IRVING — Conference USA didn’t come away with the financial package it had hoped for in terms of its new television contracts earlier this year. A deal that fell short of expectations has C-USA searching for ways to boost television revenue.
North Texas is paying a pair of Dallas-Fort Worth businessmen $20,000 to evaluate the school’s athletic program. Trip Kuehne and Michael Sicuro signed contracts with UNT on June 7 for $10,000 apiece. Their deals included nondisclosure agreements and stipulated that they report their findings to UNT President Neal Smatresk no later than Aug. 31.
Irving will become the center of the Conference USA football universe for the next two days.
Steven King was among thousands of North Texas fans who banded together to help make the dream of a new football stadium at the school a reality five years ago.
Optimism about North Texas’ athletic program reached new heights on a warm summer afternoon in 2011 when the school announced a naming rights deal for its brand-new football stadium.
The North Texas men’s basketball team won’t have to wait long to find out how it stacks up against the elite teams in Conference USA this season. UNT will face all four C-USA teams that finished with at least 23 wins a year ago in its first seven conference games this fall.
The North Texas women’s basketball team will face Arizona and Indiana in addition to playing in the preseason Women’s NIT during the 2016-17 season.
North Texas is on the verge of adding one of the top junior college linebackers from the 2014 recruiting class to its roster.
Seth Littrell forged his professional career on the football field, but his character sprang from a childhood hanging around his family’s car dealership in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Seth Littrell is known for being a creative guy when it comes to coordinating an offense. North Texas’ new head coach and his staff are having to show that same type of creativity when it comes to supplementing a depleted roster heading into his debut season.
A pair of consultants North Texas has hired to evaluate the school’s athletic program will meet with fans and boosters tonight.
North Texas went all the way to Illinois to land College of DuPage quarterback Devin O’Hara earlier this summer.
North Texas continued to load up on junior college players over the weekend, when cornerback Eric Jenkins committed to play for the Mean Green. Jenkins was a first-team All-Region IV selection at Los Angeles Valley College as a sophomore last season. He originally signed with Cincinnati but never enrolled at the school and ended up back on the recruiting market.
Brad Stracke shot one of his star players of the past a text message earlier this month and waited patiently to see what would transpire when Carlos Ortiz participated in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Ohio. The longtime North Texas golf coach received some good news a short time later.
Former North Texas LB continues standing outside Valley Ranch, hoping for chance to play for Cowboys
IRVING -- For the last two weeks, Anthony Wallace has been standing outside Valley Ranch, hoping for another chance. Every morning, the former North Texas linebacker has been holding a cardboard sign that reads, "An opportunity is all I need. I promise you won't regret it."
Rain fell steadily on an early summer afternoon late last week while Chastity Stewart cranked through a few tuneup sprints as the days before the NCAA outdoor track championships dwindled.
Five North Texas games were selected for national broadcasts on Wednesday, when Conference USA released its preliminary television schedule.
North Texas added yet another vital piece to its 2016 recruiting class at the last minute Wednesday, just hours after picking up a key 2017 recruit early.
Rick Villarreal stepped down as the athletic director at the University of North Texas on Monday, ending his 15-year tenure at the school. Villarreal will stay in his role until June 20, when he will officially leave the school he led through a time growth in athletics. Villarreal has just less than two years remaining on his contract, which is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2018, and will receive a buyout. Terms of that buyout were unavailable.
Mylam Peters always had the talent to become a top college linebacker.
One of North Texas’ biggest concerns following spring practice was its offensive line and how a unit in transition would adjust to playing in a spread system. The Mean Green have picked up a late commitment from the class of 2016 that could help with that adjustment in Jalen Thomas, an offensive tackle from Brooklyn’s ASA College.