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Matt Doherty

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    November 30, 2012

    Larry Brown Has SMU Basketball 7-1, Which is Good Enough for the Wall Street Journal

    For more than two decades now, SMU's men's basketball program has languished in mediocrity. It saw moderate regular-season success during the Mike Dement era of the late '90s and early '00s but made the postseason only once, and that was a berth in the lowly NIT. Its last trip to the NCAA tournament ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 22, 2011

    SMU Advances in the CBI While the Final Four Comes to SMU. Wait, What?

    ​Last night the SMU Mustangs quietly tip-toed into the semifinals of something called the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) with a seven-point win at Northern Iowa. It's not exactly March Madness - more like March Mediocrity - but considering the Mustangs and head coach Matt ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    SMU Guard Gets Drafted By a Team That I Didn't Know Needed a Draft

    ​I saw the Harlem Globetrotters not long ago but I'll admit, I had no idea they had a "draft." You? The world's most famous basketball team yesterday drafted the "Club Trillion" founder, a college slam dunk champion, a husband-wife couple and - lookie here - a dude from SMU. That's right, SMU ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2010

    If SMU Has Grown Tired of Matt Doherty, I Got a Name For You

    ​Make it 17 years and counting that SMU won't be invited to March Madness. With head coach Matt Doherty's rebuilding program on a pace that's as slow as refrigerated honey - or is it simply a treadmill? - is it time for a change? SMU's latest losing season was buried last night in a disappoin ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    June 17, 2009

    SMU Basketball Leads the Nation ... in Tweets?

    Matt Doherty hasn't done much to put SMU back on the college basketball map. He is, however, powering the Ponies to the top of the Twitterverse. SMU urges its coaches to connect to its community. Events. Fund-raisers. Handshakes. Blogs. But you get the feeling Doherty Tweets not because he has ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.8.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure sala ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    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 >>

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    July 10, 2008

    The Fab 50

    Half a hundred power brokers who sculpt our local sports landscape

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    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 >>

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    May 23, 2008

    To Commemorate Memorial Day, SMU Basketball is Flying to … Africa?

    class="blogImageCaption">Longest road trip in Mustangs' history? If ZZ Top can appear on American Idol, I guess anything’s possible. Even SMU’s basketball team embarking on an African Tour. The squad, led by head coach Matt Doherty, leaves Sunday for a 12-day trip to Senegal and South Af ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    While most of you were sleeping, this guy scored. Exciting. Excruciating. Exhausting. … Exalting. In an epic hockey game that climaxed a fantastic series and prompted lots of bleary eyes, Brenden Morrow scored in the fourth overtime — at 1:23 a.m. thank you very much — to ... More >>

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    March 10, 2008
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    January 8, 2008

    SMU and June Jones: They're Both Back From the Dead

    The real question is, what will June Jones do with his no doubt estimable collection of Hawaiian shirts? New SMU coach June Jones is the 15th highest-paid coach in college football. Fifteenth. Let that sink in for a second. At five years and $10 million, the Mustangs are paying for -- and actually e ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

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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 >>

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    March 8, 2007

    Prince Peruna

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

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    March 6, 2007

    Between His Rock and a Hard Place

    Yeah, we were smiling before the season too. Then Matt Doherty rolled out the rock, and that was that. In the middle of his desk at Moody Coliseum, SMU basketball coach Matt Doherty displays a large cinder block inscribed with "RTC" and signed by every member of his team and staff. "Respect, trust a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 22, 2006

    Mustang Mania?

    Matt Doherty's turning the Mustanks back into the Mustangs. Is it the holiday yet? Can we go home? First, a fancy library. Now, a legit basketball program? As Grandpa Bill Parcells says, it's not time to get out the anointing oil just yet. But first-year head coach Matt Doherty at least has the Must ... More >>

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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 >>

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    August 10, 2006
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    August 4, 2006
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    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

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

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    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 >>

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