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  1. After losing in week one to Southern Methodist University, football defeated Texas Southern University 59-27 at home Saturday night. “Taking the next step after a loss is always challenging,” head coach Seth Littrell said. “I felt like our kids responded this week. I thought it was a good bounce back.” North Texas (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) capped its first drive with a 44-yard field goal from senior kicker Ethan Mooney. Redshirt freshman linebacker Sifa Leota recorded his first tackle and sack of his career when he brought down sophomore Tigers quarterback Andrew Body and forced a punt. In the following play, sophomore running back Ayo Adeyi ran for a 59-yard touchdown to give the Mean Green an early 10-0 lead. Adeyi’s run was the longest score of his career and his first touchdown of the season. Texas Southern (0-2, 0-1 SWAC) responded with a field goal of its own. In turn, the Mean Green countered with a 35-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Austin Aune to redshirt freshman receiver Ja’Mori Maclin on the first play of the second quarter. The two teams traded touchdowns on the next four possessions, starting with a 39-yard score from junior running back Ladarius Owens. Aune came back with another touchdown pass, this time to junior receiver Jyaire Shorter. The catch was Shorter’s first touchdown since 2019 after being sidelined due to an injury three games into the 2020 season. The Tigers marched down the field on their next drive and scored on a pass that was deflected into the hands of junior receiver AJ Bennett in the end zone. Aune followed with a 70-yard touchdown to junior receiver Roderic Burns, the longest catch of his career. Burns has now recorded a catch in 19 consecutive games. read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/icymi-football-back-in-the-win-column-after-defeating-texas-southern/
  2. On a warm September night at Apogee Stadium, an offense led by then-junior quarterback Mason Fine put up 46 points for North Texas compared to Southern Methodist University’s 26. The aforementioned game was in 2018 and it is the last time North Texas had a significant triumph versus SMU on or off the field. Starting with its on-field performance, football has not found a way to make the annual Safeway Bowl close in the last two years, losing 49-27 in 2019 and 65-35 in 2020 — the latter of which was on the Mean Green’s home turf. Giving up a combined 114 points in the last two contests, North Texas’ defense has failed in stopping the likes of sophomore running back Ulysses Bentley IV who posted 19 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. It was the same story in 2019 when former SMU running back Xavier Jones tallied 16 carries for 127 yards and three touchdowns. To make matters worse, however, the damage is not just being done on the ground. The Mean Green were likely ecstatic to see former SMU quarterback Shane Buechele enter the NFL draft this year. In two career games against North Texas, Buechele threw for a combined 636 yards and seven touchdowns while dismantling the Mean Green defense. The lone standout performer for North Texas in either game was former running back Tre Siggers who in 2019 rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown versus SMU. This offseason, Siggers joined the Mustangs via the transfer portal. Read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/column-smu-is-beating-the-football-team-on-and-off-the-field/
  3. Oh the dichotomy of college football. In a game that featured old school vs. new school, triple option vs. air raid, the tried and true method eventually won out. Behind 480 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, Army wore down the North Texas defense time and time again. And in a rematch from October, where the Mean Green (5-8, 3-5) pummeled the Black Knights (8-5) in West Point, Army knocked off North Texas 38-31 in overtime to win the Heart of Dallas Bowl and get the last laugh. “It’s not an easy offense to defend,” head coach Seth Littrell said. “I thought we prepared for it. They’re really good at what they do.” On fourth and goal from the three-yard line in overtime, Army elected to go for it rather than kick the field goal. With most of the 39,117 in attendance at the Cotton Bowl on their feet, the Black Knights snapped the ball and took off for the right side on a sweep. Seconds later, they were in the endzone, holding a lead and a massive shift in momentum. North Texas was unable to match the score. The Mean Green went four-and-out after a broken play on fourth down resulted in a heave downfield that fell harmlessly incomplete. When the ball hit the turf, Army rushed the field, and North Texas couldn’t wait to get off it. View Full Article
