Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on January 19 for the Mustang’s 16th straight home win. The Mustangs welcome Houston to Moody Coliseum on Saturday, January 21. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised on ESPNU. Fans can listen to the game on SMU's flagship station, KAAM 770 AM, along with TuneIn Radio. For tickets call 214-768-4263 or purchase online at .
SMU Dream Week 2017, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., includes the traditional Unity Walk on the Hilltop on Thursday, January 26 and the annual MLK Service Day on January 28 during which SMU volunteers will work with community nonprofits on a variety of projects. Past projects have included organizing food and clothes pantries, cleaning outdoor recreation areas, painting and restoring shelters, building accessibility ramps for homes, and helping teachers organize their classrooms.
Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points and Jarrey Foster added 19 more to lead SMU to an 80–64 win over Tulane on January 15. SMU returns home to host Connecticut on January 19.
SMU Student Foundation presents “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” the annual Celebration of Lights program on Monday, November 28, in front of Dallas Hall on the Main Quad. From the Student Foundation site: “Our program begins with hot cocoa and cider accompanied by warm cookies to comfort everyone amidst the cold December of Dallas. People proceed to gather on Dallas Hall Lawn and listen to carols performed by SMU students. SMU’s President, R. Gerald Turner, reads the Christmas Story from his own family Bible! Upon the conclusion of the Christmas Story, ‘Silent Night’ ends the program with the lighting of SMU’s stunning Dallas Hall and its surrounding trees.”
Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2016 was a jam-packed celebration of Mustang pride from beginning to end. The festivities began with the Distinguished Alumni Awards gala on Thursday, November 3, and concluded with worship services on Sunday, November 6.
The 2016 Distinguished Alumni are philanthropic leader Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83, financial services leader John C. Tolleson ’70 and real estate magnate Richard W. Weekley ’67. Kevin Lavelle ’08, founder of a revolutionary men’s clothing company, will receive the University’s Emerging Leader Award.
Braeden West rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:16 remaining, to complete a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback, and SMU beat Tulane 35-31 October 29 at Tulane.
Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score as SMU stunned No. 11 Houston, 38-16, on October 22. SMU defensive end Jarvis Pruitt recovered one of the fumbles and had three sacks in the Mustangs’ first win over a ranked team since beating No. 20 TCU, 40-33, in overtime in 2011.
Students welcomed their families to campus for Family Weekend 2016, September 23-25. Academic activities, faculty open houses, a student talent show, a barbecue and, of course, a Mustang football game offered families a taste of their students’ Hilltop experience.
SMU's new 33,000-square-foot Dr. Bob Smith Health Center provides comprehensive medical care to the University’s 11,000 students. The two-story building, completed over the summer, is home to medical and counseling services, a full-service pharmacy and SMU’s health education program.