Real Mustangs To Be Unveiled Saturday

October 17, 2009 by · Comments Off 

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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Madeleine Pickens’ National Wild Horse Foundation Hosts “Salute to the Mustangs”

October 1, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens, SMU coach June Jones and Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach today announced the presentation of a “Salute to the Mustangs” during the SMU-Navy football game as gift to SMU.

Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens and Texas businessman T. Boone Pickens will present a trained Mustang to SMU President Dr. R. Gerald Turner, Coach Jones and SMU. The “Salute to the Mustangs” will be held during the pre-game and half-time shows at the football game Oct. 17.

Madeleine Pickens’ National Wild Horse Foundation is hosting the “Salute to the Mustangs.” During the show there will be a performance by Western Music Hall of Fame inductee Michael Martin Murphey, who will be performing his wild horsed-themed Platinum recording, “Wildfire.”

The first 10,000 fans in attendance Saturday at the Gerald J. Ford stadium will receive an SMU towel that they can wave around during the “Salute to Mustangs” presentation.