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Lee grad Brewster to be inducted into UNT Athletic Hall of Fame
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 3:03pm

DENTON -- Lee High School grad and former University of North Texas football standout Andy Brewster is going to be inducted into the University of North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame.

The induction takes place today during an 11 a.m. luncheon at UNT’s Apogee Stadium and it will be held before the annual football spring game, which begins at 2 p.m. Brewster, the starting center of two Class 5A state championship teams at Lee in 1998 and 1999, will be one of nine inductees.

Brewster is considered one of the best offensive linemen and was the anchor of four Sun Belt Conference championship teams from 2001-04. He is the...

Wichitan Bowles proud to be part of UNT history
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 2:11pm

By J. Scott Russell

Since being a high school senior at Notre Dame who had to make his own highlight tapes to send college coaches, Scott Bowles has done quite well for himself.

He ended up with a college scholarship, was a four-year all-conference starter and ended up spending a couple of years in the NFL.

He will be honored for a second time by the University of North Texas when he will be one of six inducted into the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday.

Bowles, who played tackle for the Eagles from 1987-90, was previously selected as a member of North Texas' All-Century Football Team.

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Former UNT players high on Littrell
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Tue, Apr 12, 2016 - 8:00am

Mark Beaty has remained in close contact with his former North Texas teammates over the years through email and the occasional phone call.

Only when there is something truly special going on does he get a chance to meet up in person with guys like Jordan Case and David Hagerman.

Sunday night’s National Football Foundation banquet qualified for one simple reason. It gave all of those old-time UNT football standouts an opportunity to hear a little more about what lies ahead for the Mean Green under new coach Seth Littrell.

The former North Carolina offensive coordinator was the featured speaker Sunday night...

Littrell searching for wide receivers
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Fri, Apr 8, 2016 - 10:21am

by Brett Vito

One of the key questions for North Texas heading into head coach Seth Littrell’s first season is how the move to a wide-open passing offense will go.

UNT has been known as a run-first team for years. The Mean Green enjoyed great success with that approach during its best seasons in over the last 15 years, including a four-year run as Sun Belt Conference champions from 2001-04 and in 2013, when UNT beat UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

The problem was that approach has gone out of style on the college level and on the high school scene in Texas, where the spread is modus operandi these days....

Football: UNT eyes new sources of production
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Sat, Apr 2, 2016 - 11:18pm

By Brett Vito -

A second chance at North Texas appears as if it could pay off in a big way for Trey Keenan.

The former Argyle standout began his career at Texas Tech before transferring to UNT and sitting out last season. Keenan is one of a few players who either didn’t play at all or played very little last season and showed breakout potential during the Mean Green’s first scrimmage of spring practice Saturday.

UNT worked out for about two hours at the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility.

“There was a lot of good on both sides of the ball,” UNT coach Seth Littrell said. “The more guys...