Conference USA

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Why Prime Prep Closing Would Be Good News for its Remaining Star Athletes

    Whether Prime Prep manages to stay open or not doesn't matter to Emmanuel Mudiay. The kid who would have been king, the explosive, rangy point guard, is not going to SMU, whether he would have been eligible to play for the Mustangs or not. Athletic apparel company Under Armour -- which sponsors both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    An Ice Storm Is Headed Straight for Dallas. For Real This Time.

    Two weeks ago, Dallas breathed out a triumphant chuckle when the massive winter storm that promised to encase the city in ice and smother all signs of life arrived instead as a chilly but gentle rain. No way would the weather gods have the chutzpah to mess with Big D, right? Turns out, the weather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Larry Brown Had to Beg SMU to Hire Him

    When SMU announced in April that it had hired Larry Brown, the only man to have coached teams to both the NCAA and NBA championships, to lead the Mustangs, a lot of head-scratching ensued. It was hard to fathom why SMU would put its basketball program in the hands of a 72-year-old known for changin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Larry Brown is SMU's New Basketball Coach

    Larry Brown has agreed to coach SMU's Mustangs, ESPN reports. The 71-year-old coach was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and has coached in college, the NBA and the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 2004 games. He's coached pretty much every NBA team, and even though his last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Margolin: Horse Park Proposal Not What Voters Agreed To. Allen: But It'll Be "World Class."

    ​The council's Economic Development Committee kicked off its morning meeting by taking up the Texas Horse Park, which came up $14 million short in private funds but remains high on the city's to-do list. Hence, as we've noted in recent days, Park and Rec and the city manager's hope that the counci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Best of Dallas 2011: Sports (Director's Cut and Deleted Scenes)

    ​Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    For Your Easter Sunday Listening Pleasure: R.E.M. Sends One Out to the Grads of SMU

    Via.​Speaking of great shows at Moody Coliseum ...Floating out in the ether, all by its unmarked lonesome, is this resonant echo: R.E.M. at Moody Coliseum on November 18, 1987 -- a stop along The Work Tour in support of that year's Document, the band's fifth and final album for I.R.S. Records. I w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    City to Spend Some Fair Park Marketing Money to Keep TicketCity Bowl Through 2018 Game

    ​The Cotton Bowl Classic, of course, is no longer played at the Cotton Bowl -- hasn't been for two years, when the bowl game decamped for Arlington, thus making it a very unhappy New Year 'round Fair Park at kickoff time. Then came along the TicketCity Bowl -- Texas Tech vs. Northwestern to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Also Gave Us ... The Greatest Moment in Texas Football History?

    ​I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Pony Excess, Doc About SMU's Life After Death Penalty, Set to Debut on ESPN Next Month

    Cafe Press​Way back in May, before the filmmakers yanked the trailer from YouTube, we sneaked a peek at something called Article 19, a doc-in-progress by two Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas grads about the events leading up to and immediately following SMU's football program receiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.11.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 won't see its 17th birthday. Favorite part of the squabble is Texas A&M threatening to go to the Southeastern Conference without Texas. Yeah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Yes, North Texas, There Will Be Madness in March!

    ​While SMU and disappointing head coach Matt Doherty look for their first Conference USA tournament win tonight at 8:30, the Metroplex last night was assured of a dog in the hunt during next week's March Madness when the University of North Texas captured the Sun Belt Championship. Saw t ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    SMU's Good For "Three to Five Wins" in '09

    A bit of a sportsy morning, sure, but it's hard to resist pointing out this lengthy New York Times sneak peek at Your SMU Mustangs, which are ranked No. 102 on The Quad blog's countdown to the top college team in the country pre-season. Last year, The Quad aimed a little too high based on the hire o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Lawsuit Alleges SMU Women's Basketballers Told They Weren't Doing Their Personal Best

    Jennifer Colli Jennifer Colli's mighty impressive bio is still up on the SMU women's basketball page, but the 5-foot-10 guard from Flower Mound is no longer on the team -- which is why she has sued the school in U.S. District Court in Dallas. She claims the school illegally yanked her scholarship no ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    The Fab 50

