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New Soccer Coach A Familiar Face

Men’ soccer coach Tim McClements leads the team to the quarterfinals of the 2008 Conference USA Championship.

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Golfers Snag Spots On Leader Boards

Kelly Kraft and Kate Ackerson hit the links in summer tournaments.

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New Home Sweet Home

SMU rowers’ boats and equipment move to new quarters in the White Rock Boathouse.

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Turn-Around Man: New Coach Brings Momentum To Mustangs

June Jones has built a successful 20-year career molding downtrodden teams into champions. He intends to make the SMU football team his next success.

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Women’s Basketball Tosses Out Record Book With Stellar Season

Team statisticians wore out their pencils during the 2007-08 SMU women’s basketball season, which shattered records in team, coaching and individual statistics.

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SMU Golf Gets ‘Home Course’

SMU and The Dallas Athletic Club in North Dallas have entered into an agreement to establish the DAC as the home of SMU men’s and women’s golf programs. SMU will construct a new $4 million practice facility and clubhouse on the DAC grounds, and donors are being sought.

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Sports Shorts

SMU golfer Colt Knost (’07) wrapped up his amateur career as only the second golfer in history to win both the U.S. Amateur Championship and the U.S. Public Links title in the same year. He was the first amateur since 1993 to qualify for the 2007 Byron Nelson Championship and was unbeaten as a member of the first U.S. Walker Cup team since 1991 to win the match overseas.

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Title IX At 35 – Equal Access Matures

Senior women’s basketball player Katy Cobb is unfamiliar with the details of Title IX, but she is a prime example of its results. Growing up in Rio Vista, Texas, she played girls’ soccer, volleyball, softball and basketball, ran cross-country, competed in rodeos and in fourth grade played on a boys’ football team.

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Walk-Ons Strengthen SMU Teams

From her first pony ride at age 8, Betina Matoni was smitten with horses. For the captain of the SMU equestrian team, however, finding the opportunities to continue her passion was more challenging.

When she was 5, Matoni and her family immigrated to the United States from Romania because of its political turmoil and settled in Richardson, Texas. As a teenager, Matoni mucked out stables, worked at children’s riding camps and exercised horses in exchange for riding lessons and the opportunity to compete. She delayed her dream of riding competitively while attending community college for two years. When she transferred to SMU, Matoni contacted equestrian coach Jenny Passow about joining the team.

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Sharing History

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