  4. Turnovers were North Texas’ Achilles heel on Saturday night. The Mean Green (4-4, 2-2) could not overcome two fumbles and two interceptions in a 31-17 road loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Freshman quarterback Mason Fine accounted for three of the turnovers, including an ill-advised pass that killed a drive approaching Roadrunner (4-4, 2-2) territory. Junior running back Jeffrey Wilson, who had 160 yards and three touchdowns last week against Army, failed to get anything going against UTSA, and finished with 43 yards on 19 carries. He also had a key fumble on third and goal from the 1-yard line to end the first half, which cost North Texas points before intermission. “We’ve got to do better things up front,” head coach Seth Littrell said. “It’s on all of us. It’s on coaches, it’s on players. We’ve got to do a much better job.” There were just two scores in the first half, both for the Roadrunners. UTSA struck first when junior quarterback Dalton Sturm fired a strike over the middle to hit junior wide receiver Josh Stewart on a slant from seven yards out to put the Roadrunners up 7-0. Despite throwing an interception and struggling throughout the game, Fine led the Mean Green on a drive that looked poised for points before halftime. But Wilson coughed the ball up on the goal line and UTSA recovered, sending North Texas into halftime with just 111 total yards of offense. The Mean Green came out of the locker room fired up, though, and on the first play from scrimmage, Fine darted 80 yards to the endzone on a designed quarterback draw to get North Texas on the board. It was the longest run by the Mean Green this season. Fine was North Texas’ leading rusher on the day, and finished 25-for-34 with 228 yards and a touchdown along with two interceptions. However, the momentum did not last. View Full Article
  5. When I looked at North Texas’ schedule before the season started, I remember thinking the game at Army could be a win. Maybe. What happened Saturday, however, was so against the script the producers probably left it on the cutting room floor for being too ridiculous. The now 4-3 North Texas Mean Green marched right into West Point, New York, and took what was rightfully theirs. The Mean Green looked like the better team all afternoon, drubbing the Black Knights, the second best defense in the nation, in a 35-18 win. Before Saturday, some people said this group needed a signature win. This was the game people will look back on. This was the real arrival of the turnaround. The Marshall win was nice, but North Texas did not control the game as it did against the Black Knights. Army is a historically decent football program. The Black Knights sported a 4-2 record and a defense who harassed quarterbacks entering its contest with the Mean Green. But North Texas made Army look like chumps. The Black Knights coughed the ball up seven times. Its iconic triple option offense was rendered useless by a defense that has done a complete 180 from a downright abysmal 2015. Mike Ekeler and the Mean Green defense were on a mission. It was very obvious how well taught and disciplined the defense was this game. Ekeler and his crew made the most of their bye week. View Full Article
  6. This is the fan/alumni/donor forum article for you. http://ntdaily.com/unt-consultants-host-open-athletics-forum-as-fresh-start/ Sorry it's late. -AJ
  7. How about the NT Daily and their coverage on the basketball teams! Sidway is really impressing me, he's developing these writers into actually writers unlike a lot of Vito's post. (I never really read the NT Daily before) I liked how the NT Daily recapped the game and posted the same night, like how ESPN does it. Unlike, how Vito's blog was a couple quotes, @FirefightnRick tweet and a CUSA tweet posted the next day at 11:50 AM. I know he was working on a piece for the paper but even the paper version wasn't written as well, it too was mainly quotes. Then, too top it all off he had a negative quote in the middle of the piece.... Only six were available by the end of the night after three UNT players fouled out. A short roster was just one of the reasons expectations for UNT were low heading into the season. UNT finished 5-24 a year ago in its final season under Mike Petersen and was picked to finish last in Conference USA in the league’s preseason coaches poll. Why bring up last year? Last year has nothing to do with this year. Who cares about the preseason, the season has started. NT Daily started off saying that they lost in to San Fran in the opening game (fact and current), but ended the paragraph talking about the win and never stopped talking about the positives for UNT. Has anyone else noticed the change? Read these two post and tell me which one excites you more as a reader? http://ntdaily.com/womens-basketball-completes-historic-upset-of-no-17-oklahoma/ http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2015/11/huge-win-for-the-unt-women.html/ Or even the section in the UNT Notebook http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/sports-headlines/20151117-unt-notebook-mitchell-makes-waves-with-win-over-ou.ece I'd drive up to Denton game to catch the woman and men play back to back after reading Clay Massey's piece. I'd go back to GMG and complain about RV in every thread after reading Vito's. Damnit, I told myself I wouldn't bring up RV in a thread that has nothing to do with the Athletic Dept. Sidenote- Does anyone use AD for Athletic Director and AD for Athletic Department?
