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Matthew Costa

81 posts

Former associate sports editor signs off

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I will not say I’ve been looking forward to this moment, the one in which I’m supposed to spill my guts to all of you here at Southern Methodist University. After all, I’ve been giving you my idiotic opinion and sports analysis for two years now. What more cou... More »

Hardships of the homestretch

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It has come to my attention this last semester of my academic career that school is hard. I have been able to get by most of my classes throughout my time in school with a blend of B.S. and last-minute heroics. This time however, Southern Methodist University ... More »

Wrapping up the 2013-14 women’s basketball season

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Despite ending their season with a 77-70 road loss to Minnesota in the National Invitation Tournament, the SMU women’s basketball team (18-14) can look back on the 2013-14 season with pride, knowing all they have accomplished. This season was the first since 2... More »

Commentary: Thanks for the memories, D-Ware

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From the moment Demarcus Ware set foot on Texas Stadium’s turf in 2005, I knew he was going to be a freak. Not a freak like Jerry Jones picked him up off a circus carriage or something, but a physical specimen that might come along once every generation, never... More »

DEBATE: SMU’s tournament absence is its own doing

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  Read the other half of the debate by Demetrio Teniente. It’d be easy to say the panelists on the NCAA selection committee missed the mark by leaving out the country’s surprise team of the season this past Sunday. Keeping SMU out of its first NCAA tournament ... More »

Men’s basketball: A balanced attack beats UCF

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  The SMU Mustangs men’s Basketball team (23-6, 12-4 in American Athletic Conference) doesn’t need much more to solidify itself as a lock to get in the NCAA tournament later this month, but a loss against lowly UCF Saturday afternoon might have kept the team o... More »

Women’s basketball falls to South Florida

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Entering Saturday’s matchup with the University of South Florida Bulls, the SMU women’s basketball team (16-12, 7-10 in American Athletic Conference) was trying to forget a stinging 81-48 loss to the nation’s No.1 team, UConn Tuesday by beating a conference op... More »

Poor choices could doom Democrats

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The state of Texas is a strange case of political warfare in the last couple of elections. While the big cities in the Lone Star State tend to lean more to the left, urban areas give the GOP overwhelming support, both financially and at the polls. Some of that... More »

Women’s basketball beat by Huskies

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  In front of a record crowd in Moody Coliseum, the SMU Mustangs (16-11, 7-9 in American Athletic Conference) were looking to shock the world and avenge a loss earlier this month by defeating the nation’s no.1 team, the University of Connecticut Huskies. Altho... More »

Women’s basketball earns bye with win over Memphis

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Needing a victory to secure a first-round bye in the American Athletic Conference tournament, the SMU women’s basketball team (16-10, 7-8 in AAC) traveled into hostile territory and defeated the Memphis Tigers, 78-74 on Saturday afternoon. Despite squandering ... More »