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  1. 3 points
  2. Nice turnout at Gainesville tonight. Kee, Palileo, Hedlund, Slekis, Benford, Peterson, Mac, RV, Hank Dickenson, and George Dunham were all there. RV talked about baseball coming hopefully in the 2015 season. Also said that the upcoming year would be the best ever for UNT athletics. Mac, Peterson, and Hedlund were very entertaining with their respective portions of the roundtable. Derek Thompson also spoke of how much his scholarship meant to him and his family, said his tryout with the Broncos went well & is waiting for a phone call. If the call doesn't come, he's prepared to go on with hi
    3 points
  3. Right. First the excuse was Fouts. Now it's something else. But one thing remains constant. It's an excuse. NT03 (I think) posted a great list of non-P5s that have hosted P5s in the last 5 years. It's long. And we aren't on it (No, I don't count a terrible Indiana team that no one cared about). Other schools get it done. We don't. Bottom line. Not only do we not get it done, but put ourselves in a terrible hole in the process. Pretty amazing failure. Worst thing this AD does. Oh, and you nailed the work thing ;-)
    3 points
  4. 2 points
  5. Last season's Mean Green would have had a real shot. This season's Mean Green has even more question marks than UT does. With these games I hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
    2 points
  6. really? I mean really? Unt flyer helped with a big piece of the stadium. But they kept r.v. hidden away? R.V. was responsible for every 6 and 7 figure donor on the suite level, and there were 16 of those originally. You have and we will never know the dynamics of Harbaugh, dodge and bataille not wanting to pay a coach "more than she makes". Why do you think she is gone? Has anyone ever really found out why? Mr. UNT jim your post is full of assumptions, many of which just aren't true. I don't know the absolute truth of any of a lot of what you speak of, but I do know this. Apogee st
    2 points
  7. 2 points
  8. UNTFlyer got the great new stadium done...they had to keep RV hidden away to make that happen, BTW. The athletic complex is very nice and I do credit him for getting that done. I think its the biggest achievement of his career here at UNT. The hire report card is not good. Like it or not, at UNT especially, the hires in revenue sports are all you need to grade. Football: Grade D Failed to fire Dickey in 2000, extended him and then fired him with two years left on his contract, hired Todd Dodge and allowed him to bring in HS coaches as assistants, kept Dodge for a 4th year after he
    2 points
  9. There is a dollar sign right at the end of the tweet
    2 points
  10. 2 points
  11. We all wish they could be at all our road games. But, at $100 a seat, do you really want them there when the athletic dept. has not come up with the donors to support them being there? Then, we are trying to start BB in 16/17?
    2 points
  12. Underrated post. UNT90 gets it. it's not just RV, though. It's his entire senior administration in the athletic department. We as a collective fan base need to demand more of our athletic department. I applaud RV for assisting in the facility upgrades and navigating us towards CUSA, but if we want to go to the next level then upper administration and the big money donors need to clean house and bring in the next AD who will take us there
    2 points
  13. You forgot: 4. Climate change has been cyclical for millions of years. Humans cannot alter those cycles at all.
    2 points
  14. You must have been on the debate team. Your arguments are always so convicing
    2 points
  15. Were you at the spring game? I was chasing down dozens of paper plates and even our chairs at tailgating as the wind gusts were insane all day. He had some good zip on the ball and tight spirals given the elements he was up against. I was impressed with his play and have the utmost confidence in his ability to manage a game.
    1 point
  16. Our main question mark is how our interior DL holds up against the run. I see our LB and DB situation as being pretty solid. We might not be quite as good on special teams this year....but you never know who will step up this year. Our big strength on offense is our OL and (assuming everyone shows up healthy in the fall) the depth of our RB's. Since I have said several times that I rated McNulty slightly ahead of Thompson coming out of last years spring practice, I don't worry about our QB situation so much. Texas is going to try and put a lot of pressure on McNulty, but our OL will keep h
    1 point
  17. Exactly what I was thinking. Utah State ... SDSU .... New Mexico ... ugh! Give me the Texas schools any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
    1 point
  18. Meanwhile we are able to get a home game with Northwood.
    1 point
  19. My mistake, I forgot Tech was at Texas Stadium. I don't disagree with the general sentiment about a bigger time name at home occasionally. Every other year would be nice, minimum every 3rd year. We were somewhat on pace for that, but the schedule for the foreseeable future does not include a P5 at home, but it does include smu and Army, both of which I believe our fans care about and should generate interest. I can't remember 2 simultaneous series that have been as good in my mind. Add to that, some reasonable interest in conference mates: Rice, LaTech, and UTEP, and there at least
    1 point
  20. The only difference between the "new CUSA" and the "new Sun Belt" is T.V. exposure, which is considerable. Not much, if any, separation on the field.Just an old man's opinion.
    1 point
  21. This is good. There are diamonds in the rough. Kids work so hard for the sports they love. Good to hear no matter who they are our coaches give them respect.
