Intercollegiate athletics

American Athletic Conference

SMU sponsors 17 sports and competes in the American Athletic Conference at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. For more information visit

Ranking and Recognition

In the 2018-2019 season, SMU had eight All-Americans, six American Athletic Conference Players of the Year, 74 All-Conference award winners and three Conference Coaches of the Year.

Postseason Play

In 2018-19, two SMU teams won conference championships and nine teams reached the postseason. Since 2013-14 has won 18 Conference Championships.


SMU’s a new Indoor Performance Center will open in September of 2019. Recent construction in support of athletics includes Gerald J. Ford Stadium, the Loyd All-Sports Center, the Crum Basketball Center, the SMU Tennis Complex, the Miller Event Center, the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center/Barr-McMillion Natatorium. 

Numerous facilities and spaces have been renovated as well, including Moody Coliseum, the football offices, football locker room, team meeting rooms and football player lounge. In total, since 2001, SMU has invested almost $200 million in athletics facilities. Additionally, SMU partnered with AT&T and the city of Dallas on the Trinity Forest Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Coore & Crenshaw, Inc., which features the world-class Payne Stewart SMU Golf Training Center.