The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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Central Time

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - 2:40pm

Co-hosted by Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett, "Central Time" takes a unique approach each hour to cover a mix of topics.

Rueckert and Ferrett, joined by producers Amanda Magnus, Chris Malina, Galen Druke and Marika Suval, find the latest news, cultural trends, and explore ideas big and small to find the best guests to discuss these thought provoking topics. "Central Time" can be heard weekdays on the Ideas Network from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Football: ‘Relentless’ Polk leads line

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - 2:39pm

Chad Polk has come to expect looks of disbelief and snickers from opposing offensive linemen he faces on Saturdays.

Opponents — and even his own coaches at times — have doubted the North Texas defensive end for years. Those doubts come with the territory for the former Dallas Wilson standout, who is the smallest defensive linemen on UNT’s roster at 231 pounds and among the shortest at 6 feet tall.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Polk said. “I have been going against bigger guys all my life.”

Polk won his share of those battles in high school and is winning them again at UNT, where he has developed into...

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Thoughts on UNT’s running game, UNT-KU volleyball on ESPN3

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - 2:38pm

One of the surprising aspects of UNT’s season thus far has been the way UNT has struggled to run the ball at times.

The Mean Green had a terrific night in a win over SMU, rolling up 245 yards, but hasn’t been as effective the rest of the year.

UNT managed just 79 yards on the ground in a loss to Texas and 104 in a loss to Louisiana Tech.

That might not sound like a big of a drop-off, but if one looks at recent UNT history it is a bit of a dip in production.

UNT was held to less than 110 yards in a game only four times all of last season.

Those four games were against Ohio (104), Georgia (7),...

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One O’Clock Lab Band to perform at UT-Dallas

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - 2:37pm

The University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Alexander Clark Center at the University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road.

The Grammy-nominated band is the top jazz ensemble in the UNT program.

Tickets are $20 for the public and free to students with a UTD photo ID. Discounts are available for UTD faculty, staff, alumni and retirees.

To purchase tickets in advance, call 972-883-2552.

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Don't shoot!

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - 2:35pm

Local law enforcement opted out of coming to a forum held by TCU Students for Liberty Wednesday night about police militarization and the unrest in Ferguson.

The event called "Don’t shoot!: Police Militarization, Civil Liberties, and Ferguson" was held in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium. 

Organizers said representatives from TCU police as well as the Fort Worth Police Department were invited to join Satinder Singh, a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union, and Jacob Sullum, senior editor of Reason...