Monday, November 06, 2006

Controlling Our Destiny
Nine games into the season, we control our own destiny. We can’t ask for more than that. If we can win our final three games, we will represent the Western Division in the Conference USA Championship game. How exciting is that? I, for one, can’t wait for Saturday and our Homecoming game against C-USA Western-Division-leading Houston.

With two straight BIG home games in Ford Stadium, it’s again time for our plea – COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE MUSTANGS! We have a chance to win a conference championship and reach our first bowl game in 22 years. We need you in the stadium – and bring along your friends. We think we have a great product over here on the Hilltop and we want more and more people to experience gameday at SMU.

Here’s my version of the “Top 10 List”:

The Top 10 Reasons You & Your Friends Should Be At The Game On Saturday
10. SMU controls its own destiny for a C-USA Championship.
9. SMU hasn't lost at home this season.
8. With a win, SMU becomes bowl-eligible.
7. It’s the only Division I game in town.
6. The Boulevard
5. Houston is coming to town and word is they’re bring buses of fans and their band – Let’s show ‘em our SMU Spirit!
4. It’s affordable.
3. It’s family-friendly.
2. It’s right in the center of Dallas.
1. It’s just plain fun.

By all means, get to the game Saturday. For tickets, click here.

On the hardwood, congrats to both the men’s and women’s squads for opening with exhibition wins. Please join us for the Hoops Happy Hour to tip-off the 2006-2007 basketball season on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy in North Park Mall. Matt Doherty and Rhonda Rompola will be on hand to talk about the upcoming season and, since it will be national signing day, their new recruits as well. Just RSVP to Hayley Shalley at 214-768-2582 or

And finally, congratulations are in order for our men’s and women’s soccer teams, as each earned berths into the NCAA Tournament. Our No. 2-ranked men’s team earned an automatic berth by winning the Conference USA Men's Soccer Championship title (our sixth tournament title since 1997), while our women were an at-large selection.

Being one of the tournament’s top seeds, our men received a first-round bye and will host the winner of the UC Santa Barbara-San Diego State match on Wednesday, Nov. 15, here at Westcott Field, while the women will head down to College Station to take on McNeese State on Friday, Nov. 10. Stay tuned for kickoff times.

For a men’s bracket, click here, and for a women’s, click here.



Blogger SMUFAN0313 said...

Hi! I go to EVERY home game of SMU football and even out-of-towners if I can afford it. I really enjoy SMU games, but being a student some things are kind of making me upset. First of all, the seating arrangement that went on today for the students was quite retarded. If you want students to come to the games, there is going to have to have them a place to sit, comfortably. The idea of student not getting to sit in the first 15 rows for "season ticket holders" was absurd. The student weren't sitting together! The chants and cheers really sucked. Secondly, please fix the sound system. Whatever is said by the announcer is heard 3 times. We can't even here what is going on half the time. Last but not least, I know part of football is tailgating and drinking with your buddies, but I really don't enjoy a COMPLETE drunk yelling absurd things in my ear the whole game. IF there is anything you can do to have those cops that sit there do something about those drunks, I think I am speaking for a lot of people -- it would be greatly appreciated. To leave on a good note - I think the SMU football team has came a long way and you are doing an excellent job. I just wanted to make you aware of what is happening, in a student’s perspective though.


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