Volleyball hosts SMU Classic: SMU volleyball has had a steady start to their season, sitting 2-2 after a loss to Baylor Tuesday night. On Sept. 6-7, 2013, the Mustangs will host the SMU Classic with matches against Grambling State and Davidson on Friday at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sam Houston State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. All matches are free at the Dedman Center while Moody Coliseum is under construction.
Men’s: The Mustangs will travel to Oklahoma this weekend for the Tulsa Tournament. They will face SIUE on Friday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. and Ohio State on Sunday, Sept. 8 at noon. The men are 0-2 for the season but Head Coach Tim McClements was happy overall with the team’s performance at the IU Credit Union Classic. “I think we responded well and learned a lot about ourselves as a young team.” (SMU Athletics)
Women’s: The Mustangs are off to the Carolinas this weekend for games against Davidson Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. and South Carolina Sunday, Sept. 8 at noon. Since beginning the season in August, Head Coach Chris Petrucelli has become the 16th coach in NCAA history to reach 350 career wins.
GameDay Central: The football season opener was held Aug. 30, 2013 and had the 3rd largest crowd in Ford Stadium history at 34,790 attendants. The first quarter ended in a tie but Tech continued to pull ahead and defeated the Mustangs 41-23. The Mustangs will play at home again on Saturday, Sept. 7 against Montana State at 7 p.m.
NCAA National Championship: SMU men’s swimming is in Indianapolis March 28-30 for the Division I NCAA National Championship meet. There are around 30 teams competing, and you can follow the Mustangs’ progress online. The women have already competed in their NCAA National Championship, also in Indianapolis, and tied for 24th overall with four swimmers receiving All American honors.
Tennis at home: SMU men’s tennis will play three home matches March 29-31. The Mustangs, who are 4-7 for the year, start the weekend with Marquette at noon Friday, March 29, Oklahoma State at noon Saturday, March 30 and finish against Idaho at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31. All matches are at the Samuell Grand Tennis Center and are free and open to the public.
Soccer Saturday: SMU women’s soccer continues its five spring games Saturday, March 30. The women play the Austin Nationals, a professional exhibition team, at 4 p.m. at Westcott Field. The Mustangs have also added players to the 2013 team, recruiting Taylor Barg, Kelsey Gorney, Taylor Jackson, Madison Reisdorf and, most recently, Bari Kesner.
Swimmers start strong: SMU women’s swimming is in Indianapolis March 21-23 for the 2013 NCAA National Championship. After Thursday’s events, the Mustangs are in 18th place out of the 50 teams competing. This week, the women were also recognized for earning Scholar All American Status for the Fall 2012 semester; the team achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.32. The men’s team was also recognized for its 3.09 cumulative G.P.A. You can follow live stats from the championship meet online.
Rowing spring season: For their second race of the spring season, SMU women’s rowing will travel to Austin for the 2013 Longhorn Invitational. They will race against Texas, Iowa and UCF March 22-24. The races on Friday and Saturday will determine the matchups for Sunday’s finals. The Mustangs won their first race of Spring 2013 and hope to continue that momentum.
Springtime soccer: SMU women’s soccer will kick off their short spring season Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. The Mustangs play Louisiana Tech at home. This is the first of five games for Spring 2013, four of which are at Westcott Field. The team is looking to gain valuable experience for Fall 2013. Admission to all spring home games is free and open to the public.
Season 2013 preparation: SMU football kicks off spring practice Monday, March 25. The Mustangs will hold 15 sessions to help prepare for the 2013 season. All practices are closed to the public except for the final spring practice on Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with SMU Founders’ Day Weekend. The practice and fan fair events start at 9 a.m. at Pettus Field.
This week the Mustangs added Hal Mumme to the football coaching staff as an assistant coach and passing game coordinator starting in the 2013 season. Known as the innovator of the “Air Raid” offense, Mumme joins SMU after four seasons as head coach at McMurry University in Abilene. During his college years, he played football at New Mexico Military Institute and Tarleton State University.
Last game in C-USA: SMU men’s soccer will travel to Memphis for their last game in Conference USA this season. With only one more game to play, the Mustangs have earned the Conference USA regular season title with a 6-1 record and are the No. 1 seed for the 2012 Conference USA Championship Nov. 7-11. The game against Memphis is at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and will be broadcast on the Fox soccer channel.
Season semi-final: SMU women’s soccer will take on UCF at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in El Paso for the semi-final round of the Conference USA championship. The Mustangs enter the game after defeating Rice 3-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and if the Mustangs win against UCF they will advance to the Conference USA championship game on Sunday for the first time in history. The Lady Mustangs also received well deserved recognition this week: Mallory Baum was named First Team All C-USA and First Team C-USA All-Academic; Shelby Redman and Rikki Clarke were honorees for Second Team All C-USA; and Courtney Smith received Third Team All C-USA honors.
