UNT's football team accomplished a ton despite season-ending slide

NEW ORLEANS — With the way Seth Littrell harped on it all year, it was hard not to focus on what North Texas didn't do in his second season with the Mean Green when it all came to an end on Saturday night.

Tell me if you've heard this before — UNT's mission was to win a bowl game.

The Mean Green didn't come close in the New Orleans Bowl at the Superdome. Troy made sure of that.

The Trojans came in motivated to cap one of the best seasons in program history the right way and spoiled the Mean Green's efforts to do the same in a 50-30 win that really wasn't even that close.

That hurt for UNT.


UNT sets commencement ceremonies

The University of North Texas will have its fall commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16.

The University expects to give degrees to more than 3,400 students during fall commencement. Among the graduates are 2,731 undergraduate students, 615 master's students and 72 doctoral students. 

Some graduating students will be in the Big Easy to cheer for the Mean Green at the New Orleans Bowl. Those students are invited  to a UNT commencement ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in New Orleans at the Grand Salon A at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St. Full graduation regalia...

Fine named first team All-Conference USA

North Texas quarterback Mason Fine was named to the All-Conference USA first team on Tuesday, when the league made the first of two postseason honors announcements.

Running back Jeffery Wilson, wide receiver Jalen Guyton and kicker Trevor Moore were all named to the second team. 

Offensive linemen T.J. Henson, Sosaia Mose, Elex Woodworth, wide receiver Michael Lawrence, defensive lineman Roderick Young, linebacker E.J. Ejiya and safety Kishawn McClain were all honorable mention picks.

Linebacker JoJo Ozougwe was named to the All-Freshman Team. 

C-USA will announce its superlative honors on...

It’s past time to hop on this Mean Green bandwagon

Dallas sports fans have a reputation for fickleness. So now, with the Mavericks rebuilding, the Stars thoroughly mediocre, the Rangers a long ways from contention, and the Cowboys plummeting off a cliff, some of us may be looking for a winner, if only for our own mental health. We’ll have to look beyond professional sports.

Look north. Find the underdog university, its scrappy and lovable football team, the team North Texas needs right now. Then hop on this Mean Green (7-1, 9-3) bandwagon before UNT plays for what would be its first Conference USA title on Saturday at Florida Atlantic. It’s nice up here. The following...

Could thrice be nice? UNT to face Army for third time in two seasons

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 12:23pm

There will be something awfully familiar for North Texas on Saturday when the Mean Green take on Army.

UNT faced the Black Knights twice last fall — once in the regular season and again in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

They'll be back at it at Apogee Stadium in the third game between the teams in the span of just 393 days.

College football teams playing each other three times in that short of a time span is rare, let alone programs located in cities 1,600 miles apart.

UNT won the first of those games, a 35-18 stunner at West Point, last fall before the Black Knights came back to beat the Mean Green...

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