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Former UNT player takes unusual approach for job with Cowboys
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Thu, Jun 2, 2016 - 4:37pm

Job advisers always recommend standing out from the crowd when looking to land your dream job. Anthony Wallace is hoping that tact will get him a shot with the Dallas Cowboys.

The former University of North Texas linebacker didn’t get drafted in April and wasn’t picked up as a free agent. Believing he can play in the NFL, Wallace decided to take things in his own hands and headed to Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch on Wednesday.

“An opportunity is all I need,” Wallace wrote on a piece of cardboard.

Wallace, who went from ...

UNT lands highly regarded JC defensive end Raveon Hoston
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Wed, Jun 1, 2016 - 5:38pm

North Texas came up with a huge win on the recruiting front Wednesday, when the Mean Green signed highly regarded junior college defensive end Raveon Hoston.

Hoston, a late 2016 recruit, announced his decision at a signing ceremony at LA Valley College, where he played last season.

UNT had been recruiting Hoston for several weeks and hosted him on a visit to Denton earlier this summer. He finished with six sacks and 23 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, in eight games last season.

Hoston had offers from Memphis and Central Florida in the weeks leading up to national signing day in February.

Hoston didn’t...

Webb reflects on her freshman season at UNT
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Wed, May 25, 2016 - 12:01am

DAVIS — Sitting in a booth on Tuesday at Dougherty Diner, Casady Webb discussed her freshman year.

A Class of 2015 Davis High School alumna, Webb’s initial season as a softball player at the University of North Texas ended on May 8 with a 3-2 walk-off win against the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

The Mean Green’s 22-33 record, however, was insufficient to earn a berth in the seven-team Conference USA Tournament, which occurred in Denton, Texas.

Webb started 22 of 35 games in which she played, including five at catcher and two at second base. She hit .159, including .308 in Conference USA games, with a ....

Rick Villarreal steps down as UNT athletic director
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Mon, May 23, 2016 - 10:01am

by Brett Vito

Rick Villarreal stepped down as the athletic director at the University of North Texas on Monday, ending his tenure of nearly 15 years at the school.

Villarreal will stay in his role until June 20, when he will officially leave the school he led through a time growth in athletics.

Villarreal has just less than two years remaining on his contract that is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2018, and will receive a buyout.

“UNT President Neal Smatresk and I recently have been in discussions about the future of the...

Albany player gets post-season honors at UNT
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Wed, May 18, 2016 - 8:19am

Kelli Schkade of Albany, currently a junior at the University of North Texas where she is the starting shortstop for the Mean Green Softball team, was named to the first team All-Conference USA team on May 11, just one day after being named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team on Tuesday, May 10.