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Lasecki Anchors SMU’s Underrated Offensive Line

SMU has a decidedly underrated core of returning offensive lineman. This week, I have been re-watching the game films from last season, which can be a bit painful at times. A definite bright spot has been the play of our returning boys in the trenches.   Returning starting center and three-year starter Taylor Lasecki is a particular asset, both physically and mentally. He is a scrapper...
Via AAC Football Fever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU to play in the 2015 Las Vegas Classic

The Southern Methodist University Mustangs had a historic season in 2014-15. The team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in more than twenty years while winning the AAC Tournament championship last year. The Mustangs announced Friday that they would be participating in the annual Las Vegas Classic this season. According to College Basketball Talk, the Mustangs will...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-Star Simeon Carter Chooses SMU

After a season that put the basketball team back on the map, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are set to improve further next year. Per Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk, three-star recruit Simeon Carter has opted to join Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown in Dallas. @teamunitedhoops Team United and West Charlotte High 6'8 PF Simeon Carter has committed to SMU...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Local Slant: SMU is Loading Up on Texas Talent

Following a disastrous 2014 campaign that resulted with a 1-11 (1-7 AAC) record, the SMU Mustangs are beginning to rebuild under new head coach Chad Morris. Morris, who most recently served as the offensive coordinator for ACC power Clemson, plans to rebuild the Mustangs into a football power by tapping into local talent – a resource he knows well from his decade-and-a-half as...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 01, 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

UCLA Eliminates SMU on Questionable Goaltending Call

Was this a goaltend? https://t.co/SZ5PAwOgAL — Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 19, 2015 That’s the shot that decided UCLA’s fate against SMU. That was ruled a goaltend, which gave the Bruins a 60-59 lead. SMU’s Nic Moore missed a pair of shots on the other end for the final. That is certainly a questionable call. It looked live like the shot was way off but it kind of...
Via The Student Section
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

Vine: Bobby Knight Yells At SMU Fans To Sit Down During Broadcast

Bobby Knight was known for his temper during his coaching career, and based on tonight’s SMU-Temple broadcast, he is still a pretty fiery guy. A big three by the Mustangs’ Nic Moore brought the home fans to their feet, and some evidently got in Knight’s line of sight. He didn’t move his microphone or wait until a break to reprimand them—he did it live on air. If you go...
Via College Spun
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: SMU Basketball’s Keith Frazier Ruled Ineligible, Program Under NCAA Investigation

SMU is no stranger to NCAA trouble, and now it appears that Larry Brown’s basketball program has drawn the gaze of the organization. Sophomore guard Keith Frazier was ruled academically ineligible this afternoon according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, and it may just be the tip of the iceberg for the Mustangs. SMU’s Keith Frazier will miss the rest of the season due to academics...
Via College Spun
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: SMU Mustangs

Coming off their abysmal 1-11 season, the SMU Mustangs obviously have a lot to do this offseason as they attempt to return to relevancy. The good news: new head coach Chad Morris has brought a new sense of hope to the program, and many feel like that he will be able to orchestrate a turnaround on the Hilltop. But before anybody can worry about the future, the Mustangs have some things...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU Wins!...And Almost Gets Flagged Screwing Up the 'Victory Formation

It has been a long, hard season for the SMU Mustangs. From losing games to losing their head coach to images of the programs losing ways in the past creeping up it has been the kind of year that the team will love to forget--but at least it got to end on a high note.Sort of.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Chad Morris Would Be SMU’s Best Choice for Next Head Coach

The end of the 2014 college football regular season continues to draw closer, which means the coaching carousel will soon be put in motion. But for some teams, like the SMU Mustangs, the search for a new head coach is already underway. In SMU’s case, it has been underway since June Jones announced his resignation […] The post Why Chad Morris Would Be SMU’s Best Choice for Next...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Suffers Most Heartbreaking Loss of Dismal 2014 Season

