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Matthew Costa

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Transfer students welcome at SMU

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Does it feel like you’ve just walked into a dream? Coming from out of town into a whole new area with wild new expectations, seeing totally new faces in a completely new setting? I’m here to tell you, as a transfer student myself, you could not have come to a ... More »

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Four Mustang seniors eye big season

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Receiver Jeremy Johnson was named All-Conference USA honorable mention for his 2012 season as a junior. (Courtesy of AP) In the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference four football players from SMU have been named to the All-Conference team inclu... More »

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UNT Dallas promising athletics and more in near future

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UNT Dallas already has a soccer field for student use. (SMU/Matthew Costa)   In a corner of land almost hidden from view lies what many big universities may scoff at: a small soccer field next to the campus of the University of North Texas at Dallas. To some, ... More »

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Texas Poker Players Hope New Bill is a Full House

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Texas poker players hope to see more legal poker games and higher chip stacks in their state with the help of the Poker Gaming Act of 2013. (Courtesy of playpartypoker.org) Hayden Sneed travels more than 120 miles round trip from Plano to play the game he love... More »

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Jason Collins represents a shift

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Former Celtics center Jason Collins (left) fouling Lakers center Dwight Howrd (right). (Courtesy of Businessinider.com) Last week, NBA player Jason Collins admitted to being gay in an article published by Sports Illustrated, becoming the first active professio... More »

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Get ready for final exams

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First years John Hudgens (left) and Sam Baker (right) study for an exam in Fondren Library. (Courtesy of Christopher Saul/TheDailyCampus) The spring 2013 semester is coming down to its finale with much rejoicing from my fellow students. The one thing that stan... More »

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Schedule finally breaks in Cowboys’ favor

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Dallas Quarterback Tony Romo dropping back to pass against the Packers in 2007 (Courtesy of imageevent.com) The 2013 NFL schedule was released Thursday night with much rejoice from Cowboys faithful, as it appears for the first time in recent memory the most co... More »

We will carry on as we always do

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The horrors of yesterday’s Boston marathon bombing will not be easy to forget. As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the count of injuries in Boston is nearing 200 and three people have lost their lives due to the actions of one psychotic individual. Martin Richard, an... More »

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Favre talks Romo, football at SMU Athletic Forum

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Brett Favre spoke to the media about his experience in the NFL and gave his thoughts on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. (Courtesy of AP) When the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts and consecutive games played speaks about the local tea... More »

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Burned by the Suns

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Mavericks Center Chris Kaman (left) fighting for a loose ball during Wednesday night’s loss to the Suns. (Courtesy of AP) For the first time since the turn of the millennium, the Dallas Mavericks will miss the postseason and might have their first losing recor... More »