Three things happened during Champions Weekend, October 12-13, and two of them were GREAT!
First, thanks to the single-ticket purchasers and table sponsors of our sold out North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, Oct. 12, at the HUB Club at Apogee Stadium. Congratulations once again to Alysha Adams, Mallory Cantler, Melvin Davis, James Russell and Gwynn Sammel for their induction in to the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Next, the football team beat Southern Mississippi in a crucial Conference USA Western Division matchup 30-7 on Saturday. The victory came behind dominating defense and a renewed rushing attack. The Mean Green are 6-1 for the first time since 1988 and are bowl eligible at the earliest point in a season since 1977.
Sadly, the stormy weather interrupted our plans to recognize on the field those teams from the past that we dubbed our "Great 8s," North Texas football teams that played in a year ending in 8. We are planning to get those former players and coaches back for homecoming and try again! Here’s the plan for Saturday, October 27, for recognition of the teams from 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008 on the field in Apogee Stadium:
After the recognition, everyone will return to their seats.
If you have any questions, please contact Reggie Johnson at 940-369-8268.
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.
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