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  1. 2014 NCAA tournament -- SMU Mustangs will settle for NIT bid

    Richard Durrett

    SMU has missed out on the NCAA tournament and will settle for its first NIT appearance since 2000.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  2. SMU basketball is a hot ticket in Dallas

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- There's wasn't any red carpet leading into Moody Coliseum on Wednesday night, but there should have been one. There was president George W. Bush, a pitching wedge away from the library that bears his name, cheering from the front row wi...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. SMU has found new athletic director

    Richard Durrett

    SMU will name Tennessee-Chattanooga athletic director Rick Hart to the same post, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday to ESPNDallas.com. Hart will replace Steve Orsini, who was fired May 17. SMU said in a news release it h...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  4. SMU Mustangs name Rick Hart new athletic director

    Richard Durrett

    SMU names Tennessee-Chattanooga athletic director Rick Hart to the same post.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2012
  5. SMU signs 20 recruits, headlined by QB

    Richard Durrett

    SMU announced the signing of 20 recruits today, including quarterback Neal Burcham, who was a four-star recruit according to the ESPN rankings. Interestingly, SMU also signed Prescott Line, the brother of SMU's Zach Line. SMU has nine ESPN three-s...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  6. Crystal Ball: OU beats FSU on the road

    Richard Durrett

    The best game of the week involves Oklahoma, picked by most to win the Big 12 and compete for a national title. They'll head to FSU to face a Seminoles team that is hungry to show it's working its way back to a power program. So let's take a look at ...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  7. SMU QB J.J. McDermott ready for challenge

    Richard Durrett

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- J.J. McDermott sure doesn't seem rattled by the fact that he's starting Saturday's home opener against UTEP at 6 p.m. at Ford Stadium. He says it doesn't feel any different to him from any other week of practice. Maybe th...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. Crystal Ball: Texas gets past BYU

    Richard Durrett

    We missed one game in week one, incorrectly picking against the Baylor Bears (that was a big home win over TCU), but we were right that Boise State would beat Georgia and LSU would take care of Oregon, though neither game was as close as predicted. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  9. SMU to start J.J. McDermott at QB vs. UTEP

    Richard Durrett

    SMU coach June Jones said Tuesday that senior J.J. McDermott will start at quarterback against UTEP on Saturday. Jones said junior Kyle Padron will play in the game but that McDermott, a transfer from New Mexico State, will get the start after eva...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  10. Crystal ball: TCU slips past Baylor

    Richard Durrett

    OK, folks. College football is finally here and that means our weekly crystal ball series. We'll pick some key games here on ESPNDallas.com and then we want you to pick the games in the comment section and we'll be sure to note those who picked the m...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  11. SMU smart to make its case now

    Richard Durrett

    SMU athletic director Steve Orsini is making his case for the Mustangs' inclusion in an automatic-qualifying BCS conference. And, of course, SMU would prefer the Big 12. A move to the Big 12 has obvious appeal to SMU. It would help recruiting, kno...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  12. SMU Mustangs go public with interest in joining Big 12

    Richard Durrett

    SMU athletic director Steve Orsini believes his school is ready to join an automatic-qualifier BCS conference and has made his case to certain Big 12 officials.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  13. 2011 SMU football schedule released

    Richard Durrett

    The Mustangs released the football schedule for 2011 and it includes nonconference games at Texas A&M and TCU. Here's the complete schedule: Sept. 3: at Texas A&M Sept. 10: UTEP Sept. 17: NORTHWESTERN ST. Sept. 24: at Memphis Oct. 1: at ...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  14. SMU focus on speed, defense in '11 class

    Richard Durrett

    SMU coach June Jones said Wednesday that the focus of his staff this recruiting period was defense. Jones is known for his innovative offense, but he knows it takes a deep defense to win the tight games late. "For me, I always feel we have a chanc...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  15. June Jones: 'Pony Excess' helped recruiting

    Richard Durrett

    SMU coach June Jones said Wednesday that he landed the best class he's had since he returned to college football after coaching in the pros (a class of 28 athletes with an emphasis on defense). It was a combination of hard work by his coaching staff,...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  16. SMU smart to extend Orsini's contract

    Richard Durrett

    On a day when the Cowboys hired Jason Garrett and Rangers fans were still analyzing the acquisition of Adrian Beltre, SMU extended the contract of athletic director Steve Orsini through May 2015. Orsini arrived on the Hilltop in 2006 and less than...

    Blog | January 06, 2011