The Old Main Building on McMurry's Campus Opens its Doors after three and a half years of renovation.
Billy Cole III was killed in a two car accident as he was on the way from the DFW area to Abilene for the opening football practice. He is remembered for his zest for life, and work ethic on the field and in the classroom.
It has been confirmed by DPS that McMurry football player Billy Cole III was killed Tuesday night in a Callahan County crash along I-20, just 3 miles East of Putnam.
The Lone Star Conference released the football preseason poll on Tuesday, and the McMurry War Hawks were picked to finish eighth this year.
ABILENE, Texas – 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).
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Matt Porter shot a 1-unde par 70 in the final round of the 86th West Texas Amateur, finishing in fourth place for the event. Porter shot an even-par aggregate score of 213 for the 54-hole event at the par-71, 6,983-yard Wichita Falls Country Club.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – McMurry University men’s golfer Matt Porter scored a 2-over par 73 in the second round of the 86th West Texas Amateur at the par-71, 6,983-yard Wichita Falls Country Club, making the cut for Sunday’s final round. Porter is 1-over for the tournament through 36 holes, with an aggregate 143.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University Athletics has announced that head women’s basketball coach Veronica Snow has resigned her position effective July 31.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – McMurry University head track and field coach Brad Parris will be among the guest lectures for the upcoming 82nd annual Texas High School Coaches Association’s (THSCA) Convention and Coaching School.
LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The Las Vegas (N.M.) Train Robbers – a member of the independent Pecos League – have added former McMurry University thirdbaseman/pitcher Eric Preuss to their 2014 roster, making him the second member of last year’s McM squad to sign a professional contract. Preuss joins War Hawks teammate Joel DePorte on the Train Robbers’ roster.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University head volleyball coach Cammie Petree didn’t have to look very far in filling her assistant coach position, hiring former Abilene High School standout Caroline Cleveland for the job.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University head football coach Lance Hinson has rounded out his 2014 coaching staff with the hiring of veteran offensive coordinator Matt Kalb and offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Adam Kirby.
ABILENE, Texas - McMurry University has announced that Brad Parris – longtime assistant coach for the McM track and field programs – has been promoted to head coach, effective immediately. Officially, Parris has had an association with the McMurry program dating back to 1995 when he began as a student…but in reality, it goes back much further than that.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University director of Athletics Sam Ferguson has announced that longtime War Hawks’ head cross country coach and assistant track coach David Chandler has taken on the additional duties as the Director of Compliance for the school. Chandler will oversee athlete eligibility and adherence to NCAA guidelines as major components of his enhanced responsibilities.
McMurry Head coach Lance Hinson was introduced to the media and fans at the school.
EDMUND, Okla. – The 2014 McMurry University baseball season drew to a close on Friday evening in the championship finals of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Central Region tournament. The War Hawks (26-28) split its pair of games on Friday, defeating Central Baptist College, 3-1, in an elimination game, and then falling to top-seed Oklahoma Christian University, 3-2, in the finale
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University has named 19-year coaching veteran Lance Hinson as the War Hawks’ new head football coach. Hinson comes to Abilene after spending the past nine seasons as the head coach at The University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan.
Kyle Sargent handled matters with the bat and Joel DePorte took care of things from the mound, leading McMurry's baseball team to an 8-2 win over Dallas Christian College in the first round of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Central Region Tournament.
AUSTIN, Texas – McMurry University pushed St. Edward’s University – the nation’s No. 7-ranked team in NCAA Division II – to the brink, before finally falling, 3-2, in 11 innings at Lucian-Hamilton Stadium. The War Hawks finished the regular season 23-26 overall, 13-16 in the Heartland Conference, and will next play in the National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region championships beginning next Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
RICHARDSON, Texas – McMurry University junior women's pole vault specialist Mariah Steinbock (Sudan, Texas) has been elected to the 2014 Lone Star Conference All-Academic Team for women's outdoor track and field, it was announced by the league. Overall, 22 men and women were selected to the LSC All-Academic teams.
ABILENE, Texas – It took some late inning fireworks, but McMurry University’s baseball team pulled out a 7-6, non-conference victory over Cameron University at Walt Driggers Field. The win improved the War Hawks to 22-24 overall, while the Aggies fell to 17-27 in 2014.
ABILENE, Texas – Joel DePorte made is last home for McMurry University’s baseball team a memorable one on “Senior Day.” The Fremont, California native threw his team-leading fifth complete game as the War Hawks (21-24, 12-14 HC) salvaged the series finale versus the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (23-22, 13-14 HC), 2-1.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University closed out the 2014 National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region Championship Tournament (NCCAA) – as well as its own season – with a 5-3 loss to Southern Nazarene University at the Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center. The War Hawks (8-15) finished third in the NCCAA tourney.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University athletes earned a total of three Player of the Week honors from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the period ending April 20, it was announced by the national office.
ABILENE, Texas – A two-run home run by Ben Douglas in the fourth and a five-run outburst in the sixth inning propelled McMurry University to a 7-4 non-conference win over NCAA Division I foe Abilene Christian University, in a cross-town battle at Crutcher Scott Field. The win by the War Hawks (20-22) was their first-ever in eight tries against the Wildcats (14-23).
