SMU RUMORS & GOSSIP

Shawn Forrest named assistant coach for Jankovich at SMU

DALLAS (AP) Shawn Forrest has been named an assistant basketball coach at SMU, his third school since the end of last season. Mustangs coach Tim Jankovich announced Forrest's hiring Tuesday. Forrest spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Western Kentucky before head coach Ray Harper resigned. Forrest was named a UTSA assistant in May, but two weeks later left for Louisiana...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matchups set for 2K Classic

NEW YORK (AP) Pittsburgh will face SMU and new coach Tim Jankovich, and Michigan meets Marquette in the semifinals of the 22nd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which returns to Madison Square Garden this year. The semifinals are Nov. 17 with the championship game the next night. The tournament moves back to Madison Square Garden after being held at Barclays...
Via Associated Press
July 13, 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 placeâ...
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...
Via NESN.com
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

SMU to wear special helmets remembering 9/11

It’s been fourteen years since the World Trade Center in New York City was attacked. The terrorist attacks still ring very loudly in the hearts of many Americans today and we are always trying to find ways to honor the victims of that fateful day. The SMU Mustangs football team will be doing just that on Saturday when they welcome in North Texas for their second game of the season...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 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

Yanick Moreira on goaltending call in loss: ‘It’s all my fault’

By Jason Rowan The SMU Mustangs were upset in its opening round game against the UCLA Bruins by a score of 60-59 in one of the most shocking ways imaginable. SMU’s Yanick Moreira was whistled for a controversial goaltending call on a three-point attempt by Bryce Alford with 13 seconds remaining in the game. With the Bruins down by two points, Alford’s off-target shot...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Miraculous Escape and SMU’s Gut-Punch Loss: The Call Was Correct, the Rule Horrible

Madness. It’s not just a word for March, it’s a word for the SMU Mustangs and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area after their team exited the NCAA tournament in a manner which defies description. You know the general story: SMU, up by seven with a little over a minute left, watched UCLA’s Bryce Alford hit a three-pointer to cut its deficit to four. SMU then missed a shot...
Via The Student Section
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA beats SMU on controversial goaltending call

By Larry Brown  UCLA beat SMU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday after getting some help thanks to a controversial goaltending call in the final 20 seconds. UCLA blew a big second half lead and was trailing the Mustangs 59-55 with about 30 seconds left. Norman Powell made a pair of free throws to make it a two-point game, and then UCLA got a steal. Coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: SMU Head Coach Chad Morris Shares New Alternate Helmet on Twitter

Last season was about as forgettable as a season could be for the SMU Mustangs. The team lost its head coach during the season, at one time had better luck scoring on defense and special teams than it did offense, and ended up finishing 1-11 when the season was done and over with. So--it stands to reason that it may be hard to generate some excitement surrounding the team.So how...
Via FatManWriting
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown becomes a more compelling figure as he ages

By Matt Zemek Over the past week, as you know, two of college basketball’s greatest coaches died. Dean Smith was 83, Jerry Tarkanian 84. Smith retired in his late 60s, and Tark made one last NCAA tournament appearance at age 70. Coaching 19-year-olds is generally not a senior citizen’s profession. Bill Snyder is the exception that proves the rule in college football. In hoops...
Via The Student Section
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New SMU football coach wants empty trophy case installed

By Dan Lyons Chad Morris spent four years as offensive coordinator at Clemson before taking the head coaching job at SMU this off-season, and it looks like he plans to borrow a strategy from one of his former ACC opponents. Virginia Tech famously put up an empty trophy case in its football office, which is to be filled when the Hokies win their first national championship. According...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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