Contact: Robert Bobo
214-768-7650
rbobo@smu.edu

Sept. 23, 2005

SMU HELPS BRING THE PARTY BACK TO TULANE, NEW ORLEANS

Bishop Boulevard, SMU’s tailgate extravaganza, will be transformed when SMU plays Tulane and celebrates the spirit of New Orleans. Beads, jazz music and Cajun food will be part of the festivities, which will culminate in the Mustangs-Green Wave match up in Ford Stadium. During the halftime, SMU’s Student Senate will present a check to Conference USA for the Katrina Relief Fund benefiting the American Red Cross.

WHO:

  • SMU students, faculty, alumni and friends
  • Tulane students, faculty, alumni and friends

WHAT

  • Mustang Mardi Gras on The Boulevard

WHEN

  • Saturday, Sept. 24
  • Boulevard festivities 4 - 7 p.m.; Game begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE

  • Bishop Boulevard, SMU Campus

Tulane’s football team is no stranger to SMU. Having been evacuated to Dallas shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the team used SMU’s workout facilities and ate in the dining hall. SMU’s coach even handed over the team’s normally confidential football recruiting lists.

More than 200 students from schools affected by Hurricane Katrina are enrolled at SMU free of charge. Approximately 130 of those are Tulane students.

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