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UNT adds two more FCS foes

Thu, Jun 16, 2016 - 10:14pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas will host a pair of Football Championship Subdivision teams in consecutive seasons beginning in 2020, one from within the state and another located all the way across the country.

Houston Baptist will travel to Apogee Stadium in 2020 before Rhode Island visits Denton the following year.

UNT officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that agreements are in place with both schools.

Those two games round out UNT’s nonconference schedule through the 2021 season. UNT has games scheduled against FCS teams in each of the next six years.

Houston Baptist finished 2-9 last season,...

UNT picks up JC quarterback Devin O’Hara

Sat, Jun 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas has picked up a commitment from junior college quarterback Devin O’Hara.

The DuPage standout threw for 1,786 yards and and 21 touchdowns last season. He was a sophomore last season. Here are his Hudl highlights.

O’Hara spent two seasons at Western Illinois and then played last season on the junior college level.

I have yet to speak to O’Hara, but I believe he...

Former UNT player takes unusual approach for job with Cowboys

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

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

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 ....