UNT promotes former Cowboys player choice to RB coach

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Tashard Choice has been hired to coach his old position at North Texas.

Choice was promoted Friday from his previous role as a quality control coach with the offense. The Mean Green qualified for the New Orleans Bowl, losing to Troy 50-30.

The 33-year-old Choice spent 2016 on the staff of the Cowboys, helping with running backs during offseason practice and training camp. He rushed for 1,579 yards and 10 touchdowns over six seasons, with other stops in Washington, Buffalo and Indianapolis.

The Cowboys drafted Choice in the fourth round out of...

Longtime UNT official Scotty Conley has retired

Scotty Conley has retired after nine seasons with the North Texas football program.

Conley spent the last two seasons as UNT's director of high school relations. He was UNT's director of football operations from 2009-15 and has spent more than 40 years working in high school and college football.

Multiple UNT sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed Conley's departure Sunday.

Conley served under three head coaches during his time at UNT after being hired by former Mean Green coach Todd Dodge in 2009. He also worked under Dan McCarney and Seth Littrell, who is entering his third season with...

DRC publisher honored by United Way of Denton County with 2018 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award

United Way of Denton County announced today that Bill Patterson, longtime publisher and now owner of the Denton Record-Chronicle, will be the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award to be presented at the organization's sixth annual gala on Jan. 20.

A United Way of Denton County Lifetime Member, Patterson recently made headlines by purchasing the Denton Record-Chronicle, returning ownership to its family roots. Immediately upon graduating from Oklahoma State University, he returned to Denton to begin his professional career at his family's newspaper. Now, 35 years later,...

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UNT student heads to retail industry’s top show, thanks to scholarship

A University of North Texas student is going to one of the biggest shows in retail, thanks to a unique scholarship. Emma Restivo, a freshman, received the Rising Star Award to attend the National Retail FederalBig Show and Student Program Jan. 12 - 15.

The award is granted by the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing to a student who shows promise in digital retailing...

UNT partnering with Indian Institute of Technology

As the population age 65 and older in the U.S. and the world grows, so does the need for bioimplants, such as artificial knees and hips, dental prosthetics and cardiovascular devices. Implant surgeries can be taxing on older demographics who tend to take longer to recover, and once a bioimplant is inserted, there’s no guarantee it will last. Sundeep MukherjeeUniversity of North Texas associate professor of materials science and engineering, wants to change that, the university said. “There are a lot of very pertinent issues surrounding bioimplants that need to be remedied,”...