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  1. 36 points
    And that's good for another Mean Green 'First Down !' Touchdown Mean Green ! William Grant Holland
  2. 28 points
    FROM THE OFFICE MR WREN BAKER AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB). OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO. WEST AFRICA. DEAR MR. ARKSTFAN: I AM WREN BAKER, THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK HERE IN BURKINA FASO. DURING THE COURSE OF OUR AUDITING, I DISCOVERED A FLOATING FUND IN AN ACCOUNT OPENED IN THE BANK BY MR JOHN KOROVO AND AFTER GOING THROUGH SOME OLD FILES IN THE RECORDS I DISCOVERED THAT THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT DIED IN THE (BEIRUT-BOUND CHARTER JET) PLANE CRASH ON THE 25TH DECEMBER 2003 IN COTONOU (REPUBLIC OF BENIN). AND NOBODY HAS OPERATED ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN, THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR JOHN KOROVO A FOREIGNER, AND A TRADER WHO TRADE ON GOLD AND MINING, HE DIED, SINCE 2003 AND NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT OR ANY THING CONCERNING IT, THE ACCOUNT HAS NO OTHER BENEFICIARY AND MY INVESTIGATION PROVED TO ME AS WELL THAT MR JOHN KOROVO DIE ALONG WITH HIS TIRED FAMILY. THE AMOUNT INVOLVED IS (USD 25.2 M) TWENTY-FIVE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY , I AM CONTACTING YOU AS A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THIS MONEY CAN NOT BE APPROVED TO A LOCAL PERSON HERE, BUT CAN ONLY BE APPROVED TO ANY FOREIGNER WITH VALID INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LICENSE AND FOREIGN ACCOUNT BECAUSE THE MONEY IS IN US DOLLARS AND THE FORMER OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT MR JOHN KOROVO IS A FOREIGNER TOO, AND THE MONEY CAN ONLY BE APPROVED INTO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT. ON THE CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 30% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION, WHILE 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO TAKE CARE OF THEEXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER AND ALSO TELEPHONE BILLS, WHILE 60% WILL BE FOR ME. SO ON THE INDICATION OF YOUR WILLINGNESS I WANT YOU TO FORWARD TO ME YOUR FULL NAME: SEX: COMPANY: IF ANY FULL CONTACT ADDRESS: PHONE: CELL: FAX: CITY: STATE:ZIP CODE: COUNTRY: OCCUPATION AND ALL THE NECESSARYINFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU ON THE ACCEPTANCE TO CHAMPION THIS TRANSACTION WITH ME. THANKS YOURS TRULY WREN BAKER
  3. 21 points
    It'll be interesting to hear the thoughts of some of the younger alums on this matter. I don't understand how going exclusively with UNT somehow eliminates the "directional" issue, since one of the letters in UNT represents a direction. I don't ever hear anyone associated with Southern Methodist University being concerned about their name being too directional. Especially since their name is somewhat inaccurate, since Dallas is located more in the Southwest than in the South. Same for Southern Cal. They don't seem to worry about the generic direction in their name. In both of my examples neither of the schools have the letters of their school on their helmets, as well as not having their generic names. And now, the same goes for North Texas. We have the SOW. North Texas has always been what we've called ourselves......much like Southern Methodist, and Southern Cal. I don't see any advantage in changing it.
  4. 20 points
  5. 18 points
    Sorry, but we're being accused of being low on funds by folks from Northeast Arkansas?
  6. 18 points
    How about welcoming Mr. Johnson to North Texas and settjng aside another thread to bitch about recruiting. I can just see Anthony fresh off his committment being excited to show his friends and teammates. He Googles his name and runs across this thread complaining about our staff's inability to recruit good players. Bet that makes him feel good.
