Athletics

UNT defense bounces back
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Sat, Sep 10, 2016 - 11:55pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas didn’t need long to recover from a tough night defensively in its season opener against SMU.

The Mean Green played their first game since struggling in a loss to the Mustangs and looked a whole lot better in a 41-20 win against Bethune-Cookman at Apogee Stadium.

UNT’s defense dominated the Wildcats in the early stages of the first half when the game was in question. That performance ensured the Mean Green would coast to their first win of the year.

“Our defense was awesome,” UNT coach Seth Littrell said. “Those guys were flying around. They didn’t give up the big plays. They...

UNT’s new faces
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Thu, Sep 8, 2016 - 6:02am

By Brett Vito

Tyler Jermstad was busy grilling fajitas Saturday afternoon before North Texas’ season opener against SMU at Apogee Stadium when a couple of unexpected guests dropped by.

Jermstad couldn’t believe it when he turned away from his smoker and saw new North Texas athletic director Wren Baker and recently hired right-hand man Jared Mosley standing there in the stadium parking lot — hands extended.

The duo made the rounds outside of Apogee, meeting fans, taking pictures and drumming up support during a time of transition in UNT athletics.

“When you turn around and see the athletic director at...

Fine could see more snaps
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Mon, Sep 5, 2016 - 10:17pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas’ quarterback situation changed during a loss to SMU on Saturday. How much it changed is something Seth Littrell will keep a secret until the next time the Mean Green play.

UNT’s new coach said heading into the season senior transfer Alec Morris would start, and freshman Mason Fine could see time depending on the way things played out.

The Mean Green’s plans for Fine are a lot more definitive now. The two-time Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year came on late and led UNT on a touchdown drive against the Mustangs that was one of the bright spots in the Mean Green’s 34-21 loss.

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UNT adds Jared Mosley as Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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Thu, Sep 1, 2016 - 4:51pm

By Brett Vito

Wren Baker announced that he planned to add two top level athletic department officials shortly after he took over as North Texas’ new athletic director.

Baker announced one of them today.

Jared Mosley is UNT’s new Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mosley was the CEO and president of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. He served as the athletic director at Abilene Christian University for 10 years before heading to the Hall of Fame.

“Jared Mosley is recognized as a tremendous leader in intercollegiate athletics,” Baker said in a prepared statement. “I’...

Man in the middle
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Mon, Aug 29, 2016 - 11:06pm

By Brett Vito

Alec Morris came to North Texas with simple dreams just a few months ago.

UNT coach Seth Littrell confirmed on Monday those dreams are about to come to true for the former Alabama quarterback. Morris has been named the Mean Green’s starter for their season opener Saturday against rival SMU.

Littrell released UNT’s depth chart during his first game-week press conference. Morris was listed as the Mean Green’s starter as expected with freshman Mason Fine as his backup.

“Alec has gotten a lot better since he first got here in January,” Littrell said. “His biggest strides were from spring ball...