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Uploaded on Jan 19, 2012
After its recent impressive win in the BBVA Compass Bowl, SMU celebrated its milestone move into the BIG EAST Conference on Thursday, January 19, at Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons.
SMU President R. Gerald Turner, Director of Athletics Steve Orsini, Vice President for Development and External Affairs Brad Cheves and Student Body President Austin Prentice were joined at the event by BIG EAST Commissioner John M. Marinatto, as well as SMU coaches, student-athletes and numerous supporters.
SMU accepted the invitation to join the BIG EAST Conference in all sports in December, fulfilling the University's goal to join a Bowl Championship Series Automatic Qualifier conference, a standard of excellence in college athletics today.