Location: Memphis, Tenn.

Enrollment: 22,725

Founded: 1912

Nickname: Tigers

Colors: Blue and gray

Famous Memphis athletes: Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski; Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla; New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans; former NBA guard Penny Hardaway; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose; former NFL receiver Isaac Bruce.

Other famous alumni: Actor and politician Fred Thompson; actress Dixie Carter; Wink Martindale; record producer Jack Hale; conductor Willie Anthony Waters; assistant dean of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Xio-Ou Zhao.

Celebrity who attended: Actor Michael Jeter.


Location: Dallas

Enrollment: 10,981

Founded: 1911

Nickname: Mustangs

Colors: Red and blue

Famous SMU athletes: Pro Football Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson, Raymond Berry and Doak Walker; former Patriots running back Craig James; former PGA Tour golfer Payne Stewart; former NFL quarterback/ broadcaster Don Meredith; Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt; Indianapolis Colts CEO James Irsay.

Other famous alumni: Former first lady Laura Bush; Florida Gov. Rick Scott; actress Kathy Bates; actress Lauren Graham; actor Powers Boothe.