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  1. I am predicting 8,267 for Saturday’s game against La Tech. Hard fought battle and we just wear them down and win by 11 points. Lofton quits the team and joins the Mean Green next fall. GO MEAN GREEN!!! WIN GAMES!!!
    8 points
  2. Consider this... We build an arena similar in size to the new College Park Arena at UTA (5,000), at a cost of $78 mil (which is what they spent). For the same money, we could pay 10,000 fans (the capacity of the North Texas Coliseum) $100. each and have a sellout for 78 straight games. That's roughly 6 1/2 years of sellouts. Does that sound silly ? Yes. Just as silly as building a smaller facility looking to attract LESS people ! I'll see you Thursday night and Saturday afternoon. GO MEAN GREEN
    8 points
  3. Rather than build a smaller arena and anticipate a smaller crowd, let's fill the coliseum and spend the money elsewhere. GO MEAN GREEN
    7 points
  4. Just negotiate an exit fee and let the teams go. It’s one year of weird scheduling and then we get to bail.
    6 points
  5. Ok. So we are up to 550 tickets given out through the "tailgate portal" That does not include the reserved seats that are now sold out that are not normally sold. Plus a good amount of tickets sold for Thursday. I am stoked.
    6 points
  6. I saw three wrecks on the way to work this morning(Frisco to Irving) and it's supposed to get worse tomorrow. I love the mean green, but I'm not gonna die on the Lewisville toll bridge/380 to go see us beat Southern Miss by 20. Call me a fairweather fan, but I don't really care.
    5 points
  7. i don't necessarily need a new arena... but it doesn't mean i don't look longingly at Idaho (yes, Idaho) and their new arena
    5 points
  8. Well yeah, with that attitude our fan base will definitely stay the same. To be honest I wasn't even commenting on the negativity. I was just making a general comment hoping that someone in the AD would consider it if they weren't already. But since the topic of negativity was brought up..... In the football forum people always say "can't we just enjoy this win" anytime someone takes a half glass empty approach in their comments - but to be honest I get the negativity when it comes to football because even when we get a win (no mater how impressive) there has been an underlying issue for the past 6 years that suggests that we'll continue to struggle. But with basketball, I don't get any negativity (and to be honest don't see too much negativity thankfully). The modern era basketball program is something really special for NT athletics and Grant has proven to be a an incredible hire. Sure there's concern of what the future holds on whether or not we can hold on to Grant, or if we'll ever be able to afford substantial renovations to the Super Pit or build a new arena, blah blah blah. But for now, for this program at least, I'm enjoying the moment and smelling it allllll up, because as many have said before, these guys deserve our undivided attention as they continue to give us something to be proud of in the athletic scene. It's been while, but I have absolutely nothing to be negative about.... well except for the awful officiating we've seen, but there's nothing we can do about that (unless I'm wrong and there is something we can do about it, because I would happily write emails or tweet to hold those guys accountable).
    5 points
  9. Do we have any former or current Athletic Department / Ticket Office employees on here that could help shed some light? I'm curious what data the Athletic Department tracks and how it is used. Obviously they have a database of all active and non-active donors, one for FB season ticket holders, and then one for MBB season ticket holders. But I'm curious if they have the capability to see if season tickets are scanned (i.e. how many season ticket holders are using their tickets). I'm asking because I occasionally get a call from someone in the AD and the conversation goes like this: NTTO: "Hi, I'm so and so with the NT ticket office and I'm curious if you've had to the chance to come see our MBB team who are having a great season and they would love it if you were to come out and support" Me: "Yeah, I'm actually a season ticket holder and I've probably missed around 6-7 games over the past 3 seasons." NTTO: "Oh, that's great thanks for your support, okay have a great day." I don't mind getting the call, but it's crazy to me that they waste their time calling me instead of using the data they have to accurately target potential new fans. They should cross reference active/non-active donors as well as FB season ticket holders who are not on the MBB season ticket holder list and reach out to them. I know they aren't doing this because I've reached out to friends that are FB season ticket holders who aren't MBB season ticket holders and they have never received that call. Also - if they can track scans, they should be able to see the season ticket holders that do not attend games, and follow-up with them to see if they could assist with finding someone to attend. Anyway, just curious if anyone knows what capabilities they have.
