of the season at the University of Texas at San Antonio, 70-57.
Despite only being down by 10 with 10:00 left in the first half, the ACU women’s basketball team couldn’t come back after being outscored 39-21.
The now 1-1 UTSA Roadrunners out-rebounded the 2-1 Wildcats 46-33 over [...]

Successful first Southland season for ‘Cats

Wildcat football came to a close last Saturday with possibly its best performance of the season, a 37-35 win against Stephen F. Austin.
ACU finished the season at 6-6 overall. The Wildcats looked like a Southland Conference team this season, going 4-4 in conference play including two wins against the established programs of Central Arkansas and [...]

Volleyball ends season with five set defeat

The ACU volleyball team played its last match of the 2014 season at home last Saturday against the Northwestern State University Demons.
The Wildcats fell to the Lady Demons for the second and final time this year in five sets (19-25, 25-19, 18-25, 26-24 and 15-12). The loss concluded ACU’s season at 4-12 in the Southland [...]

Offensive struggles lead to Wildcats’ loss in Tulsa

The Wildcats were over matched Wednesday night as the team fell to Tulsa on the road, 65-39. It was the first time since 1982 that the team was held to under 40 points for a game.
“Tulsa is an NCAA tournament team, so it was a great challenge for us,” said Harrison Hawkins, senior guard. “Hopefully, [...]

Video: ACU finishes season with thrilling 37-35 win over SFA

The Wildcats finished their first official Div. 1 season 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Southland Conference. Running back De’Andre Brown led a productive ACU offense with 200 yards in the game, and over 1,000 yards this season. Several seniors played in their last game as Wildcats, including Justin Stephens, who picked up a career-high [...]

Volleyball falls to Northwestern in its final match

The ACU volleyball team was defeated one final time to conclude its 2014 season, falling to Northwestern State Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats fell in a five-set fashion (19-25, 25-19, 18-25, 26-24 and 15-12) as they wrapped up conference play with a 4-12 record and finished 6-24 overall.
This win pushed the Lady Demons to 10-6 in Southland [...]

ACU athletes receive academic honors

Three athletes were named to Capital One Academic All-District 7 earlier this season.
Senior Angel Lopez, senior Neely Borger, and sophomore Kelsie Roberts were chosen for the honor by the College Sports Information Directors of America.  The district included Div. I. athletes from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and New Mexico.
Lopez, a defensive back [...]

Wildcats drop 102 on Howard Payne

The ACU women’s basketball team defeated the Div. III Howard Payne Yellow Jackets Monday night 102-60, moving their record up to 2-0.
After defeating Wayland Baptist, 91-64, two nights before in their first game of the season and with an away game to prepare for, the team wanted to get some rest in before the game.
“We [...]

Wildcats win wild shootout to avoid losing season

ACU football finished its first official season in the Southland with a heart-pounding win as it toppled Stephen F. Austin, 37-35.
The Wildcats improved their record to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in conference, while the Lumberjacks fell to 7-4 and 4-3 in conference.
The Lumberjacks were looking for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive and [...]

Women win big in season debut

The ACU women’s basketball team started off its season with a 91-64 win against Wayland Baptist University in Moody Coliseum Nov. 15.
Sophomore guard Alexis Mason led the team with 19 points, 13 of which came in the second half, while the Dimba twins combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds.
“It feels good just to get [...]

Video: The Ken Collums Show #12 – 2014

The Ken Collums Show airs on Saturdays at 10:30 AM on KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas. The show is produced by the JMC Network of student media at Abilene Christian University. (Original Air Date November 15, 2014)

In the final episode of the season, Head Coach Ken Collums, Grant Boone, and Shera Niemirowski discuss the heartbreaking game [...]