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75 years ago
The Eagles won the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball championship for the second year in a row. They closed the season without a conference defeat. … Cowboy poet and ex-student Bill Smart visited the campus dressed in typical cowboy regalia. He planned to ride from Denton to Montreal, Canada, on horseback and write a book about his experiences. … A special six-week course was inaugurated for students who were unable to enter school at the beginning of the spring term. The program allowed teachers whose schools ended during April to attend North Texas before the summer session.

50 years ago
James C. Matthews was formally inducted as the eighth North Texas president by the chair of the Board of Regents, Ben H. Wooten. In his address, Matthews called education "a mighty force we have just begun to use." … Eight new structures, built at a cost of $5.5 million, were dedicated on campus. They were the Women's Gym, the Men's Gym, the football stadium, Masters Hall, the Quadrangle, the Library Annex, the Education Building and Kendall Hall. … President Emeritus W.J. McConnell was honored at a luncheon attended by 900 guests, including Texas Gov. Allen Shivers. … Eagle tracksters racked up 11 of 14 first-place finishes and eight second-place finishes to beat East Texas State 85-47 in a dual meet at Eagle Stadium.

25 years ago
Honesty reaped a reward when art major Tim Rogers returned a sack of money left by a Dr Pepper deliverer at a vending machine. Rogers' reward for the returned money was a case of Dr Pepper. … National Book Award winner and poet William Stafford was on campus for a poetry presentation in the Art Building. … The Mean Green baseball team swept a doubleheader against the Dallas Christian College Crusaders with scores of 25-0 and 30-1.

10 years ago
The University Program Council adopted a new 24-hour hotline to give students access to information about upcoming events. … North Texas student Cindy Lou Dampf organized an effort with 13 businesses in the Fry Street area, offering price breaks to anyone who voted in the primary elections. …. A series of videos created by North Texas senior David Maddox appeared on America's Funniest Home Videos. Maddox regularly provided the show with videos featuring himself as a detective solving crimes along with a sock character named "Beebo."





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