    1 point
  22. I give, you win. (Did not realize I was in a debate)
    1 point
  23. That's what an SMU Education does for you.
    1 point
  24. Don't understand your post at all. I guess everyone should support the team by making demands without any regard to the reality of the situation NT is in. Yes, NT should get rid of the away guarantee game and schedule only big time home games as soon as they find millions of extra dollars. Have you every really looked at ULM's home schedule. This year they have one home game: Wake Forest Away: LSU, Kentucky, A&M. Last year: Grambling and Tulane at home Away: Oklahoma, Baylor Wake Forest. 2012: Again one home game: Baylor Away: Auburn, Arkansas (so called neutral site game at Little Rock)
    1 point
  25. I'm not sure about the logistics and donor involvement, but as long as I was in the GB we were taken to Austin or Norman whenever there was a football game there. Did a Baylor game in Waco, too.
    1 point
  26. I'll stake my River City ... er ... Green Brigade band against any town west of Chicago!
    1 point
  27. Good memory! If I remember right one UT fan called us the Goodwill Band or something like that
    1 point
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  29. 1 point
  30. Puts a whammy on some of the "one and done" in basketball.
    1 point
  31. Yep. But things tend to go better here when you talk and the rest of us mostly just listen.
    1 point
  32. I wonder about basketball too. One and dones won't like this
    1 point
  33. Yes he did it to provoke us all lol. They'll be there wearing their white shirts, khaki shorts and black socks. Bank on it
    1 point
  34. Ok e.e. cummings calm d o w n
    1 point
  35. Yeah, let's call ol' Phil out from the shed so he can look at this heavy-duty construction rebar/concrete with his tape measure, give his blessing, then go back to repairing broken desks or something. Isn't this what you pay a LOT of money for some other, more qualified, people to do? The district's only fault is that they misplaced trust & hired the wrong folks to build their palace.
    1 point
  36. If we could get Southern Cal to come to JerryWorld to play us and call it a home game (complete with a ticket & parking pass included in our season ticket package), then I'd be all for it. This would still be a UNT advantage, as I would expect a HoD-type crowd from UNT. And I highly doubt USC would consider coming to Apogee. If Texas Tech or OU wants to play us in Jerry World and UNT can call it a home game, no thanks. They can come to Apogee. Big difference there.
    1 point
  37. No offense, Gray, but this type of thinking is the reason we are where we are at right now: one of the least respected football schools in FBS. We do not play in Fouts anymore. We do not play in the suck belt anymore. We have a pretty great athletic village. Yet, some of our alums are perfectly happy with the status quo, willing to let the AD lie to them about 6 game home seasons with no repercussions and schedule us so far into a hole that we have to buy games 3 years in a row and still have 5 game home season in 2 of 3 years. The year we stop buying a home game? 2015. No coincidence
    1 point
  38. SMU is not the reason that we have 5 home games. We have signed for 16 games with SMU...eight home and eight away. As long as we have single body bag games and 2 for 1 games with major opponents we will have to have five home games or buy a game ourselves. We've had many years in the past when there were only five home games. I'd take it again for a good major opponent away and a virtual home game with SMU or TCU.
    1 point
  39. Sounds like a construction issue. Not sure how you hold district employees responsible.
    1 point
  40. Frankly, I am not sure we really want to/are in a position to exchange a $1mm in exchange for a home game with a team that will provide 10k extra fans and a likely home loss. Look at The Donks. That have had a decent OOC home schedule the last couple of years/next year that is damn near killing their football program. Why do you think they finally agreed to schedule a series with us? They were getting desperate for recognizable home game they feel they have a shot at winning (silly donks).
    1 point
  41. Fresno State? Seriously? People in the Metroplex aren't going to line up for Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, ect. I think we would compete just fine and proved that on January 1st. If any CUSA is headed to the MWC it's UTEP. Anyway you slice it, non P5 conferences will always be on the outside looking in. MWC was talking a merger of sorts with CUSA like 5 minutes ago. It's not some massive step up. Heck, if we were, and we aren't conference shopping, the AAC would be better for us in my opinion. Not that it's even and option. At the end of the day, in the current landscape the
    1 point
  42. Mountain West >C-USA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Big West
    1 point
  43. The Big West wasn't good for us. Going west isn't a good fit for us either. Playing teams that our fans give a crap about is better for the program. Playing teams in our region is good. For instant playing Rice is far far more interesting than San Diego State which almost no one would care about in Denton nor San Diego. The same would hold true for much of the MWC. Plus our fans aren't going to travel out west.
    1 point
  44. Fixed. ETA: Which was originally metal disks handed out by temples as a receipt for stored grain in Sumer. The Sumerians built the first cities, and had the first system of writing. In other words you really can't have a human civilization without money.
    1 point
  45. Cool. Denton citizens will finally step foot inside Apogee.
    1 point
  46. DT has overcome injury, competition, and doubters to become the leader of this team. He stared adversity in the face and didn't blink. I do agree on the mistakes, but they tend to happen early in games. Once he finds his rhythm, things start to click. He may own the UNT record book by the time he's finished.
    1 point


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