How big is SMU’s Centennial? As big as the icon who delivered a birthday greeting from Dallas’ Fair Park. Big Tex sends the University birthday greetings as Peruna cheers him on this new video from SMU News’ Myles Taylor.
Representing the accomplishments of faculty, alumni, students, staff and administrators from SMU’s history, the giants were selected based on a poll of students, faculty and members of the Celebration Organizing Committee.
At 10- and 12-feet-tall, the giants will be easy to spot, photograph, greet and share the fun as SMU celebrates its Centennial and Homecoming. Watch for them in the State Fair of Texas parade on Friday, Sept. 25 and in SMU’s Homecoming parade on Saturday, Sept. 26.
SMU students and alumni took time for their community as part of the Peruna Paint Project at Dallas’ Lee A. McShan Elementary School on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
The ongoing project – in which University community members paint colorful murals using SMU themes – was created to encourage local elementary- and secondary-school students to think about college and to inspire them toward future opportunities.
SMU Men’s Basketball takes home the American Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles. #DeclareSMU
The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, hosted a heavyweight title fight between the SMU Mustangs and the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, March 15. Jumping in front of UConn early, SMU dominated the defending NCAA champions 62-54 to win the American Athletic Conference tournament and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Seeded sixth, the Mustangs (27-6) face UCLA (20-13) on Thursday, March 19 in Louisville in their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1993. A year ago, SMU was left out of the field after losing to Houston in the AAC quarterfinals.
In his third season with SMU, Head Coach Larry Brown will make his first appearance in the NCAA tournament since he coached Kansas to a national title in 1988. As the only coach to win an NCAA trophy and an NBA title, Brown previously took UCLA to the NCAA tournament twice and Kansas five times before heading to the NBA and later SMU.