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  1. 27 points
    This is the kind of hor$hit WB and the AD Dept has to deal with in regards to the Denton Record Chronicle. Our softball team and it’s new coach Rodney DeLong traveled last Friday to College Station and kicked ass. They went 4-1 overall in the Aggie Classic that included a run-rule curb stomping Saturday of the host and 20th ranked A&M team 10-2, our first win over a ranked team in three seasons. We won 9-0 over UNC and won 8-7 in an extra inning marathon (12) over Cal Baptist Friday evening. We then run ruled A&M Saturday afternoon then lost by 1 in extra innings (9) Saturday evening to Cal Baptist. Then we run ruled Northern Colorado 8-2 Sunday morning. So what do the morons at the DRC put accross the top of the sports page this morning? They print a headline teaser across the top of the sports page that UNT Softball “lose in tourneys”. No DUMBASSES!!! North Texas WINS in tourneys! North Texas outscored their opponents 40-17. North Texas won Sunday’s game and went 4-1 in the tournament and kicked the crap out of the ranked team. And yeah, I know it’s the printed version and not online. Despite what you may think or say a lot of potential donors/season ticket holders/supporters of NT Athletics still read the print paper.....but that’s completely beside the point here. It’s the mindset and the negative attitude this paper has always had and always will as long as the Patterson (Ok State Alumni) family runs it. North Texas spends a lot of money advertising in that POS rag. North Texas is Denton’s largest employer. You’d think the days of the constant little negative jabs and back stabbing would be over? It’s not. Effing pisses me off man!!! Rick
  2. 18 points
    I don't mean this to be bashing GH, because I really have a lot of respect for him and his family, but did we just upgrade at OC? Obviously time will tell, but I feel really good about this.
  3. 13 points
    Y’all are getting a good one! Here’s a good article on him. https://pistolsfiringblog.com/chalk-talk-why-bodie-reeder-should-be-osus-next-offensive-coordinator/
  4. 12 points
    BIG win for the ladies in Bowling Green. 76-67. First ever victory there. Back over .500 at 12-11.
  5. 11 points
    home run hire. Love that he went out side the box and got a very bright young mind. He is not afraid to branch out like so many coaches are.
  6. 10 points
    My toasted Ham & Salami at NYSH today before the game was as good as your going to find. That plus chips and a drink for $8.25 is a good deal. Rick
  7. 8 points
    Great hire. I’m very excited. But I can’t wait to see the headline for tomorrow’s DRC Spprts Page. ”THOUGH UNABLE TO WIN EVERY GAME HE’S COACHED IN, UNT OFFICIALS ARE EXCITED TO BRING IN A SUCCESSFUL AND EXPERIENCED OC IN BODIE REEDER” Rick
  8. 8 points
    I agree with you about the stupidity of the headline, but not the motivation. I think part of the problem is writers that really do not know enough about sports to be writing about them. This is particularly true for the student newspapers' current staff.. The headlines are also usually not written by the sports writers but rather the editors. NT beating a ranked team should obviously have been the headline or even NT softball starts season well. Highlighting one loss out of 5 games is totally absurd.
  9. 8 points
    Let me offer a bit of a different perspective. We shot 1-12 from beyond the arc in the 1st half. We turned the ball over too much. Smart took REALLY REALLY bad shots. And we went into the locker room down 15. Given all of that... They SHOULD have ran away and hid in the second half, especially given their size advantage. They SHOULD have used their basketball pedigree to make it a wire to wire laugher. We SHOULD have folded up tent and quit if you remember any moment of the Benford debacle. But they didn’t, and we didn’t. We lost by 3 on a night when Smart was an all-around liability, Duffy sat the bench, and the other team missed a grand total of two (2) free throws. The result sucks...really bad. But I’m not ready to pretend this team doesn’t have everything it needs to make a run in Frisco.
  10. 7 points
    http://footballscoop.com/news/sources-seth-littrell-makes-offensive-coordinator-hire-north-texas/ North Texas: UNT will hire Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder as its new offensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop. In addition to the Reeder hiring, sources said Littrell will promote associate head coach, passing game coordinator and inside receivers coach Tommy Mainord to co-offensive coordinator. Mainord is an original member of Littrell’s North Texas staff.
