SMU’s Semi Ojeleye just gave us the dunk of the tournament

The 2017 NCAA Tournament has yet to feature a buzzer-beater, and there hasn’t been a bracket-busting upset, but we now have at least one unbelievable highlight.Early in the second half of SMU’s game against USC on Friday, Mustangs forward Semi Ojeleye threw down a putback dunk that may be the best slam we’ll see this month. Holy cow, he gets up high. Ojeleye basically made...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Five mid-major teams to watch in the NCAA Tournament

For numerous fans, chalk is the obvious deterrent for a possible Cinderella story in the NCAA Tournament. Just look at No. 16-seeded New Orleans, which possesses 10,000,000-to-1 odds to do the impossible in this year’s bracket. Unless a close relative is in serious debt, find a different miracle to buy into.But remember when Michigan State was the favorite to win the national...
Via The Comeback
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: At least seven SMU football players quit after surprise drug test

Coming off break, the decision by SMU football head coach Chad Morris to implement a surprise team-wide drug test was an interesting one.While most college kids like to drink or partake in some weed and even harder drugs while on break, most coaches won’t implement a team-wide drug test mostly to save the players.If multiple players are popped, especially key ones, it could be...
Via Sportsnaut
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Negotiations between Baylor, Chad Morris hit a snag

Negotiations between SMU head coach Chad Morris and Baylor have reportedly hit a snag. Morris was said to be one of Baylor’s top head coaching targets along with Tom Herman, who is now out of the picture after accepting the Texas job over the weekend. Morris reportedly has met with Baylor twice. He and his reps reportedly countered a five-year, $24.5 million offer from Baylor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Herman, Chad Morris top targets for Baylor job

The Baylor Bears are reportedly stepping up their coaching search and have two top candidates in mind. Houston coach Tom Herman and SMU coach Chad Morris are at or near the top of Baylor’s list of potential hires, according to Travis Haney of 247 Sports. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades hired Herman at Houston, so there is a connection there. However, the Cougars coach will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU to wear special helmet decal to honor fallen officers

The SMU football team will honor Dallas area police officers and first responders on Friday by wearing a custom decal on their helmets during their game against TCU. The decal features the Dallas city skyline inside the SMU logo. Here’s what it will look like: SMU Football To Honor Dallas-Area First-Responders — #PonyUpTempo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Why SMU's Misfortune Isn't So Unfortunate After All

Jordan Tolbert? Gone. Nic Moore? Gone. Markus Kennedy? Gone. Larry Brown? Gone. Coach Tim Jankovich is now left with a 12-player Southern Methodist University basketball team depleted of scholarships due to past NCAA violations of academic fraud and unethical conduct. The Mustangs are coming off a 25-5 season in which they started with 18 straight wins and were considered one of...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU to the Big 12? Dallas mayor makes the case

Who will be joining the Big 12? There has been plenty of conversation surrounding the potential suitors for the conference as it discusses expansion, but Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has one specific school in mind. Rawlings took to social media on Monday morning to make his case for the SMU Mustangs joining the Big 12. He made his case in a lengthy Facebook post that cited the university’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Larry Brown stepping down as SMU head coach

Some surprising news surfaced in the college basketball world early Friday morning, with CBS Sports reporting Larry Brown is set to step down from his position as head coach of the SMU Mustangs. As a result, associate head coach Tim Jankovich will be promoted. BREAKING: Larry Brown is stepping down as head coach of SMU, sources told @CBSSports. Tim Jankovich will take his place...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU head coach Larry Brown resigns

SMU men’s basketball coach Larry Brown is stepping down from his position, according to a report by CBS.  The legendary 75-year-old coach is reportedly resigning from his position as a result of the Mustangs program not willing to give him a long-term contract moving forward.  Brown has been at SMU since 2012, winning 25-plus games in each of the last three seasons and making...
Via College Spun
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The unfortunate obscurity of Nic Moore

In the five plus years that I've been covering college basketball, I've never heard coaches talk about an opposing player the way they do about SMU senior point guard Nic Moore. Jeff Lebo (East Carolina): "I've been doing this for a long time and I have never seen a guy with a basketball IQ like that - offensive and defensive. He has everything - he just doesn't have size. That...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU had to push their bus out of the snow

The SMU Mustangs are the only undefeated team in the country this year and are looking to keep that streak going on Sunday when they face off against Temple. They had some pretty big odds to overcome on Saturday when they arrived to Philadelphia as their bus got stuck in the snow on the way to practice. Luckily, the Mustangs were able to get themselves out of the snow, but not without...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: SMU has to push bus out of snow to get to practice

