In 2008, the SMU basketball program embarked on a basketball, cultural, and educational tour of Senegal and South Africa. The journey started with eight days of class and practice. The Mustangs practiced each day and also spent 25 hours in a Peoples of Africa class taught by Dr. Joci-Caldwell Ryan.
On May 25, the team started the 12-day journey to the continent of Africa. The first five days were in Senegal, where they met the families of teammates Bamba Fall, Papa Dia, and Mouhammad Faye. After a travel day to South Africa, the Mustangs spent five full days there.
The Mustangs played three games, performed basketball clinics, visited cultural and historical sites, and took a class in which they journaled each day.
The trip is completely chronicled on-line with photos, blogs, journals, reflections, and videos as well as educational links to the locations visited. Visit SMUMustangs.com and go to the men's basketball page to find the Tour d' Africa link.