American Athletic Conference

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Conference And Division Championship Races Come Down Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.

11/18/2014

Head coach Larry Brown of the SMU Mustangs  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

SMU Trying Again For NCAA Bid With Coach Larry Brown

The Mustangs go into the 74-year-old Brown’s third season on the Hilltop ranked No. 22 in the preseason AP poll. They were picked by American Athletic Conference coaches to finish second in the league behind UConn.

11/12/2014

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UConn Favored Over SMU To Win American Athletic Conference

Defending national champion UConn has been picked by coaches in the American Athletic Conference as a preseason favorite to edge out SMU for the league title.

10/29/2014

Garrett Krstich drops back to pass against the East Carolina Pirates (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Winless SMU To Host Cincinnati In Conference Play

In the second American Athletic Conference game for both teams, one will break a losing streak. SMU will look to build on its 45-24 loss at East Carolina.

10/16/2014

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SMU Picked 5th In American Athletic Conference

SMU finished 5th under head coach June Jones in the American Athletic Conference last season. Apparently, nothing has changed.

07/29/2014

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 13: Nic Moore #11 of the SMU Mustangs shoots a jumpshot against the Houston Cougars during the quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 13, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

SMU Rallies Past Clemson 65-59 In NIT Semifinals

Markus Kennedy had 21 points, including the clinching three-point play, and SMU rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Clemson 65-59 Tuesday night.

04/01/2014

TaShawn Thomas #35 of the Houston Cougars fouls Nic Moore #11 of the SMU Mustangs during the quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 13, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. Houston defeated SMU 68-64. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Houston Gets Past SMU 68-64 In AAC

The Mustangs struggled after halftime, connecting on only 5 of 20 shots, allowing the Cougars to erase a double-digit lead early in the second half.

03/13/2014

Nic Moore #11 of the SMU Mustangs drives to the basket against Chris Jones #3 of the Louisville Cardinals on February 5, 2014 at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

SMU Sophomores Moore, Kennedy Earn All-AAC Honors

SMU men’s basketball has achieved a lot this season as a team. Now they’re receiving accolades for their individual performances as well.

03/11/2014

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SMU Sweeps No. 21 UConn With 64-55 Road Win

Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs to a 64-55 win Sunday over No. 21 UConn and a sweep of their season series with the Huskies.

02/24/2014

Nic Moore #11 of the SMU Mustangs (credit: Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Rising Star: SMU Guard Nic Moore

Moore, a 5’9” point guard from Winona Lake, Ind., is playing as well as anyone in the American Athletic Conference right now. He leads his team with 14.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.

02/18/2014

Head coach Larry Brown of the SMU Mustangs  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

SMU Falls Out Of Top 25 After Loss At Temple

Just a week after entering the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1985, SMU men’s basketball is back where it began — on the outside looking in.

02/17/2014

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Moore Leads No. 23 SMU To 77-65 Win Over Rutgers

Nic Moore scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and No. 23 SMU won as a ranked team for the first time in 29 years, beating Rutgers 77-65 Friday night.

02/14/2014

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