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Football: Linebacker to join UNT as a graduate transfer

Sun, Jul 3, 2016 - 11:06pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas is on the verge of adding one of the top junior college linebackers from the 2014 recruiting class to its roster.

D’Vonta Derricott, who played at Garden City Community College in Kansas, is in the process of finishing the final class he needs to transfer and enroll at UNT for his final season.

Derricott transferred to Kansas State following his junior college career and spent one season with the Wildcats as a redshirt. He then transferred to Eastern Kentucky, a Football Championship Subdivision school, where he played last season.

Derricott confirmed to the Denton...

UNT facility renovations underway

Tue, Jun 28, 2016 - 2:33pm

By Brett Vito

Over the course of the last few months, we have mentioned that North Texas was set to begin some renovations to the Mean Green Athletic Center.

Those renovations are now underway.

UNT is revamping its football team room and is also renovating the program’s locker room.

UNT opened the Mean Green Athletic Center in 2004, hasn’t had done much to the building since and fallen behind the times in the process. UNT football coach Seth Littrell and men’s basketball coach Tony...

UNT basketball camps coming up

Sun, Jun 19, 2016 - 1:54pm

By Brett Vito

The North Texas men’s and women’s basketball summer camps are coming up in the next few days.

I have been meaning to give both Tony Benford and Jalie Mitchell a plug here on the blog, where we get the largest audience as far as readership goes. The news kind of got lost in the shuffle of the Rick Villarreal stepping down and the football recruiting rush of the last few days.

There is still time to get kids into the camps that are the big attraction. Here’s more …

Benford’s Little Eagle Camp runs Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to players in grades 1-3 and...

Football: Illinois wideout Quinetin Jackson commits to UNT

Sun, Jun 19, 2016 - 11:38pm

By Bret Vito 

North Texas went all the way to Illinois to land College of DuPage quarterback Devin O’Hara earlier this summer.

The Mean Green now has picked up Quinetin Jackson, one of his go-to targets, as a late addition to its 2016 recruiting class.

UNT had been recruiting the wide receiver for the past several weeks. He committed to play for the Mean Green late Saturday night.

“North Texas seemed like it was the best fit as far as the coaching staff, and my quarterback is going there,” Jackson said. “The coaches want to use me as a go-to receiver, someone who can take the top off of a defense...

Brief: Oritz misses cut at 12 over

Fri, Jun 17, 2016 - 11:06pm

North Texas product Carlos Ortiz finished 12 over par Friday and failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open.

Ortiz shot 76 in both rounds of the first major of his professional career.

The 2013 UNT graduate qualified for the event by shooting a 10-under 132 and winning the Columbus-area sectional qualifier June 6.

“I didn’t play great at the beginning of the year and lost my confidence, and I’m getting it back,” Ortiz told thePittsburgh Tribune-Review after the qualfier. “I feel great with my game. It’s just I need to get around better on the golf course, make it easier for me.”

Ortiz was...