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UNT looks to capitalize on buzz surrounding UTSA showdown

Wren Baker has only been the athletic director at North Texas for a little more than a year, but he's been around college athletics long enough to identify the feeling heading into the Mean Green's game against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.

"If you do this long enough, you get the vibe when a game is different," Baker said. "This game has a different feel."

That's because it's one of the biggest regular-season games UNT has played in years. The Mean Green (3-2) are 2-0 in Conference USA play and alone in first place in the league's West Division heading into a showdown with the Roadrunners, one of their biggest...

UNT reaching out to community to offer free help to local business owners

The University of North Texas Department of Management is hoping a new initiative can better foster partnerships with local businesses.

Through its Family Business Initiative, the school’s business program will offer free services to help Denton-area businesses expand and, in turn, give UNT students hands-on learning opportunities. 

The upcoming Family Business Breakfast Oct. 27 will serve as a networking event bringing together local business owners and UNT faculty and MBA students, according to the university.


Reddit co-founder to speak at UNT this month

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian will be a featured speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

After helping start Reddit, a social and news online forum, Ohanian has gone onto launch other websites and forums online, while also co-founding a venture capital firm.

The event is set to begin at 8 p.m. in the UNT Coliseum. The lecture is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets are free for students, $5 for student guests, $8 for faculty and staff and $10 for general admission. 

The series is presenting two speakers this academic year: Ohanian and Jane...

UNT professor named honorary member of international association

During the upcoming International City/County Management Association conference, UNT professor Robert L. Bland will become an honorary member of the group. 

Bland, an endowed professor of local government, will be recognized at the conference on Oct. 22 in San Antonio. The recognition is given to one person who isn't in local government management but has contributed to the improvement of local government. The association is designed to give professional training and development to city, town and county management officials across the globe.

Bland has studied and taught local government management since he...

Famous UNT alum has high hopes for football program

The University of North Texas’ most famous alum has high hopes for the football program.

“My expectations for North Texas is to put some mean in the green,” said North Texas alum and pro football Hall of Famer Joe Greene recently to CBS11 Sports.

And no one knows “mean” better than “Mean Joe” Greene.

North Texas is counting on second-year head coach Seth Littrell to put the “mean” back in the “Mean Green.”

“It’s our core values, selfless, tough and discipline. It’s what we go buy everyday and it’s been in style ever since Coach Littrell came,” said running back Jeffrey Wilson.

UNT (3-2, 2-0 in...

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