It’s been an extremely painful season for fans of the SMU Mustangs, but Saturday may have featured the most excruciating moment in a year of seemingly endless disappointments. After getting blown out in nearly every game so far in 2014, the Mustangs finally competitive last weekend against South Florida. While this certainly is a positive for SMU, […] The post SMU Suffers Most...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: SMU Mustangs Team Preview

Larry Brown was already ahead of schedule at SMU, taking only two seasons to transform the moribund program. Twenty years removed from their last...
Via Athlon Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU is Going to Give Fans Something to Cheer About Against Texas A&M--Beer

The SMU Mustangs have been good (but far from great) long enough after being a door mat for so long that fans started to believe they could win (or at least compete). This season--they suck. They can't defend (124th in points allowed). They can't score (128th). They can't run (128th) and theya are not very good at passing either (108th).They lost their head coach. With that in mind...
Via FatManWriting
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 List Of Coaches That Should Replace June Jones at SMU

Defensive coordinator Tom Mason has taken over for June Jones who according to agent Leigh Steinberg has stepped down due to “personal reasons”. June Jones has long been known to be one of the best offensive minds over the past three decades in football but after almost fully turning around the Mustang program Jones and SMU fell flat on their faces this season with an 0-2 start...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU RB Traylon Shead & New Mexico WR Chase Clayton Expected To Enter Supplemental Draft

  According to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, it “sounds” like SMU RB Traylon Shead will make himself eligible for the 2014 Supplemental Draft. Burgler adds that New Mexico WR Chase Clayton is another player who could be available as well. It’s worth mentioning that this news basically reiterates a report from Dan Pompei of the Bleacher Report. Pompei reported last week...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Devastated by NCAA Tournament Snub

The SMU Mustangs and head coach Larry Brown were dealt a tough blow on Selection Sunday when the 25th ranked Mustangs were snubbed by the NCAA Tournament Committee. SMU was 23-9 with a 12-6 record in the American Athletic Conference but the bad losses proved to be too much. SMU coach Larry Brown shares his disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament. Said he feels bad for team...
Via Diehardsport
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs Heart Broken Over Missing 2014 NCAA Tournament

The SMU Mustangs were heart broken when the team and fans learned that they would miss out on the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Via Gamedayr
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2015 PG Sedrick Barefield to SMU

The SMU Mustangs landed their first recruit for the 2015 class on Monday night, garnering a verbal commitment from 6′-2″ point guard Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial (CA). Barefield was on an official visit when he committed. Barefield is ranked the No. 50 prospect nationally in the 2015 class, on Hoopniks.com. Barefield has drawn attention on the ...
Via Hoopniks
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

After 29-year wait, SMU basketball returns to Top 25 rankings

After a 29-year wait, SMU returned to the Associated Press Top 25 basketball rankings on Monday. SMU (19-5) debuted at No. 23, but after knocking off three ranked teams this season, the Mustangs expect to climb even higher. "I'm sure nobody expected us to be here, but we knew what we had," guard Nick Russell said after SMU knocked off then-No. 7 Cincinnati, 76-55, on Saturday. "We...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU player surprises mother before her military deployment

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas - SMU forward Markus Kennedy was in no mood to celebrate after his team upset Memphis, 87-72, last Saturday. Not because he had a bad game. The 6-9 sophomore set career highs with 21 points and 15 pounds. It was because he had a plane to catch. Kennedy was informed after the game that the NCAA had approved his waiver for SMU to fly him home to Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU scoreboard shows fireplace (photo)

It’s unusual weather in Dallas and thus fans have stayed away from Saturday’s game between the SMU Mustangs and the UCF Knights. UCF is looking to win over SMU to a BCS bowl but fans are simply not in attendance even with a decision to let them in for free. So what did the stadium staff at SMU do? They displayed vide of a fireplace on their scoreboard. RT @osmattmurschel: SMU...
Via Tireball.com
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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