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June 24, 1987
Texas Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox, saying he entered the case at the request of alumni and state legislators, announced Tuesday that he will investigate whether Gov. Bill Clements and other former Southern Methodist University officials used SMU funds to cover up a football payoff scandal. In addition, two Texas House members said that they will file impeachment or recall resolutions against Clements as early as today, without waiting for Mattox's report.
March 19, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Cannen Cunningham scored 17 points to lead SMU to a 68-54 victory Wednesday night over UC Irvine in the first round of the NIT and give Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown his first college postseason victory in 26 years. Ben Moore added 11 points in the Mustangs' first NIT since 2000. Nick Russell chipped in 10. SMU (24-9) used a 23-7 run in the second half to erase a 35-29 deficit, scoring inside and hitting free throws to balloon the lead to 52-42 with 8:16 left. However, less than two minutes later, the refereeing crew determined the Mustangs inadvertently were given a one-and-one opportunity too early, and they removed a point from the hosts to make it 51-44 with 7:24 left.
May 12, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Running back Eric Dickerson, back in town to attend the start of the Ram minicamp, said Monday that he's through talking about his scandal-plagued alma mater, Southern Methodist University. In a speech before the Boys Town Athletic Boosters in Nebraska last Thursday, Dickerson said publicly for the first time that he received money while attending SMU. Dickerson did not deny the comments Monday at Rams Park. "If I needed $5 or $10, yeah, they'd give it to me," Dickerson said.
February 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior point guard Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial has committed to SMU, Coach Josh Giles said. "It's such a great fit for him," Giles said of SMU, whose coach is Larry Brown. Barefield has emerged as one of the top point guards in Southern California.  
November 3, 1986
J. D. Green, a 6-foot 5 1/2-inch forward who averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds a game last season for Fairfax High School, has made a verbal commitment to play basketball for Southern Methodist. Green, whose Fairfax team will be one of the top schools in the City this year, also visited DePaul and Washington.
March 2, 1987
A Southern Methodist alumnus said $30,000 has been raised as a legal war chest to finance a federal lawsuit challenging the NCAA's right to shut down SMU's football program because of recruiting violations, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The alumnus, Reid Ryan of Corpus Christi, said the suit could be filed Tuesday in Corpus Christi or Dallas. SMU became the first school hit with the so-called death penalty.
March 11, 1987 | TRACY DODDS
Seniors David Richards, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle, and Ben Hummel, a 6-4, 230-pound outside linebacker, both three-year starters for the Southern Methodist University football team, will play for UCLA next season. Richards and Hummel are among several SMU players who decided to transfer after the recent ruling by the NCAA that SMU's football games would be canceled next season as one of the sanctions against the school for illegal payments to players.
December 14, 1986 | MIKE RABUN, United Press International
If big-time athletics would disappear from this school tomorrow, this school would be a very good school, indeed. --JESWALD SALACUSE, former law school dean at SMU When the wind is out of the south, as it usually is, the aroma at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Bishop Drive is of bread, rolls and pastries from a huge bakery nearby.
November 1, 1985 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
They do a lot of things successfully in the football program at Southern Methodist University. Not always legally, according to the NCAA, but often successfully. It's the same with the SMU tennis program, minus the NCAA investigations. SMU has three players here for the Volvo Tennis/All-American Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA, a tournament that most collegiate players consider second in importance only to the NCAA finals.
November 19, 1986 | Associated Press
Southern Methodist University officials said Tuesday that tight end Albert Reese will be suspended for a second game after more allegations that he received illegal benefits from a booster. In another development, Mustang Club board member Frank Roby said he is resigning because of frustration over the "air of mystery" surrounding the workings of the SMU athletic department.
December 30, 2010
ARMED FORCES BOWL Southern Methodist vs. Army When: Thursday, 9 a.m. PST. Where: Dallas. On the air: ESPN. About Southern Methodist (7-6 ): The Mustangs have completed a remarkable turnaround under Coach June Jones. The SMU program went 25 years without earning a bowl bid and suffered some of the most severe sanctions in NCAA history. Jones, who is in his third season at SMU, is leading the program to its second consecutive bowl. The Mustangs are coming off a 17-7 loss to Central Florida in the Conference USA championship game.
