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SMU receives first bowl invite since '84

Updated: December 1, 2009, 3:48 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- SMU celebrated its first bowl bid in 25 years in style Monday, accepting an invitation to play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24.

President Gerald Turner, athletic director Steve Orsini and coach June Jones, wearing leis, officially accepted an invitation at a festive, Hawaiian-themed event inside the student center. The announcement caused the crowd of a few hundred -- fans, boosters, administrators, players, cheerleaders and band members -- to break into ...

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