The Stamford Bulldogs were able to rally from a 28-7 second half deficit to bring home their second straight state championship.
The Stamford Bulldogs make their third straight trip to the state title game at AT&T Stadium.
Abilene High, Brownwood, Cooper, Clyde, and Stamford are featured in the the BCH Sports Top 5 Plays of 2013.
Abilene Christian athletic director Jared Mosley announced Wednesday night head football coach Ken Collums signed a four-year extension with the school. The announcement comes just hours after reports the coach was heading back to his alma mater, Central Arkansas.
The Stamford Bulldogs and the Shiner Comanches start the day on Thursday bright and early at 10 in the morning.
The Stamford Bulldogs play in the state championship game for the 3rd year in a row and the duo of Bo Wimberly and James Washington is leading the way this year.
The Cisco Loboes are back in the state championship game and they really are making a habit of it.
The Cisco Loboes were expected to be good this year. The only question mark outside the program was Colton Kent at quarterback.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry’s women’s, basketball team will return to action for the first time in 16 days on Thursday (Dec. 19) evening at 5:30 p.m., when it plays host to Newman University in a Heartland Conference contest at Kimbrell Arena. The War Hawks (1-7, 1-1 HC) will also welcome Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s squad to Abilene on Saturday (Dec. 21; 1 p.m.) to complete the week’s slate of games.
The Cooper Cougars fell to San Angelo Central in a close contest on Tuesday night.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Despite shooting 56 percent (29-for-52) from the field, a late Tarleton State University surge grounded McMurry University 89-83 Tuesday evening.
ABILENE – The ACU Wildcats hit a season-best 11 3-pointers Tuesday night as they rolled past Bacone College, 90-63, in non-conference men's college basketball action at Moody Coliseum.
ALPINE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ men’s basketball team won its final game of the first semester with a 68-49 win over Sul Ross State in American Southwest Conference action at the Gallego Center in Alpine on Tuesday night.
ALPINE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team closed out the fall semester with a 69-62 over Sul Ross State in American Southwest Conference action at the Gallego Center on Tuesday night.
ABILENE – The ACU Wildcats got their busiest week of the season off to a good start Tuesday night as they knocked off the pesky Lady Rams of Texas Wesleyan, 93-69, in non-conference women's college basketball action at Moody Coliseum.
The Stamford Bulldogs have their hands full in this one. They take on Shiner for the crown on Thursday.
The Cisco Loboes are back in the state championship game for the 5th time since 2002.
Josh Moylan is the 2013 BCH Sports Player of the Year.
Forty five hundred total yards, 65 touchdowns, a 13-1 record, a district championship. These are the reasons Eastland quarterback Josh Moylan is this years Big Country Homepage Player of the Year.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has honored three McMurry University volleyball players for their play on and off the court.
Cisco, Stamford, and May are the BCH Sports Teams of the Year.
The Cisco Loboes and Stamford Bulldogs remain among the top teams in the state heading to AT&T Stadium.
The Cisco Loboes wasted little time punching their ticket to AT&T Stadium on Saturday afternoon against Leonard.
The Stamford Bulldogs are on their way back to the Class 1A Div. I state title game after knocking off Hico on Saturday afternoon.
The Albany Lions had their season end at the hands of a highly ranked Wellington squad on Saturday afternoon in the state semifinals.
The Tigers run for a perfect season came up just short on Saturday against Crowell.
ABILENE, Texas — Howard Payne went 18-for-22 at the free throw line in the second half and was able to rally past Hardin-Simmons for an 88-84 American Southwest Conference win at the Mabee Complex on Saturday night.
SAN ANTONIO – University of the Incarnate Word started fast and toppled McMurry University, 83-56, Saturday afternoon at the McDermott Convocation Center.
ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team used a big second half to beat Howard Payne 72-56 in American Southwest Conference action at the Mabee Complex on Saturday night.
After a week of reports and speculation, Texas head football coach Mack Brown announced he would step down on Saturday evening.
A strong second half pushed the Tascosa Lady Rebels past Abilene High on Saturday afternoon at Eagle Gym.
This week the Cowboys look to bounce back from a tough road loss to the Chicago Bears with another game against an NFC North foe. Silver Star Nation's Mickey Spagnola has the keys to a Cowboys win over the Green Bay Packers.
TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa went on a 14-0 run midway through the second half Saturday afternoon as the Golden Hurricanes pulled away from a cold-shooting ACU women's team as Tulsa beat the Wildcats, 81-61, in a women's basketball non-conference game at the Donald. W. Reynolds Center.
The Wylie Bulldogs quickly found themselves in a hole against Lubbock High on Saturday, but rallied for a six point victory.