    4 points
  10. That $78m would probably be 100m now. I have never understood why NT has the number of fans they do that want a new basketball arena. You build new facilities usually because they are ether absolutely necessary because of deterioration or there is a need for a bigger venue. Unless there is a massive donation to build another area, I don't see any big advantage in replacing the SPit any time soon.
    4 points
  11. He's busy enough deciding whether to close schools due to weather.
    4 points
  12. This is equally true for Pete Delkus scheduling bad weather on top of the basketball game. Terrible planning by all.
    4 points
  13. I get the same from the Department of Development/College of Education asking for donations when there is a scholarship my family created in the department.
    4 points
  14. i am putting a lot of money down that their will be at least 500 people there
    4 points
  15. *ahem* ...or the Stars!
    4 points
  16. You can all go to hell.....i am going with the cook county kids prediction.....and north texas....
    4 points
  17. i can't say for sure, but i don't know if Lofton has the cardio stamina to play defense on a McCasland team
    4 points
  18. Dentonisd has given all teachers/staff up to 4 tickets for the remaining home games
    4 points
  19. I'm sorry, but with over half of the teams in FBS going to a bowl every year, that's really not a good metric any longer. Back in the 70s when there were 15 bowl games, sure. These days, when the powers that be literally created the "Participation Ribbon Bowl" for us and didn't even bother to repaint the football field, bowl games mean little. How about winning records and conference championships?
    4 points
  20. I think his remarks were thoughtful and rational. In fact, I'd say his is a much better and more open-minded viewpoint than those that several spineless leaders of universities across the country have taken during the past couple of years.
    3 points
  21. I'm in !!!! going to fire up the Van, gonna freeze my butt off but Ill be there.
    3 points
  22. Is he working with Michael Irvin?
    3 points
  23. The woodwork is very cool. When they fill it up it should be an intimate (and loud) place to watch a game. However, at 4,200 capacity with retractable seating/benches, it would be a non-starter for me.
    3 points
  24. Well, kinda by definition...
    3 points
  25. It shouldn’t have been scheduled on top of the basketball game to begin with.
    3 points
  26. Haha holy crap, I’m in my forties and that 17 year old looks more like a grown man than I ever will.
    3 points
  27. Can I get a copy of this workout plan? 😁
    3 points
  28. Corporate season tickets? I think its Season Tix holders that are too lazy to go to games or only go to Saturday home games. I think it cost me less than $350 for two season tickets 6ish rows up for every home game. That's pretty cheap for that many days of entertainment. Hell of a lot better value than football season tix (which I also have). The real question is why are so many lower bowl tickets not marked with season ticket holder seat markers, but not available for purchase on the website. There's only two other season tix holders in my row but I can't ever buy the empty seats next to us if we bring friends... What I can guarantee is our friends just sit in those seats and no one will come challenge them saying they're sitting in their seats.
    3 points
  29. I do not advise we sit idly by, bite down hard, and take it. I just think there are avenues for change that would have less negative impact on the program as a whole. If I had the answers, I would be a very wealthy man. But simple steps that would be more productive in my opinion are: attending public events that Wren is at and address your position directly or attending forums that allow public comments show up to games with brown bag masks and signs that reflect how you feel. If TV's pick that up, it is a terrible look for AD. Bottom line is that lack of funds and attendance will have a direct negative impact on recruiting and thus the product on the field. Lack of attendance has never been a major factor in any decision UNT has made in athletics because we routinely suffer from poor attendance. So the ticket boycott would be ineffective/unnoticed and harm the program more than it helped.
    3 points
  30. Be careful! ••• UNT dorm students only have to walk to the Super Pit. 🌞SEE YALL SATURDAY AT HIGH NOON FOR THE TAILGATE AT THE SUPER PIT! 🦅
    3 points
  31. I understand y'alls frustration with the coach and the on field product. I also understand that a message can be sent to those in charge that mediocrity is not acceptable anymore by "boycotting" football games. There is an argument to be made that strategy only works at schools that historically have a high attendance rate, which UNT sadly does not. However, I disagree with your methodology for coaching change. By not attending games and providing UNT with much needed money, the program will suffer even more. It is not advantageous in the recruiting race when a prospect sees 1/4 full stadium during an average year. It strengthens the notion of apathy surrounding our athletics program, which has been a massive struggle for UNT to overcome and change.
