Today, Conference USA released its preliminary television schedule for all C-USA Football Members. You can view the PDF of the complete schedule through a link contained within this article.
Here is the tentative TV schedule as of June 7th for the North Texas Mean Green.
North Texas and the University of Houston have agreed to a home-and-home series. The two schools last faced off on October 6th, 2012 where the Cougars defeated the Mean Green 44-21. The year before that, Houston was the first ever opponent to face off against the Mean Green in its brand new stadium, Apogee Stadium, on September 10th, 2011.
The future dates the two school have agreed to play are:
Sept. 28, 2019 - Houston
Sept. 23, 2023 - at Houston
Here is the historic head-to-head record between the Houston Cougars and North Texas Mean Green:
Oct 6, 2012
Sep 10, 2011
Apologies for not getting this out sooner. I had completely forgotten about this post as life priorities shift a little once basketball season is over.
North Texas Adds Seven to its Roster for 2017-2018
Forwards - Tope Arikawe, Zach Simmons, Mark Tikhonenko
Guards - Jorden Duffey, Michael Miller, Roosevelt Smart, Umoja Gibson
Articles from MeanGreenSports.com
Mean Green Add Two Recruits For 2017-18 (Zach Simmons - Signed in Early Period)
McCasland Signs Arikawe, Smart On First Day Of Signing Period
McCasland Adds Gibson, Miller To Signing Class
McCasland Picks Up Mark Tikhonenko For 2017-18 Season
Grant McCasland Signs Jorden Duffy To Recruiting Class
North Texas Loses Jeremy Combs, Ja'Michael Brown, and Rickey Brice Jr.
North Texas and Liberty have agreed to a home-and-home series starting with the Mean Green making a trip to Lynchburg, Virginia on September 22, 2018. The Flames will make a return trip to Denton, TX on October 9th, 2021. This home and home series appears to take the place pf two games against the Black Knights of Army.
Liberty is transitioning to FBS and will be an Independent, so there are no concerns over whether the game will or will not be counted towards bowl eligibility (it will). Liberty is a "middle-aged" program as their football program played its first down
On Friday, North Texas and Learfield Communications, LLC jointly announced a 10-year multimedia partnership. A team will be created to manage “all aspects of the rights agreement that includes signage, digital, corporate sponsorships, television and radio play-by-play, and coaches’ shows.”
North Texas Head Coach Seth Littrell held his second Green/White game on Saturday, April 8th. The team was looking to see its Wide Receivers get better and address concerns over areas such as the Offensive and Defensive lines.
After only having been on the job for about a week and a half, Grant McCasland has completed his staff. He brought all of his assistants from Arkansas State.
Head Coach - Grant McCasland (Baylor - 1999)
Associate Head Coach - Ross Hodge (Texas A&M Commerce - 2003)
Assistant Coach - James Miller (Colorado State)
Assistant Coach - Jareem Dowling (Maryland Eastern Shore - 2005)
In other news, Amaad Wainright was released from his NLI earlier this week.
National Signing Day for (men's and women's) basketball recruits is April 12th. It will be interesting to see whether McCasland can move the needle on increasing the recruiting profile of the Men's program in his
Rice wins the Women’s Basketball Invitational 74-62. Congratulations to the Rice Women’s Basketball team!
Several weeks ago Wren Baker published a letter outlining what has been accomplished within the first 150 days of his tenure as Vice President and Athletics Director for the University of North Texas. I would have had this done sooner but I’ve had some other things pop up in my personal life that prevented me from working on this recap.
In Women’s Basketball action, Middle Tennessee fell to Georgia Tech in the Third Round of the WNIT, thus eliminating them from the tournament. Rice defeated Idaho 86-80 in the Final Four of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Rice will move on to the Final Round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational to face off against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Sunday, March 26th at 4:00 PM.