SMU Advances in the CBI While the Final Four Comes to SMU. Wait, What?

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Last night the SMU Mustangs quietly tip-toed into the semifinals of something called the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) with a seven-point win at Northern Iowa. It's not exactly March Madness - more like March Mediocrity - but considering the Mustangs and head coach Matt Doherty haven't had a lot of success they'll take it.

There's the NCAA, the NIT, the CBI and then the CIT. While almost no one was noticing, the Mustangs have defeated Oral Roberts, Jacksonville and UNI, thanks to 21 rebounds from senior Pap Dia, on their way to Friday's semifinals against a to-be-determined opponent and site.

And today, even better news. SMU's players - and you - can touch and feel and even sign the actual court that will be used for the Final Four April 2-4 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SMU will be a stopping point for the trailer carrying the court to Houston. The trailer, court and accompanying banner is en route from Amasa, Michigan and now includes signatures from fans from all over the country. It will be at 6425 Boaz Lane around lunch.

The court yesterday was at Oklahoma State and tomorrow will stop at Texas in Austin at 11 a.m. before arriving in Houston Thursday for installation.

SMU has a looong way to go before it even thinks about making the big tournament, much less the Final Four. But at least the Ponies are playing in March.


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Ponyalum
Ponyalum

Doherty at SMU: 25 games under .500, 0 "blue chip guys", 0 wins in the CUSA tournament, 1 winning season in 5 years...mainly due to an embarrassing non-conference schedule that was only slightly less competitive then the CIT field, 2 years probation for recruiting violations, 550K per season, 31K per CIT home game, bleeding SMU and its alumni dry for subpar results at a premium price. 2 home "tournament games" produced less then 2K fans total...Dallas and SMU understandably doesn't care about this irrelevant program and it's overrated, overpaid head coach.

Mishon
Mishon

This story is really retarded. Who gives 2 shits about SMU basketball or the Final Four court. This is more of an announcement than something you put in a blog.

Let's talk about how the Spurs are done if Duncan doesn't come back. That's waaaay more exciting.

larry the right wing poet
larry the right wing poet

more UFC bashing! thinly veiled, marginal, homo erotic sports are not making this country productive. the youth of today should spend less time on "being awesome", and certainly less money on tattoos and body piercings. we are raising a whole generation of mutant, degenarate subversives. church? a job?

ps-more Kergo!

Kergo
Kergo

MEH.......no stories about UFC? Come on, RW, expound on the "ground and pound" or tell us if you think Fedor should retire. What are your thoughts on Strikeforce? Hmmmmm? Man, just thinkin' bout this stuff is workin' me in to a TIZZY; eff man, it's off to the garage to practice my roundhouse on the beer fridge. KArate, here I come........BOOM! Where are my damn nunchucks? Where is my tight shirt with the dragon on it?

Can you imagine 100,000 of these folks at Cowboys stadium? All drankin', fightin', setting crap on fire; that sounds like real fun, like The Balkans in the 90's.

Now to cook campin' talk:

BBQed Turkey:-put atleast 10 big logs of the fire, reduce to ashes (this only works if the ashes are REDUCED)-slather turkey in mustard and spices-wrap tightly in several layers of tinfoil-stick bird directly in the fire and cover with a rock, or a raccoon will take said bird-let that sum o bit set down in dat fir, owe, 6 hours.......enjoy with Shiner.

ps-the best place to ebjoy this feast is:-drive north on HW 75 (it becomes HW 69)-proceed thru Durant (good place to pick up supplies or eat a little Long John Silvers)-exit at Springer, drive thru Sringer, enjoy the mountains!-head west until you get to Ark/OK border-pull off on any remote county road/mountain-set up camp

note: Weyerhaeuser lands work the best. Also consider kayaking down the Glover or Mountain Fork Rivers.......and if you go when they release the damn at Broken Bow, just hold on.

Let me know if you all have any questions. And if this line of humor is wearing thin on ya'll, just let me know, and I'll dedicate even more time to the "karate sciences or camping/cooking talk". In fact, I am thinking of utilizing the shed out back for a new character, but sadly, right now, I'm in the blue print/drawing phase. Maybe I'll him "Cale" the powerful yuppie, metrosexual with EXTREME karate power. He fights, but also, he drinks, and he is wayyyyy cool! So cool in fact, that he asks Richie daily to be the UFC blogger of the Sporto.

Ummmm, Kergie out?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

How much did SMU pay the CIT to play in their tourny?

Mishon
Mishon

Why in the hell would anyone want to go see the court that is being used for the final four? I seriously don't get it.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I'd like to say Congrats to you, RW. In the headline of this post you said "Wait, What?" instead of "What the what?" I cringe each time I read that phrase. When I hear you say it on air, I want to drive into a tree. Now only if you'd stop saying "kewl" on your twitter. You're not a 13 year old valley girl, no matter how short you are.

Otherwise, good strong posts thus far this week.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

SMU has basketball? I think Craig James going into their ring of honor is more interesting than this. That Wilonsky is on top of things, watch your back.

SMU alum
SMU alum

SMU would like for you to not associate with basketball. "thanks" for the support.

Doh has turned it around.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

This way he could cut and paste a press release, reformat things slightly, tack on a sentence of commentary, write his signature passive/aggressive headline, and he's one story closer to the quota!

Unlike us commenters, who provide premium handcrafted content at no charge. Kergo gives us better stuff than JJT and there's no paywall to deal with.

Koldbeer
Koldbeer

I think SMU paid $31.5K per home game to be in the tournament. They got to keep most if not all the gate from the home games but I think there was only 1K to 1.5K in attendance.

Good news for SMU, VCU won that tournament last year. So SMU is now expected to go to the Sweet 16 in 2012.

Mishon
Mishon

Agreed. "What the what?" is the worst. I never knew he said "kewl"...that is pretty fucking bad. I also used to not mind when him or Greggo said 'Gulity", but after they said it a million fucking times...I started to get irritated by it. Now I cringe when they say it.

Mishon
Mishon

What does he have to watch his back for? He is never getting fired. No matter how lame we think he is or how bad his content can be at times...we all still come everyday...like fucking cattle.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Maybe Kergo can get on the City of Ate blog. Nothing like passing on good recipes.

Mishon
Mishon

The Observer should give Kergo his own blog. He has been giving us great things to read for way too long for free. It's time he starts getting paid.

RW should actually thank him...I am sure he helps drive traffic through here on a daily basis.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

The joke's on you for actually listening. When your show has more forced bits than BaD Radio it's kinda sad. Hell, even Galloway's schtick seems natural in comparison.

Richie's jeans
Richie's jeans

How much is Big Dick Hunter(shouldn't that be Richie's name anyway) paying Rage to talk about him? I notice him being brought up more and more lately. Now he is their resident UFC expert.

Still waiting for that apology

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