  8. Editors Note: The North Texas Daily sports staff analyzed where the football stands now that the spring is over. Look for more roundtables such as this one on various sports throughout the semester. Torie Mosley / Intern Writer The annual Mean Green football spring game resulted in a 48-36 victory for the White team over the Green team. Though every spring scrimmage ends in a victory for someone, the Mean Green have a long way to go to bounce back from a subpar 2014 season. I wont be the first and probably not the last to say this, but the North Texas faithful need to cross their fingers and maybe send a few prayers up to the college football gods for an improvement under center. In order to overcome last years team record, the Mean Green need a quarterback who can lead North Texas to a winning record. Or at least better than last years 4-8 season. The high scoring contest gives Mean Green fans hope for a more versatile offense. Senior quarterback Andrew McNulty looks like the front runner to run the offense next year. With more experience under center than the rest of the quarterback competition, North Texas will have to roll the dice in hopes that he can do better than his six touchdown, seven interception results last year. Turnovers and poor road play also hurt last years Mean Green team, but North Texas traditional defensive, run-first mentality should help ease the team into next season. In its third Conference USA year, North Texas needs to punch the competition right in the mouth to place itself as a C-USA powerhouse. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/roundtable-mean-green-football-ends-spring-practices/
  9. The words “Touchdown Mean Green!” can often be heard on 88.7 KNTU-FM every Saturday during the Mean Green football season, and the man behind the voice has a lot to say on how he worked his way to where he is today. Head play-by-play caller George Dunham, better known as “The Voice of the Mean Green,” has been with the UNT Radio Network since 1990. While North Texas athletics may not be as elite as other programs, Dunham feels this is where he belongs. Not only does Dunham do play-by-play for UNT athletics, but he also hosts the award winning “Dunham and Miller Show” every morning on Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket.” Born in San Antonio, Dunham moved around during his childhood and lived in cities such as Minneapolis and Chicago. Then, in 1980, Dunham moved to the Dallas-Forth Worth area, where he attended R.L. Turner High School before attending UNT. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/play-by-play-man-makes-impact-on-athletics/
  10. 1. Hard nosed defense: If this game proved anything, it’s that the Mean Green’s defensive performance in the first half against the University of Texas wasn’t a fluke. This defense is one of the best in Conference USA even without Zach Orr and Marcus Trice. Against SMU, the Mean Green defense came up with three sacks, two interceptions, three fumbles and a touchdown. On the season, the Mean Green has scored two defensive touchdowns. They also held SMU to 1-11 on third down conversions. This is a physical defense that isn’t afraid hit hard. They scramble all over the field and have a knack for forcing turnovers. A great defense is a characteristic of a Dan McCarney coached team, and don’t be surprised if they are near the top of major C-USA defensive statistics by the end of the season. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/five-observations-from-the-mean-green-win-over-smu/
  11. The last time the Mean Green football team took the field for an actual game was on New Year’s Day. It was a historic day for the team as they hoisted up the Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy after their 36-14 victory over the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Almost nine months later, the team is ready to take the field to try and top their most successful season in program history. And they will start it all off with a match up against the University of Texas Longhorns at Darrell K. Royal Stadium on Saturday. “I know what Texas has on the field. I know what they have in their coaching staff.” head coach Dan McCarney said. “I know exactly what team is going to come out there Saturday night. It’ll be a real tough, physical and talented football team that we have to get ready for to play.” read more: http://ntdaily.com/mean-green-football-to-open-season-at-texas/
  12. Four quarterbacks are on the Mean Green roster, and none of them are Derek Thompson. Although Thompson had clear limitations, he was a bastion of consistency for the Mean Green offense and missed only one start over the past three seasons. He was never beloved, but he will be missed, if only because theres no clear starter behind him. Junior Andrew McNulty is the favorite, mainly because hes spent three seasons with the program, more than any other quarterback on the roster. Thompson showed the ability to improvise, but he was never a dedicated scrambler. McNulty rushed for more than 1,000 yards his senior year of high school and could give coaches a new wrinkle on offense. He doesnt have a strong arm, but head coach Dan McCarney and offensive coordinator Mike Canales like players who know the system and in theory are experienced veterans. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/otr-mean-green-football-preview/
