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Recent articles by Sam:

‘There’s a huge lack of trust': SMU star Johnasia Cash opens up about why she hasn’t returned to campus

The root of Johnasia Cash’s distrust of SMU started at about 5 p.m. on June 12. It was three days before she would return to campus for voluntary workouts.... → Read More

‘I wish I had an answer': Rangers OF Joey Gallo discusses return, uncertainty with COVID-19 diagnosis

ARLINGTON — For much of the first week of the Rangers’ summer camp, Joey Gallo would log onto Twitter from his apartment and see videos of his teammates... → Read More

Rangers OF Joey Gallo tests positive for COVID-19

After nine days of some uncertainty, the Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels announced on Monday that Rangers slugger Joey Gallo tested... → Read More

Joey Gallo, Ronald Guzman still in Rangers’ COVID-19 testing process

Rangers right-fielder Joey Gallo and first-baseman Ronald Guzman are still amid the COVID-19 intake process, and are not cleared to participate. Rangers... → Read More

New SMU assistant golf coach Brandon Wilkins apologizes for past homophobic, transphobic tweets

New SMU assistant men’s golf coach Brandon Wilkins has apologized for homophobic and transphobic tweets posted on his Twitter account when he was in... → Read More

American Athletic Conference officially moves into new D-FW office

The American Athletic Conference announced in a statement Wednesday morning it has officially that moved into its D-FW office. The league will be located... → Read More

SMU slows down return-to-play plan, won’t start ‘Phase II’ as scheduled, based on advice from doctors

SMU student-athletes had been scheduled to begin “Phase II” of the return to sports plan on Monday — a ramp up of activities allowed by the athletic... → Read More

Isiaha Mike opens up about choosing between SMU and pro basketball, why he’ll make decision with his son in mind

Isiaha Mike’s son, Kamryn Mike, is just 1 year old. But the rising SMU senior already knows that his tot is going to be a great basketball player. The boy... → Read More

Demand for coronavirus tests soars at Dallas County’s main screening sites

Expanded COVID-19 testing criteria has led to a rise in demand at Dallas County’s’ main testing sites, city officials say. While testing initially was... → Read More

‘Did he really just say that?’: SMU football players recount ‘awful’ team meeting with campus police

Patrick Nelson just had to leave the room. During an SMU football team meeting amid 2019 fall camp, the staff invited an SMU police officer to speak to the... → Read More

The story of Max Nady, and how his father Scott Nady is teaching him and learning all at the same time

The whisper of the old man at the table adjacent to the Nady family was loud. Loud enough for Scott Nady to overhear as they all sat for lunch at a... → Read More

SMU has 5 student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

SMU tested 75 student-athletes in the first wave of returns Monday. Five have tested positive and are isolated, athletic director Rick Hart told The Dallas... → Read More

SMU athletics requiring student-athletes to sign COVID-19 liability waiver before returning to campus

SMU athletics is requiring student-athletes to sign a liability waiver prior to returning to campus for voluntary workouts. The document was developed by... → Read More

Why SMU basketball coach Tim Jankovich called every player on roster amid nationwide protests

As protests on police brutality and racism were happening all across the United States, SMU head coach Tim Jankovich called up “every single one of our... → Read More

A detailed look at how SMU plans to bring athletes back to campus

SMU intends to bring around 80 athletes from multiple sports back to campus for workouts beginning on June 15, as part of the first of a phased approach to... → Read More

SMU football plans to bring wave of players back to campus on June 15, will test for COVID-19

The first large wave of SMU football players returning to campus will occur on June 15, head coach Sonny Dykes told The Dallas Morning News. While some... → Read More

SMU coach Sonny Dykes discusses why he attended protest against police brutality

Around 30 SMU players and staffers attended a protest against police brutality outside Dallas City Hall, passing out waters, as well as listening to... → Read More

SMU professor once arrested for forged $20 bill contrasts his experience with George Floyd’s, in viral tweet

Since Mark McCoy learned Monday what George Floyd was being arrested for, he’s been spreading the word about how similar — and how different — his own run-in... → Read More

After marching for hours, protesters begin to clear out of downtown Dallas ahead of curfew

Ahead of a fifth evening of Dallas protests against police brutality Tuesday, city leaders seemed determined to prevent a repeat of the previous night,... → Read More

How SMU DT Michael Williams has earned a living delivering packages throughout coronavirus pandemic

The door of Michael Williams’ Amazon delivery truck flung open and within a split second, he raced, package in hand, to deliver it. It was a sunny, hot... → Read More