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He was once among the hottest names in college football coaching circles, with a potential path to one day coach his alma mater, Oklahoma. Two years later, Seth Littrell remains at North Texas as he prepares for its final game of the year in what will likely be the Mean Green’s second straight losing season. Read more here: https://www.star-telegram.com/article247751335.html#storylink=cpy
Shortly after he became the president of Baylor University, one of the first pieces of advice Ken Starr received was from a prominent member of the schools board of regents. Starr was told the key to building a great school was to win football games. Only in America does this make perfect sense. From Georgetown to Colgate to Michigan to Texas, ballgames are the best way to build an institution of higher learning. Since Starr took over in June 2010, Baylor has won football games. The Bears are 36-16 the past four years. Bet every dollar you have ever had and will have that Baylors donations and applications are at an all-time high in these past four years. This week, Baylor opens its latest toy, the $250 million McLane Stadium, where fans can watch in great comfort big games against Northwestern State, Lamar and Incarnate Word, among others. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/08/18/6051708/college-athletics-sold-its-soul.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
Once at the bottom of the garbage can of FBS teams in Texas, the Mean Green are in the process of remaking their image and are now in a bowl game for the first time in ... 45 years. Wait, that's not right - it just feels like it. The last time UNT was in a bowl was 2004, and this appearance snaps a nine-year drought - the sixth-longest in the nation. "There is no such thing as a bad bowl game," McCarney said on a conference call Sunday night. First of all, that's a load. There are tons of bad bowl games, but McCarney is right in this case. There is no bad bowl for North Texas. The job he has done turning UNT into a winner is not too different than the success he had at Iowa State. Now it's time for a fan base that was broken, disinterested or ambivalent to show up. There is no way the 92,000-seat Cotton Bowl is going to be full for the Heart of Dallas Bowl, but UNT's fan base needs to buy their allotment of tickets and demonstrate to future bowl representatives they will go places to watch their team. Barring another hellish ice storm, the game is too close to skip. Read more: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/mac-engel/2013/12/north-texas-fans-you-gotta-show-up-to-the-bowl-game.html