  13. The Mean Green will lose seniors Vertrail Vaughns and Brandan Walton. It will also lose its second leading scorer Alzee Williams, who said he thinks the team can improve its end result next season and will leave with fond memories of UNT. “I’m really sad about the season being over, but I’m trying to look at it from a positive side,” Williams said. “Since I’ve been here I’ve been to the [NCAA] tournament, I won a conference championship freshman year and some good things have happened. I wish we could’ve made the tournament this year, but I’m glad we at least came out .500.” Benford said the team needs to work better at closing out games and hanging with the teams at the top of the conference, and having eight of the 11 of the players back next season will help. “We got to figure out how to put ourselves in a position to beat some of the top teams in the league and I think we will,” Benford said. “Some of the teams are losing some of their top players and we have most ours coming back. It’s a great league; it’s a step up above the Sun Belt.” Read more: http://ntdaily.com/basketball-teams-establish-cultures-despite-early-round-exits/
  14. After the Mean Green football team won the Heart of Dallas Bowl game on New Year’s Day, head coach Dan McCarney hoisted the trophy and said, “This isn’t the end, it is only the beginning,” building expectations for the team next season and in the future. The team looks to keep up the success moving forward, but the loss of many core players to graduation has challenged the coaching staff to develop its players and recruit to put together another Conference USA championship contender. McCarney spoke of how crucial a role the 22 graduating players had this season. “We’re going to miss their talent and football ability, but even more so their leadership and character,” he said. “My expectations for the next class – they have to lead this team and that starts right now.” Read more: http://ntdaily.com/expectations-are-high-for-next-seasons-unt-football-team/
  15. You were well known for being very involved in UNLV sports. How do you plan to carry that to UNT? [Laughs] Well, obviously I’m a big sports fan. And I also believe that sports are an integral part of the higher education experience. Not everyone wants to go to every game, but they create a certain excitement on campus on Saturdays when there’s a big football game and everyone’s tailgating, students have something to do and it brings them into the campus. The longer students spend on a campus, the more likely they are to do well, and the more likely they are to graduate. So those are really good stats. The other reason I’m really interested in sports is because alumni are attracted, and alumni are part of how we help raise money for the university. Donors are attracted; the community cares. All of those things I call the “front porch,” where people come to watch. They participate in games they’re involved in the university. And then, next thing you know, they want to learn more about it and to maybe hire students, which is a very important piece of alumni networking, or perhaps donate to the university, or get involved by adding their expertise to specific departments or programs. All of those activities are important, so when you ask me how I’ll personally be involved, I’ll certainly be going to major sports events, men’s and women’s athletics. I’ll try to engage as many people I can, as well as donors. And I will cheer as loud as anybody else. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/q-a-with-new-president-neal-smatresk/
  16. Major Division-I college football powers like the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University football sustain decades of success and bowl game appearances, but the UNT football team hasn’t reached that level yet. For the first time in nine years, the team is projected to go to a bowl game with hopes of winning one for the second time in school history. The last UNT bowl-winning team comes from 2002, where the Mean Green came out victorious at the New Orleans Bowl. The bowl win came in the midst of four consecutive Sun Belt Conference titles and four New Orleans Bowl appearances. Those teams provide many similarities to this year’s squad, with each bringing its own specialties to the gridiron to be successful. “Both teams have provided all of us with so many good memories. It is eerie how much these teams are alike and yet they are still so different,” Athletic Director Rick Villarreal said. “I’ll say one thing – it is impossible to favor one of these teams over the other.” Read more: http://ntdaily.com/current-football-squad-draws-similarities-to-former-bowl-teams/
  17. http://ntdaily.com/summer-volleyball-program-helps-team-captain-improve/
