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Mean Green wins lift whole university

We usually don't comment on local sports stories in this editorial space, but the University of North Texas athletic department may be putting together something important and lasting under the leadership of athletic director Wren Baker and head coach Seth Littrell.

The Mean Green is 3-0 in Conference USA's western division and sits atop the conference standings.

Sophomore quarterback Mason Fine looked like Aaron Rodgers, the nimble Green Bay QB, as he led the Mean Green offense to a game-winning touchdown Saturday in the final 67 seconds against the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Starting at the Mean...

UNT Mean Green drives 98 yards in final minute to overcome UTSA

DENTON - Sophomore quarterback Mason Fine drove North Texas 98 yards in the game's final minute, capped by a 22-yard touchdown pass to Rico Bussey Jr. with 10 seconds to play for a 29-26 victory over the UT San Antonio Roadrunners before a crowd of 23,068 Saturday at Apogee Stadium.

The win improves the Mean Green to 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in Conference USA play. UTSA falls to 3-2 and 0-2.

Fine completed 20 of 34 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns, and scored the first points of the day on a 2-yard run midway through the first quarter. The passing effort was Mason's third of at least 350 yards this season...

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band plans fall concerts with guests


The University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band will share the stage with two guests in concerts this fall. 

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores, an 18-piece big band, will perform a free concert at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the University Union Syndicate, 1155 Union Circle. The One O'clock Lab Band will open for the Commodores, which includes six alumni of the UNT College of Music.  The lab band's pre-concert rehearsal will be open to the public, along with an earlier Commodores concert at 2 p.m., in Kenton Hall at 415 Ave. C. 

Four-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist...

UNT designers to create costumes from thrift store finds


University of North Texas students will whip up Halloween costumes for an exhibit that will benefit a local nonprofit. 

UNT design students will make costumes using materials from the Denton County Friends of the Family Thrift Store. They will exhibit the costumes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the thrift store, 1614 W. University Dr. 

The student designers will use at least three different items purchased from the Denton County Friends of the Family thrift store. Those purchases benefit Friends of the Family, a local nonprofit that assists individuals and families who are domestic and...

What should Amazon buy next? UNT professor responds

It's possible to guess without a Wall Street salary and bonus. I wrote about how Apple had missed out on all the cool kid headphones back in December 2013, and five months later it purchased rapper Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Much speculation lately has been on the pharmacy business and that maybe Amazon will look there to put its re-...

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