Southern Methodist University Pennant

Description (Brief):

Pennant representing the Southern Methodist University is red with dark blue lettering and the school emblem.

Description (Brief)

The school was established in 1911 and is located in Dallas, Texas (officially University Park, Texas). It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school's motto is "Veritas Liberabit Vos" which is translated to mean The Truth Shall Set you Free. S.M.U. is the site of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The S.M.U. athletic program is most well known for receiving the so called "Death Penalty" from the NCAA for recruiting violations. The penalty lead to S.M.U. going from a perennial college football power to an average one. This is the only time the NCAA has used the "Death Penalty" although it has been considered in punishing other programs such as Baylor University basketball and Penn State football.

Date Made: 1955 - 1975

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: EducationSportsLevel Of Sport: collegiate


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0257.022Accession Number: 1982.0257Catalog Number: 1982.0257.022

Object Name: Pennantpennant, collegiate

Physical Description: felt (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 10 in; 8.89 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_674411

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