Sept. 5, 2008

Coach June Jones' first home game Saturday

PONY UP! — Dallas musician Robert Lee Kobb (center) and the Mustang Band introduced "Pony Up!" on WFAA's "Good Morning Texas" on Thursday. See a video of the performance or download the song.

The SMU Mustangs football team will play its first home game under Coach June Jones at 7 p.m. Saturday in Ford Stadium on the SMU campus.

Prior to the game, there will be festivities on The Boulevard. Donít miss all the fun! The Ticket 1310, Live 105.3, The Edge 102.1 and Lonestar 92.5 will be on hand giving out fun prizes.

To create a more entertaining, fan-friendly experience, SMU will launch several new game presentation initiatives in 2008. To encourage fans to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to kickoff, SMU will have a new pre-game ceremony that features the Mustang Band, Mustang spirit groups, and Dallas musician Robert Lee Kobb. As SMU takes the field, Kobb and the Mustang Band will play the new original song "Pony Up!," a new battle cry of sorts for the Mustang faithful.

Among other changes slated for 2008 are extensive use of replay board; live scoring updates; use of a roaming sideline reporter and increased involvement from the Mustang Maniac student group. Read more.

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