Get to know the North Texas Mean Green
Location: Denton, Texas
Nickname: Mean Green
President: V. Lane Rawlins
Athletics Director: Rick Villarreal
Football Facility: Apogee Stadium (30,850)
Basketball Facility: Super Pit/Coliseum (10,500)
Media Market: No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (2,571,310 TV household)
Sponsored Sports: 16
Men (6) — basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor & outdoor track & field
Women (10) — basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor & outdoor track & field, volleyball
· The University of North Texas has 12 colleges and schools that offer 214 degree programs. It also boasts the first jazz studies and undergraduate emergency administration and planning programs in the United States.
· The Fall 2011 student body included the most academically talented and largest freshman class, as well as the largest enrollment of doctoral students in school history.
· UNT is one of nine public universities in the nation with more than 5,000 Hispanic students and 4,000 African American students.
· North Texas has developed 15 collaborative, cross-disciplinary research clusters and six strategic research areas to carry out innovative, high-impact research to address scientific, environmental and societal problems. There are 68 research centers and institutes on campus.
· UNT is a 900-acre campus that includes Discovery Park, a 300-acre research park that is one of the largest university research parks in the North Texas region.
· North Texas has been named a top Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and a Best for Vets School by Military Times EDGE two years in a row. More than 2,500 members of the military community and their families attend the university.
· UNT has more than 1,300 students in its Honors College, which is the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
· North Texas' alumni network includes more than 336,000 members, with more than 216,000 living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
· UNT was the first comprehensive training and research center for Spanish language media.
· North Texas boasts the first and only Ph.D. program in art education and only accredited professional journalism master’s program in the state of Texas.
· The medical librarianship graduate program ranked third nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
· UNT has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for 16 consecutive years.
· North Texas was named a Green College by The Princeton Review two years in a row
· Since 2003, North Texas has developed more than 12 new athletics facilities as part of a 200-acre Mean Green Village. Competition venues, training facilities and meeting space have been upgraded for all 16 intercollegiate sports since then, including the crown jewel, the brand new $78 million state-of-the-art Apogee Stadium, which opened in 2011.
· The North Texas men’s golf program continued its historical success by winning its 29th conference championship in 2013. The team has made 31 NCAA Tournament appearances.
· Mean Green women’s soccer never has had a losing season since its inception in 1995. The team has advanced to eight of the last 12 Sun Belt Conference Championship Games and made two NCAA Tournament appearances since 2000.
· The UNT men’s basketball program has won at least 20 games in five of the last seven seasons and made two NCAA Tournament appearances during that time.
· Pat Boone — Singer and actor
· Thomas Haden Church — Actor
· Bob Dorough — Jazz musician, composer and music director of Schoolhouse Rock
· Michael Faircloth — Fashion designer to First Lady Laura Bush
· Phyllis George — 1971 Miss America and former broadcaster with The NFL Today
· “Mean” Joe Greene — National Football League Hall of Famer and five-time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers
· Don Henley — Grammy Award-winning singer and musician, member of The Eagles, environmental activist
· Norah Jones — Grammy Award-winning singer
· Tom “Bones” Malone — Trombonist, member of the original Saturday Night Live band, currently serves as the principal arranger and trombonist for the Late Show with David Letterman
· Kerry Gammill — Cartoonist who created Superman, Indiana Jones and ROM comic strips
· Larry McMurtry — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who shared the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay of Brokeback Mountain
· Bill Moyers — Television journalist, former chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News, former press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson
· Dr. Phil McGraw — Self-help expert
· Sam Moon — Owner, Sam Moon Trading Company
· Jane Nelson — Texas State Senator
· Roy Orbison — Singer and guitarist
· Ron Shanklin — Former National Football League player
· Mary Suhm — City Manager, City of Dallas
· Brian Waters — Former National Football League All-Pro offensive guard and 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year
· Peter Weller — Actor who starred in Robocop and Buckaroo