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UNT basketball games picked up for TV
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By Brett Vito

DENTON -- The UNT men's and women's basketball teams had eight games selected for broadcast by American Sports Network as part of Conference USA's television package.

The games will be shown locally on KTXA-TV (Channel 21).

The UNT men's games that were selected were Nicholls State (7 p.m., Dec. 14), at Texas-San Antonio (6 p.m., Jan. 1), at UTEP (4 p.m., Jan. 3), Rice (1 p.m., Jan. 9), Louisiana Tech (3 p.m., Feb. 6), at Old Dominion (6 p.m., Feb. 11) and at Charlotte (3 p.m., Feb. 13).

The UNT women will have their 3 p.m. game at Rice on Jan. 10 broadcast.

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From playing at Oregon to being out of the game cleaning toilets, former Skyline star's journey leads to UNT
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By Brett Vito

DENTON -- Anthony Wallace charged through the middle of Iowa's offensive line Saturday and arrived just in time -- meeting a ball skittering across the turf at Kinnick Stadium.

Chasing that fumble in North Texas' game against Iowa was a situation Wallace seemed built to handle against a high-profile opponent on the big stage of a Big Ten venue.

The thick-built 6-foot linebacker was once a top college prospect at Skyline, traits that made him a bit of an odd fit as a public area attendant at the W Dallas-Victory Hotel in 2013.

Wallace cleaned toilets and sinks for a few months while out of...

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6 Bizarre Forms of Discrimination That Can Lose You a Job
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By Robin O'Lachlan

Ever wonder why you never get picked for a good job? Hell, you've got all the requirements they need and you've got sex appeal. What's going wrong?

These are all questions we've been asking ourselves lately, and it turns out that, tired of the same old prejudices from previous generations, businesses are getting creative in their discrimination.

#6. By Your Handwriting

In this modern day and age, you would think that handwriting has become irrelevant in the workplace. Who cares if you dot your I's with love hearts? Who cares if you turn every "A" into a...

Majority at UT campus carry forum say: Keep guns out of classroom
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By Tom Benning

AUSTIN — A strong majority of speakers at the University of Texas at Austin’s first campus carry forum on Wednesday night voiced concern about the contentious law that will allow licensed Texans to carry concealed handguns in campus buildings.

But since lawmakers didn’t allow public universities to totally opt out of campus carry — as private schools can — many of those opposed to the proposal focused more on imploring school officials to make classrooms and other specific areas gun-free.

“I’m here to say as emphatically as I possibly can: Guns don’t belong in classrooms,” said Joan Neuberger,...

Iron-gallium alloy shows promise as a power-generation device
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An alloy first made nearly two decades ago by the U. S. Navy could provide an efficient new way to produce electricity. The material, dubbed Galfenol, consists of iron doped with the metal gallium. In new experiments, researchers from UCLA, the University of North Texas (UNT), and the Air Force Research Laboratories have shown that Galfenol can generate as much as 80 megawatts of instantaneous power per square meter under strong impacts. The team describes the findings, which could lead to the development of wireless impact detectors and other applications, in a paper in the Journal of Applied Physics...

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