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Mean Green Tight End player's perseverance

Sun, Oct 25, 2015 - 11:18pm

By David Watkins

UNT Mean Green Tight End Marcus Smith, of San Antonio, pushes through the pain of his father's death to keep leading his teammates on the field.

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McCarney set to return to Iowa to face Hawkeyes

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 6:00am

by Steve Batterson

Dan McCarney doesn’t plan to sneak off for a pizza at Pagliai’s or grab a burger down the block at the Hamburg Inn when he returns to his hometown this week.

This will strictly be a business trip for the Iowa City native, whose North Texas football team visits unbeaten Iowa on Saturday.

“I have great memories of growing up in Iowa City and of Kinnick Stadium as a player and a coach. I’m proud of my Iowa City roots, proud to be an Iowan,’’ McCarney said Monday before quickly adding, “but this week we’re working to give our players a chance to create a special memory of their own.’’