An old friends passes along this story from the Associated Press: Former SMU great Forrest Gregg -- Birthright, Texas's own, and a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection in 1954 and '55 -- has disclosed that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Gregg, a first-round draft pick of the ... More >>
http://smu.rivals.com/ Now everyone - including Jason Garrett's nephew, Jake Flaherty - wants a piece of SMU football.For his role, Dale Hansen got death threats, extortion ploys and, um, a dead bird. "It was a black crow delivered right to our office," recalls Hansen, WFAA-Channel ... More >>
In real football news -- pretty sure SMU qualifies -- the Mustangs today announced that come October 18, Don Meredith would be accorded the same honor given the likes of Doak Walker, Eric Dickerson, Lamar Hunt, Raymond Berry and Forrest Gregg. During the SMU-Houston game, the university at which Dan ... More >>
David Stanley When you think Penn State football, it’s Joe Paterno. Texas? Gotta go with Earl Campbell. Boise State? Blue astroturf. Boston College? Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary in the Orange Bowl. SMU? Hmmm. Can I phone a friend? In a confusing-yet-intriguing promo, CBS College Sports ... More >>
June Jones The Honolulu Star-Bulletin hired college ball writer Mark Wangrin to spend a few days with SMU football head coach June Jones -- to see how, ya know, he was digging life on the mainland. Turned into a two-part piece that started yesterday and ends today. Probably the most interesting item ... More >>
WFAA-Channel 8 Sorry to disappoint, but I’m talking about this deceased equine, not that one. As I wrote in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, Dale Hansen’s role in the 1980s SMU pay-for-play scandal made him more pariah than Peruna. He broke the story, which, coupled with the death o ... More >>
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In 1970, Pat Toomay was scared he'd get drafted by Vince Lombardi. Something worse happened -- he ended up playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Years later, he'd realize what damage that wrought.