November 4, 2008
Great moments in SMU athletic history include the 1936 Rose Bowl game against Stanford and football legend Doak Walker (’50) winning the Heisman Trophy.
Fans can relive the memories by visiting athletichistory.com to purchase photographs and DVDs of classic games and events.
The photographs date to 1915 and are available in different sizes. Football games dating to the 1930s and basketball games from the 1950s are available on DVD, which start at $25.
John Stollenwerck recently purchased a DVD of the 1954 SMU vs. Arkansas game for his father, Sam Stollenwerck (’55), who served as quarterback for the game.
“We gave the DVD to him on his birthday,” the younger Stollenwerck says. “My father was very surprised, and the entire family sat down to watch the game.”
Nancy Foran, sister of former defensive tackle Richard Neely (’82), recently purchased DVDs of the games Neely had played in along with a photograph. “We have no keepsakes from earlier years because technology was not as advanced,” she says. “This Web site offers an opportunity to preserve special memories.”
The site was launched several months ago as a supplement to Heritage Hall, a museum highlighting players’ and coaches’ accomplishments that opened in 2000 inside the Paul B. Loyd All-Sports Center.
“SMU has such a rich tradition of athletics,” says Gerry York (’58), who is co-chair of Heritage Hall and was instrumental to the museum’s creation. “I am very proud of what we have exhibited at Heritage Hall and on the Web site. We hope to keep adding to it.”
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