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UNT signee putting up big numbers
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By Brett Vito

The UNT men’s basketball team is off to a pretty good start in Conference USA play after winning two out of its first three games in the league season.

The Mean Green also have some help on the way heading into next season in the form of guard A.J. Lawson. He’s putting up some good numbers in high school this year.

On the football front, there are a series of season-in-review pieces that came out today following Alabama’s win over Clemson in the national title game.

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UNT seeking to top C-USA standings
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By Bret Vito

The North Texas men’s basketball team is coming home this week for what looks like it will be a big opportunity to jump into the Conference USA title chase.

The Mean Green picked up a key road win against Texas-San Antonio during a two-game road trip last week and are 1-1 in conference play heading into a three-game home stand that will begin Saturday against Rice.

The Owls (5-10) have lost their first two games in C-USA play. The Mean Green (6-9) will then take on Marshall (5-9) before closing out their home series with a game against Western Kentucky.

The Hilltoppers are 8-6, but have...

Football: UNT transfer follows father’s footsteps
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By Brett Vito

Bryce English was on his way home to Texas a few weeks ago when his phone rang.

The former DeSoto defensive tackle had just decided to leave Kansas State and look for a school close to home where he could continue his career.

North Texas defensive line coach Kevin Patrick was on the other end of the line, ready to make his initial recruiting pitch. That discussion resonated with English, who finalized his decision to transfer to UNT on Tuesday.

“I like the coaches at North Texas,” English said. “They were in my corner the whole way. On my way home, coach Patrick was the first coach to...

UNT student wins car in litter prevention campaign
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By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

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On just the third day of 2016, Justin Truby of Denton can already say it’s been a great year.

Truby, a finance major at the University of North Texas, won a 2016 Ford Fusion SE hybrid on Sunday as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Mess with Texas” litter prevention campaign.

TxDOT officials awarded Truby the car on Sunday as part of the festivities at the Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The UNT student was selected from three finalists in the Texas sweepstakes.

He entered after seeing a promotion of the...

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UNT Student Wins Hybrid Car During Cowboys Game
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A University of North Texas student won a hybrid car during Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Cowboys gave Justin Truby, a finance major at UNT, a 2016 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid car to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the “Don’t mess with Texas” litter-prevention campaign.

“I congratulate Truby on winning the new Ford Fusion Hybrid and am grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, who help us raise awareness on the importance of making our state litter-free,” Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III said in a statement.

The litter-prevention campaign aims to persuade...

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