Southern Methodist University Pennant

Southern Methodist University Pennant

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Description (Brief)
Pennant representing the Southern Methodist University is red with dark blue lettering and the school emblem.
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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pennant, collegiate
Date made
1955 - 1975
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 10 in; 8.89 cm x 25.4 cm
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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