Sports: Kennemer named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

SMU linebacker Chase KennemerSenior linebacker Chase Kennemer (left) has been named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week after making three fumble recoveries and eight tackles during the Mustangs’ 31-28 victory over Rice Nov. 7. Currently, SMU is 4-1 in C-USA play, the best start since 1986. Kennemer has registered six 10-plus-tackle games in 2009 and ranks 15th nationally in tackles per game at 10.33. Read more.

The Mustangs’ 2009 basketball season starts Nov. 13, as the men’s and women’s squads both open at home in Moody Coliseum. The women’s team plays Loyola Marymount at 5:30 p.m., and the men’s team hosts the University of South Florida at 7:30 p.m. Read more: SMU vs. Loyola Marymount | SMU vs. South Florida

Former SMU quarterback Ricky Wesson is among nine individuals who will be part of the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame‘s induction class of 2009. Wesson, a graduate of Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High School, became SMU’s first black starting quarterback in 1973 and went on to become the Mustangs’ total offense leader three years in a row, a feat matched only by fellow quarterbacks Don Meredith, Chuck Hixson and Mike Romo. Wesson joins former Mustang inductees Michael Carter, Jerry Levias, Gene Pouncy, Joe Pouncy, Rufus Shaw and Ira Terrell. Read more.