This year, the Mean Green claimed new championship titles, new coaches, a new conference and a new name for the football stadium.
The winning streak began in March with the men's basketball team capturing the National Invitation Tournament title. In April, the women's golf team scored its third straight Conference USA title and the polo team took home the Division I United States Polo Association Men's National Intercollegiate Polo Championship. The softball team made it to the Conference USA finals in May. And Bleed Green, a men's basketball team that includes former Mean Green players, netted an appearance in the finals of The Basketball Tournament.
Beginning this fall, all Mean Green athletics teams now compete in the prestigious American Athletic Conference. Guiding their way into the new conference are new leaders Ross Hodge, who will coach the men's basketball team, and Jason Burton, who will lead the women's basketball team. They join new head football coach Eric Morris and Jared Mosley, vice president and director of athletics.
DATCU Stadium is the new name for the home of Mean Green football -- thanks to a naming rights and campus agreement with the financial institution that serves nearly a dozen Texas counties.
Founded by North Texas State College faculty members and area educators in 1936 as a credit union, DATCU will be a unique Mean Green team player in its role as the official financial institution and exclusive credit union of UNT Athletics and the UNT Alumni Association.
Along with financial literacy programs for students, DATCU will provide discounted financial services, UNT merchandise and event tickets for faculty, staff and students.
"Our two organizations share such a rich history that we feel we can unlock greater partnerships across our campus in providing first-class experiences and services to our students, faculty and staff," Mosley says. "We look forward to many more years ahead as we work together to build champions and prepare leaders."