    Half a hundred power brokers who sculpt our local sports landscape

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    February 28, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    December 12, 2007
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    October 29, 2007

    I Thought They Were Cracking Down on Heavy Drug Use on the SMU Campus

    Steve Orsini is very, very, very, very optimistic. A Friend of Unfair Park sends word that SMU's athletic director, Steve Orsini, has popped on to Mustang Musings to post his own two cents concerning the firing of Phil Bennett and his 14-48 mustache. Very riveting stuff, as in: I mean it. We will wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Get Your Nikoloff

    We always thought this was Jen Nikoloff. Apparently, when she's naked, her name is Taylor Reid. Memo to Girl on Top: Like, Andrea, how did you miss this? I see on The Dallas Morning News' Web site that on Tuesday, an SMU student featured in the latest issue of Playboy did a meet-and-greet at the Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    The Lean Green

    In about eight minutes or so, please send UNT coach Johnny Jones your warmest wishes and prayers. He and his team will need them so. Take it from a guy who's in 1,106,094th place in ESPN's bracket contest, the University of North Texas has a real shot today (as in, right now) against Memphis. To sta ... More >>

  • 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 24, 2007

    Welcome Back, Earthlings

    While the Mavericks are becoming as automatic as blinking -- would you believe 21-1 since December 13? -- Dallas' amateur basketball team has kinda, sorta been issued an ugly reality check. Once upon a time, first-year coach Matt Doherty and his scrappy 'Stangs were off to a magical season. Turns ou ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006
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    November 29, 2006

    Cold Stove Rangers

    So, the best the Rangers could do this off-season was acquire Frank Catalanotto? Been there, done that, right? The Ron Washington Era is off to a stumbling start. Phil Bennett is coming back to SMU. Bill Parcells has been invited back to the Dallas Cowboys. But, as for your Texas Rangers, everyone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    No, I Said Mustang

    Ladies, if Amber Campisi is your role model--or if your turn-ons merely include someone who's "confident but not cocky," as if--well, now's your chance to play catch-up. We got a press release yesterday from the fine folks at Playboy, who just wanted to let us know they'd be in the area next Monday ... More >>

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    September 8, 2006
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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

    June 21, 2006

    A Taxing Sports Equation

    Really, by the time you get to the end of this, you'll feel much better about the Dallas Mavericks' loss last night. Really. If nothing else, you will be so confused you'll forget there even was a basketball game last night. But try. I is not very good at the maths, so I can't say for sure whether t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    Street Cred or Straight Creep?

    News that SMU will hire Matt Doherty to be its next basketball coach comes with a mixed message. Bravo: Doherty is a Dean Smith starter kit who jump-started flatlining programs at Notre Dame and Florida Atlantic. Bullshit: Doherty is a spoiled brat with anger management issues who resigned at North ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    Spring Senility

    Some call it March Madness; others, the Big Dance. Me, I joyfully refer to it as the one month a year when gambling on sports is not only legal but openly promoted. Pop the corks, and ransack your 401(k)--it's time to bet on basketball! If you work in an office or use this latest fad called the Inte ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Alone No More

    Forgiving the past opened Sandora Irvin's future

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Kidding Around

    Mavs avoid the Nets gain

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    April 24, 2003

    NFL Loves SMU CB

    In this corner, pro football finds a hidden gem

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    September 26, 2002


    It's not easy selecting the Best of Dallas

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    August 22, 2002


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

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Taking the Field

    SMU quarterback trades in his cleats for a bass guitar, and we've got our eye on the ball

  • Culture

    December 7, 2000

    Pony Up

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

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal

  • Culture

    August 10, 2000

    Spiel of Dreams

    SMU brags about its new stadium, but coach Mike Cavan knows it won't make fans pay to see a loser

  • News

    October 7, 1999


    Untitled; Those who can't, teach; You say it's your birthday

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    December 19, 1996

    Feeling Lucky?

    You'd better be. Even in the predatory world of towing companies, they don't get much nastier than Elite Towing, Inc.

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