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McMurry University Football kicks off with Lone Star Conference Media Day

Football is upon us. And for the McMurry War Hawks, they're looking to start things on a high note, with a new head coach.

(img1)Coogs reloading for 2014

Coogs reloading for 2014

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Oplin's Ryan takes home World title

Back in early June, Oplin's Bailey Ryan was out in Des Moines for her first trip to Nationals for barrel racing. Bu after a disappointing finish, she got right back up on the horse, literally.

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Eagles poised for bounce back season

Abilene high is coming off one of their worst seasons in recent history, and the Eagles are poised for a bounce back season. They finished 3-7 in 2013, missing the playoffs for the first time since 1998.

ACU adds two assistant baseball coaches

ACU head baseball coach Britt Bonneau announced Monday that he has hired former Arkansas volunteer coach Brad Flanders as the Wildcats' new pitching coach and assistant recruiting coordinator.

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Hughes named All-American Scholar

Hardin-Simmons golfer Ryan Hughes was named to the 2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar team that was presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America.


Former McMurry quarterback to co-star on new "Fantasy-Meets-Reality" show premiering Thursday

When ABC television premieres its new fantasy/reality show The Quest on Thursday (July 31/7 p.m. CT), former McMurry University quarterback Rashon Lewis will be one of the contestants (or “Paladins,” as they are known on the show). Lewis – who now goes by the stage name Shondo Blades – was the McM signal-caller during the 2007 season.


D1 Sports hosts first ever linemen camp

Here in Abilene another football camp was underway, and this time for some local high school athletes.

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High school football prospects test skills at ACU camp

Local athletes took to Abilene Christian Universities practice turf for ACU's final football prospect camp Friday evening.

Serving as a  last chance opportunity to get some looks from the ACU football staff, the camp hosted high school athletes, and focused mainly on key skills positions while evaluations took place to give the coaching staff a chance to scout some local talent.

But recruiting isn't all about who can make plays. Just ask Abilene Christian University's head football coach Ken Collums.

"The last thing I tell my coaches, are do we know this guy? Who is he? What's his heart? Because ultimately here, that's what we're going to get the best out of. We're going to get the best out of him on the field, but also we're going to get the best out of him as a man, we're going to grow him as a man. It has to do with his heart. That's the reason in recruiting we talk about the heart a lot, but we focus on that quite a bit here when they get to school," Said Collums.

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