Ponies aiming for return to the big stage
DALLAS -- Erik Herskind is a jeans-and-cowboy boots Texan who remembers the football glory days at his alma mater, Southern Methodist University.
His senior year, 1986, was the last of seven straight winning seasons for the Mustangs. The next two years, they would play no football after being slapped with the so-called Death Penalty by the NCAA for recidivist cheating.
For two decades after that, fall Saturdays were a hollow, humiliating echo of what used to be.
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