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Matthew Costa

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Michelle Obama’s knuckle stand-wich

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  The youth of America is stupid. There is no sense in ignoring it. Each and every day students at SMU do something they immediately regret, whether it be burning a pot of water or waiting until the last second to start on a 10-page research paper. So how shou... More »

Mustangs, Mays Kay-O Cougars

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In front of a raucous pink crowd in Moody coliseum, the SMU Mustangs women’s basketball team (15-10 overall, 6-8 in AAC) was looking for a confidence boosting win against their American Athletic Conference opponent, the Houston Cougars on Saturday. What they g... More »

Moore: Big man on campus

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The average height for an American basketball player is roughly six feet and seven inches tall. Odds are there will be at least six of these giants out on the court at any given time during a contest, battling for position and points in an effort to lead their... More »

You should snow better

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What SMU did Thursday was deplorable, it was disrespectful, but worst of all it was outright dangerous. Students and faculty members put their better judgment aside in an attempt to carry on as usual, but instead most were regaling each other with horror stori... More »

SMU dogged by UConn in big loss

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Coming into Tuesday night’s road game against the reigning titans of women’s college basketball, the University of Connecticut Huskies, the SMU women’s team (14-8, 5-6 in AAC) was the winner of three straight games and was looking to make an emphatic statement... More »

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Seniors set pace in loss to A&M

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Despite strong efforts from senior freestyle swimmer Ramom Melo and senior Nicolai Hansen, the SMU men’s swimming and diving team lost to Texas A&M; on Friday 143-100. Melo finished in first place in the 50-yard freestyle swim, getting a time of 20.35 seconds ... More »

Athletes get to the core at APPLE conference

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In an effort to bring substance abuse to a halt across America, four SMU student-athletes and two staff members attended the 23rd annual APPLE conference in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend. The four athletes in attendance were rower Hanna Axene, volleyb... More »

A perfect weekend for football fans

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Could Roger Goodell have dreamed of a better end to this season? The short answer is simply no. There were only four teams at the beginning of the 2013 campaign that had every football fan frothing at the mouth for a chance to see them in the Super Bowl, and t... More »

Mays scores second-straight Player of the Week award

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Early on this season, senior guard Keena Mays has continued her streak of amazing play that began last season. Mays was once again named the American Athletic Conference’s player of the week, bringing her total for 2013 up to three, including two straight. The... More »