SMU football players who have returned the Mustangs back to national relevance are being rewarded with new lockers.
The Mustangs are 4-1 for the first time since 2011, when they finished the season 8-5, the second of two eight-win seasons in a three-year span. That's the highest win total since they won 10 or more games each year from 1981-84, a period just prior to revelations of egregious NCAA violations that led to the death penalty for the 1987 season (and self-imposed elimination of the 1988 season).
Three decades later, SMU is back and making a bid for a New Year's Six bowl. And their return to the national stage has prompted the athletics department to invest in better resources and facilities, including new metallic lockers that will be installed after the season.
Here are a few photos, courtesy of SMU football: