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Moody Coliseum

Moody Coliseum will host its 44th season of ACU basketball in 2010-11. The first game in the 4,600-seat coliseum was played Feb. 27, 1968, with head coach Dee Nutt’s Wildcats beating Arkansas State, 96-93, in overtime to win the Southland Conference championship. The first complete season in the coliseum was the 1968-69 campaign.

ACU’s John Ray Godfrey –still the Wildcats’ only first team NCAA all-America men’s basketball player – made the opening night one to remember as he hit 17 of 24 field goals and 7 of 12 free throws on his way to 41 points. That scoring record stood as the most ever scored by a player in the gym until later broken in 1992 by Hunter Cooley, who scored 42 points against Angelo State on Feb. 6, 1992. That record was broken by David Baxter, who scored 44 points against the Rams on Jan. 24, 2005. Tarleton State’s Brandon Burney holds the all-time scoring record with 50 points in a win over ACUon Feb. 1, 2001.

The men’s team has an all-time record of 336-181 in Moody Coliseum (.650 winning percentage), including a 44-game home court winning streak from 1984-88 under former head coach Mike Martin.

The women’s team has an all-time record of 325-99 (.767 winning percentage), including a 49-game home court winning streak from Jan. 23, 1995, to Nov. 28, 1998. The Wildcats hosted the 1996 South Central region tournament at Moody, and won the tournament championship to advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Fargo, N.D., where they finished third in the nation.


Formal opening ceremony for the coliseum was held Feb. 18, 1968. The building includes 53,989 square feet and ACU vs. Tarleton St - September 18, 2010 originally cost $1.2 million.

Daily Chapel for ACU students and other university, high school and community events also are held in Moody Coliseum. About 900 temporary seats can be placed in the coliseum to bring its capacity to more than 5,500. The press box is located at the top of the coliseum’s east side.

Also each February, ACU’s annual Sing Song fills Moody Coliseum, turning the basketball arena into a showplace for the musical talents of ACU’s students and its social clubs. floor, and the top of the dome is 65 feet from the floor level. New features in the coliseum include a scoreboard and shot clocks, both installed in summer 2003, in time for use during the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Also, a new floor was installed during summer 2006 in time for the 2006-07 volleyball and basketball seasons.

The ceiling is 45 feet from the floor, and the top of the dome is 65 feet from the floor level. New features in the coliseum include a scoreboard and shot clocks, both installed in summer 2003, in time for use during the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Also, a new floor was installed during summer 2006 in time for the 2006-07 volleyball and basketball seasons.



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Abilene Christian University Address: 1949 ACU Drive, Abilene, TX 79699

Directions to ACU

From DFW  - Take I-20 west to Abilene. Exit Highway 351. Go West on 351 (Ambler Ave.). Turn left onto Judge Ely Blvd. ACU is on your right.
From Midland/Odessa - Take I-20 East to Abilene. Exit Pine Street. At the split take Treadaway. Turn left on E.N. 16th (also known as E.N. 13th). ACU is several blocks east on the left.
• From Austin - Take Highway 183 North to Brownwood, turn left at stoplight onto 84/67/377, passing through Brownwood and Bangs. At Santa Anna, continue on Highway 84 as the road curves. As you enter Abilene on Highway 84, the road becomes Treadaway Blvd. Go straight on Treadaway for several miles until you reach E.N. 13th (also known as E.N. 16th). Turn right. ACU is several blocks east on the left.

From San Antonio - Take I-10 West to Junction. Take 83 North to Abilene. Coming into Abilene, on Highway 83/84, the road becomes Treadaway Blvd. Go straight on Treadaway for several miles until you reach E.N. 13th (also known as E.N. 16th). Turn right. ACU is several blocks east on the left.
From Houston - Take Highway 6 to Hempstead. Take Highway 36 through Brenham, Temple, Gatesville and Comanche. Coming into Abilene on Highway 36, turn right onto Judge Ely Blvd. at the light. At the third traffic light on Judge Ely, ACU is on the left.

Directions From Airports

DFW International - Take south airport exit to 183 west toward Fort Worth.  Travel on I-820 West for approximately 20 miles and then take the I-30W exit (exit 3A) toward Weatherford.  Just west of Fort Worth, I-30 and I-20 will merge, and you will then be on I-20 heading west toward Abilene. Once in  Abilene, take exit number 288 and stay on the access road until  you come to the stoplight at Ambler Ave./Hwy. 351.  Take a left and go back under I-20, and you will see the ACU campus straight ahead.
Dallas Love Field - Start by going southeast on Cedar Springs Rd / Arrivals toward Parking.  Continue to follow Cedar Springs Rd.  Turn right onto W. Mockingbird Lane, and then right onto E. John W. Carpenter Freeway.  Merge onto 183 West via the ramp on the left. Travel on I-820 west for approximately 20 miles and then take the I-30W exit (exit 3A) toward Weatherford.  Just west of Fort Worth, I-30 and I-20 will merge, and you will then be on I-20 heading west toward Abilene.  Once in  Abilene, take exit number 288 and stay on the access road until  you come to the stoplight at Ambler Ave./Hwy. 351.  Take a left and go back under I-20, and you will see the ACU campus straight ahead.
Abilene Regional Airport - Exit the airport and take a left onto Hwy. 36.   Go under Hwy. 83/84 all the way to Judge Ely Blvd.  Take a right on Judge Ely Blvd., heading north.  Go through the lights at East Hwy. 80, East North 10th. At East North 16th you will see the ACU Campus on your left.
Lubbock International Airport - Start out going East on Terminal and then turn left onto Airport exit.  Turn left onto I-27 South / US-87 South.  Merge onto I-27 South / US-87 South via the ramp on the left.  Take exit Number 1B toward TX 289 Loop East / US-84 (Post).  Stay straight to go onto I-27 South / Avenue H / US-87 South.  Merge onto US-84 East via the ramp on the left for 113 miles.  Merge onto I-20 East toward Abilene.  Once in Abilene, take exit number 288.  Take the first right onto Judge Ely Blvd, heading south.  You will see the ACU campus on your right after you pass Ambler Avenue.
Midland International Airport - Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto I-20 BL West / US-80 West.  Take the FM-1788 ramp toward I-20.  Stay right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto FM 1788 North.  Turn left onto I-20 East for 161 miles. Once in Abilene, take exit number 288.  Take the first right onto Judge Ely Blvd, heading south.  You will see the ACU campus on your right after you pass Ambler Avenue.
San Angelo Regional Airport-Mathis Field - Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto RM 584 for approximately 7 miles.  Turn left onto US-277 North / US-87 North.  Turn right onto West 6th Street.  Turn left onto ramp.  Turn right onto US-67 North / US-277 North and continue to follow US-67 North for approximately 37 miles.  Stay straight to go onto US-83 North for approximately 49 miles.  Once in Abilene, take the Hwy. 322 Loop East ramp and stay on the loop for approximately 5 miles.  Take the Business 20 / Hwy. 80 exit and go west into town.  Take a right at Judge Ely Blvd. and go through the light at East North 10th. At East North 16th you will see the ACU Campus on your left.