A fast start by Tascosa helped push the Rebels to a 61-43 victory over Cooper on Friday night.
The Wylie Lady Bulldogs fell to Class 4A Canyon on Friday night at Bulldog Gym.
The Stamford Bulldogs are ready for their collision with Hico on Saturday in San Angelo in the Class A Div. I semifinals.
The Albany Lions could make it 2 Class A teams from the Big Country at AT&T Stadium next week if they can get past Wellington on Saturday.
The Cisco Loboes opponent, Leonard, on the other hand, is a surprise. They have surprised just about everybody, and that is one of the things that makes Cisco head coach Brent West nervous.
The Cowboys received bad news on the injury front on Friday afternoon when linebacker Sean Lee was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has honored four McMurry University players on its recently-released All-NCCAA Football Team for the 2013 season. The War Hawks are in their second year as an NCCAA member institution, during the transition to full NCAA Division II membership.
The Stamford Bulldogs are back in the state semifinals for the third straight year. The only thing standing between them and a third straight trip to AT&T Stadium is the Hico Tigers.
The May Tigers are back in the 6-man state title game for the 1st time since 1977, when they won their first and only football championship. This year, the Tigers are going to be the 1st team to ever play a 6-man game on the turf at the Cowboys AT&T Stadium.
It is a quick turn around for Stamford. They played at 3pm on Monday and now play at 3 on Saturday. The Bulldogs face Hico in San Angelo.
The Albany Lions win over Muenster earlier this week pushed the Lions into the state semifinal game for the ninth time in program history, and they say they're excited to be there, but their goal is to keep moving forward and title game. In order to do that they will have to get past the second ranked team in the state, the Wellington Rockets.
The Cisco Loboes are the top ranked team in the state and they are expected to return to the state championship game for the 5th time in the Brent West era.
The Albany Lions are back in the state semifinals for the 9th time in school history.
The Cisco Loboes are back in the state semifinals after a big win over Canadian earlier this week. One thing that will be different about this week is the short time between games.
Longtime Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior tight end Jace Amaro (San Antonio, Texas) was named to the All-Big 12 Conference first team in a vote by the league coaches while quarterback Baker Mayfield (Austin, Texas) was named the Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, league officials announced earlier today.
The Cooper boys and girls basketball teams were swept on Tuesday night by the Coronado Mustangs.
With the Six-Man state championship games just a couple days away, the UIL announced on Tuesday that AT&T Stadium will enforce new security policies for high school events.
A total of five Big Country teams remain ranked by Harris Ratings, and three of them are still alive in the playoffs after the quarterfinal round.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - The Texas Rangers formally announced today that the club has signed free agent catcher J.P. Arencibia to a one-year contract for the 2014 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, per club policy.
Three Big Country teams moved on to the state semifinals, and will have to get ready for a short week with the games this upcoming weekend. Here's a list of locations for those games.
The Stamford Bulldogs held off New Deal to advance to the state semifinals on Monday afternoon.
The fifth ranked Eastland Mavericks took on the second ranked Wall Hawks tonight in Brownwood.
The Cisco Loboes made the trip up to Wolfforth this afternoon to take on Canadian, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season.
WACO, Texas - Baylor has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., marking the first time the school will play in a BCS bowl game.
The Cowboys ride a two-game winning streak into a what should be a cold night in Chicago. Silver Star Nation's Mickey Spagnola has the Silver Star Nation "Keys to the Game."
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech University has formally accepted its 36th bowl invitation in school history and will face the No. 16 Arizona State Sun Devils in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Monday, Dec. 30.
The road to AT&T Stadium is never an easy one, and this week the Stamford Bulldogs could be facing their biggest speed-bump in the path back to the state title game.
Monday night the Cowboys will take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in what could be their coldest game of the season. That means the equipment the Cowboys have in the "Windy City" is key to their success.
The fourth round of the playoffs are right around the corner. Here's a list of all the quarterfinal matchups for the teams still alive in the playoffs from the Big Country.
ABILENE, Texas — Texas-Tyler jumped out to a big early lead and HSU never recovered in an 83-55 loss in American Southwest Conference women’s basketball action at the Patriot Center in Tyler on Saturday afternoon.
TYLER, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ men’s basketball team overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to take the lead midway through the second half but Texas-Tyler pulled away down the stretch for a 79-68 American Southwest Conference win on Saturday at the Patriot Center in Tyler.
The Cisco Loboes have cruised to an undefeated run through the regular season, and playoffs. This week on the other hand could be their biggest test of the season thus far.
Once again mother nature has taken it's toll on the scheduled football games forcing many to reschedule to later dates, including the Albany Lions, who are coming off a last second victory in the regional round over a previously undefeated Iraan team.
