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Can President Obama Get SMU Into the NCAA March Madness Tournament?

A petition has been filed with the White House.
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Guard Nic Moore, who short but awesome. (photo courtesy SMU)
Guard Nic Moore, who short but awesome. (photo courtesy SMU)

No. No, he can’t. But that hasn’t stopped enthusiastic SMU basketball fans from filing a petition with the White House calling for the Mustangs to be allowed to participate in the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament.

SMU’s team is undefeated this season and ranked 8th in the country, so they would be a shoe-in to be selected to participate in the tournament. Only thing is, the school was banned last fall from postseason play for academic fraud and ethical misconduct.

The White House has a policy stating that it must respond to any petition that collects at least 100,000 signatures. Right now the SMU effort still needs more than 97,000.

But, again, there’s nothing Obama is going to be able to do for the Ponies. Feel free to post in the comments below about how this situation would be different if we had an effective leader like Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office.

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