Not only was the Utah football game the biggest in recent history, it was also the biggest crowd!
The Horned Frog's game against Utah gained more than ESPN GameDay's attention. A record setting crowd filled the stands of Amon G. Carter Saturday night.
The Texas Rangers offered Matt Purke the kind of money that some people won't earn in a lifetime.
T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers' beat writer for MLB.com, said the 14th overall pick in the 2009 draft turned down a $4 million proposal. That's the same amount that fan favorite outfielder Josh Hamilton accepted when he was chosen as the top pick in the 1999 draft.
Not only did Purke turn down the cash, but also a chance to pitch under the eyes of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in his home state. For many people, this would be a dream come true.
The No. 20 Lady Frogs (14-4, 4-1 Mountain West) will be looking to continue their home dominance when they take on conference foe Colorado State University (11-7, 3-2 Mountain West) on Wednesday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The team is 9-0 at home this year and will face a Rams team with an away record of 3-5.
"We do take a personal pride in defending our home court," Horned Frog head coach Jeff Mittie said. "But we also take pride in going on the road and taking over their court."
When Blake Schlueter graduated, Horned Frog fans worried that his replacement would not be as successful. But senior Jake Kirkpatrick filled the void and more. All it took was one year of high school football.
Kirkpatrick said he transferred to Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler his senior year because his private school growing up did not have a football team.
"My parents weren't too happy about it," Kirkpatrick said. "They didn't think it was a good idea."
The university will take part in a different kind of bowl game in 2011. The Horned Frogs will lend their facilities to the National Football Leagues's American Football Conference champion when the Super Bowl comes to North Texas.
Bill Lively, the president and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XVL Host Committee, visited the campus Wednesday morning to talk about the university's involvement with the process.
A growing project aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the natural world located on campus.
The Arboretum project, led by Provost Nowell Donovan, will begin this summer in an effort to learn more about and recognize some of the types of trees on campus, Donovan said.
The project is part of a state organization called the Great Tree Ring that consists of people concerned with botanical education, Donovan said. Campus botanists discovered that there are 40 different species of trees on campus, he said.
Dining Services is developing a value menu that it hopes will attract more students to on-campus eateries, a Dining Services official said.
The 1873 CafÃÂ© & Sports Grill will be the only location offering the new value menu, said Legia Abato, marketing manager of Dining Services. The value menu pricing would be significantly lowered to the $5 range rather than the normal price range of $7 to $9, she said.
The up and coming cricket club team is receiving outside funds and prospective players with the help of former Horned Frogs.
Members of the Web site Killerfrogs.com, a forum about university athletics, began donating to a Paypal account dedicated to helping the cricket group, said the Web site's owner Wes Phelan.
Phelan is asking for members to donate five to ten dollars and has already raised a little over $100, he said. Along with the money, the Web site's members plan on donating their own bats and pads, Phelan said.