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Mean Green Mania!

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

Join us on Wednesday, August 2nd for an exclusive event celebrating one month until Mean Green football returns to Apogee Stadium! Guests in attendance will have the opportunity to interact with North Texas coaches, administrators and student-athletes, all while having a chance to pick-up their 2017 football season tickets and Mean Green Club membership packets.

Mean Green Mania Ticket Pick-Up
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Apogee Stadium
Gate 2 – Ticket Office / Concourse
8:00 a.m. – 8:00pm

Hourly raffle prizes, food, beverages, inflatables, and much more!

For more information, please contact the Mean Green Club at 940-369-7284 or MeanGreenClub@unt.edu.

2017 CUSA Prelim TV Schedule

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

IRVING – Eight North Texas football games will be broadcast nationally in 2017, Conference USA announced Wednesday. 

National games will be broadcast on ESPN Networks, CBS Sports Network, STADIUM (formerly ASN and Campus Insiders) and beIN SPORTS, with additional games to be added prior to the start of the season.

Additionally, a significant number of games will be available through streaming and social media such as Twitter and Facebook Live.

“C-USA Football will be available this season on a number of platforms through our valued television partners,” said Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod. “We look forward to an exciting conference season that our fans will be able to follow throughout the fall.”

North Texas will kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2, when it hosts Lamar at Apogee Stadium. The Mean Green’s first nationally-televised game will be the following week, Saturday, Sept. 9, when they travel to face Metroplex rival SMU at 6 p.m. on ESPN3. Other nationally-televised games include a Sept. 16 non-conference tilt at Iowa, which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2, the C-USA opener against UAB from Apogee Stadium on beIN SPORTS at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, a road contest at Florida Atlantic on Oct. 21 on ESPN3, home dates with Old Dominion on Oct. 28 and UTEP on Nov. 11 on ESPN3, a non-conference game against 2016 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl opponent Army on Nov. 18 in Denton on beIN SPORTS, and the regular season finale at Rice on Nov. 25 on ESPN3.

The 2017 C-USA championship game on Saturday, Dec. 2, is scheduled to air on ESPN or ESPN 2. It marks the 13th-straight year that the C-USA championship will air on the ESPN Networks, which will also carry all six bowl games in which C-USA has a guaranteed selection.

Additional Conference USA football television exposures will be released as soon as they are finalized.

Grant McCasland Hired as Men’s Basketball Head Coach

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

Grant McCasland has been hired as North Texas men’s basketball head coach, Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker announced on Monday, March 13, 2017.

“I am excited to welcome Grant McCasland as our 18th head men’s basketball coach,” Baker said. “Coach McCasland is a rising superstar in college basketball and possesses all of the qualities we desired when we began our search. He has been successful at every step of his career. He’s a proven coach and recruiter, but most importantly, he has demonstrated the ability to help young men grow and develop as people. We are fortunate to have a coach of his integrity and caliber leading our men’s basketball program. He and his family are from the area and understand Texas values. They will be tremendous assets to this campus and community.”

McCasland is an 18-year coaching veteran and arrives at North Texas after leading Arkansas State to a 20-win season for only the fourth time in ASU history. McCasland’s career winning percentage is an eye-popping 80 percent.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve as the next head basketball coach at the University of North Texas,” McCasland said. “I am honored by the confidence that both Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker and President Neal Smatresk have demonstrated as we went through this process. Their commitment and vision for men’s basketball at North Texas is inspiring and I look forward to working with them to build champions and prepare leaders with the young men we have in our program. We are going to strive daily for excellence in every aspect of our program, do things the right way, and establish a winning culture that values relationships throughout. Our family looks forward to joining Mean Green nation and I can’t wait to get started in Denton.”

Grant and his wife Cece have four children: daughters Amaris and Jersey and sons Jett and Beckett.

Check out a video recap of McCasland’s First Week at North Texas

CUSA Releases 2017 Football Schedule

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

Conference USA released the 2017 football schedule setting the stage for an exciting second season for head coach Seth Littrell and the Mean Green. As in 2016, North Texas will play six home games and six road contests with a midseason bye week.

This year’s non-conference schedule features home dates against Lamar and Army, as well as road games to face Iowa and Metroplex rival, SMU.

The Mean Green’s Conference USA slate will kick off September 23 at Apogee Stadium as they welcome back UAB to conference play. Games against UTSA, Old Dominion and UTEP round out the home conference schedule.

To purchase 2017 season tickets and get the full schedule, visit MeanGreenSports.com or call the ticket office at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.

North Texas Football National Signing Day Feb 1

January 25th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics

North Texas Football National Signing Day Feb 1North Texas head coach Seth Littrell, fresh off his first season at the helm of the Mean Green, will ink his 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Early Wednesday evening, all alumni are invited by the Mean Green Club to the Signing Day Celebration meet and greet in Apogee Stadium’s HUB Club. The event is free and open to all Mean Green fans. Coach Littrell and his staff are anticipated to be on hand and attendees can learn more about these future Mean Green student-athletes. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.  Fans will also be able to purchase their 2017 season tickets at this event.

This will be the first full recruiting class for Littrell and his staff, who arrived in Denton following the 2015 season and had only a few weeks to assemble their 2016 class. Nonetheless, that class provided key contributors to the 2016 squad that earned a trip to the Zaxby’s Heart Of Dallas Bowl.

Throughout the day, signings will be reported on meangreensports.com/signingday with student-athlete bios and highlight videos.  Fans can also follow the day’s developments on Twitter @MeanGreenFB and @MeanGreenSports and on MeanGreenSports‘ Facebook page.

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November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Athletics

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UNT Alumni Tailgate at UTSA

October 10th, 2016 | Posted in Athletics

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Join your UNT Alumni Association and the Mean Green Club for a pre-game tailgate before the UNT game against UTSA. We’ll have Scrappy, UNT Cheer and the pep band along with plenty of food and beverages. Put on your Mean Green spirit wear and join us!

UTSA Tailgate
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3-5:30 pm (Kickoff at 6 pm)
Sunset Station, La Dahlia Room
1174 E Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX

Registration is FREE. Food is included with a cash bar.

RSVP for UTSA Game by Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wren Baker UNT’s New VP and Director of Athletics

August 15th, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News, Athletics

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The University of North Texas System Board of Regents voted unanimously to appoint Wren Baker as the new UNT Vice President and Director of Athletics.

Baker, who currently is the interim Director of Athletics at the University of Missouri, was officially introduced to the UNT community during a press conference Aug. 1, 2016, in The Hub Club (Level 3) of Apogee Stadium.

“Wren Baker’s passion for college sports is unmatched, and he is a proven effective leader with critical experience in hiring coaches, efficiently administering an athletics department, increasing support across the board and taking care of student-athletes,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “I believe he will move athletics at UNT to the next level of success, and I am excited for the future.”

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