Duquesne isn’t the only college basketball program to run into some serious blizzard-related bus problems in Pennsylvania. Undefeated SMU is in Philadelphia for tomorrow’s game against Temple, and the team had to push its bus out of the snow in order to make it to practice this afternoon. #PhliiyChronicles A video posted by SB (@sterlingbrown3) on Jan 23, 2016...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Worn-down Larry Brown goes missing from SMU bench in second half

The SMU Mustangs were already playing without one of their top scorers heading into Sunday’s game. Then their Hall of Fame coach failed to come out to the bench in the second half.And now, the only thing certain for the No. 15 team in the nation? It’s still one of just two unbeaten Division I teams left.The 75-year-old Brown, who missed the season’s first nine games because...
Via FOX Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU plays for personal satisfaction, in the shadows of disappointment

With the carnage that Larry Brown has left at another program, the best that one of the top teams in the nation can do this season is play the role of spoiler. SMU, off a 24-point beatdown of a solid Michigan team Tuesday night, is basically playing for pride this season — well, pride and a future payday. After a second-place finish in the 2014 NIT, everything was bright for...
Via The Student Section
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU AD backs decision to accept NCAA ban after players' statement of disappointment

 SMU athletic director Rick Hart reiterated the school's decision to accept a one-year postseason ban in men's basketball after players released a statement on their own Wednesday expressing their disappointment over NCAA sanctions."We understand and share the men's basketball student-athletes' disappointment over the NCAA sanctions, however, the severity of the violations that...
Via Associated Press
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Houston is 4-0 under first-year head coach Tom Herman, and the Cougars face in-state rivals SMU this weekend. The Mustangs are just 1-4, and the Cougars aren’t offering them much respect it seems, at least based off of some decorating they did to the team’s athletic facility.  Houston taped SMU jerseys to the floor of the facility so Cougar players could walk on them all week...
Via College Spun
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown's ultimate punishment

In the end, Larry Brown just couldn't help himself. As has been the pattern his entire career, the Hall of Fame coach and legendary vagabond has once again gotten his program on the wrong side of the law. An academic assistant did the coursework for a player's online class, an assistant coach covered it up and Brown wasn't forthcoming to NCAA investigators about it. On Tuesday, the...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: SMU reacts to NCAA sanctions

The SMU Mustangs’ basketball programs was hit with a big set of sanctions from the NCAA on Tuesday and it is surely going to hurt their future in the basketball world. Not only are they banned from the upcoming postseason, but they will be dealing with recruiting restrictions, fewer scholarships, and their head coach, Larry Brown, was suspended for nine games. College Basketball...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA bans SMU from postseason, Brown suspended

The NCAA announced Tuesday that Southern Methodist University committed multiple rules violations that will impact the school’s basketball program. SMU will be banned from postseason play for the 2015-16 season and receive a three-year reduction of scholarships by nine from 2016-17 through 2018-19. Mustangs head coach Larry Brown also will be suspended for 30 percent of SMU’s...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The NCAA Bans SMU And Suspends Larry Brown

Larry Brown has had some troubles with the NCAA before, most notably leaving Kansas under sanctions in the late 80s, and his latest punishment is a suspension for 10 percent of SMU’s games in the coming season. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that the NCAA also banned SMU from the 2016 postseason and a loss of nine scholarships over the next three seasons.  Given some of Brown...
Via The Student Section
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU banned from postseason in 2015-16, Brown suspended

Update: According to new reports, Brown is actually suspended for 30 percent of the season’s games.  Earlier: SMU’s men’s basketball program has been hit with a postseason ban for 2015-16 and its coach, Larry Brown, has been suspended for 10 percent of the season’s games, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  The NCAA has finished its investigation into the Mustangs’...
Via College Spun
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU football has designated Twitter-monitors for recruits

The stories of a recruit being removed from a school’s list due to inappropriate behavior on social media unfortunately are not rare, but the SMU football program has taken Twitter-monitoring to a whole new level under first-year coach Chad Morris. Van Malone, the team’s defensive coordinator, shared a picture that displayed a relatively comprehensive report about an unnamed...
Via Sportsnaut
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: SMU Waste No Time Getting Points On The Board This Season

Last season the SMU Mustangs were one of the worst teams in college football. The team was abysmal in pretty much every facet of the game. On offense they didn't score a touchdown at home until late October! The team's performance resulted in a coaching change and from the way the Mustangs looked against Baylor Friday night the program is headed in the right direction.Heck, this...
Via FatManWriting
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulging disk in neck ends SMU RB’s career

SMU Mustangs running back Daniel Gresham’s career has come to a sad end due to a bulging disk in his neck. EJ Holland of The Dallas Morning News reported the unfortunate news, the official word of which is that Gresham was medically disqualified. Nikki Chavanelle of Rivals also reported Gresham’s injury. BREAKING: SMU RB Daniel Gresham is medically disqualified and his football...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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