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Homecoming 2008
Winter 2008      


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October's Homecoming festivities included reunions and dedications as well as traditional good times. The Golden Eagles Class of 1958 celebrated 50 years, as did the Talons spirit organization. The first African American Greek organizations on campus — the Phi Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Zeta Eta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta — celebrated 40 years. And about 40 members of the original Green Jackets spirit and service organization returned for their first all-decades reunion. Delta Gamma and Kappa Delta sororities gathered at the groundbreaking for their new houses. Green pride also was on display at the parade, where floats were made from environmentally friendly materials. Go Mean Green!

Homecoming photo gallery

  • UNT Homecoming bonfire
    UNT spirit blazes during the burning of the annual bonfire.
  • UNT Homecoming Sustaining Arch ceremony
    The Sustaining Arch, designed by Jonathan Snow ('04, '08 M.F.A.), was dedicated in memory of UNT students who died during their time on campus.
  • Omega Psi Phi reunion
    Members of the Phi Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi sang at the new marker where their Que House once stood on Prairie Street.
  • UNT Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony
    UNT soccer great Marilyn Marin ('04) was welcomed into the Athletic Hall of Fame by Athletic Director Rick Villarreal.
  • UNT Homecoming parade
    The Green Brigade's color guard adds flare to the annual parade.
  • UNT Homecoming parade
    Participating in the parade is all about showing Mean Green pride.
  • UNT Homecoming parade
    Winners of this year's Eagle Spirit Award march in the annual parade, which draws crowds of fans along the route through downtown Denton.
  • UNT Homecoming parade
    Many of the festive floats in this year's parade were made from recycled materials.
  • UNT Homecoming chili cook-off
    Chili cook-off competitors start cooking early so Mean Green Village visitors can taste their entries all day long.
  • UNT Homecoming Mean Green Village
    Mean Green fans of all ages donned spirit paint before the big game.
  • UNT Homecoming Mean Green Village
    In the true spirit of a dedicated fan and new UNT parent, Troy Crosson, whose daughter is a freshman, decorated his Peterbilt tractor trailer truck in UNT regalia just in time for the tailgating season. Crosson's 18-wheeler, a Mean Green “machine” was a special attraction during Homecoming at Mean Green Village.
  • UNT Homecoming Mean Green Village
    UNT launched its “We Mean Green” campaign to encourage eco-friendly behavior this fall. Students, alumni and friends joined the cause in the Mean Green Village.
  • UNT Homecoming Mean Green Village
    Homecoming is all about friends having fun, supporting their university.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    Fans fly eagle pride in the stands during the game.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    The team takes the field to fight hard against the Troy State Trojans.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    Members of the Green Brigade cheer on the team from the stands.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    Student fans paint themselves with UNT pride in support of their team.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    The Green Brigade makes every event an occasion.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    UNT Cheerleaders rally the crowd in support of the team.
  • UNT Homecoming game
    Mean Green fans joy fades to frustration when a chance to score slips away.




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