    3 points
  32. I'm probably more bullish than most, but I tend to think North Texas is in if we win out, regardless of what happens in the CUSA tournament. I'll go out on a limb and say we could even lose one of the remaining games and still have a shot, but that would very much depend on how the chips fall across other conferences. Just a couple points to consider: Last season no team with a 41 or better NET ranking was left out. We are sitting at 38 at the moment, and were at 41 even before the UAB game. Also, the committee is always vocal about valuing teams that can win on the road--and we have the best road record in the nation. We also have statistically the best defense in the nation. I think North Texas is an intriguing team to a lot of people around the country. But, as CBL pointed out, there are certainly events beyond our control (such as upsets in conference tournaments or big wins by other bubble teams) that could throw a monkey wrench into all of this. Still, if the field were to be announced today, I think we'd be in.
    3 points
  33. You might be remembering wrong. 😉
    3 points
  34. I am still giving to the MGSF and buying basketball tickets, just not buying season football tickets this year. SL suckered me into buying bowl tickets and the first games of the season came rushing back to me. The five game run was not against good teams with the exception of UTSA. I will not give the excuse we beat them because of the weather, we played in the same conditions.
    3 points
  35. I've made this argument before. DFW's the 4th largest metro in the country. There's a conglomerate of alumni from any and every school here. I'm proud of the little section our visiting fans filled at LA Tech and UAB. Who the hell is living in Ruston after graduating?
    3 points
  36. Not difficult at all - just need a time machine for last year to catch the Stars and Rangers doing this: https://www.nhl.com/stars/tickets/college-spirit-nights Not sure why the Mavs stopped, but guessing we didn't bring enough fans: https://www.mavs.com/college/
    3 points
  37. agreed. the biggest reason I don't like getting too much into the weeds on at-large talk is that "chance", less the "chance" that our particular resume reflects on Selection Sunday, but more the "chance" of the week leading up to it can bring from other conferences and how much that plays a part in at-large bids. most projections have us pretty consistently on the 12-line as an auto-qualifier. our peer AQ schools are really Murray State, Loyola-Chicago, Chattanooga, Davidson...if these 4 win their conference bids, I'd feel really good about a conference runner-up UNT getting an at-large bid. things get a lot muddier if 1or 2 of these schools lose in their tournaments. If all five (including UNT) don't win the auto-bid, that's five more at large considerations...and I'd put our resume and brand-recognition 4th on that list and odds get real thin. then throw in if a power conference bubble team has a strong run in their tourney...say OU loses in the Big XII championship game...we're in real trouble. it's a game at a time...and I think Grant is GREAT at keeping that kinda focus on his team.
    3 points
  38. Agreed, but a possible 10-7 match up in Ft Worth for round one would be sweet.
    3 points
  39. Good for most of y’all in this thread. Send a message to the higher ups that more of the same mediocrity is unacceptable. Get season tickets for basketball and give your time, money, and attention to a coach and team that deserve it.
    3 points
  40. RV just dismissed it without a thought I would have gotten women's hockey too.
    3 points
  41. Observation.......plano east gym=Florida Atlantic gym....just sayin....seen both in person in last 5 days
    3 points
  42. This. As I have said many times (apologies), I have season tickets but haven’t lived in Texas since the 2008 season. Most of those years I have lived overseas and my parents attend when they can. Only one year I lapsed and regretted it. I buy tickets to support the team. To support my school, the students. I am not rich (government salary, so very far from it) but I do what I can. It is obviously a legitimate way to protest your disappointment of the current results or coach to refuse to buy season tickets. But it is pretty self-defeating. And we really didn’t have that bad of a season. It wasn’t great or where we should be, but the chatter from some of you is like we went 2-10. I remember 2-10 and it didn’t feel like this. To further impoverish the AD isn’t the way to help them make a needed change. If I had the money to buy out Seth’s contract I would but I don’t. So I am going to renew my donation and season tickets so Wren has as many resources as possible to improve our athletic program as much as he can - because remember it isn’t all about football. On that note, if anyone pulls their donation due to their unhappiness with football, you are a total twat because you are directly hurting all other athletes that benefit from the scholarship fund.
    3 points


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