UNT offers a long tradition of athletics, growing stronger every year.
In our first year in Conference USA, our Mean Green football team won the Heart of
Dallas Bowl. UNT’s Apogee Stadium serves as a community rallying point, bringing fans
together as they cheer their hometown football team to victory. And whether our student-athletes
are on the field or in the classroom earning academic honors, they’re striving for
UNT joined Conference USA in 2013, bringing the university a higher level of competition and better reflecting
our academic quality.
16: UNT offers 16 sports as an NCAA Division I school — the highest and largest division
130: The Mean Green have won 130 conference championships, including 34 since 2000.
SUCCESS: The Mean Green set a new record this year with a cumulative score of 83 for the
NCAA Graduation Success Rate, with the tennis team scoring a perfect 100.
PRIDE: UNT’s Apogee Stadium — a state-of-the-art athletic and entertainment complex with seating for 31,000 fans
— is not just the home of the Mean Green, Denton's home team. It's also the setting
for local events, building pride and a sense of community. A soccer and track-and-field
stadium opened in Spring 2019 and an indoor practice facility to open later in 2019
will enhance the game-day experience for fans and student-athletes.
Mean Green Pride
Athletic standouts include football legend "Mean" Joe Greene, who played with the
NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, and Craig Robertson, who played with the Cleveland Browns
and the New Orleans Saints.
The Mean Green Machine — a green 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan — helps raise spirit
at games and special events.
The UNT student body voted in 1922 to name the Eagle as UNT’s mascot — beating out
the dragon, hawk and lion. Members of the Mean Green Nation affectionately call our
Eagle mascot Scrappy.
Boomer the muzzleloader cannon is fired by the UNT Talons at football games to signal scores.
After victories by UNT varsity teams, green lights shine on McConnell Tower at the
Hurley Administration Building.