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College Basketball

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Top SMU Recruit Emmanuel Mudiay Is Skipping College to Play Pro Ball Overseas

    Multiple outlets are reporting that Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 1 rated high school basketball player in the country, will forego his commitment to play for Larry Brown at SMU and instead play at least one season of professional basketball overseas before heading to the NBA. Mudiay has released the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    SMU Men's Basketball Team Has Cracked the Top 25 for First Time in Three Decades

    On Saturday night, SMU's men's basketball team beat a Top 10 opponent for the first time in 27 years, and it wasn't even close. The Mustangs jumped to a 14-point halftime lead over Cincinnati and never looked back, ultimately winning by 21. It was the team's biggest statement yet, proof that its 19 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Why Did SMU Really Fire Steve Orsini?

    You don't shoot the goose that laid the golden egg. You just don't -- not unless you really, really have to or the goose stops pooping out gold. Which is why SMU's firing of athletic director Steve Orsini yesterday was so perplexing, and why the non-explanation offered by school President Gerald Tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    2 Chainz - Main Event Center - 4/6/12

    2 Chainz Main Event Center Friday, April 6 Friday night, precipitous persona 2 Chainz arrived in a white stretch Hummer limousine, packed full of women and choice entourage at the Main Event Center. With a wingspan rivaling most NBA power forwards, 2 Chainz's menacing frame appeared not a moment to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.23.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Doomsday scenario for Monday Night Football: Quarterback Jon Kitna. Running back DeMarco Murray. Receivers Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Dwayne Harris. Center Kevin Kowalski. Left guard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    College Football Uniforms Are Outta Control: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​ 10. We've sorta become desensitized to Oregon's smorgasboard of uniforms with different helmets featuring gray, green, yellow and white and neon-green outlined numbers. Blame Phil Knight and Nike for those. But what about the rest of ya? The opening weekend of college football delivered some gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    We'll Take Baylor ( 6) and the Accompanying Kick to the Adrenal Gland

    ​Okay, let's do this. And by "this" I mean let's make some moolah. The good ol' illegal fun way, shall we?  In 2008 I lost every penny of my virtual $10,000. In 2009 I wound up losing only $150. In 2010 I netted a cool $5,000. By my math, that's a bottom line of ... oh, who's coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    UConn 53, Butler 41: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. March Badness: Butler shot 18.8 percent, lowest ever in a National Championship game. Eighteen percent. That's 12 of 64, including an unfathomable 3 of 31 on two-pointers. 9. I for one am happy. Butler's will-over-skill routine might have been efficient, but it isn't a tad entertaining. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Shots with Your Texas Rangers Today, Wine Tastings Tonight

    Ginger ale doesn't sting the eyes quite like Champagne.​With the Dallas International Film Festival in full swing and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival beginning today, you already have two reasons why you shouldn't be glued to your couch this weekend unless you're doing really well on your March M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Talk Sports in the Morning Beginning April 11

    ​Yes, 105.3 The Fan is tweaking again. But this time it's not merely another shuffling of the deck, but more so a commitment to talk sports in the morning. Out at The Fan as of April 8 are long-time radio veterans Jagger and Gregg Henson, to be replaced Monday, April 11, by "New School ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Psst, Over Here. It's the Perfectly - Painless? - Excuse to Watch Some March Madness Today

    ​If St. Patrick's Day wasn't a good enough excuse to let the boss man cut you loose early to go drinking, perhaps you should consider a vasectomy. That's right, you heard me. Dallas urologist Dr. Mitch Moskowitz is offering his version of March Madness, in the form of a vasectomy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Can't Wait to See the New Guy at American Airlines Center Tonight

    Peja Stojakovic? Sure, he'll help the Dallas Mavericks. With the way their offense has bogged lately anyone that can shoot is going to be a bonus. But he's a small, perhaps minuscule step in the right direction. He's no solution. No final piece to the puzzle that is currently scattered all over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.1.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sobering number right outta the gate: Since July 1 the Texas Rangers are 42-40. Are we fooling ourselves thinking they're an elite team that can actually win a playoff series against one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    SMU Hoops Losing its Point Guard, and its Hope?

