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7 days and counting!

Word is there’ll be 37 pro scouts to watch CJ and UNT’s Tony Mitchell, another preseason All-American. Checkout the Mean Green sophomore who wears #13 and stands 6’8.” See the three links below.


Dallas News Columnist Rick Gollelin writes that Tony Mitchell finished second among NCAA freshmen in rebounding behind Kentucky’s Anthony Davis last year and was set to bolt for the NBA but elected to stay after sitting down with his new coach, Tony Benford. For the full story, click on

Watch him in warm-ups

PS In case you didn’t know……

The name ‘Mean Green,’ still in use after 46 years, was adopted by fans and media in 1966 for a North Texas football defensive squad that finished the season second in the nation against the rush. That school year, Joe Greene, a sophomore at North Texas, played left defensive tackle on the football team and competed in track and field (shot put). The nickname “Mean Joe Greene” caught-on during his first year with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 when the fan base mistakenly assumed that ‘Mean Green’ was derived from a nickname they thought he had inherited while at North Texas.