SMU RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ojeleye, No. 19 SMU rally for 76-66 win over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Semi Ojeleye had 18 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 19 SMU rallied to beat Houston 76-66 on Saturday. Ojeleye also had nine rebounds, and the Mustangs have won ninth straight and 20 out of 21. Ben Moore had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Sterling Brown had 16 points and Jarrey Foster added 10 points for SMU (24-4, 14-1 American), which shot 46 percent, including...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

SMU Releases 2017 Football Schedule

Can the Mustangs improve in year three under Coach Morris? With SMU releasing the 2017 schedule we can look forward to a Mustangs New Year’s Six Bowl bid right? Let’s take a look at the schedule for the upcoming season. 9/2 vs Stephen F. Austin 9/9 vs North Texas 9/16 @ TCU - “Battle for the Iron Skillet” 9/23 vs Arkansas St 9/30 vs UConn 10/7 @ Houston 10/21 @ Cincinnati...
Via Underdog Dynasty
8 days ago

Pony Express Part II: Reliving SMU’s Glory Days

How the SMU Mustangs will run wild on the AAC with a new Pony Express. When you think of SMU football the first words that came to mind are “death penalty”. We all know what sanctions the school was given in the 80’s. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be some great moments in a dark time in the school’s history! At its height, SMU’s Pony Express was one of the best...
Via Underdog Dynasty
9 days ago

Ojeleye drops in 30 to power No. 25 SMU past Temple, 66-50

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored a career-high 30 points and added 10 rebounds to lead No. 25 SMU past Temple 66-50 on Thursday night for its seventh straight win. Sterling Brown added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Mustangs (21-4, 11-1 American Athletic Conference), who earlier in the week vaulted into the national rankings for the first time this season. One of the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs Sign 19 Athletes on 2017 National Signing Day

Chad Morris continues to lock down the state of Texas in recruiting. While SMU didn’t produce the fireworks that fellow American Athletic Conference foes UCF and Memphis did in this recruiting cycle the Mustangs hauled in a very solid class full of high-ceiling athletes. The Mustangs signed 16 high school prospects, two junior college transfers, and one graduate transfer to build...
Via Underdog Dynasty
16 days ago

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton leads SMU to 85-64 win over Houston

DALLAS (AP) Shake Milton had a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, Semi Ojeleye scored 20 and SMU never trailed in its 85-64 win over Houston on Saturday night. Milton made 6 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with five rebounds and five assists. Ben Emelogu II scored a season-high 13, Sterling Brown added 10 points with eight rebounds and Ben Moore had 10 points, six...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU pulls away from Tulane in second half, 80-64

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points and Jarrey Foster added 19 more to lead SMU to an 80-64 win over Tulane on Sunday night. Ben Moore contributed 15 points and Shake Milton got 11 to go with nine rebounds for SMU (15-4, 5-1 American Athletic Conference), which hit 31 of 61 from the field. Ojeleye and Foster each had three 3-pointers. The Mustangs broke away in the...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 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 https://t.co/cnNAw9uTjs pic.twitter.com/ggYgbQB7vi — #PonyUpTempo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 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

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

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

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

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

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
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