UCF rematch: The Mustangs will travel to Orlando this weekend to take on UCF, a game that will be a “rematch” of the 2010 Conference USA Championship game. The last time SMU and UCF were matched up in 2011, SMU won with a score of 38-17. SMU currently leads the nation in pick-sixes and is tied for the national lead in total takeaways and interceptions. The game starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 and will air on CBS Sports.
Rival Rice: SMU women’s swimming and diving will take on “conference foe” Rice on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Mustangs enter the meet after being defeated by Texas A&M at their first dual meet of the season last Friday. The meet Saturday starts at 3 p.m. in Perkins Natatorium.
The week ahead: SMU men’s golf will travel to San Martin, California for three days of golf in the 2012 Cordevalle Collegiate, Nov. 5-7.
Season Finale: SMU women’s soccer will travel to Tulsa Friday, Oct. 26, to play their last game of the 2012 regular season at 7 p.m. They are 23-3-2 all-time against the Golden Hurricane. Based on how the Mustangs and other Conference USA teams perform this weekend, their final ranking for the Conference USA Tournament will be decided. The Mustangs are currently 8-6-4 for the season and can enter the tournament as high as 4th or as low as 7th (out of 8 teams).
Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team is traveling to College Station for the 2012 Conference Challenge. The Mustangs have an overall record of 9-12 for the season and conference challenge play will be Oct. 26-28.
Homecoming for the Holidays: SMU’s 2012 Homecoming football game is Saturday, Oct. 27. SMU is 40-41-3 all-time in homecoming games, and the Mustangs will take on Memphis in the second of three games against future Big East opponents. Junior Kevin Pope enters the game as the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the week for his work in the Houston game, which included the first TD of his career. The kick-off Saturday is at 2 p.m., and the game includes a halftime presentation of the 2012 SMU Homecoming King and Queen.
Senior Day: SMU men’s soccer takes on Marshall Sunday, Oct. 28. The Mustangs finished their last game with a tie in double overtime against Missouri State and are 5-2-1 all-time against Marshall. The game Sunday is senior day and their will be a pre-game ceremony to honor the four senior men: Ben Hill, T.J. Nelson, Juan Robles and Ryan Rosenbaum. The game starts at noon at Westcott Field.
Looking Ahead: SMU’s women’s cross country team will travel to Mississippi for the Conference USA ChampionshipMonday, Oct. 29.
Think Pink: For the fourth year in a row, SMU Volleyball is partnered with the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign to raise breast cancer awareness. They are dedicating their home match Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 against Tulsa to this cause. If you are attending the 7 p.m. match please wear pink. You can also donate online to support our Mustangs and breast cancer awareness. SMU women’s soccer is also raising breast cancer awareness with a pink out for their Sunday game against Memphis. The game is on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.
SMU Classic: SMU women’s swimming and diving will host the 2012 SMU Swim Classic Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. This meet will feature six nationally-ranked swim teams from six different conferences: USC, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Louisville and SMU. The SMU classic requires every team to have a representative in each race ensuring a versatile and exciting competition. The weekend begins Friday with an opening ceremony in Perkins Natatorium at 6:15 and meet start time of 6:30 p.m.
Tennis Tournaments: SMU women’s tennis will be in Waco Oct. 19-23 for the 2012 ITA Regional. Senior Edtya Cieplucha enters the weekend after winning the singles title and finishing runner-up in doubles with Heidi Stewart at the Rice Invitational. SMU men’s tennis will be in Forth Worth for the Texas Regional hosted by TCU Oct. 20-23.
Youth Night: SMU men’s soccer will face Missouri State on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Mustangs will play at home after winning on the road Wednesday against FIU. The men are now at a 9-3-2 record for the season. The game Sunday is youth sport night and any child 12 and under wearing a youth sports jersey will receive free admission; the game starts at 7 p.m. at Westcott Field.
Matches at Moody: Volleyball will face Tulane at home at at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. If you’re a Facebook fan of SMU Volleyball, you can print a coupon for free admission to the match versus the Green Wave. On Sunday, Oct. 14, the Mustangs have another home match versus UTEP at 1 p.m. The Mustangs enter the weekend with sophomore Caroline Young being named Conference USA offensive player of the week, her second time receiving the honor this season, and senior Olivia Bailey being named Conference USA setter of the week.
NOLA Bound: SMU Football travels to New Orleans this weekend to take on Tulane, at 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. This will be the final game between SMU and Tulane as conference mates. Tulane has a 12-8 lead over SMU for match-ups, but SMU has won every meeting since 2009. The Mustangs enter the game with junior Randall Joyner being named Conference USA defensive player of the week.
