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  1. Brett reached out to me last week to get my take on the 10th anniversary of the opening of Apogee Stadium. While I will not go into a lot of the details of the story he is publishing, I will echo some of my thoughts here. If you want to read the whole story, sign up for Brett's newsletter. I spoke about the student vote, and how the credit for the students voting in favor of the new athletic fee should go to several people. While I had a role in drafting the bill in the Student Senate, others such as Jeff Kline and Blake Windham deserve just as much credit, if not more. They were the younger guys, they had more facetime with students, and they did a lot of work. I spoke to some student groups, I wrote opinion pieces for the NT Daily, I created the Facebook group Students for a New Stadium that had over 2,000 members, and I purchased campaign signs and planted them around the campus perimeter. But the real credit goes to the students who showed up to vote. They made an informed decision in the face of stiff opposition from some very vocal student groups. I also talked about how far we've come. While the product on the field over the last 10 years has been hit or miss, the progress has met our expectations. We got out of the Sun Belt, attendance improved, recruiting is better, donations increased, and we got some bowl games. We also have a new soccer stadium/track facility, and a great football practice facility. There's more in Brett's newsletter. But I just wanted to drop in and say that I'm proud of what we did. I don't know what is going to happen in college football over the next 5 years, but we put ourselves in a much better position. Go Mean Green!
    24 points
  2. The first voice you heard was from Jitter Nolen, NTSU's president at that time who was instrumental in bringing Fry to Denton. The second voice was that of Fry. BTW, Nolen died at the age of 95 just a few weeks ago. These excerpts were taken from a film called "Coach" which documented Fry's early days at North Texas leading to the epic game with SMU. Dabney Coleman was the producer and Newt Razor paid for the whole thing. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1040494/m1/?fbclid=IwAR23n_KIXG59uKopXG1JMYgUBdwGdeujpqqMoIuBXHcgrg29rJE4cvOp_Kk#track/1
    12 points
  3. I got a GREEN blanket. My dog immediately chewed a hole in it. He didn't go to North Texas. He went to obedience school. Didn't graduate.
    11 points
  4. Whatever we are doing it’s working really well!
    11 points
  5. Except they are playing Jacksonville State and not Jackson State. So Deon will not be there
    9 points
  6. The first time I saw that uniform was against UTA (I think) at Texas Stadium. I thought it was the greatest uniform I’d ever seen. Still is. Stylized Eagle.
    9 points
  7. I will say…if we had the candy apple green pants or jerseys it would be awesome.
    8 points
  8. I know a lot of people will go to Bonfire, but if you aren't going (or don't mind going late), I'll be headlining one night only at 8 and 10 pm at Hyena's Comedy Club in downtown Fort Worth. The last show I did there sold out, so we are keeping 2 shows now to accommodate for more crowds since a bunch of people got turned away last time. Sorry updated with: Ticket link https://www.prekindle.com/find-tickets/id/531433527896466049?2
    7 points
  9. Photo from recent scrimmage. HooooHoooo! Yeah-Yuh! .
    7 points
  10. Craig should never be allowed back on campus.
    7 points
  11. George & Craig will be broadcasting from the IPF Thursday morning.
    6 points
  12. I have to say--I love that uniform. That is a fantastic alternate look.
    6 points
  13. @UNTflyer I can't thank you enough for what you did for us. Future legions of UNT supporters and fans will smile kindly upon you and your efforts. I hope to have the honor of meeting you in person some day and wish you and your family only the best.
    6 points
  14. Craig Miller graduated from UNT? I listened to the Musers every day for 15 years and had no idea!
    6 points
  15. SMU might be mentioned in one of those crime podcasts or Netflix docs about football players who kill 5 prostitutes.
    6 points
  16. So have 98% of the other UNT alumni…we gonna keep them from campus, too?
    6 points
  17. 5 points
  18. but these are different throwback uniforms 🥲
    5 points
  19. I remember going to Willis Library and watching "Coach" in the spring of 1980, my first semester as a transfer from the university of Texas. What an awesome share, Lets. I wish every incoming student would take a look. GMG
    5 points
  20. Darden made the 53-man roster: https://www.buccaneers.com/news/bucs-initial-53-man-roster-reaction-2021-training-camp "Darden appears to have beaten out Jaydon Mickens for the return job, thus securing the sixth spot."
    5 points
  21. Thank you @UNTflyer for all your heart work on this stadium!! I remember voting on for this Bill my Senior year. I really wanted this new stadium and wouldn't be hit with this on my tuition so I thought this was a HUGE WIN WIN. GO MEAN GREEN!!!
