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  1. Benford termination watch thread

    Let's be honest here.  Historically, there would have been NO WAY they would have even considered firing Mac as early as they did.  So let's give credit where credit is due, they are moving in the right direction, whether it be in terms of coaching hires, assistant salaries, facilities, conference affiliation.  The problem is there was such a damn long period of minimal investment that we are having to play major catchup and it isn't happening as fast as we wish that it would.  We hoped that Apogee would provide us an instant boost in attendance and recruiting etc, the reality is that takes years, probably decades to see tangible results.  Same thing in terms of academics, we have seen the Carnagie designation in the past week and I expect we will see them continue to build our reputation as the state HAS to develop more tier 1 colleges and the flagships (UT/A&M) are running out of space and we are seeing many good Texas students leaving the state. Frisco is actually a good thing.  We need to spread out brand out there and provide access to professionals looking to further their education.  We can still offer the true college experience in Denton and that will not change. In terms of athletics, I think most would agree Littrell was a good hire.  He has brought in some very good assistants and this will reap dividends.  It is going to take time.  The problem we face is most of our fanbase is dealing with over a decade in football with only one winning season, a season in which we lost to in state rival UTSA at home btw.  So while the Seth Littrell hope candle has been lit, and most of us are very encouraged by the hire it will take several years to get this program back where it deserves to be.  The powers that be at North Texas need to understand that fan morale is very low at this time and adjust accordingly.
  2. Un Marking a forum a read

    5 and dime is right, I am not sure that you can.  It happened to me one time on accident.   No worries, it will fill back up with unread stuff in short order.
  3. The UNT College of Music presents thousands of events each year – everything from symphonies, to chamber performances, to faculty and student recitals – and many are streamed live online. Little do viewers know that it is one man's concept, and the work of just two people bringing the big, bold sounds of UNT's talented faculty, students and guest artists into their homes. View the full article
  4. The UNT College of Music presents thousands of events each year – everything from symphonies, to chamber performances, to faculty and student recitals – and many are streamed live online. Little do viewers know that it is one man's concept, and the work of just two people bringing the big, bold sounds of UNT's talented faculty, students and guest artists into their homes. View the full article
  5. How cheap did you drink in college?

    Awesome photo.  Brings back memories.
  6. Historic moments in UNT athletics

    You can, but you have to pull the code with the "share" not the raw address...  
  7. The new study will determine the effectiveness of different psychological interventions in improving athletes' physical rehabilitation after ACL surgery and their psychological responses to injury, overall well-being and confidence in returning to their sport. View the full article
  8. It may be hard to believe that portions of the series were created in a UNT dorm room by Jazz studies student Henry Beal. View the full article
  9. It may be hard to believe that portions of the series were created in a UNT dorm room by Jazz studies student Henry Beal. View the full article
  10. The Baumer String Quartet returns to the University of North Texas College of Music for a weeklong residency in February that will conclude with two collaborative recitals – one with faculty, and one with students. View the full article
  11. State legislatures across the U.S. are beginning to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. The new policies will be enacted in public schools by the states over the coming year, and debate about the pros and cons of the act has already begun. View the full article
  12. Celebrate Your Team - Specialty TollTags

    I like ours but would it not look better centered?
  13. 1. Why isn't North Texas good more often? Back in the late-'90s, when I was busy playing EA's NCAA Football in the dorms, my friends and I noticed an interesting development. By the fourth or fifth year of every simulation, North Texas had become a mid-major power. Once or twice, the Mean Green became a top-five team. The AI for the game eventually improved, but it wasn't hard to see why the early version would assume a team from Denton could make it into a higher echelon. If you've got to be a mid-major, being a mid-major 40 miles from Dallas isn't too bad an idea. In the simulation, UNT would land enough local recruits to be competitive, win some games, then land more local recruits. It was so logical that UNT could become a decent program, that almost two decades later, I get a little bit thrown off when the Mean Green aren't. And to be sure, they've spent most of their FBS existence being less than decent. Since rejoining FBS in 1995, they have attended five bowls, but four came in a four-year stretch. Darrell Dickey led them to four New Orleans Bowl appearances in a row from 2001-05. Before then, they averaged just 3.2 wins per season. Since, they've averaged 3. This doesn't make a lot of sense. The facilities could be worse. Apogee Stadium still has a bit of new stadium smell to it. The money isn't atrocious. The access to talent is solid for a mid-major. Steven Godfrey and I mentioned UNT as a "why aren't they better?" program in last week's Podcast Ain't Played Nobody. It looked like Dan McCarney had things figured out for a while. Combining a host of veterans with key transfers, McCarney led UNT to a 9-4 season in 2013, the Mean Green's first in Conference USA. It looked replicable. But it wasn't, at least not for McCarney. An inexperienced squad went 4-8 in 2014, and the Mean Green put a stunning level of awfulness onto the field in 2015. They were 128th, dead last, in the S&P+ rankings. They went 1-11 and came within 14 points of an opponent only one other time. They lost to Portland State by 59 points. They lost to Portland State by 59 points. It was predictable that McCarney would be dumped. Mike Canales played out the string, leading UNT to its only win and at least sustaining a slightly higher level of play. read more:  http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/2/8/10916556/north-texas-2016-preview-schedule-roster
  14. The Executive + Scholar Lecture Series will be headlined by digital retail executive John Koryl, president of Neiman Marcus Stores and Online, in a Q&A about technology, analytics and the store of the future. Koryl will be joined by big data expert Shah Karim, chief executive officer of SafeRock, a retail analytics company. View the full article