  7. 18 points
    I'm a bit surprised that there haven't been any comments about this update. Vito was correct, Saturday was basically the Kam Duhon (#27 on your program) show. I commented to the person sitting next to me yesterday that, this spring, I've seen more hungry walk-on WR's than I've seen in, well, I can't remember. And the hungriest seems to be Mr. Duhon. IMHO, this guy is working himself into the starting rotation by being the WR with great hands, and the WR willing to go over the middle and take a hit from a LB/Safety. To a slightly less extent, the same could be said for Braydon Watson (#39 on your program) and Dennis Smith (a sports announcers dream name...especially these days.....#84 on your program). ....as well as the ever present Mr Lawrence (#32) still doing his Kenny Buyers imitation. And from the WR's willing to take the body shot, we go to the WR's who can deliver the long-ball- knockout-blow. With the first pass thrown in the scrimmage (from Mr. Shanbour) Tyler Wilson demonstrated his long ball threat with a 30-40yrd sideline catch. From there at least one TD catch went to our transfer from ND/TVCC, #9 on your program. On just about all of his catches, including the TD catch, he demonstrated his ability to turn a relatively short pass into a long play with his running/tackle-breaking ability. It's a very positive sign, but this is spring, and one wonders if that is great running ability or poor tackling. I say that because the next impressive catch-that-turns-into-a-tackle-breaking-touchdown-run comes from Will Boyd (#80 on your program). All total, a 30-40 yard play on his part. Mr. Bussey had some great catches out there. I didn't see our other transfer Quinetion Jackson (wearing a red jersey, but will wear #13 this fall) who made some good catches in previous practices. I suspect it's because, at this point, he can't take full contact. TE's. This seems to be the spring of getting Mr. Chumley ready for his new role. He took what seemed like all of the TE plays. He continues to get better. He made a great catch about 15-20 yards down field with a DB hanging on him, but by time he hit the ground the DB had dislodged it. He made other good-to-great grabs, and demonstrated that he can get some yards after the catch. If things continue this way, we are pretty set in the TE category. RB's. Naturally Mr. Wilson was not out there......nor was Mr. Wyche(#4 on your program). Like Mr. Duhon, Mr. Hosley (#46 on your program) is making a very strong bid to get into the RB rotation. He got a lot of the running plays and he turned a lot of them into pretty impressive tackle-breaking runs. He is quick and fast but @ 5'9" X 175 he is by no means a power back. But he is surprisingly strong in his runs. Let's put it this way, if you want to tackle Mr Hosley, you better take him all the way to the ground....and make absolutely sure his knee has touched. Defense. Overall the DL is asserting itself in a way that we all hoped they would. Not as many wide open spaces allowed, although in the beginning of the scrimmage our young Mr. Pearson (#10 on your program) saw wide open spaces to his right, that was just too tempting to overlook, and then took off on a 50+ yard TD run. He's one of those runners that is not all that quick, but when he gets his momentum going he gets faster and faster. Shanbour also ripped off a 40+ yard designed run later in the scrimmage. Anyway, the RB's all had to really earn their yardage......and not much of it came against the first team. Also of note. Just about every catch involved a DB being just right there or the WR having to wear the DB while they caught the ball. VERY AGGRESSIVE DB's.
  8. 18 points
    It is AMAZING to see what common sense, forward thinking and initative have accomplished in such a short time. I pray that we can keep Wren around for a long, long time. GO MEAN GREEN!
  9. 16 points
    Based on the way that the players that were ready to commit to Ark State (and this is no reflection on Ark State) have switched to UNT, it seems like the key factor is not the school, campus, city, etc.
  10. 16 points
  11. 15 points
  12. 15 points
    Not gonna lie, Harry. With our history, the whole Facility-X-is-gonna-be-a-game-changer/recruitment-tool-for-us mantra is lost on me.
  13. 14 points
    Brice was a highly anticipated recruit but never lived up to his billing, in my opinion. Surprisingly ineffective rebounder for his height. Brown was support personnel and his scoring actually fell off from his freshman year. I would be surprised to hear McCasland begged either one of these guys to stay. Especially considering he already brought in more guys than we had roster spots for. This is much needed and welcome. Honestly with the exception of Lawson and Woolridge I'd be okay with seeing an entirely new team. Also, best of luck to both of them..
  14. 14 points
    @Brett Vito So help me... if this article gets UNT in some hot NCAA water, I'm coming to rob every parking pass you ever thought you had. You wont even be able to park in your own driveway when I'm done with you.
  15. 13 points
    I'm surprised 13 people can even get into a dorm room.
  16. 13 points
    http://247sports.com/Article/Always-a-program-with-potential-North-Texas-football-is-on-the-r-52121690
  17. 12 points
    We need to just keep doing what we are doing and shoot for a better conference than either one of these conferences. The Sunbelt is not a good league. Conference USA is turning into Sunbelt 2.0 already. It wasn't that long ago that Conference USA was to merge with MWC. That obviously didn't happen. UNT is doing all the right things these days in terms of investing in athletics when many of the schools in our league aren't. I for one, for the first time ever have confidence in the university leadership, athletic department leadership, and coaches to work at moving forward towards betters things. I think most of us can agree things are different now.