    5 points
  22. 5 points
  23. Cool. Didn’t realize we played you guys this year.
    5 points
  24. I hope to God we have matching Green uniforms tops for this helmet!!
    4 points
  25. If anything I've learned in my time from UNT and post graduation, UNT fans don't quit. EVER. We've been through the worst, we dream of the best, and we complain the whole way. But every single one of you guys are passionate and dedicated, which is what makes this board so much fun. Like minded and hopelessly optimistic!
    4 points
  26. and now it makes sense to me why voertmans is selling the white t's with the worm on it...i'm sure ya'll already figured that out, but i'm slower than most
    4 points
  27. Listed on their roster. Congratulations to Mr. Hall.
    4 points
  28. Absolutely gorgeous uni
    4 points
  29. After we graduated, Jeff used to use the successful stadium vote as an attempted pick up line to woo women of our similar ilk (who came from UT, A&M, Kansas, Arizona, Indiana, NYU, GW, Georgetown, Wash U- STL, etc) when we would go to young professionals events in Dallas. The tactic never really worked, but I always thoroughly enjoyed watching it play out and letting one more person in on the magic going on at UNT.
    4 points
  30. oh, I knew exactly what article he was going to link. Not just an opinion piece, but one co-authored by one of the developers of Ivermectin…and an opinion piece that a day later the WSJ published a retraction on due to one of studies cited had been discredited.
    4 points
  31. Maybe his problem here was Littrell made him use the laces...
    4 points
  32. Lol, I'm not upset, just need to clarify the mistake, because that's how misinformation starts. You baited citing this article by asking earlier if the WSJ is a reputable source... then when CBL called you on it, you posted an OPINION piece from them. Without pointing out the difference, you're insinuating that the WSJ is endorsing the user of a de-wormer to fight Covid19... when they're not. At best, it was an oversight by you. And that's fine, just needs to be clarified. At worst, you're being intellectually dishonest in citing the article as an endorsement from the WSJ.
    4 points
  33. One can only pray that Robb finally gets his chance... he more than deserves it.
    4 points
  34. I’d have to be pretty bored to go fishing around for an SMU special on ESPN+
    4 points
  35. I heard that the great Robb Coffey may be the new PA announcer this year. Can anybody confirm this?
    4 points
  36. In each season 2015 - 2019 (2020 not applicable because of Covid scheduling changes), Northwestern State played one game against and FBS opponent... 2015 - Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-4 overall, Belk Bowl victory) 2016 - Baylor Bears (7-6 overall, Motel Six Cactus Bowl victory) 2017 - Louisiana Tech (7-6 overall, DXL Frisco Bowl victory) 2018 - Texas A&M (9-4 overall, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl victory) 2019 - LSU (15-0 overall, CFP National Championship victory) Notice a trend? Pretty sure our Mean Green are guaranteed a bowl victory this season.
    3 points
  37. Good G5 hoops thread that asked some interesting questions about UNT. It gives you a picture of what the outside world is thinking of UNT right now.
    3 points
  38. The most iconic unis in all of CFB are boring. What do I take from this? There is more to the appreciation/aesthetic of this than just visual flare. Things like nostalgia and history come into play.
    3 points
  39. If you think winning is boring, just pimp the uniforms.
    3 points
  40. We owe UNTFlyer so much love for helping lead us away from Toilet Bowl Fouts and getting to enjoy beautiful Apogee, The administration promised Todd Dodge he'd get a new stadium when he left SLC. While he was a disaster as a head coach here, the ONLY thing he did that was positive was continually bringing up the fact that he was promised a new stadium would get built. But it took UNTFlyer and his role with the SGA to actually make a referendum happen. When it passed, watching all the hand-wringing that occurred in the usual spots around here about paying for a new stadium on the backs of future students, it was just glorious to so many of us who believed that this day would never happen. I suspect, and its just my opinion, that UNTFlyer probably imagined this place really taking off as a winning program once Apogee was built and we got into CUSA. He was a new alumnus, was positive about what was going on, and where we looked to be headed. But the losing appears to have taken its toll on him--which it usually does to the folks who actually care about our football program. I hope he stays with the program and will be here for decades as a fan/supporter. But if he doesn't, we still owe him a level of gratitude that a simple thanks doesn't provide. He walked the walk, while so many others talked the talk just to avoid ever having to spend anything more on the program than they had to. I think about him every single time I go to a UNT game at Apogee.
    3 points
  41. I gotta say... I'll keep my eye on him up there. I think we all doubt any success at all in Kansas, but let's see. If he balls out and has a great season up there, I'll be happy for him.
    3 points
  42. ESPN+ We also might be mentioned in the TV Guide, but I'm just guessing, because I haven't seen one in like 20 years.
    3 points


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