We are launching a new feature called "Where Are They Now," highlighting some of the notable names from our athletic past.
Thanks to my years of working on the Mean Green Radio Network and as an administrator at North Texas, I have forged some meaningful relationships with the student-athletes with whom I have worked from a variety of sports. Now, being charged with branding and enhancing our North Texas Letterwinners Association, I work with the NTLA Board of Directors, made up of former student-athletes from all 16 of UNT’s intercollegiate programs.
Our first feature is on a member of our NTLA Board and someone I have kept up with since we both started at North Texas in the mid-1990s. He has remained one of the best North Texas ambassadors around: Brownwood, Texas, product James "Hut" Allred.
Five sports and five decades are represented in the 2018 North Texas Hall of Fame class, a group that includes the winningest tennis player in school history, the only softball player to bat .400 for a season at UNT, one of the cornerstones of Bill Blakeley's 20-win men's basketball teams, a three-time all-conference wide receiver, and one of UNT track's most prolific record setters.
The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees, announced by the UNT athletic department June 14, are:
The 2018 class will be inducted during the Mean Green's Champions Weekend October 12-13, 2018. The induction dinner will take place Friday, Oct. 12, in Apogee Stadium's HUB Club, and the inductees will also be honored during the North Texas football game against Southern Miss on Saturday, Oct. 13.
This was the first year in which the Hall of Fame selection process included voting by dues-paying members of the North Texas Letterwinners Association and previous inductees to the UNT Hall of Fame, as well as by the North Texas Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Active members of the Letterwinners Association also receive a 20 percent discount on season and single-game tickets. To access Letterwinners Association ticket benefits, contact the North Texas Ticket Office at 940-565-2527 or ticketoffice.@unt.edu.
For more information and bios of all the inductees, click here to read the full story on meangreensports.com.
If you have any questions about the Letterwinners Association, please contact Hank Dickenson at 940-565-3339 or by email at Hank.Dickenson@unt.edu.
To access Letterwinners Association ticket benefits, such as discounted game tickets or Letterwinners event tickets, call the North Texas Ticket Office at 940-565-2527 or email@example.com.
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