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North Texas National Signing Day 2012

Dan McCarney has the gift of motivation. He has long been known as master of the press conference and I must admit I fell for his charm at the podium once again. I came away thinking we had the recruiting class that will be essential to our future success. Hell we just might have. There… Read more »

Holmen Out, Regurgitated Recruit News

Oh, Vito. He is the only one on the Mean Green beat, having outlasted Troy Phillips twice. He gets to break news like this though: Jacob Holmen is not practicing today. He is on crutches and in a walking boot. I will find out what his status is after practice. It does not look good,… Read more »

Scouting MTSU

The problem we have here, folks, is that I am not a coach of basketball, nor an expert. I could pretend to wow you with offensive schemes past your knowledge that no one will care about. Instead I will tell you that I watched Middle Tennessee’s game against Troy, somewhat begrudgingly and had to squint… Read more »

Jan 28th: North Texas is 13-9, 6-3

After that revenge win against the Red Wolves, neĆ© Indians, we are 9-2 at home going into the biggest game of the season. Middle Tennessee is in the middle of a perfect campaign in the Sun Belt Conference. It is a great time to face them. Tony Mitchell is in excellent form (to steal a… Read more »

Exhibition Win

I’ll leave the recap to Vito, who was there and watched that. This is a weird glorified practice in which Tyler Hall played well.

Jordan Williams and Chris Jones are Ineligible

This via Denton RC Chris Jones and Jordan Williams, two key members of North Texas’ highly rated freshman class who have started most of the season, did not meet academic eligibility requirements in the first semester of the school year and will not play for the Mean Green the remainder of the season, head coach… Read more »

Dunk Fest: Mean Green 84 WKU 67

This is the kind of game we hoped for few weeks back wasn’t it? You know, Tony Mitchell and Jordan Williams dunking all night, and Roger Franklin dominating inside and in the midrange. It took another bad opponent and a few weeks but the result is glorious. Western Kentucky has been a force, and perhaps… Read more »

Defensive Coordinator Change

Former Mean Green Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen is leaving to rejoin the Kansas staff under Charlie Weis. John Skladany is now the defensive coordinator according to Vito. He was the Iowa State guy in the same position under Danny Mac back then, and recently coordinated Central Florida.

Gut Punch: Ark St Win at the Buzzer

I couldn’t even stand to write anything about this game. Right now all I could stand is to show you the video. Chris Jones was blocked (fouled?) on a shot that he made just seconds before to put us in the lead. Then this happened:

Gameday: January 7, 2012 at Arkansas State

This is one of those games that can shape some expectations. Tony Mitchell has been getting a lot of love (and rightly so) for his 34-point, 16-rebound effort against South Alabama last time out. Some major media college basketball guys have their eye on him, and thus the program. It is an opportunity. They say… Read more »