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National writer: Why Keith Frazier will be SMU’s X-factor

Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Keith Frazier (4) drives past Houston Cougars guard Brandon Morris (2) on his way to the basket during the first half of play at Moody Coliseum at SMU in Dallas, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (Vernon …

National writer: SMU might not have the look of a top-10 team anymore, but it still can be top 25

Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown look on as his team played Minnesota during the first half of the Championship game of the NIT tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on April 3, 2014. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas …

SMU forms search committee to find football coach

Rick Hart (left) and Gerald Ford address media after resignation of head football coach June Jones at SMU.

Deeper SMU basketball team opens practice shooting for AAC title, NCAAs

SMU’s basketball team held its second practice and first media session at the Crum Center on Monday. Ten players return from last season’s 27-10 team which reached the NIT final.Returnees include starters Nic Moore, who led the team in scoring …

SMU’s offensive line, secondary battling injuries

SMU’s young offensive line faces a tough challenge on Saturday against East Carolina because of injuries and illness. When the season started, the Mustangs had a combined 44 career starts among offensive  lineman. Taylor Lasecki, who has started 29 straight, …

Historical (low) marker: SMU’s 12 points the school’s second fewest in modern era

SMU has scored its second fewest points through four games in the modern era (WWII). With 12 points, the Mustangs (0-4) trail only the 1960 team, which managed just 7 points en route to an 0-9-1 finish. The 1960 team …

SMU pays price of tough schedule with depleted secondary, but spirits, tempers run high in practice

UNIVERSITY PARK _ SMU’s tough non-conference schedule, which included two current top-10 teams, has taken its toll. Preparing for their American Athletic Conference opener at East Carolina, the Mustangs were forced to use two walk-on cornerbacks in Wednesday’s practice. Cornerbacks …

SMU not making major offensive changes; Krstich to start at QB but job still open

In search of their second touchdown, the SMU Mustangs won’t be overhauling their offense, interim coach Tom Mason said. Garrett Krstich remains the starting quarterback but is getting pushed by Matt Davis. Mason said the No.1 job remains open as …

SMU’s Tom Mason understands past players’ criticism but wonders “why don’t they come back and talk to the team and help us out?”

UNIVERSITY PARK _ SMU has been thoroughly thumped by opponents, outscored 202-12 during its 0-4 start. The Mustangs have also been bashed by former players on social media. Interim head coach Tom Mason said he understands the frustration and criticism. …

SportsDay’s Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (9/28): James McFarland leads TCU’s destruction of SMU

TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver David Porter (14) poses with the Iron Skillet trophy with defensive end James McFarland (40) after beating SMU 56-0 at Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX Sept. 27, 2014. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News)

National reaction: TCU’s offense strong, but unproven as Horned Frogs enter Top 25

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) passes the ball against SMU in the second half at Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX Sept. 27, 2014. TCU beat SMU 56-0. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News) TCU’s blowout victory in the Battle …

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 5

Below is a look at the best performances from the Big 12 in Week 5: DE James McFarland, TCU: McFarland led the nine-sack TCU barrage against SMU with three himself, as the Horned Frogs rolled 56-0. It was a career-high for McFarland, and the most sacks for TCU in a game since 2002. McFarland also had two forced fumbles, and his pass breakup on a fourth-and-1 at the TCU 1-yard line in the second quarter helped preserve the 11th shutout of the Gary Patterson era.

Eric Dickerson rips SMU again, calls performance against TCU ‘embarrassing’

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/)

Big 12 viewer's guide: Week 5

In Week 5 of Big 12 action, TCU will try to hand SMU another heavy defeat; Kansas State will attempt to bounce back from a disappointing loss; Texas and Kansas will meet in their conference opener; and Baylor will look to avoid getting upset by Iowa State in Ames. Those, among others, will be the storylines to follow Saturday in the Big 12: TCU at SMU, noon ET (CBS Sports Network): TCU coach Gary Patterson said he expects to get SMU’s best shot.

SMU volleyball opens league play vs. UCF on Friday, USF on Sunday

SMU’s volleyball team (11-1) opens American Athletic Conference play with home matches against UCF on Friday (7 p.m.) and South Florida on Sunday (1 p.m.). The Mustangs have won a school-record 11 consecutive matches. They have wins over then-No. 24 …

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    National writer: Why Keith Frazier will be SMU’s X-factor