    ​If this Spring is any indication of where things are headed, SMU basketball's March Madness drought is likely to hit 18 years next season. That's because star point guard Paul McCoy - once thought of as the Mustangs' light at the end of the tunnel - is transferring from SMU. In his plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Let's Put an End to the Madness, Shall We?

    ​Long after Tiger Woods stops talking and the Texas Rangers have finished beating the Toronto Blue Jays, March Madness will finally end tonight at 8 when Butler plays Duke for the National Championship. (Smells like a Duke blowout to me.) Show of hands: Whose bracket has Butler in the final g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Your Newest Dallas Cowboy: Michael Irvin II

    Jesse Holley: Legitimate longshot or laughingstock?I guess there was some drama involved, but don't tell me you're totally surprised that the winner of Spike TV and Michael Irvin's 4th and Long is - ta-da! - a Michael Irvin clone. Jesse Holley has the size (6-foot-3), speed (4.5) and smi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Richie Whitt: Unplugged, Unmasked and Universally Apologetic

    This is by far the most difficult post I've ever written. But it's time. I can continue this charade no longer. Over the past 11 months on this blog I've spewed forth a plethora of radical opinions, most of which this morning I'd like to officially denounce. I admit, most of them didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    SMU Basketball = March Badness

    New Crum Center. Same crummy results. In Matt Doherty's first season as SMU basketball coach back in 2006-07, the Mustangs started 9-1. A victory at Oklahoma would've likely propelled the Ponies into the Top 25. Instead, SMU was humbled in Norman by 27 points, and it's been all drastically down ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009

    Stage Fright

    See some truly interesting theater in Addison

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Texas v. Ohio State: The Siesta Bowl

    Was watching the Cotton Bowl with some buddies on lower Greenville when Ole Miss sacked Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for a game-clinching safety. While most of the joint emitted a primal scream, spiked their red-n-black hats, or ordered another mind-numbing shot, one dude sat and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    Pony Up. Or Pony High?

    SMU’s basketball team is back safely and successfully from its summer camp in Africa. If you’re interested, head coach Matt Doherty will provide details tonight at 8 on KRLD 1080 AM. I don’t expect an explanation of the above video, which seems to be SMU football players dancing. But I’d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007
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    March 20, 2007

    Rudy Giuliani Will be at Victory Plaza Tonight. We Suggest At Least One Question.

    We are so not endorsing Rudy Giuliani, or any one else, in any way. But we couldn't help but point out that Mayor Rudy, who comes to Dallas an awful lot trolling for dough as he gears up his run for the White House, will be down in Victory Plaza this evening for a shindig with supporters. And by "su ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007

    Prince Peruna

    Knocked off his high horse, Matt Doherty tries to whip SMU back into the race

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    Tom and Rudy, Sitting in a Tree. Or: We Think We Now Have Boone Pickens' Phone Number.

    We can take no credit for this; nope, all due propers to Josh Benton at The Dallas Morning News, who yesterday on BoldTypes penned an item about those infamous Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign plans that went, uh, missing from a hotel room in November. Ben Smith, the New York Daily News reporter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2007
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    August 28, 2006

    Matt "D'Oh" Doherty

    By now, it's pretty well known that SMU men's basketball coach Matt Doherty has a blog; who doesn't have one? (Speaking of, there's at least one Dallas Morning News staffer taking the buyout who's gonna start one; who's doing it and what it's about, well, we cannot and will not say yet, but it shoul ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2006

    Genteel Fans

    Texas was not just outplayed yesterday in the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament final. It was out-fanned. Looked to me like burnt orange outnumbered by about two-to-one the grape or periwinkle or whatever color Kansas claims, but the KU fans absolutely shook the American Airlines Center with thei ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2005
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    August 22, 2002

    QB&A

    Plus: Breakin' the Law, New Entries in the Dallas Dictionary, El Norte TV

  • Culture

    December 7, 2000

    Pony Up

    Mustangs star Jeryl Sasser is back at SMU to increase his net worth

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Unsporting

    Not even God provided for the unpaid employees of a Christianity-based marketing firm

  • Culture

    February 5, 1998

    Stealing home

    Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire

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