The UNT men's basketball team has won the Sun Belt Conference title twice and played in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2010.
Since starting its intercollegiate athletics program in 1913, UNT has had a strong athletic tradition. The football program has produced 32 All-Americans, and 77 former Mean Green players have been drafted to play in the National Football League, including Abner Haynes, who first starred in the American Football League, and “Mean” Joe Greene. The men’s basketball program has experienced notable success, making two NCAA tournament appearances in recent years and finishing with 20-plus wins for five straight seasons.
With the fall 2011 opening of UNT’s new Apogee Stadium to host Mean Green football games, 12 of UNT’s 16 intercollegiate athletic teams practice and play in facilities that have been built since 2001.
A member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2001, UNT has won 17 conference championships in nine sports during that time. The Mean Green football team has played in seven postseason bowl games, including four in the last 10 years.
UNT's new Apogee Stadium, which opened in fall 2011, is the first newly constructed collegiate football stadium in the nation to earn LEED Platinum certification.
Having worked to build the nation’s “greenest” collegiate football stadium, UNT earned Platinum certification — the highest level — from the LEED Green Building Rating System. Features of the state-of-the-art athletic and entertainment complex include increased tailgating space, seating for nearly 31,000 people, luxury suites, an amenity-filled club level, a spirit store and an Athletic Center Terrace.
The university also offers sport clubs and an extensive intramurals program, with teams open to all students.