  18. 12 points
    Best uniform, by far, in the last 10-20 years.
  19. 11 points
    I am TOTALLY STOKED about the future of Mean Green football as I watch BOG. The current admin and Coach have taken the program up several notches. I can wait to see what happens next year!!!!!
  20. 11 points
    Y'all are missing the big news....they have television in Jonesboro.
  21. 11 points
    Kievan Myers & Calvin Avery of Bishop Dunne will be there.
  22. 11 points
    no to letters...North Texas is specific....UNT is just an acronym...i never reply to our school as UNT, it's always North Texas class of 2000
  23. 11 points
    I wish the season started tomorrow. I'm ready for the healing process to begin.
  24. 10 points
  25. 10 points
    Recruiting for the 2018 class has certainly picked up compared to the 2016 and 2017 classes. I think our HOD bowl game appearance is starting to pay some dividends.
  26. 10 points
  27. 10 points
    Found the money in a Wells Fargo deposit envelope near the late night ATM. It was like $400,000 cash and $100,00 in checks, so I left the checks and took the cash. Me and some friends have been using it to secretly pay every one of the recruits we flipped. Please don't tell anyone. This would be quite an issue for our program if the wrong people learned about this. EDIT: In all seriousness, RV said he left the checkbook in the bottom right drawer, but when we opened it, all we found were old deposit slips with the address from the old AD building at Fouts. Just give us a week and we'll make this right.
  28. 10 points
    Linebackers were dismissed. All DBs were called back for a second look. (James Gray, Chad Davis and John Schilleci)
  29. 10 points
    We had 13 scholarships players this year. 3 of them are for sure gone (Reese, Johnson, and Green), and another is very likely to be gone in Keith Frazier. That would leave 9 returning scholarship players. We had 2 signees in Wainwright and Simmons. Wainwright was released from his LOI so that left us with 1 signee in Simmons. Simmons plus our 9 returning scholarship players is 10, leaving us with 3 spots. Those 3 spots have been filled with Roosevelt Smart, Tikhonenko, and Arikawe. Assuming Frazier is gone, we have now reached the point where we would be full for next year if our 9 players who weren't seniors all were to return. Each additional signee from here would mean someone of those 9 will not be returning.
  30. 9 points
    "Can I speak to your manager" Bowl brought to you by Yoga Pants.
  31. 9 points
    Anyone looking at UT's locker room not think this is all getting totally out of hand?
  32. 9 points
    Dnag, I thought we were voting on our favorite Scrappy. All hopes of replacing Eugene Levy have been dashed!
  33. 9 points
    Sending Jerry Scott to the media on deadline day is a bitch move. Not paying on time is a bitch move. Making jokes about something that impacts none of us with a couple of ASU fans is fun. I chose door number 3 and am happy about it.
  34. 9 points
    What a great day it was! This was the seventh year this game has been played, and each and every year we have raised more scholarship funds than the last, but this year was special. Through our great sponsors, our players, our donors and our silent auction bidders and buyers, we raised over $10,000 for the first time ever! And, funds are still coming in! Yes, the white team won this year's game, but it was fairly competitive this year. At times I thought of renaming the game "roller derby basketball", but both teams survived with anyone getting hurt. Probably a few "sore guys" today, but smiling in their soreness knowing that they helped raise a record amount of scholarship money for these great student-athletes! I would be hard pressed to imagine seven years ago that this event could raise over $10,000, but it just shows what the Mean Green family can do when they come together with a positive goal in mind. Too many people to thank here, but to all our donors, sponsors, players, Cheer Team parents, Student Affairs team, Athletic Department team, Advancement folks and spectators I say "thank you....thank you so much" for making this event a success...AGAIN! You have shown a bunch of student-athletes and their parents that the Mean Green Nation is a caring and generous bunch. Thanks to all...stand by for bigger and better next year! Already working on it.
  35. 9 points
    I really hate that cUSA is playing Friday night games. That should be dedicated to highschool football. It's in the Constitution or the Ten Commandments or something.
  36. 9 points
    Haven't seen a thread on this yet... https://www.amazon.com/Mean-Joe-Greene-Built-Football/dp/0998627305/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1489159106&sr=8-3 http://footballmatters.org/mean-joe-greene-built-by-football/ "Better known by his nickname “Mean Joe” Greene, Charles Edward Joseph Greene acquired his moniker as a reference to his school’s nickname, the University of North Texas Mean Green (then known as North Texas State). During his three seasons in Denton, the 6-4, 270-pound defensive tackle led the Mean Green to a 23-5-1 record. In his 29 games, the team held the opposition to 2,507 yards gained on 1,276 rushes. A per carry average of less than two yards per attempt. His collegiate coach, Rod Rust, said of the 1968 consensus All-America, “There are two factors behind Joe’s success. First, he has the ability to make the big defensive play and turn the tempo of a game around. Second, he has the speed to be an excellent pursuit player.” Waiting for my copy to arrive but thought it worth its own thread here.
