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3 Takeaways: Ryan Manuel puts on show as SMU pulls away from UCF

Click here for the full box score  1. What it means — It wasn’t SMU’s best performance, but … [visit site to read more]

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Prediction time ... New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks? I'm going with Seattle, Skittles and Sherman. Kansas is working to prevent any more decommitments in its class, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World. The Jayhawks have seen three recruits decide they won't sign with Kansas on signing day during the past few weeks, including receiver Kevin Thomas, who flipped to SMU, and defensive back Arico Evans, who flipped to TCU. It's not unusual to see a recruiting class take hits after a coaching change.

3 Takeaways: Markus Kennedy comes off bench, lifts sloppy SMU over South Florida

Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning NewsSouthern Methodist Mustangs forward Markus Kennedy (5) looks for an open teammate as he is defended by Memphis Tigers guard Markel Crawford (1) during the first half of play at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, on Thursday, …

Two-star RB Braeden West flips commitment from Houston to SMU

Chad Morris looks on during a press conference announcing him as SMUs new head football coach, Monday, December 1, 2014. (Brandon Wade/Special Contributor) / mug - mugshot - headshot - portrait / 12022014xSPORTS 12032014xBRIEFING

National writer: Why SMU’s Chad Morris is one of country’s top new hires

Chad Morris acknowledges SMU football fans during a press conference announcing him as the schools new head football coach, Monday, December 1, 2014.

3 Takeaways: Nic Moore explodes for 28 points in SMU’s blowout win over Houston

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SMU guard Keith Frazier loses appeal, remains ineligible for season

SMU guard Keith Frazier lost his appeal to the  NCAA, coach Larry Brown said Friday. The sophomore, who was averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds, will remain academically ineligible for the rest of the season. “As of now, he’s back in school and we’ve got …

3 Takeaways: SMU picks up key road win over Tulane thanks to second half surge

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SMU has not heard from NCAA but still hopeful about Keith Frazier’s appeal

SMU has not received word on its appeal to the NCAA regarding Keith Frazier’s academic eligibility but remains optimistic about his possible return. Frazier, who was back at school on Tuesday, could still make the Mustangs’ game at Tulane on …

Five SMU football players who exceeded expectations in 2014

It was a rough year for SMU in 2014. The Mustangs finished 1-11 and ranked near the bottom of almost every major statistical category. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few bright spots. Here are five … [visit site …

Reports: SMU’s Keith Frazier to miss remainder of season; NCAA investigating program

Brandon Wade/Special ContributorSMU guards Nic Moore (11) and Keith Frazier (4) celebrate a teammates three-pointer during the first half of a mens basketball game against South Florida at Southern Methodist University, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. (Brandon Wade/Special Contributor)

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Now this makes way too much sense; I'm a big fan. I still haven't totally made up my mind on this. Have you ever been so fired up that you punched yourself in the face over and over again? New Oklahoma State assistant Dan Hammerschmidt knows the feeling. Kyle Fredrickson of The Oklahoman reports on the Cowboys' defensive backs coach who made quite an impression on his Colorado State players in 1997 with that tactic. Hammerschmidt coached at Houston last season and appears to be filling the vacancy Van Malone left when he departed for SMU.

Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye arrives at SMU; Keith Frazier misses practice

Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye joined SMU but is still awaiting paperwork before he can begin practicing with the team. He sat through film sessions with the Mustangs on Thursday and will probably start working out with the team on Friday. …

SMU basketball ace recruiter Ulric Maligi taking leave of absence

SMU assistant basketball coach Ulric Maligi has taken an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons, said Brad Sutton, senior associate athletic director/public relations. Maligi, in his third year, was instrumental in last season’s signing of Emmanuel Mudiay, one of …

A look back at key contributors from SMU’s 2014 signing class

One of the main knocks on June Jones during his tenure on the Hilltop was his lackluster effort on the recruiting trail. Jones failed to land and develop many highly touted prospects, especially … [visit site to read more]

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