Zeleny' Orel

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  1. The bracket posted on the CUSA site has us playing Southern Miss but the article has us playing the winner of UTSA and FAU. Which is correct?
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    Basketball Programs Launch Season-Ticket Campaign

    Anyone know when the basketball schedules will be announced?
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    Ryan Peck/Chris Baretta Revenue Interview

    Interesting to hear the business side of athletics and the strategic planning now being utilized...time will tell how it works for UNT Athletics, but sounds promising
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    Updated North Texas APR Scores

    More often than not, the more scholarship money you offer to National Merit Semifinalists or Finalists, the more attend your university. As with most things, the more money you invest, the better your result. Support UNT with your financial gifts for both academics and athletics.
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    Tennis Opens CUSA Tournament against Middle Tennessee

    Looks like Rice is in a class by themselves. They won the CUSA tournament for the 5th consecutive year, beating FIU 4-1 in the finals, after beating us 4-0 in the semis on Saturday . For three of our four years in CUSA we have met Rice in the semifinals. It would be interesting to see how we would fare if we were ever in the opposite half of the draw from Rice and playing someone else in the semifinals. In 2015 we lost 4-3 to Old Dominion in the quarterfinals. Rice loses only 2 seniors, so they should be tough again next year. All 14 teams play in the tournament, with the top 2 seeds getting a bye. We have our work cut out for us, but hopefully our 2 new recruits and continued development of our freshmen and sophomores will help move us to the next level. GO MEAN GREEN!
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    Tennis Opens CUSA Tournament against Middle Tennessee

    Rice (seeded #1 in tournament and #37 in nation) and FIU (seeded #2 and #40 in nation) are just a level above the rest of Conference USA this year. We are among the best of the rest. We lose our lone senior Alexis Thoma and have no juniors on the team, so the core group is back for next two years. Continued improvement in the play of the current freshmen and sophomores, plus two fairly good recruits, will give us a shot next year. This is a team that needs to be "coached up" to break through the semifinals, which is where we seem to get beat each year. Rice has won the last 4 conference championships and FIU is always in the hunt, so we need to get up to that next level to realistically compete for the championship. With added experience, it can be done. GO MEAN GREEN!
  7. I will let a current student or more recent alum answer your questions, but I am curious on how you became a Mean Green fan all the way in New York.
  8. The CUSA Women's Tennis draw is set and UNT, the host school, garnered the #5 seed, following Rice (#1), FIU (#2), Marshall (#3), and Old Dominion (#4). We open the tournament against #12 seed Middle Tennessee at noon on Thursday. We are in the top half of the bracket with Rice. If we win Thursday, we play the winner of Old Dominion-UAB on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Winning that match will probably give us the right to play Rice in the semifinals on Saturday at noon (Rice plays the winner of #8 Southern Miss and #9 UTSA on Friday). Let's hope it doesn't rain and force us to play indoors at some facility in Dallas....hate to lose the home court advantage....we have no indoor courts. GO MEAN GREEN! Beat MT!
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    New Tennis Scoreboard

    Nope....
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    Mean Green tennis knocks off SMU on senior day

    Good win for the Mean Green. Maria Kononova lost a 3rd set tiebreaker a #1 for SMU's only win in a match that came down to who executed best on the big points in a very close match. Most impressive was that the bottom of the lineup played well, which should give them some confidence. SMU not a strong as in the past, but this was still a good win. Next up is UTA at Arlington on Saturday. UTA has been a difficult team for UNT the last few years. It would really help us to follow up with another win on Saturday, gaining even more momentum going into next week's Conference USA Tournament....in Denton....hope it doesn't rain since we have no indoor courts! GO MEAN GREEN!
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    New Tennis Scoreboard

    Long overdue...it was a disgrace to be one of the few schools that did have one. Now we need those indoor courts so that the team can practice and play matches during bad weather. Having to play at indoor facilities in Dallas when weather doesn't allow outdoor play doesn't help the team or the reputation of the school. I wonder what will happen if it rains when we host the CUSA tournament in a couple of weeks?
  12. I wasn't able to attend. Anyone know the attendance number?
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    How long until we are competitive in C-USA?

    It seems like we are always one player away from making a serious challenge at the CUSA title...can't get out of the semis. I think we are too young to do it this year. Very strong at #1 and #2, but weaker in spots #3-#6. Doubles tends to give us a chance if we pull an upset in the #3-#6 positions. Playing the conference tournament in Denton might give us an edge this year. I will be glad to finally see a scoreboard...it has been embarrassing not to have one! Also, indoor courts are needed to keep up with other teams. Rain causes us to have to give up home advantage by moving matches to Dallas club sites (or even SMU!). We need the indoor courts so we can practice when it rains. Need to up the recruiting a notch and better develop players we have to have a serious chance at the CUSA championship on a consistent basis. GO MEAN GREEN! It seems like we are always one player away from making a serious challenge at the CUSA title...can't get out of the semis. I think we are too young to do it this year. Very strong at #1 and #2, but weaker in spots #3-#6. Doubles tends to give us a chance if we pull an upset in the #3-#6 positions. Playing the conference tournament in Denton might give us an edge this year. I will be glad to finally see a scoreboard...it has been embarrassing not to have one! Also, indoor courts are needed to keep up with other teams. Rain causes us to have to give up home advantage by moving matches to Dallas club sites (or even SMU!). We need the indoor courts so we can practice when it rains. Need to up the recruiting a notch and better develop players we have to have a serious chance at the CUSA championship on a consistent basis. GO MEAN GREEN!
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    McCasland Throwback Pic

    Some of you long time Mean Green fans might recognize Grant McCasland's coach (top right hand corner)...Robert "Snake" LeGrand who coached at UTA from 1976-1987, prior to coaching at Irving High School. He was fun to watch and yell at during the UNT-UTA games.
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    Grant McCasland is New UNT Basketball Coach

    Irving High School