UNT Agrees To New 5-Year Deal With Littrell

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - 2:44pm

DENTON (105.3 The Fan) – The University of North Texas has ripped up their previous agreement with head coach Seth Littrell and have given him a new five-year deal.

Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker announced the deal Friday in a press release.

Littrell’s new contract keeps him in Denton until 2021.

“We are excited to announce this new agreement with coach Littrell,” Baker said. “Under one of the brightest young coaches in the country, our football program had the second-best turnaround in the nation last season and his performance was recognized by...

UNT Board of Regents approves plan for new venue, demolition of stadium

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - 11:07pm

By Brett Vito

The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to build a venue to house its women’s soccer and track and field programs.

The $11.9 million facility will be behind Warach Tennis Complex near South Bonnie Brae and Willowwood streets.

Building the venue will allow the university to demolish the remainder of Fouts Field, opening up a prime piece of land near Interstate 35E that will be converted into parking.

UNT’s track and field team currently uses Fouts Field as its home venue. Construction of the facility, which will include office space, locker rooms and meeting...

Team places second in logistics contest

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

A team of four UNT students placed second in a logistics case competition between university students from across the U.S. and Canada.

The student groups were all asked to solve a problem for a fictional company that makes blenders. Students had to figure out how to outsource components for the newest model while decreasing cost.

The competition, Operation Stimulus Student Case Competition, was held earlier this month in Denver.

Four UNT students were awarded: junior Ashleigh Allison, a biomedical engineering major; senior David Looney, an aviation logistics major; senior Sergio Garcia, a logistics and supply...

Students to make presentations in Austin

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

Next month, two students will get to present at the Texas Capitol as part of Undergraduate Research Day.

Robert Presley Smith and Prateek Kalakunta are two of 75 students across the state who will get to present their research at the capitol, tour the building and meet with legislators Tuesday, March 28.

Smith, a senior studying mechanical and energy engineering, is looking at how to create electricity in new ways. Right now, he’s looking at how to use the sun’s rays to create heat and conduct electricity.

Kalakunta, who is in high school through UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, focuses on...

Veterans, UNT Engineers Build Future Army Tech

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 - 6:18pm

By Brian Scott

Army veterans Jeremy Artman and Nathan Derrick are now using their skills as engineering students at the University of North Texas to help design the next generation of tactical shelters for the U.S. Army.

Their team at UNT, along with teams from Northeastern University and the University of Southern Mississippi, has been granted $2.6 million by the U.S. Army to work on the project.

Artman, who served during the Iraq War, remembers the tactical shelters well. They used the structures for medical bays...