June 1, 2012

A host of events – from record-setting athletic competitions to unforgettable rock concerts – have taken place over the years at storied Moody Coliseum. Following are a few questions to test your Mustang-Moody quotient (answers below).

1. Who were the first and last NBA MVPs to compete against SMU with their collegiate squads at Moody?

2. Which SMU player scored the first basket at Moody Coliseum?

3. This player is second on the SMU men’s basketball team’s career scoring list and played two seasons with the Dallas Chaparrals.

4. Which SMU men’s basketball player holds the record for the most points scored by a Mustang at Moody Coliseum?

5. Which SMU women’s basketball player holds the record for the most points scored by a Mustang at Moody Coliseum?

6. Which Southeastern Conference school did the SMU volleyball team play in its first home game at Moody on Sept. 12, 1996?

7. Who are some of the famous bands that performed at Moody?

8. How many U.S. presidents have spoken at Moody?

9. Who appeared in the most champion-ship matches in the nine years (1971-79) that the World Championship Tennis finals were held at Moody?

10. When was May Commencement Weekend 2012?


1. Wilt Chamberlin (University of Kansas, 1957) and Derrick Rose (University of Memphis, 2008)

2. Bobby Mills ’57

3. Gene Phillips ’71

4. Gene Phillips scored 39 points twice in his four-year career (1968-71) to claim the record. (Jim Krebs ’57 scored 50 points against University of Texas at Perkins Gym in 1956, the year before Moody opened.)

5. Jeannia Nix ’89 scored 43 points against the University of Texas in 1989.

6. Auburn University

7. Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Three Dog Night, Queen, U2 and Pearl Jam

8. Four – Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

9. Bjorn Borg – 4

10. May 11-12, 2012

Chris Dell ’11

Gerry York ’58, curator of SMU Heritage Hall, and former SMU tennis player Roman Kupchynsky ’80 served as resources for the article.