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UNT hires Arkansas State's Grant McCasland as next men's basketball coach
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Tue, Mar 14, 2017

By Brett Vito

Wren Baker vowed just a few days ago to find a proven head coach to take over North Texas' men's basketball program.

UNT's athletic director came through on that promise Monday, when the school announced Grant McCasland has been hired to replace Tony Benford.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported early Monday afternoon that UNT was close to finalizing a deal to hire Arkansas State's head coach to take over its program.

UNT announced McCasland had been hired a a short time later.

McCasland, 40,  spent just one season at Arkansas State. He was previously...

UNT, SMU extend football series through 2021
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Mon, Feb 27, 2017 - 11:06pm

By Brett Vito

The football series North Texas fans wanted for years isn’t going away any time soon.

UNT and SMU announced Monday they have tacked four games on to their last agreement and now will play through the 2021 season.

UNT will host SMU on Sept. 1, 2018, and Sept. 5, 2020. The Mean Green will travel to SMU on Sept. 7, 2019, and Sept. 11, 2021.

UNT will travel to SMU for this season’s game on Sept. 9.

“I’m excited we were able to extend the SMU series,” UNT athletic director Wren Baker said via text message. “It is one that is easy to travel to for both fan bases and of interest to...

UNT Agrees To New 5-Year Deal With Littrell
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Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - 2:44pm

DENTON (105.3 The Fan) – The University of North Texas has ripped up their previous agreement with head coach Seth Littrell and have given him a new five-year deal.

Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker announced the deal Friday in a press release.

Littrell’s new contract keeps him in Denton until 2021.

“We are excited to announce this new agreement with coach Littrell,” Baker said. “Under one of the brightest young coaches in the country, our football program had the second-best turnaround in the nation last season and his performance was recognized by...

Wednesday night recruiting notes — UNT picks up commitment from WR
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Wed, Dec 14, 2016 - 11:33pm
North Texas moved two key steps closer to solidifying its 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday, when the Mean Green picked up a commitment from a highly regarded Texas wide receiver and officially added a junior college quarterback.

UNT’s newest addition is Cleburne wide receiver Tre’Von Bradley. The 5-11 senior announced he has committed to UNT tonight on Twitter.

Bradley played wide receiver in high school before moving to quarterback for his senior season. Here are his ...

UNT earns return trip to Heart of Dallas Bowl, will play Army for second time this season
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Sun, Dec 4, 2016 - 11:26pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas is headed back to the site of one of the more memorable moments in program history.

UNT accepted a bid to the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Sunday. The Mean Green will face Army at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at the Cotton Bowl.

UNT has played in only eight bowls in program history, the last coming in the Heart of Dallas Bowl the end of the 2013 season. UNT beat UNLV 36-14 in front of a crowd of 38,380.

That turnout was a big selling point in UNT being invited back to face the Black Knights in a rematch of a game UNT won 35-18 on Oct. 22 at West Point.

“We saw what North Texas brought...