Daily Update: Thursday, March 3

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Ford Stadium has been vandalized, the iPad 2 is set to debut on March 11 and the largest statue of Jesus Christ is being built in a cabbage field in Poland. ¬†All this and more on today’s Daily Update.

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SMU Accepts Armed Forces Bowl, UCF beats SMU 17-7

December 4, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Kimmy Ryan
kryan@smu.edu

SMU played UCF in the Conference USA championship game in Orlando, FL on Saturday.

SMU was plagued by a few injuries in the first half. After a missed field goal and unable to convert its drives into touchdowns, SMU trailed going into the locker room at half 10-0.

SMU finally scored in the 4th quarter making the score UCF 17, SMU 7 bringing a little more life into SMU. But, SMU continued to have trouble scoring and simply ran out of time at the end of the game.

UCF won, 17-7, and will head to the Liberty Bowl.

ESPNDallas.com reports that the Mustangs are headed to the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl after officially accepting the bid. The bowl will be played at home at Ford Stadium on Dec. 30 at 11 a.m.

Sports Blog: SMU Looks For Conference Championship Over UCF

December 4, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Kellis Cunningham

Last night, I had the chance to go to the ESPN 30 for 30 early premier of Pony Excess, the newest edition to the television series that was based on the story of the Death Penalty.

Being a former player who had the chance to be apart of the team that brought the first bowl back to SMU, I knew the film would show people who were unfamiliar with our school the reason why the last twenty five years have been so rough. A period of time that nearly killed a program…nearly.

The film was brilliant and tells all sides of the story, but I don’t want to give much away and I don’t want to take away from the real reason why I am writing this blog. Tomorrow the Mustangs will be in Orlando, Florida battling against the University of Central Florida for the Conference USA Championship.

Head Coach June Jones will lead his Mustangs into Knight country where they will be facing a fast and physical team in UCF. Clearly both teams are in this position for a reason, but the actual question needing to be asked is which teams will show up Saturday.

When you put both teams next to each other, the guess on who would actually win may come down to who is used to being in this position, that team being UCF. But is there more to this game than experience? Are the Mustangs capable of going into Orlando and overcoming a hostile UCF crowd to capture the first CUSA Conference Championship ever?

UCF has the defense. SMU has the offense. So I would say that the x-factor in this game will be special teams. Who will show the passion in that extra play to create a moment that can grab momentum and hang on to it for four quarters? The game begins tomorrow at 11 a.m., so have your television set ready to see CUSA football at its finest.

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LISTEN: Men’s Basketball vs. UCF

January 27, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Robby Gillespie and Alan H. Rose broadcast the SMU men’s basketball game live from Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs beat UCF 65-43 for their third straight win.

The SMU Football team was recognized at halftime for their win over Nevada during the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl this past month. The 45-10 win was the biggest margin of victory in any bowl game this season. After the ceremony, Freshmen quarterback Kyle Padron headed up to the booth to talk with Robby and Alan.

Mustangs Upset in C-USA Tournament

March 9, 2009 by · Comments Off 

The SMU women’s basketball team fell to the eventual tournament champion, Central Florida, 62-51 Saturday at Fogelman Arena in New Orleans.

The Mustangs had three players in double-digits in the scoring column, but Emma Cannon’s 19 points and 18 rebounds led the fifth-seeded Knights past SMU.

As the No. 1 seed, SMU is guaranteed a trip to the WNIT tournament, earning their sixth postseason appearance in the last 12 years. The Mustangs find out Sunday if they earn an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.

UCF went on to beat Southern Mississippi in the final, 65-54, earning a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Men’s Hoops Falls to UCF

January 30, 2009 by · Comments Off 

The SMU men’s basketball team lost Wednesday in Orlando to the University of Central Florida. Derek Williams scored 17 points to lead the Mustangs, who have now lost three straight.

Mens Soccer Defeats UCF

October 26, 2008 by · Comments Off 

The Mustangs soccer team traveled to Orlando and defeated the University of Central Florida Saturday night 2-0 with both goals scored by senior Paulo da Silva. This was da Silva’s first game since being sidelined with an injury the five games previous. SMU improves its overall record to 9-4-2 and will play the final home game of the season next Sunday, Nov. 2 at Westcott Field against the University of Kentucky.

Mustangs Axed by Golden Knights

October 5, 2008 by · Comments Off 

by Josh Webb
jwebb@smu.edu

Mustang football lost its fourth straight game on Saturday against the University of Central Florida. The team started off playing well, but it made too many errors to sustain its 10-3 first quarter lead.

Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell finished the game throwing for 351 passing yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Running backs Chris Butler and B.J Lee finished the game with a combined eight carries for only 31 yards. Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson led with 10 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown. SMU as a team turned the ball over four times, which made it almost impossible for them to win the game.

UCF looked to be playing its A-game on Saturday. Golden Knights backup quaterback Michael Greco came off the bench to throw for two touchdowns to help break UCF’s three game losing streak. Running back Ronnie Weaver ran for 123 yards and a touchdown.

The Mustangs are headed back to the drawing board in order to prepare for its next opponent, the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Tulsa is undefeated and coming off an impressive win in which it thrashed the Rice Owls 68-28, marking the team’s fifth straight victory.

SMU will face Tulsa on Saturday at 7 p.m at Ford Stadium.

For more game stats, check out ESPN.com

Something’s Gotta Give

October 5, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Josh Webb

This weekend the SMU Mustangs football team is going to face off against the University of Central Florida Golden Knights. Both teams are looking to come out of their losing ways with a victory on Saturday. Both teams have lost three straight games and one of them is going to lose a fourth.

The Golden Knights are coming off of a 58-13blowout loss to the University of Texas at El Paso. The only bright spot for UCF came from quarterback Rob Calabrese, who threw for the the Golden Knights only touchdown.

The Mustangs showed some promise in their 34-27 loss to Tulane University. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell showed vast improvement by throwing for three touchdowns against the Green Wave.

So, will the Mustangs be able to climb out of their 1-4 hole?