This week's cold weather could be a blessing in disguise for the Cowboys as they prepare to take on the Chicago Bears in the "Windy City" Monday night.
The Albany Lions are the only Big Country team still playing in the Class A Division II playoffs, and they were 4 seconds from not surviving the 3rd round.
Stamford's quest to win their second straight state title continues this week in the quarterfinals, and the Bulldogs appear to be playing their best football when it matters most.
The Goldthwaite Eagles struggled to start the season with 4 straight loses to teams that eventually made the playoffs.
The McMurry University volleyball team finished with a 1-1 record at the first day of the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association Division I National Championship.
The ACU football program is trying to raise funds to put into recruiting this off-season, and Wildcat fans have a chance to help them and earn a trip to the Dallas Cowboys' season-ending game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 71-60 win over the University of the Ozarks on Thursday afternoon at the Mabee Gym in Clarksville, Ark.
McMurry University's volleyball team will continue its journey to repeat as National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) national champions, when it begins play at the 2013 NCCAA Division I National Championship.
ABILENE, Texas – Concerns over the predicted winter storm have played havoc with this weekend’s basketball schedule for McMurry University.
The Stamford Bulldogs were ranked in the top 10 all season long, but there were still questions about the 2013 Bulldogs, especially at quarterback. All everything Hagen Hutchinson was gone, Bo Wimberly was taking over.
Last year the Albany Lions' playoff run came to an end in the state quarterfinal round when they lost to the eventual state champs. This year they will be looking to get over that hurdle as they make another run for state.
ABILENE – Playing at home for the first time in the 2013-14 season, the ACU Wildcats wasted little time jumping all over Hillsdale Freewill Baptist as the Wildcats cruised to a 93-53 win over the Saints at Moody Coliseum.
ACU had two clear goals before Tuesday night's non-conference game against Texas A&M-Commerce: control the Lady Lions on the glass and make free throws.
Last year the Cisco Loboes season ended early when they lost in their first playoff game to Canadian. Now this year the rematch is set against Canadian is set for Friday in the state quarterfinals and there's just one thing on the Loboes mind, revenge.
Mason Reed is one of the many reasons the Cisco Loboes are still playing and he had one of his best games of the year last week.
The Eastland Mavericks are moving on after their third round win over Bangs on Monday night in Brownwood.
Realignment is nothing new for high school sports, but for the first time the UIL released the classification cutoff numbers ahead of February's realignment. With that announcement also comes the news that Abilene High and Cooper would once again be split up.
The Wylie Bulldogs are moving up to Class 4A, just like about every current Class 3A team in the state.
Abilene High will join the new Class 6A that is being created in this realignment, and Cooper is staying put in Class 5A.
The Stamford Bulldogs are this week's big movers out of the five Big Country teams that are ranked by Harris Ratings.
The McMurry University men’s and women’s track and field programs have been accepted as affiliate members of the Lone Star Conference and will compete immediately in both the indoor and outdoor championships in 2014, it was announced by the league office today.
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University’s women’s basketball team found the going tough versus the No. 17-ranked team in the NAIA, falling to Our Lady of the Lake University, 76-62, at Kimbrell Arena. The loss dropped the War Hawks to 1-7 on the year.
Of the thousands who were nominated and the hundreds who made Academic All-District, Abilene Christian senior defender Brie Buschman was just one of 11 NCAA Division I women's soccer players chosen to receive Capital One First Team Academic All-America® honors by the voting members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The 2014 realignment is just a couple short months away and with the addition of Class 6A things are changing in the Big Country.
The All-District Teams from District 2-5A have been released with Cooper's Lorenz Joe being named Co-Offensive MVP.
WACO, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ men’s basketball team hit 3-pointers on its first two possessions, but after that Baylor took control in a 104-59 win over the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.
The Cooper Cougars traveled to Stephenville this afternoon for a playoff clash with the Cedar Hill Longhorns.
The Ira Bulldogs season came to an end Saturday night at the hands of the Crowell Wildcats.
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The ACU Wildcats shot just 32 percent from the field Saturday afternoon as they completed their 10-game season-opening road swing with a 74-47 loss to Towson in the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament at the SECU Arena.
ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team overcame a 20-point second-half deficit to force overtime, but fell 77-67 to Texas-Dallas in the American Southwest Conference opener on Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Complex.
ABILENE, Texas – Three players scored in double figures as McMurry University cruised past Bacone College, 79-59, Saturday afternoon at Kimbrell Arena.
ABILENE, Texas — Texas-Dallas stormed out to a 47-18 halftime lead and the Hardin-Simmons men’s basketball team never recovered in an 80-57 loss in the American Southwest Conference opener at the Mabee Complex in Abilene.