The Daily Update

May 2, 2011 by · Comments Off 

North Texans gather outside President George W. Bush’s home to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden and Texas prisoners may be getting a new kind of health care. A mustang football player is taking on some new skin and Texas high school football is getting a bigger area, literally. All this and more on your Daily Update.

The Daily Update: Friday, April 29

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off 

The Royal Wedding was today! Learn all about the events that took place. Also find out the tragic story of Ashley Harrison and find out if the Mavericks are moving on to the conference semi-finals. All this and more on your Daily Update!

VIDEO: LGBTQ Senate Seat Legislation Fails

April 13, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

By Andy Garcia
atgarcia@smu.edu

LGBTQ Senate Seat Rejected from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

Representation was a major issue during Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting.

Members of both SMU’s athletic and LGBTQ communities attended the meeting to show support for special interest seats in the legislature.

The legislation to create an LGBTQ seat failed to pass. While the bill received a majority of votes, it was unable to pass due to the necessary two-thirds requirements to create a senate seat. Harvey Luna, who wrote the legislation, has stated he will bring the issue back to the floor next year.

The athletic community has also assured senate that they will work to create a seat next year.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Pro Day at SMU

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By E’Lyn Taylor
ejtaylor@smu.edu

Former SMU players showcased their talents for SMU Pro Day at Ford Stadium on April 4. Sixteen scouts and coaches from the National Football League watched as Youri Yenga, Justin Smart, Peter Fleps, Bennie Thomas, Sterling Moore, Aldrick Robinson, Patrick Fleming, Matt Szymanski and Chris Butler performed NFL standard drills.

Check out our photo slide show of pro day:

The Daily Update: Tuesday, April 5

April 5, 2011 by · Comments Off 

The Daily Update: Tuesday, April 5 from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

Mustang Veteran football players show their stuff at Pro Day and the University of Connecticut Huskies took a showed the Butler Bulldogs whose top dog on the courts. All this and more on your Daily Update.

VIDEO — From SMU to the Super Bowl: Emmanuel Sanders

February 1, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Video by Fernando Valdes
jvaldes@smu.edu

Emmanuel Sanders Interview from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

By Kimmy Ryan
kryan@smu.edu

Click here to seeThe Daily Mustang’s coverage of Super Bowl Media Day

Emmanuel Sanders spent his college career helping turn around the SMU football program, culminating in an incredible victory at the Hawaii Bowl. Now, almost a year later, Sanders’ rookie year in the NFL is finishing on another high note, playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45.

Sanders was surrounded by reporters during Media Day at the Cowboys stadium Tuesday. The press was curious about everything from June Jones’ coaching style, to practicing at TCU this next week, to what life as a Steeler is like. All in all though, Sanders said, “It’s just good to be back in Dallas.”

Although Sanders is glad to be back home, practicing at TCU’s stadium will be a change. Sanders said he just might have to “punch a horned frog or two while he’s there.”

Sanders seemed most excited about getting out there and playing hard Steeler Football on Sunday.

Steeler Football is “hard core, smash mouth football,” Sanders said. “Every play you’re trying to knock some guy’s knees out, and we actually get awarded if we do it.”

Toward the second half of the season, Sanders received sufficient amounts of playing time as a receiver and on kickoffs, and proved himself by knocking out a few knees of his own. But, the transition to the big leagues has not been without bumps.

“He came in, and he was real hard headed. He didn’t want to listen,” said fellow teammate Arnaz Battle. “But, as the season went on, he developed into a nice rookie on and off the field. We appreciate having him. He’s a great player, and his future is very bright.”

Whether adjusting to NFL life or not, Sanders’ feelings about his new profession have stayed the same.

“Sometimes I wake up and pinch myself. Am I really in the National Football League coming from a small school, Southern Methodist University? I’m just trying to make the most of it.”

He described the biggest difference between SMU and the NFL as the crowd. But instead of getting more nervous in front of huge crowds, he gets more excited and is ready to perform even more.

Sanders credits his preparedness to SMU Coach June Jones.

“It’s a blessing,” Sanders said about having Jones in his life.

With the help of Coach Jones, Sanders accomplished a lot his senior year at SMU. As captain, he led the team to a bowl game, caught over 100 balls, went over a thousand yards and was drafted to the NFL in the third round.

“Thanks to Coach Jones,” Sanders said. “If it wasn’t for him, I honestly wouldn’t have been drafted that high. He brought in a great offense and passed on a lot of knowledge to me, so kudos to him.”

Sanders will not only be the pride of the Mustangs on Super Bowl Sunday, but he is also a role model for many.

Joshua Harvey, a reporter at Media Day, said that young players are coming to SMU saying, “I’m going to be the next Emmanuel Sanders.”

It was evident that Sanders was truly touched by the reactions he has gotten from his friends and fans.

With such great support, this week Sanders will be focused on only one thing, Sunday’s game. And with all the hype, Sanders hopes to revert to what he does best.

“When I’m out there with Ben Roethlisberger, it’s like I’m a ten-year-old kid again playing throw-and-catch backyard football.”

VIDEO: Bowl Game in the Stands

December 30, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Aida Ahmed and E’Lyn Taylor
aahmed@smu.edu, ejtaylor@smu.edu

Football fans “blacked-out” Ford Stadium Thursday morning for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Check out what fans from both SMU and Army had to say about the first half of the game.

Fan react at Armed Forces Bowl from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

Boulevard For the Bowl

December 30, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Photos By Julius Pickenpack
julius.pickenpack@gmail.com

Football fans from both sides came out to boulevard Thursday morning for the Armed Forces Bowl SMU is hosting this year.

Mustang fans had on their red and blue while Army fans attempted to black out the boulevard.

The Mustangs will face Army at Ford Stadium at 11 a.m. Check back with the SMU Daily Mustang for more live game coverage.

The Daily Update: Monday, Nov 29

November 29, 2010 by · Comments Off 

The Daily Update: Monday, Nov 29 from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

After black Friday comes cyber Monday and we have all the details, conflict between North and South Korea continues, and the makers of Fiji water call it quits.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: SMU vs. Marshall

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Photos By Stuart Palley
spalley@smu.edu

Check out some photos of Saturday’s game. SMU beat Marshall 31-17 and is now eligible for a postseason bowl.

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