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SMU Facts

SMU Facts

Intercollegiate Athletics

American Athletic Conference

SMU began play in the new American Athletic Conference in 2013. SMU competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics – Division I, Football Bowl Subdivision.


SMU sponsors 17 sports and has ranked as the top school in its conference for 11 of the last 16 years in the Directors’ Cup Division I overall athletic rankings.

Academic Honors

In 2012–13, 29 SMU student-athletes were named conference Academic Medal winners and 186 student-athletes were named to the conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Postseason Play

During the 2012–13 season, 10 SMU programs advanced to postseason competition.

Football Bowls

SMU played in four consecutive postseason bowls from 2009-12. The Mustangs defeated Fresno State 43-10 in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on December 24, 2012.


Following extensive renovation and expansion, Moody Coliseum provides outstanding facilities for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, as well as other uses. A new tennis complex with indoor and outdoor courts is scheduled for completion in 2014.