  18. The move to Conference USA brings in-state rivals to all UNT athletic programs, but the Mean Green basketball teams also made it an emphasis to schedule key local rivals in their non-conference schedule. Men’s Basketball For the first time ever, the men’s team will take part in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Tip-Off Showcase, a charity tournament that collaborates between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to raise funds for cancer awareness. One of the teams UNT will take on is tournament host University of Oklahoma, who lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year. UNT will also face off against the University of Idaho, the University of Columbia and the Universiy of Portland in a three-day span as part of the tournament. Other standouts in the nonconference schedule include away games against Brigham Young University and the Texas A&M University, as well as the home opener against Nicholls State University. “The non-conference schedule is going to be really difficult and it’s going to prepare us for the conference games,” senior guard Vertrail Vaughns said. “It’s going to get us ready for the long run.” One notable game missing from the schedule is the annual match up against metroplex rival University of Texas-Arlington. UNT bought out the final year of its contract with the Mavericks because of other conflicts within its schedule, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but may resume next year. The Mean Green held a 30-23 edge in the rivalry that dates back to when both teams were in the Southland Conference in the early ‘90s. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/2013-basketball-schedules-designed-to-be-challenging/
  19. The 2013 football season is one of the biggest years in the University of North Texas football program’s history. This year, UNT is celebrating 100 years of football, starting its first year in Conference USA, opening the season at home for the first time in 12 years and playing four of its 12 games on national television. Not to mention, for the first time in head coach Dan McCarney’s three-year stint, the UNT program has 85 scholarship players. “We have to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there because nobody is going to hand you anything,” McCarney said. “It’s real easy to be average in football and in life so if you want to be an elite program you have to give more and be an even better team than we’ve been in the past.” Conference USA is connected to six different bowl games and with the addition of all the bowl game opportunities, the Mean Green will have to face its share of teams coming off bowl games at the end of last year’s campaign. On the Mean Green schedule are five teams that went to a bowl game last season: the University of Ohio, Ball State University, the University of Georgia, Rice University and the University of Tulsa. UNT will play Ball State, Tulsa and Rice in the friendly confines of Apogee Stadium. “We all know how to play with each other, we all know what coach expects from us and we all know what to expect from each other each time we hit the field,” senior linebacker Zach Orr said. For the second time in his career at UNT, senior Derek Thompson came out on top of a quarterback position battle and will start for the season opener against the University of Idaho. However, coach McCarney has made it clear that he will not be the only quarterback to take snaps throughout the games. True freshman Dajon Williams will see playing time in certain offensive packages and situations come game day. Read more: http://ntdaily.com/unt-football-heads-season-high-hopes/
  20. Men’s basketball The Mean Green men’s basketball team has two unexpected scholarships to fill after freshman guards Clarke Overlander and P.J. Hardwick requested releases. Overlander and Hardwick join more than 260 collegiate players transferring around the nation this offseason. Overlander has already committed to Arkansas Tech University, and Hardwick said he will be taking visits to Arkansas State University, St. Mary’s University, Virginia Tech University and one other school. Hardwick said the coaching system and style of play at UNT didn’t fit his fast-paced style. “It is hard because I built a great relationship with all of my coaches and the North Texas family,” Hardwick said. “But it’s a business decision. I had to make the best decision for me and my career.” Overlander said via Twitter that he only had one comment about his experience at UNT. “I loved every minute of being a member of the Mean Green,” Overlander said. “And I’m even more excited to be an ATU Wonder Boy.” The official signing period for basketball started April 17 and ends May 15. Benford said the difficulties in recruiting are both emotional and logistic. “You never want to lose kids, but I want them to be happy,” Benford said. “You have to be like a Boy Scout when you’re a coach. You always have to be ready. I tell my guys you have to recruit year round, and we are. We’ll get some quality players.” Preseason hopes were high for the Mean Green, but injuries and personal issues limited UNT’s success. The team finished 12-20 and was eliminated in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Hardwick and Benford said things would be different if the season had been more successful. “If we would have won, things would have gone better,” Hardwick said. “I think I would have been a little bit happier, coach would have been happier and I think everyone would have been happier.” Hardwick said he waited until the season ended and had a meeting with his family before making the decision. “We thought about it and said, ‘No matter what the consequences are, you have to live with the decision,’” Hardwick said. “I said, ‘OK, I’m comfortable with it.’ I opened up my recruitment and tons of D-I schools are calling me, so I think I made the right decision.” Read more: http://wordpress1.cws.unt.edu/?p=4121
