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The Official Visit: SMU Scandal Part One

The SMU scandal, as told through, interviews, news clips, and podcast storytelling. Enjoy.



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Welcome, to a very special episode of The Official Visit, a podcast created by Jay Jordan and Patrick Mayhorn, and produced by LandGrant Gauntlet. We decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to dip our toes into the world of storytelling, and thought there’d be no better place to start than with one of the most interesting scandals in the history of sports: the SMU death penalty. We spent a good chunk of the past two weeks researching, writing a script, recording original music (!!!), and interviewing former players and SMU students, as we worked to make this a reality. We’re extremely proud of the result, as we hope you love it as much as we do.

We have to thank lots of people and organizations, including Ted Wright, Fox 4 News Dallas, United Press International, the Pony Excess 30 for 30, Wikipedia, and college football reference. Original music was composed by Patrick Mayhorn, and performed by his significantly more musically inclined father, Jay Mayhorn. The outro song can be found on SoundCloud.

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