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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Southern Methodist UniversityThe Capitol opened in 1922 at 1521 Elm Street; the Rialto, in '35 after having been known as the Old Mill Theatre since its 1913 debut.The McCord Theatre Museum on the SMU campus closed some 20 years back; says here that since then, the thousands of odds and sods coll ... More >>
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 >>
Patrick MichelsDirector Thaddeus Matula introduces his film.Mustangs young and old turned out at the Lakewood Theater last night, for a very special screening of Pony Excess -- or "Exce$$," if you prefer -- Southern Methodist film-school grad Thaddeus Matula's ESPN-bound documentary about SMU foo ... More >>
Cafe PressWay 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>