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North Texas Begins The Pandemic Season With Questions: 2020 MGN Season Preview

Nothing about this season is normal. I cannot tell you with confidence that this season will end on the scheduled date. At every level of education, there are varying levels of process for reopening. Some are more cautious than others. At the big time college level we have cancellations and postponements and also some powering…

Happy Independence Day

America’s great super power is storytelling. We tell ourselves some great myths which allows us to accomplish great things. Many an observer of the nation throughout history has noted this peculiarly of our nation. We really are a headstrong teenager, thinking we are invincible with limitless potential. Like any good myth, however, there were half-truths…

We Are Losing The Coronavirus Battle

A healthy amount of skepticism is well, healthy. You should not always accept conventional wisdom unthinkingly. You should reexamine life, because the unexamined life is not worth living. That said, you should also hold firm convictions and let the well-earned truth guide you. That is all to say that you should wear a mask. I…

Tentative Restart

The nation is slowly allowing sports to resume in some form or fashion, and it is slow-going. Vito reported that three members of the football team tested positive for COVID-19. The NCAA committee recommended a six-week calendar to start. It prescribes a tiered practice approach, balancing COVID-19 safety with the need to prepare athletes for…

Dallas Discusses Defunding The Police And So Do We

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The various organizations have allowed teams to re-congregate and prepare to practice again. That is far from the major news of the week, as you are aware. The protests of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have sparked a counter-protest from police. Here is a twitter thread from criminal defense attorney Greg Doucette. A…

Protest Time

Rodney King was the first victim of police brutality caught on video that I can remember. I was a kid and I only vaguely knew what was happening. The police were acquitted, which seemed unbelievable. I heard adults criticize the LA “Riots” as stupid for the same reason people are criticizing the current demonstrations in…

MGN DYNASTY

Some three weeks ago I saw my Playstation 3 was dusty. I tried to remember the last time I played NCAA 14 — the only game I really play on it if ever. I could not remember. I cleaned it up a little and moved on with my day. Later, when trying discover the best…

CANCELLED

The league office announced — along with pretty much every other league — that the rest of the tournament is cancelled. This was the right decision, as even without the presence of fans, a basketball game — let alone tournament — involves many people. This leaves North Texas presumably as the league representative to the…

Tourney Time 2020

2019 NT vs WKU CUSA Tournament

We are in full pandemic mode. Oh, and North Texas basketball is having its best season in a decade. Do not feel bad for thinking that is very North Texas because it is. You and I know. The dissonance acknowledged, let us remind the extreme among us that all of the precautions are for the…

North Texas Hosts WKU

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Forget the implications of this one. Forget that NT might do a good portion of the sealing up the regular season title with this win. Forget that it would solidify the seeding in the Frisco tournament coming up in two weeks. WKU has been something like the measuring stick for North Texas basketball for about…