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VIEW FROM THE EAST: NORTH TEXAS The new American
Jonnyeagle posted a topic in Mean Green FootballKnow the foe: North Texas Mean Green What is now the University of North Texas began as Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute in 1890. The name changed to North Texas Normal College in 1894. From 1901 to 1923, the institution was known as North Texas State Normal College. The campus in Denton, TX, was called North Texas State Teachers College from 1923 to 1949. The name was shortened to North Texas State College in 1949. The transition to university status took place in 1961. The name was North Texas State University until 1988, when State was dropped. North Texas system The North Texas University system also has locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Frisco. Frisco, coincidentally, is where James Madison won the Football Championship Subdivision title in 2017 with a 28-14 victory over Youngstown State when Pirates coach Mike Houston was directing the Dukes. There were 32,596 undergraduates in the fall of 2021 and 9,776 postgraduates. Location Denton is located about 40 miles northwest of Dallas. The driving distance from Greenville, NC, to Denton is 1,300 miles. Driving time is 18 hours, five minutes. Mascot, colors North Texas has had an eagle for a mascot since 1922. The mascot’s nickname is Scrappy. School colors are green and white. Nickname North Texas teams are nicknamed Mean Green. The nickname developed when the 1966 football team was second nationally in rush defense. Defensive tackle “Mean” Joe Greene, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was a sophomore on the 1966 team. read more: https://bonesville.net/2023/02/03/the-new-american-part4-north-texas/
Change is on the horizon for the AAC and ECU
Coach Andy Mac posted a topic in Mean Green FootballThe addition of the six new schools creates a full 14 school league and gives ECU something that it has never had before, an in-state rival. UNC Charlotte will be the second school in North Carolina to join the American since its inception in 2013 with ECU being the first. In the school’s history, UNCC has had documented rivalries with Davidson University, Appalachian State University and Cincinnati. Between 1995 to 2005, Charlotte upset Cincinnati’s men’s basketball teams ranked No. 3, No. 8, No. 18 and No. 20 in the country. In more recent years, the basketball rivalry carried into Davidson with the App State rivalry being created through football. “I’m excited for them to come in so that we can create that rivalry even more,” McNeill said. “It also gives us an opportunity to have a bus trip in conference instead of flying all the time so I am excited for that rival.” All schools joining the program except UTSA will be integrating into the American in 2022, joining one or two sport programs before every school becomes full members in 2023. The six former Conference USA schools will join the teams retained by the AAC. The conference’s founding members in the University of Memphis, Southern Methodist University, University of South Florida and Temple University will remain with the program as well as the programs that joined later including ECU, Tulane and Tulsa. Read more: http://www.piratemedia1.com/theeastcarolinian/sports/article_4fe715fc-f1f4-11ec-97ff-1f35d853d63f.html
East Carolina's bid for membership to the Big 12 Conference has ended for now after being formally notified it is no longer an expansion candidate. ECU chancellor Dr. Cecil Stanton was informed of the decision late Tuesday afternoon by Big 12 officials. Since the Big 12 announced plans to pursue expansion by a vote of its board of directors on July 19, ECU athletic director Jeff Compher has strongly promoted his school as a candidate. The school's athletic teams currently compete in the American Athletic Conference, but joining the Big 12 would put the Pirates in one of the Power of Five leagues that have the highest profiles, especially in the sport of football. read more: http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/college_sports/ecu-formally-notified-it-s-no-longer-candidate-for-big/article_d37edec2-6f7d-11e6-a010-a7e31db3535f.html I just want to add this development -- it appears very possible that the Big 12 will add one of the Florida schools. The thought process is it place the Big 12 in talent rich Florida, similar to what the SEC did when they added Texas A&M.
$mut's new coach says they "hit bottom" last Saturday
NT80 posted a topic in Mean Green Football“I told them we’ve hit the bottom,” said Mason, in his seventh season as defensive coordinator until Jones resigned Monday citing personal issues. “You can’t get any lower than what happened last Saturday, so we’ve got nowhere to go but up." What a moron, they have PLENTY lower to go. Their starting QB against UNT is out for the season and the backup was injured too. They host A$M next Saturday, that could be 80-0. Follow that with TCU and at East Carolina. They have a LOT further to FALL this fall. http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com ... tact.html/
ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard Interview from May 8th
Harry posted a topic in Mean Green FootballThis is the audio replay of his interview from yesterday and contains some good perspective on the decisions that were made as well as looking to the future of the conference. http://pirateradio1250.com/pod/laf/laf050812.mp3 Direct link
Naysayers have it wrong on C-USA - ECU Writer
Harry posted a topic in Mean Green FootballRead more: http://bonesville.net/Articles/DennyOBrien/11-12/05/050712_OBrien.htm