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  1. I enrolled at the University of North Texas right in time to watch Darrell Dickey sink into the earth. The football coach would finish 2-9 that year, right after a 7-5 season—and almost 2,000 rushing yards from rookie Jamario Thomas—got them their fourth straight bowl berth. He’d lose his job two years later, and then Todd Dodge got brought up from Southlake and stunk up Fouts Field so bad that the sports program had to launch a dubiously-funded effort for a new stadium to get us to talk about something else. (Fouts was also really old.) When my friends and I would go to games, we’d spend more
  2. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/11/north-texas-mean-green-football/ SPORTS & LEISURE It’s Past Time To Hop On This Mean Green Bandwagon The scrappy college football team we all need right now is at UNT.
  3. Since the late 1960s, University of North Texas sports teams have been known as the Mean Green, in honor of UNT defensive tackle and future NFL and advertising star “Mean” Joe Greene. UNT trademarked the name in 2011. To the consternation of some alumni and local sports broadcasters, that didn’t prevent ESPN from billing Michigan State (known by the far lamer and more generic “Spartans”) as the Mean Green in a promo for MSU’s upcoming game against the University of Michigan (“Wolverines,” also wacker than “Mean Green.”) As of Tuesday night, the same promo had also ticked off UNT athl
  4. The Texas Tribune offers a look at the money being spent on athletics by Texas public universities. Aside perennial big-time programs at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and the University of Texas at Austin, whose teams each generate nearly $200 million in annual revenue, these schools are heavily subsidizing their quest for glory on the playing field. The University of North Texas brings in more than $11 million in revenue but also runs up expenses totaling more than $31 million. Its students are asked to subsidize the difference in the form of additional dedicated fees ($165 per semester):
  5. Check out #27.... Kind of tongue in cheek, but still fun to see
  6. The Heart of Dallas Bowl is perfect for those who like to get up and at ‘em while the rest of us sleep it off. The college postseason bowl game, put on by the nonprofit Heart of Dallas, matches up a Big Ten team with a school from Conference USA. Heart of Dallas aims to “leverage the power of sports and entertainment to fuel bold social change,” and has donated the proceeds of past games to organizations such as the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. Read more: http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2013/12/23/things-to-do-in-dallas-for-christmas-and-new-years/
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