hilltop history

‘Mr. Knick’ And The Community Course

SMU’ tradition of drawing area residents to campus for cultural events began with the Community Course series in 1939.

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The Hub Of SMU Spirit: Mustang Band Keeps Tradition Marching On

Meet the hub of SMU spirit – the Mustang band, making music since 1917.

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Remembering A Rose Bowl By Any Other Name

The 1935 Mustangs were among the most talented teams in SMU history. Led by first-year coach Matty Bell, the Mustangs won 12 games, highlighted by a 20-14 win over TCU and Sammy Baugh. A win the following week over Texas A&M capped off the undefeated regular season. SMU won the Southwest Conference, held on to its No. 1 ranking and earned the right to face Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

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Growing with the Fifties

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