UNIVERSITY PARK -- We haven't started the news conference yet, but it looks like a little bit of Hawaii in the student center at SMU, complete with Hawaiian music playing on the speaker system.
SMU (7-5) is set to announce that they will play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24. It's the program's first bowl game since 1984, when they beat Notre Dame in the Aloha Bowl. This is SMU's first seven-win season in 25 years.
Coach June Jones, who came to SMU from Hawaii, will be at the press conference along with Steve Orsini, SMU's athletic director. We'll update you when we start, but the cheerleaders and part of the band are here along with a nice group of fans and boosters. It's quite festive.