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Football: Littrell completes UNT coaching staff
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Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 8:00am

by Brett Vito

New North Texas coach Seth Littrell has decided fixing all that ails the Mean Green defense is going to be a two-man job — at least when it comes to coordinators.

Mike Ekeler and Troy Reffett will serve as co-coordinators for UNT, Littrell announced Wednesday, when he officially revealed the final additions to his coaching staff.

Ekeler spent the last two seasons as the inside linebackers coach at Georgia, while Reffett was the cornerbacks coach at Memphis last season. Both have prior experience as defensive coordinators.

Ekeler was the co-defensive coordinator at Indiana in 2011 and ’12...

New North Texas coach salvages class with late surge
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Wed, Feb 3, 2016 - 10:43am

Following the worst record in program history (1-11) and a mid-season firing of former head coach Dan McCarney, the North Texas Mean Green is beginning a rebuilding project under new head coach Seth Littrell. The former UNC offensive assistant coach is bringing in a spread offense where he promises to “let it fly,” so the Mean Green expect to have a new look in 2016.

North Texas has already signed four mid-term transfers that are all currently enrolled at the school: Senior quarterback Alec Morris (Alabama), Freshman defensive tackle Bryce English (Kansas State), offensive lineman T.J Henson (Trinity Valley CC) and...

North Texas Tops TCU
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Fri, Jan 29, 2016 - 4:48pm

The North Texas swimming and diving team sent its eight seniors out in style, downing Metroplex rival TCU by a score of 180-120 in Friday’s home dual meet. The Mean Green never trailed in the meet, winning each of the first 10 swimming events and winning 12 of the 16 events overall.

With the win, North Texas improves to 7-3 in dual meets this season, its best start in school history, and the seven dual-meet wins are the second-most in school history. The win over TCU was also just the fourth in 23 meetings all-time.

“We’re really happy for our seniors,” head coach Brendon Bray said. “We wanted our seniors to go out...

'Mean' Joe Greene reunites with Coca-Cola kid
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Thu, Jan 28, 2016 - 10:00am

"Have a Coke and a smile."

As Super Bowl 50 approaches, University of North Texas alum and Steelers Hall of Famer "Mean" Joe Greene reconnected with the kid (Tommy Okon) he famously tossed his jersey to in the "Thanks, Mean Joe" Super Bowl commercial in 1979.

The reunion took place at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas, home of the Mean Green, and will be part of 'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016,' Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

How Record-Setting QB with Video Game Numbers Finally Landed FBS Offer
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Wed, Jan 27, 2016 - 7:25am

By Damon Sayles

Metaphorically speaking, Locust Grove, Oklahoma's Mason Fine could be the proverbial subject of every popular, feel-good movie. His resume on and off the football field makes him the quintessential protagonist.

Every good film, however, needs a storyline and a plot, and every protagonist needs a nemesis. For Fine, until late Monday, that antagonist was FBS programs. And for as long as he's been a quarterback, his size—or lack thereof—has been one of the biggest obstacles in fulfilling his dream.

Monday night, none of that mattered anymore. Fine, a high school quarterback who posted ridiculous...