The ACU Wildcats, who appear to be turning the corner after picking up a series win over Stephen F. Austin this past weekend.
ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons closed out its 2014 men’s tennis regular season with a 7-2 home loss to McMurry on Saturday morning at the Streich Tennis Center.
McMurry's Paul Davis had an LSC best effort of 61-2.25 to place second (to Texas Tech’s Kole Weldon by two inches) in the shot put at the ACU Invitational.
McMurry University junior men’s tennis player Casjen Rico has been selected as the Heartland Conference “Player of the Week,” it was announced by the league office.
ODESSA, Texas – McMurry University’s baseball team received two outstanding pitching efforts by Lanny Zier and Joel DePorte, leading a Heartland Conference doubleheader sweep of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin at Roden Field. The War Hawks (18-21, 11-11 HC) topped the Falcons (17-21, 8-12 HC) by scores of 8-1 and 5-1.
The women from the T.I.P. social club at McMurry came to give us a sneak peek of what to expect at their annual Sing Song event.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University interim head coach Kendall Roberson has released the 2014 football schedule for the War Hawks. The 10-game slate will include one non-conference game, seven regular season Lone Star Conference (LSC) contests and two LSC post-season playoff games.
McMurry University freshman women’s tennis player Chloe Patterson (Spring, Texas) and sophomore woman’s track and field thrower LaNissa Burns (Austin, Texas) have been named as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) “Player of the Week” in their respective sports for the period ending April 6, it was announced today by the NCCAA national office.
SAN ANGELO, Texas – McMurry University earned a split with the NCAA Division II South Central Region’s No. 7-ranked team – Angelo State University – winning the first game, 3-2, before seeing its rally come up short in the nightcap, 6-4, in the non-league doubleheader.
T.I.P Social Club Presents Sing Song at McMurry University
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University baseball utilized a late inning rally in Game One and an dominating pitching performance by senior Joel DePorte in the nightcap, to earn a Heartland Conference doubleheader sweep of Texas A&M International University at Walt Driggers Field. The War Hawks (15-19, 9-10 HC) won by scores of 6-5 and 3-1 over the Dustdevils (12-23, 4-13 HC).
McMurry head football coach Mason Miller is leaving the university after one season as leader of the War Hawks.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – In the rubber game of the series, McMurry University dropped a 4-2 decision versus No. 7 regionally-ranked Oklahoma Christian University at Dobson Field.
McMurry University’s baseball team received another round of excellent pitching in a non-conference doubleheader sweep over Arlington Baptist College, 3-2 and 4-0, at Walt Driggers Field. The pair of wins upped the War Hawks record to 12-17 overall.
McMurry University junior Casjen Rico has been voted the Heartland Conference men’s tennis “Player of the Week.”
McMurry University has named Sam Ferguson of Averett University in Danville, Virginia, as the school’s new athletic director. He will begin his duties on May 1.
ABILENE, Texas – For the third time in two days, McMurry University and nationally-ranked Lubbock Christian University played a one-run ball game, with McM coming out on the short end of a 4-3 score in the Heartland Conference series’ rubber game at Walt Driggers Field.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University handed Heartland Conference leader Lubbock Christian University just its second league loss of the year, splitting a doubleheader with a 3-2 win in the first game and a 3-2 loss in the second. The War Hawks (10-16, 6-7 HC) win snapped an eight-game winning streak by the Chaps (18-7, 11-2 HC).
A late flurry of runs by visiting Southeastern Oklahoma State University doomed McMurry University in the rubber game of the non-conference series between the teams, 10-2, at Walt Driggers Field.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University split a non-conference baseball doubleheader with Southeastern Oklahoma State University, winning the opener, 7-3, before dropping the nightcap, 22-10, at Walt Driggers Field.
CLAREMORE, Okla. – McMurry University bounced back in the rubber game of the Heartland Conference series versus Rogers State University, winning the finale, 5-4, at the Diamond Sports Complex. The War Hawks (8-13, 5-6 HC) took two-of-three versus the Hillcats (12-9, 5-7 HC).
RICHARDSON, Texas --- McMurry University will be returning to its NCAA Division III athletics roots, as American Southwest Conference (ASC) officials announced today the forthcoming return of the War Hawks’ athletics program to the league. McM was one of the eight founding member of the ASC in May 1996.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University senior lefthander Trevor Daggon got his first start of the season on Tuesday and responded with a complete-game victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 12-1, at Walt Driggers Field. The victory – which was shortened due to the 10-run “mercy rule” - upped the War Hawks’ record to 6-12 overall.
POTTSBORO, Texas – The McMurry women’s golf team continued its strong showing at the Texoma Chevy Dealers Lions Invitational, finishing tied for sixth place out of 14 teams. The event was hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce at the par-72, 5,986-yard Tanglewood Resort Golf Course.
POTTSBORO, Texas – After Day 1 of the Texoma Chevy Dealers Lions Invitational, the McMurry University women’s golf team finds itself tied for fifth place out of 14 teams, shooting a team aggregate of 339 for the first 18 holes. The event is hostd by Texas A&M University-Commerce.