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Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs–Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Posted by Strickland on February 14, 2007

SMU entrance As you know, after looking at other posts, I didn’t get to watch a game at SMU, but I did get to walk around the campus and look at their facilities [if you want to know more, look at the posts under TCU and SMU].

While I was walking around the stadium and taking pictures at SMU, I was welcomed by some charter buses.  There was a team unloading and I believe the team was Praire View A & M.  They were going to practice and get ready for their game at the Cotton Bowl against Grambling.  But, I can’t 100% Read the rest of this entry »

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs–Doak Walker Award and Plaza

Posted by Strickland on February 12, 2007

Doak Walker statue My goal is to watch a college football game at all Division 1-A stadiums but this time I didn’t get to watch a game.  But, I saw the stadium.  My wife and I went to Dallas, TX, to see and stay with some friends.  So, while my friend was at work, my wife and kids stayed at home with the hostess and I went to go look at the facilities at SMU.

I’ve heard the Doak Walker Award before, but I never did know where it came from and it’s purpose.  Well, I found it, but don’t think I knew it was at SMU.  According to the Doak Walker website, “the prestigious Doak Walker Award was created in 1989 to recognize the nation’s premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. It is the only major collegiate football award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.”  SMU is proud of being associated with Doak Walker and the pretigious award.  They made the Doak Walker Plaza outside their football stadium, Gerald J. Ford Stadium [more about the stadium in a later post].  Here are the pictures from the Doak Walker Plaza.

Doak Walker statue at the Doak Walker Plaza The plaque on the Doak Walker statue A close up of the plaque that is on the Doak Walker statue.  This is the left side of the plaque. The plaque on the Doak Walker statue.  This is the right side of the plaque.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs–Moody Coliseum

Posted by Strickland on February 12, 2007

SMU Mustangs.  This close-up of the mustang statues is in front of Moody Coliseum. When I was fired from my job in August, my wife and I had to get away from Arkansas.  So, we had some friends that lived in Dallas, TX, and they invited us to come stay with them.  So, we loaded up the car and the family headed to Texas.

After getting to Texas, I went to go watch Texas Christian University (TCU) play Brigham Young University (BYU) in Fort Worth, which wasn’t to bad of a distance for us.  The next day, my friend had to go to work, so my wife and kids stayed at the house with our hostess and I went to go look at the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU).  I didn’t get to see a game at  the stadium, but I did get to see the stadium.  [I’m not sure how the rules go with this situation.]  This is what I saw–
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