The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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Boutte elected to Texas basketball hall
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By I.C. Murrell

Fred Williams coached Kountze during the 1986-87 basketball season — while serving as principal — just so that he could pick his own successor.

Along came one of his former players, Andre Boutte.

“Not only that, he had a mobile home right next to me in Kountze,” Williams said.

Boutte, who won state championships under Williams at Beaumont Hebert in 1980 and 1981, was starting what would become a hall-of-fame coaching career that saw him win two state championships at Port Arthur Lincoln and another at Beaumont Ozen.

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Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall
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By Preston Jones

Like clockwork, every year for the better part of the last decade, Lyle Lovett has performed at Bass Hall.

And, just as predictably, every year for the last two or three years, my friends and family have offered some variation on the question “So why are you going to see Lyle Lovett again?”

The answer is a bit of a paradox: The constancy of both Lovett’s regular Fort Worth stops and my friends and family’s bemusement at my religious attendance is justified by the guarantee that you never quite know what you’ll get...

North Texas hires new diving coach
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By Alesha Breckon

The University of North Texas announced this month that they will be adding diving coach Mark Murdock to the Mean Green team. Murdock competed at the collegiate level with the Wyoming Cowboys. During his tenure there, he was a two-time Mountain West Conference champion. He is also a school record holder in both the one-meter and three-meter disciplines. Additionally, Murdock competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012 with his synchronized diving partner Dashiell Enos.

After graduation, Murdock moved onto Northern Colorado University, where he coached divers that won conference...

The Ethical Consumer
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Many of our everyday purchases are made without giving much thought to the businesses we’re supporting. Yet the more we know about how a company operates – and even the political leanings of its C.E.O. – the more those purchases also become ethical decisions. This hour, we’ll talk about how what we know about businesses affects how we spend our money with a panel of business ethics professors. Be sure to check out...

Soccer: Mean Green open year with eye on titles
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By Brett Vito

Pretty much everything went according to plan a year ago for the North Texas soccer team, right up until a bitter end.

The Mean Green won the Conference USA regular-season title and rolled into the league tournament final against Rice.

That’s where a season in which so much went right turned terribly wrong.

The Owls scored an early goal while UNT managed just three shots on goal in a 2-0 loss. And that was just part of what made the day miserable for the Mean Green. Star goalkeeper Jackie Kerestine was kicked in the right eye by a Rice player, opening a gash that knocked her out of the...

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