  37. 9 points
    I buy merchandise that says North Texas. I do not buy merchandise that says UNT.
  38. 9 points
    "North Texas" has been a part of who we are since Joshua Crittendon Chilton was the first President of North Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute back in 1890. Regardless of what year you graduated, North Texas is on your degree. We are not comparable to an SMU or a USC because their current abbreviations have always stood for the full name of the school. UNT does not abbreviate the school that every generation of our alumni attended. Tradition is about shared history, ties that bind us all together...not about whether people from outside our family gravitate towards our moniker. We are who we tell people we are. If they don't recognize North Texas it's because we have done a piss poor job of championing our brand. That isn't going to change because we give them the mental shortcut of memorizing three letters.
  39. 9 points
    I used to think this way too until I actually stepped foot in a college indoor facility in August. A lot of em ain't cool and comfy even with exhaust the fans goin'. But that's also not the point. Schools with indoor facilities still also use their outdoor practice fields to do stuff like acclimatize to extreme heat, and conversely to extreme cold. Reasons to have an indoor facility in a place like Denton: 1. Provides a weather-is-not-a-factor practice area for multiple sports. It rains a lot in Denton, and lightnings and hails, and vicious wind. If the weather is crap and everybody is miserable, they don't practice well, they just wanna get it the hell over with and go home. This solves that situation and yes we've all seen what a difference one good or bad practice in a week can mean for Saturday. Soccer and softball can also use the place in those situations. Also, Green Brigade could potentially practice there in garbage weather. 2. If said crappy weather mucks up the practice field, you don't have to continue tearing it up or go tear up the competition turf in the stadium. You don't want to throw a tackling sled on the nice expensive turf in Apogee if the Dickey fields are muddy AF. 3. Provides a cheaper option for practicing later in the season when it gets dark at 5pm. Instead of using the Apogee and turning on the big field lights, you can use the indoor which isn't gonna spin the meter as fast. 4. It's just one more tool to use to try and convince a fickle-minded 18 year-old high school jock to come to UNT. It's a player ego-booster and a fan/alum/donor ego-booster. 5. In the future, once Jerry Jones dies (providing he doesn't find a way to become a cyborg) and the NFL collectively forgets the complete disaster that was the prep and execution for Super Bowl XLV and decides to gift AT&T Stadium with another Super Bowl, then UNT with it's D1 indoor facility can host the practices for one of the teams instead of freaking Highland Park HS. Same for big time soccer or any other number of things.
  40. 9 points
    I just hope that everyone embraces English... The kid has done a great job in terms of helping recruit some kids, and honestly I think could be someone like Zac Orr here at UNT. Just hope he gets a huge cheer for that first sack, tackle, etc.
  41. 9 points
    To me it shows a commitment is there to WIN! It shows that the leadership is committed to WIN! Up dated facilities attract students! $160M on the student union? Must be impressive!
  42. 8 points
    Commits to UNT. Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge get for UNT. We beat out: SMU, Minnesota, La Tech, Illinoise, Texas Tech, Utah
  43. 8 points
    Why do people still argue with Ben Gooding?
  44. 8 points
    Good point on baseball. Why don't you guys just start a second program and we'll maybe give you some empty wallets and an old hat for it once it's decent?
  45. 8 points
    People just can't get enough chrome these days.
  46. 8 points
    Here's a hot sports opinion: those Under Armour unis are better than anything we've had with Nike.
  47. 8 points
    I was just about to post this. With this new staff I have a feeling the new unis are gonna piss off all the old timers but I'm okay with that because that's what the kids(including myself) like.
  48. 8 points
    Shut up! This is all tertiary to what really drives our University. I want to know about gameday pageantry!!!!
  49. 8 points
    When people ask me where I went to school I always say North Texas. I believe I agree with this. Everyone knows USC is Southern Cal (or South Carolina maybe if on the east coast) but UNT has no recognition. North Texas does. If we want to brand initials I'd rather use NT than UNT.
  50. 8 points
    North Texas is what we are. Let's not mess with tradition and open the door to...well, you know...