  11. 7 points
  12. 7 points
    Rick is on point here. The DRC, the smaller online news sources, and even our own NT Daily do not always paint the school in a great light. Which is a shame, most cities rally around their schools. I think we all see the progress and good things happening, but it would be nice if media outlets gave less "opinion" pieces and more actual fact based reporting. It is not journalism to start with an agenda and then print things that fit into your already held beliefs. The NT Daily is critical of the school for not "supporting" it pretty often, when its funds were cut by student government (not the school itself but students) to provide additional funds for other areas. They don't mention that the new areas are things like academic support, that other orginizations also had funding cut and that that they get paid when most student orginizations don't. It is not a ton of money to be sure, but I feel like they have let this frustration seep into their journalism a bit more than they realize. As for the DRC it makes no sense, as a growing orginization and a huge Denton employer you think they would really cover the school well and highlight the positive a bit better. I think this is why things like the Athletic have taken off, good journalists writing in depth, researched articles is a winner. Edit for clarity: My comments are about the DRC as a whole, not Brett's coverage.
  13. 7 points
    That is just being lazy and assuming that UNT softball team was already going to lose. I’m surprise Wren didn’t go down there and throw the newspaper at them.
  14. 7 points
    NT came out nervous and WKU came out on a mission to beat the team with the best overall record in the conference. The shots didn't fall in the first half for NT partially because they were afraid to challenge Bassey. Smart was a liability but the two games before he looked the best he has all year. NT must have a more consistent Smart, but he is way too valuable to give up on even if NT had the depth they needed. NT is hurting for depth and with Duffy and J. Simmons both out, they are in trouble. NT was playing with Gibson, Smart, Draper, Z. Simmons, Miller and Woolridge. Those waiting for Arikawe to be anything other than a severe liability on the court will continue to be disappointed. That is 6 players and only one over 6'3. Yet some of you seem to think NT should have run over the most physical tall team in the league. Yes, it was a blown opportunity and any of a myriad of factors could have easily turned it into a win. I am as disappointed in the loss as anyone, but I really admire a team that just does not give up.
  15. 7 points
    Props to the AD for syncing up the promotions and delivering a huge crowd for our biggest home conference game this year. Sucks we didn’t deliver a W. The crowd was primed and ready to blow the roof of the place if we’d have hit shots at a couple key moments.
  16. 6 points
    So I look up what TWU did this weekend at the OC/UCO Invitational. They had 4 games scheduled. TWU played three games and lost all three getting outscored 8-22, and one game was canceled due to weather. But according to Vitto....in his and some other person’s mind ”The teaser...was accurate” because TWU going 0-3 and getting outscored 8-22 is the equivalent to North Texas going 4-1 and outscoring the opposition 40-17 and a win over #20 in the nation.. Again...BIZAARE! Rick
  17. 6 points
    I think the point is that we can pay a guy who made 60k last year, 250k this year, versus paying a guy who made 250k last year, 500k this year. My grammar was probably atrocious right there, but you hopefully understand what I'm saying.
  18. 6 points
    Two quick points: The guy made about $60,000 last year - so we are getting a steal financially His recruiting area is DFW - so he already knows the area well A+ on the hire!!
  19. 6 points
    Very nice hire. He was in charge of recruiting DFW for EWU. So he should have relationships with area coaches.
  20. 6 points
    UNT split its doubleheader, TWU lost. The teaser was written by a designer looking to tie both stories together. It might not have been the best choice, but it was accurate. We are not overly negative. Here's our post from Sunday night on UNT posting huge wins in softball and women's basketball: https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/the-sunday-leftovers----unt-softball-women-s/article_176881a1-2383-5d17-a448-0f7f1b7d6953.html Here's our season preview on UNT's softball team and how a coaching change bodes well for the future: https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/softball-unt-hoping-new-coach-delong-can-be-missing-piece/article_2869684c-ae45-5835-bb07-5c893d8076dd.html The inside headlines highlighted the positives from the weekend.
  21. 6 points
  22. 6 points
    Yeah. This seems like a UNT curse (with some exception) a big big win tonight could have a propelled us into a new tier of average attendance.
  23. 6 points
    Tope is statistically the worst offensive player on the team outside of John Weger. We only gave up 30 points. Offense is the problem and has been all year. He isn’t contributing Jack offensively.
  24. 6 points
    I still hate that the city balked at partnering with NT to build a hotel next to Apogee. Would have been amazing.
  25. 6 points