On the right track: SMU Women’s Golf will be in Oklahoma for their next tournament, the Susie Maxwell Berning Tournament, Oct. 15-17. The Mustangs enter the tournament after placing first in the Johnie Imes Invitational, putting them at 2/3 wins for tournament play this season. In addition to her win at the Invitational, senior Melanie White was named Conference USA Co-Women’s golfer of the week. White finished the invitational at 8 under par, scoring a tournament record.
Soccer Sunday: On Sunday, Oct. 14, Men and Women’s Soccer will have matches on the road. The men face UCF in Florida at 6 p.m. and enter the game as the number one team for the Midwest region in NSCAA national rankings. The women match up against Marshall in West Virgina at noon.
Soccer hopes to continue winning streak: Men’s soccer will play at home Saturday, Oct. 6. The Mustangs will take on Kentucky after defeating Tulsa on Wednesday night 1-0. They go into Wednesday’s game with a 7-2-2 season record. The game is at Westcott Field at 7 p.m., and anyone who is a fan of SMU Men’s Soccer on Facebook can print a coupon for free admission.
Weekends away: This weekend the majority of SMU sports teams are traveling. Below is a rundown of their schedules and stats:
Equestrian: Match against TCU at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The Mustangs go into Friday 3-0, putting them at their best season start in history.
Women’s Tennis: In Houston for the weekend at the Rice Invitational, Oct. 5-7, 2012. Senior Aleksandra Malyarchikova was recently named September’s Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Month
Match vs. UCF in Orlando at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. They are 7-3 all time against UCF.
Match vs. Southern Miss in Hattiesburg at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. They stand 5-3 against Southern Miss.
Game vs. Southern Miss in Hattiesburg at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.
Game vs. UCF in Orlando at noon Sunday, Oct. 7.
The Mustangs enter the weekend with a 5-5-2 season record
Football: Game against UTEP in El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The last time the Mustangs faced the Miners, they were victorious with a final score of 28-17. The game Saturday will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.
Women’s Swimming: Razorback Relays meet in Fayetteville at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
Equestrian starts strong: The SMU women’s equestrian 2012 season is in full swing. The Mustangs were victorious in their season opener against Delaware State on Thursday, Sept. 20 with a final raw score of 785-768. Sophomore, Emma Roberts, earned MVP honors in the meet. This weekend they are traveling to Kansas for meets against Kansas State on Friday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. and against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Soccer looking for wins: SMU women’s soccer has two games this weekend and is hoping for two at home wins. They will face UTEP on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. and Colorado College on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. The Mustangs are currently 0-1-1 in Conference USA after tying against Houston and losing to Rice last weekend. When talking about the upcoming weekend Coach Petrucelli said, “It’s go time for us as we need points to stay in the race. I’m confident in our team’s ability to play and believe success isn’t that far away.”
DFW Duel: The long standing Battle for the Iron Skillet will continue this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 when SMU takes on TCU at Ford Stadium. Kick off is at 6 p.m. and the game will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports. The Mustangs enter the game 1-2 overall and 0-0 in Conference USA. The Horned Frogs enter 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12. SMU is currently in possession of the Iron Skillet after defeating TCU in Fort Worth last season with an overtime final score of 40-33.
Who’s at home next week: Women’s swimming will kick-off their season with an intra-squad meet. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 the Red and Blue Intra Squad Meet will be in Perkins Natatorium at 6 p.m. Men’s soccer will be at home on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. They will face Tulsa at 7 p.m. after traveling to Alabama to face UAB on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
Tennis to travel: The 2012-13 tennis season kicks off this weekend for the men’s and women’s teams. The women travel to Austin for the Texas Invitational Sept. 21-23. The men have three players traveling to New York for the NTC Invitational Sept. 21-23 and four players traveling to Tyler, TX for the Tyler Invitational Sept. 22-23.
Volleyball home matches: This weekend, Volleyball will play home matches on Friday and Sunday. The Mustangs take on East Carolina at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. They are 5-4 all-time against ECU and have been victorious in the last four matches. At 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 they will play Marshall. All matches will be held in Moody Coliseum.
Conference opener: The women’s soccer team kicks off its Conference USA schedule against Houston at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The Mustangs are 10-1-1 all-time against Houston, including a 1-0 win over the Cougars at their last match up in October 2011. They will stay in Houston for the weekend and face Rice at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Men take on South Carolina: Men’s soccer also has its first Conference-USA game coming up: SMU will play South Carolina at home at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The Mustangs enter the game after a tie against CSU on Thursday, Sept. 20 and winning both of their games in the SMU Classic the weekend of Sept. 14. Goalkeeper Jaime Ibarra was named tournament MVP.