SMU Football Scandal Fall Project
By: Tyler Hopkins
Background of the crime
The Southern Methodist University football scandal also known as "Ponygate" was an incident where the football program at Southern Methodist University was investigated for massive violations of NCAA rules and regulations. The most serious violation was the operation of a slush fund, witch means they where paying players under the table. This occurred through 1970-1986. All of these violations took place with the school administrations full awareness and understanding. They knew the team was violating NCAA rules.