Junior Mean Green Club

Junio Mean Green Club members forming a spirit line

Fans 15 and under are invited to join the Junior Mean Green Club, an organization that lets kids get up close to the football and basketball players. In addition to free Beth Marie's ice cream and entry into the fun zone with face painting and photos with Scrappy, members get to form the spirit line on the field as the Mean Green returns for the second half of the game.

The children of Maureen McGuinness ('97 M.Ed., '03 Ed.D.) — ages 5 to 11 — are members of the Junior Mean Green Club (the oldest for eight years).

"They are really immersed in student life here," she says.

Also, each child is assigned an athlete, one for football season and another for basketball. The players end up being their special buddies through the season, with opportunities for photos and autographs.

Maureen McGuinness and her children enjoy a game.

"My kids love to cheer for their athlete's number," McGuinness says.

Working in the UNT housing department for 11 years, she says her children have helped build Homecoming floats and have walked in the parade.

"This is my UNT family and I want them to see that university life is important," she says.

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Mean Green Events

Family Weekend

October 10 - 12
The Mean Green kicks off against Louisiana-Lafayette at 6 p.m. at Fouts Field. Read more about Family Weekend.


October 23 - 25
Check out the complete Homecoming schedule.

Sun Belt Conference Soccer Tournament at UNT

November 5 - 8
UNT hosts the conference tournament for the first time in school history.

Final Home Football Game

November 29
Kickoff for the game against Arkansas State is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Mean Green Think Pink and Pack the House 2008

February 6
Mean Green women’s basketball takes on Western Kentucky at the Super Pit in conjunction with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association helping raise awareness about breast cancer.