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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...

North Texas upsets Southern Miss for fifth win
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Sat, Nov 19, 2016 - 11:44pm

North Texas didn’t have its usual starting quarterback or its star running back for a vital late-season game against Southern Miss on Saturday.

None of that mattered, thanks largely to a gutty performance by Alec Morris. The senior saw his first significant action since being benched after the Mean Green’s season-opening loss to SMU and guided UNT to a slump-busting 29-23 win at Apogee Stadium.

That victory snapped a three-game losing streak and kept the Mean Green’s bowl hopes alive heading into its regular season finale on Saturday at Texas-El Paso. A win would give UNT (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) the six wins its...

Baulkman getting up to speed at UNT
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Thu, Nov 3, 2016 - 11:31pm

By Brett Vito

By the time Dee Baulkman arrived at North Texas over the summer, time was quickly running out before the Mean Green’s season opener.

The former Arizona Western College safety barely had time to figure out where his locker was, let alone learn an entirely new defense.

Baulkman has steadily improved since then and reached a key point in his development in the Mean Green’s loss to Texas-San Antonio last week, when he made his first start.

The junior finished with four tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage.

UNT is hoping that performance is just the start for the...

UNT topples Army as 18-point underdog
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Sat, Oct 22, 2016 - 11:51pm

By Brett Vito

WEST POINT, N.Y. — North Texas came into its first season under coach Seth Littrell hoping to author one of the more remarkable turnaround tales in program history.

The Mean Green still have a long way to go to finish the story, but added what could end up being a compelling chapter on Saturday with a 35-18 win against Army at Michie Stadium.

UNT came into the day as an 18-point underdog and pulled off the upset to inch closer to becoming bowl-eligible for just the second time in the past dozen years.

The fact UNT (4-3) is still in the bowl hunt is a story in and of itself. The Mean Green...

At old school boxing gym, more members fighting for fitness
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Thu, Oct 6, 2016 - 7:12am

By Harrison Long

Tucked in a parking lot just beyond the Texas Woman’s University campus sits a laboratory that deals in human test subjects.

Testaments to their past experiments are plastered on the walls: pictures with boxing gloves raised, mouth guards in, trophies hoisted high.

The sweet science is alive and well at Jimenez Old School Boxing Gym.

Run by father-and-son duo Joe and Ben Jimenez, the gym is buzzing with activity late on a Wednesday afternoon. The doors are open to better circulate the sweat-lodge-style heat that is beating down early in October, yet the effects of heat are still...