  21. Although head coach Tony Benford and the men’s basketball team didn’t have the year they wanted, Benford always made sure to maintain a strong relationship with the athletes. Whether it was Benford having his team over to his house for a pre-game dinner or the daily check-ins with his players, he made sure his team was well-rounded so it could function well on the court. “He wants to see us succeed in life,” senior guard Roger Franklin said. “Not just in the classroom, or not just on the basketball court. He’s preparing us to be not boys in the world, but men.” As a child, Benford’s father served two tours in Vietnam as a sergeant in the Army, and wasn’t around much for his son. “A lot of the coaches I had were like father figures to me because they were always around,” Benford said. In high school Benford played for head coach Ralph Tasker at Hobbs High School in Hobbs, N.M., and aspired to be like him one day. “He cared about us,” Benford said. “He didn’t care black, white, brown, he cared about kids and making a difference in the lives of kids. It was a family atmosphere, he invested in our lives.” Read more: http://wordpress1.cws.unt.edu/?p=4119
  22. With the conclusion of another spring football season after last Saturday’s Green-White scrimmage, the next significant date for football is the season home opener against the University of Idaho on August 31 – the first home opener for UNT since 2001. Although the coaching staff will have many decisions to make about the starting lineups and depth chart, the spring season helped give an idea of what the team might look like on that opening Saturday in the fall. Some Mean Green athletes helped their stock, while others will have some more work to do if they want to start at the beginning of the season. Winner – Senior quarterback Derek Thompson Thompson looks to go out with a blaze of glory as he heads into his senior season. As last year’s starting quarterback, he played with the first team most of the spring and was successful, showing the chemistry with his receivers that is expected out of a veteran redshirt senior. However, Thompson must continue to show he’s calm and reliable in the backfield, no matter how many 300 pound behemoths rush at him. Loser – Sophomore quarterback Brock Berglund Read more: http://wordpress1.cws.unt.edu/?p=4066
  23. Currently, workers are in the process of putting in new speakers as part of a new sound system also purchased with money from the private donor drive. The scoreboard has already been raised into place, and installation will be complete by graduation in May. Villarreal said that the project would accomplish numerous goals for the program. I think it does a couple of things, Villarreal said. It shows that were invested in our program, and two, it will create a better atmosphere in the arena. The scoreboard system is integrated with the system at Apogee Stadium, so the entire system can be run from the football stadium, which Villarreal said was the original intent when Apogee was built. Head womens basketball coach Mike Petersen said that the new system could help with basketball recruitment. Weve got a great, 10,000-seat arena and now were putting some of the bells and whistles that it hasnt had because it hasnt been updated in a while, Petersen said. Assistant director of the Coliseum Connie Verdin said that although not many outside events utilize the current scoreboard, that could change with the new addition. Hopefully being able to offer events the chance to use the new scoreboard will increase the amount of outside interest, Verdin said. Read more: http://wordpress1.cws.unt.edu/?p=4072
  24. Micah Thompson – a sophomore offensive linesman for UNT – is happy to be playing Division I football, but he, at 21 years old, has experience that many of his teammates do not understand. From the age of four Thompson was without a father, and relied on his coaches to discipline and teach him. Growing up with a single mother of two rowdy boys, the income was low and food stamps became a way of life for a period of time. But with his mother’s guidance, coaches’ wisdom and wife’s love, he was able to sustain a full-ride football scholarship to UNT and is now fathering his own seven-month-old son, Kendrix. “I never had a father figure,” Thompson said. “Football kind of really helped, that was my go-to for a father figure. Every coach I had was like a dad to me.” Living in the small country town of Jones, Okla., Thompson’s father left the family shortly before his son’s fourth birthday. Never really knowing his father or his reason for leaving, Thompson relied on his coaches, who understood his situation and watched over him like their own son. Getting government help, having an occasional fight at school and struggling at times in the classroom, Thompson found his escape in sports. He became involved in the athletic program at Jones High School, leaving as a four-year letterman in football, weightlifting and track. Read more: http://wordpress1.cws.unt.edu/?p=2862
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