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North Carolina Tar Heels (Basketball)

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    How Getting Fired for Reporting Payments to SMU Football Players "Perked Up" Paul Hardin's Career

    When Paul Hardin took over as president of SMU in 1972 after a stint at tiny Wofford College, his youth and frankness made him a favorite of the media. Not so with the school's well-heeled supporters and alumni. A 1976 article in D Magazine gives an example: One influential SMU graduate recalls mee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    Those Same Old Mav-Wrecks

    Another humiliating collapse has even the most loyal Mavs fans bailing before the inevitable crash and burn.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Barack Obama and Our Most Athletic Presidents

    ​Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Top 10 Best Current Rivalries in Sports

    To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Athletic Presidents in U.S. History

    A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    I Love Josh Howard

    ...And great basketball

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

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