October 4, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
at No. 5 Boise State 34, UC Davis 16: Kellen Moore threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos (5-0) beat the Aggies (1-3). at No. 11 Texas Christian 39, Southern Methodist 14: Jeremy Kerley returned a punt 71 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Horned Frogs (4-0) defeated the Mustangs (2-2). at Nevada 63, Nevada Las Vegas 28: Freshman Mike Ball ran for 184 yards and five touchdowns, and the Wolf Pack (1-3) amassed 773 yards of offense against the Rebels (2-3)
August 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Chase Clement threw six touchdown passes, leading Rice to a 56-27 Conference USA victory over Southern Methodist on Friday night at Houston and spoiling the debut of new Mustangs Coach June Jones. Clement completed 24 of 37 passes for 258 yards, helping the Owls overcome an early 13-point deficit. Three of his six touchdown passes went to Jarrett Dillard. Clement also had 87 rushing yards in 13 carries, helping the Owls win their first season-opening conference game since 2001.
June 16, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
William B. Stallcup Jr., 87, the interim president of Southern Methodist University in the aftermath of the 1980s football scandal, died June 7 at his home in Ranchos de Taos, N.M., after a long illness, the school announced. He was named interim president in 1986 after the abrupt retirement of President L. Donald Shields when the university was sanctioned by the NCAA. Widespread cheating prompted the NCAA to cancel the Dallas school's 1987 football season. The team, the only one ever hit with the NCAA "death penalty," has had just one winning season since.
January 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
June Jones is giving up the paradise of Hawaii for the daunting task of trying to restore Southern Methodist to football respectability. Jones, who coached Hawaii to an unbeaten regular season, resisted an emotional plea from Warriors fans as well as the governor and decided Monday to return to the mainland to guide a team that finished 1-11. He agreed to a five-year deal with SMU, which will pay him about $2 million a year, agent Leigh Steinberg said.
January 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Hawaii Coach June Jones said he would travel to Dallas today to discuss the opening at Southern Methodist. Jones told the Honolulu Advertiser an official offer was expected to be made during a meeting with SMU officials. Jones' agent, Leigh Steinberg, said SMU had made an offer and the coach has received a counteroffer from Hawaii. Steinberg did not discuss specifics, but said Jones also was considering an NFL job. SMU reportedly has offered Jones up to $2 million a year.
May 25, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Dan Goldie of Stanford and Richey Reneberg of Southern Methodist won semifinal matches at Athens, Ga., Saturday to advance to today's singles final in the NCAA men's tennis individual championships. Goldie, at No. 3 the highest seeded player to survive the quarterfinals, defeated No. 5 Brad Pearce of UCLA, 6-2, 7-6. Reneberg, seeded No. 6, defeated Joey Blake of Arkansas, 6-4, 6-3. Reneberg was SMU's No. 2 singles player this season. The last No.
May 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Miami of Florida, seeded No. 14, upset SMU, seeded No. 3, in the NCAA tennis championships Saturday, while No. 1 USC beat No. 17 Michigan to reach the quarterfinals. Miami, which had lost three of four matches to SMU earlier in the year, easily ousted the Mustangs, 5-1. USC also won, 5-1. In other matches, No. 4 Georgia defeated No. 13 Clemson, 5-2; No. 2 Cal State Long Beach beat UC Irvine, 5-3; No. 10 Tennessee beat No. 7 South Carolina, 5-3; No. 6 UCLA defeated TCU, 5-1; No. 8 LSU beat No.
November 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Running back Anthony Alridge ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Sunday night as Houston defeated Southern Methodist, 38-28, at Houston. Alridge carried 31 times for 154 yards as the Cougars won their fourth straight. Quarterback Case Keenum completed 19 of 27 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns as Houston, 6-3 overall and 5-1 in Conference USA, held on to first place in the West Division.
January 26, 2007 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
More than a quarter of the faculty at Southern Methodist University on Thursday demanded a referendum on whether the Dallas campus should become the home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, if that means accepting a conservative think tank as part of the deal.
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