Category: Football

DMN: Heart of Dallas Bowl Likely Done after 2018

North Texas might have just one more shot at filling up the Cotton Bowl during bowl season.  (The great) Robert Wilonsky reports that the city council is leaning toward ‘no’ on a $300K incentive package that would keep the bowl at Fair Park beyond this year’s game. Previously, the council denied an $800K package. The… Read more »

Reporters Pick NT to Win Division

One of the better things about North Texas Football’s rise to decent the last two seasons has been the freedom from expectation. Aside from Head Coach Seth Littrell declaring NT was going bowling in his first year, no one really expected much (this blog was bullish, however). With wins come expectations, however, and now the… Read more »

Summer Is Fun, But it is Time For Blogging

We are back. MGN is back from internet vacation. While I am still enthralled by this year’s unexpectedly exciting World Cup, my attention is returned to our favorite little college programs. The football team has been praised over the offseason and rightly so. There are still some worries but there is enough time — over… Read more »

Football Broadcast Schedule Released

Conference USA announced a deal with ESPN that completes the mystery of the other games on the schedule. We knew CBS Sports/Facebook/Stadium were going to be the primary partners but we did not know how or if the rest of the league’s inventory was going to be divvied. The schedule for NT is short on the… Read more »

Link: New Turf At Apogee

Link The average artificial field surface is replaced every six to eight years, and the 2017 season was the seventh for Apogee’s original turf. The athletic department’s commitment to player safety coupled with the condition of the existing turf has led North Texas athletics to make this change ahead of the 2018 season. The post… Read more »

North Texas Spring Game 2018

There were many changes in North Texas’ 2018 spring game. Most importantly, we couldn’t call it the Green & White game since the offense was wearing white, and the defense was wearing black. Additionally, there was a feeling of hope upon a foundation that has been built over the past two seasons. We were no… Read more »

Link: Heart of Dallas Bowl A Loser for City of Dallas

(The great) Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Morning News: Before spring break, the Dallas City Council was asked to OK giving ESPN $800,000 to pass along to college football teams to play in a bowl game that will be attended by tens of spectators. OK, OK. That’s not fair. According to official numbers I got… Read more »

Jeff Wilson at the NFL Combine

Jeff Wilson went to the combine this week and put up 15 reps on the bench press. He is reportedly saving his other tests — the 40, vertical etc — for the NT pro day. This is all on the advice of doctors. NFL.com’s Lance Lierlein has him as a priority free agent coming out… Read more »

Spring Practice 2018

The football team began Spring practice only because technically they are the Spring semester. We are still in winter until March 20th. The Spring game, now moved to the 24th of March — a Saturday — is rightly named. However, for the plants, Spring has started in some parts of Texas already. The nature of… Read more »