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Four years later, Andrew McNulty officially set to start at quarterback for North Texas

Wed, Sep 9, 2015 - 8:21pm

By Brett Vito

DENTON – Andrew McNulty took time this week to think back on how far he has come in his time at North Texas.

The Iowa native arrived UNT in 2011 as an unheralded recruit best known for being the son of Jim McNulty, one of Mean Green head coach Dan McCarney’s close friends and former Iowa teammates.

Back then, McNulty’s goal to open a season as UNT’s starting quarterback seemed like a long shot.

That dream will become a reality Saturday, when the Mean Green take on SMU at Ford Stadium. McCarney made the...

UNT flips for Gray’s talent

Wed, Sep 2, 2015 - 11:33pm

By Brett Vito

James Gray and a few of his North Texas teammates were at Apogee Stadium this summer when they came up with an idea for what they agreed would be a video with viral potential among Mean Green fans.

Gray has only been on campus for a few months and already had established himself as one of the best athletes on the team.

The video they shot that day illustrates that fact.

The 6-foot, 200-pound junior safety stood flat-footed, jumped off the turf and casually turned himself over in a backflip while eying a ball quarterback DaMarcus Smith had fired at him from a few yards away.


UNT now works through odd bye week

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - 11:29pm

By Bret Vito

North Texas still has a long way to go before its opens the football season at SMU, thanks to an oddly timed bye in the opening week of the season.

UNT won’t head to Dallas until Sept. 12, a date that crept just a bit closer when the Mean Green wrapped up fall camp Saturday with their final full scrimmage.

UNT is in the midst of its bye week, which gave coach Dan McCarney a little time to reflect on how an unusual camp unfolded.

“We don’t have any more or less practices. What we have had is more time,” McCarney said Tuesday. “So far I’ve really liked it. The commitment from the players and...

10 of the most energy-efficient college football stadiums in the NCAA

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

The 2015 NCAA college football season is right around the corner, meaning once again, thousands of dedicated fans will be piling in to stadiums around the country to watch some of the most exciting sports action in the country. During these games, universities will generate millions in ticket sales, thousands in concessions income and generate attention from spectators around the country. These stadiums will also be using thousands of dollars in energy every Saturday.

In an attempt to hold a more sustainable future, many of today’s biggest universities are making an effort to make their stadiums more energy efficient. The...

Women’s basketball: UNT releases schedule

Fri, Aug 21, 2015 - 11:54pm

The UNT women’s basketball team will open its first season under new coach Jalie Mitchell at home against San Francisco on Nov. 13 and will host traditional rival SMU on Dec. 1.

Both games were among the highlights of UNT’s 2015-16 schedule released Friday.

The Mean Green finished 5-24 last season under Mike Petersen and is looking to rebound under Mitchell, a member of the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame from her time as a player and assistant coach.

“We’ll have the advantage of home court this season,” Mitchell said. “We have a lot of great teams coming here, and playing on your court always helps your chances of...