Real Mustangs To Be Unveiled Saturday

October 17, 2009  

By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

The SMU Athletic Department will introduce two new mustangs Saturday prior to the SMU vs. Navy game at Gerald Ford Stadium.

Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens will present the two mustangs to SMU President Gerald Turner and Head Coach June Jones. The event, titled “Salute to the Mustangs,” will honor the men and women of the armed forces as well.

Madeleine Pickens has proposed to establish a permanent home to care for wild horses in captivity – to be carried out by her National Wild Horse Foundation, a private non-profit foundation.

The new symbol has sparked debate over what will happen to the current Peruna mascot, something SMU Athletic Director Steve Orsini says is still unknown.

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