North Texas Men's Basketball Fan Guide
The Mean Green make their debut in Conference USA this season, and although NBA-draftee Tony Mitchell is gone, head coach Tony Benford enters his second season with a roster that includes several returning veterans, lead by guards Chris Jones, Jordan Williams and Brandon Walton, who suffered an injury in the season-opener a year ago but is expected back at full strength.
This year's schedule features 16 home games headlined by a pair of three-game homestands, December 15-21 and January 4-11, when the North Texas begins league play against Southern Mississippi on January 9. A year ago, the Golden Eagles finished 25-9. The Mean Green will also host UTEP (18-14 in 2012-13) and East Carolina (18-12 last year) in a rugged home league slate.
After hosting another opponent with a winning record a year ago in Tulsa (17-15) to wrap up the regular season, North Texas will travel to El Paso for its first Conference USA Tournament.
2013-14 Men's Basketball Tickets
Season tickets are available now for the 2013-14 season. North Texas has 18 home games this year, including the November 8 season opener against Northwood and a home date on December 15 against Stephen F. Austin, which went 27-5 a year ago, beating Tulsa and Oklahoma on the road and earning a berth in the NIT.
Premium-reserved season tickets are $175, and baseline-reserved season tickets are $120.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office located on the west side of Apogee Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the year. To purchase online, click here. For the Super Pit seating chart, click here.
Mean Green Family Fun Pack - The Family Fun Pack is four game tickets and four food items and four drinks from the concession stands. Season-ticket Family Fun Packs are $345, or single-game Fun Packs are $35.
Mean Green Hospitality Package - Business and community leaders, come to the Super Pit for a great night out with your colleagues, clients or congregation. Hospitality Packages start at $500 for a group of 50 and includes a catered meal, pregame visit from spirit groups, and a coach's chalk talk. For more information, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527.
Group Ticket Packages - Groups of 15 or more can purchase reduced-price tickets, starting at $6 per ticket, and come with various amenities. For more information, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527.
Birthday Parties At The Super Pit - Have your kid's birthday party at the Super Pit! Packages start at $90 and include tickets, pizza and drinks for 10, with tables and chairs in the concourse area for the pre-game party. For more information, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527.
Single-game tickets are $12 for premium reserved seats and $7 for baseline reserved. Tickets may be purchased at the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office located on the west side of Apogee Stadium. On home-game days, tickets are available at the Super Pit.
The Super Pit Game-Day Parking
North Texas plays all men's and women's home basketball games at the UNT Coliseum, better known as the Super Pit, on the campus of the University of North Texas.
Parking for North Texas home basketball games is free. The primary parking lot is at Fouts Field, just across North Texas Boulevard from the Super Pit. Parking is also allowed in the Lot 27, which is at the corner of Highland and Avenue D, directly across Avenue D from the Pit. Mean Green Club members also have access to parking next to the Super Pit on Highland Street.
For a detailed map of all Super Pit parking and the routes into each lot, click here for our interactive Super Pit Parking Map.
The Pit Crew
The Pit Crew is the official student section at North Texas home basketball games. There's a reason that North Texas has such a home-court advantage - because Mean Green students are loud and proud and give the Super Pit the reputation as being an intimidating place to play.
The Pit Crew assembles prior to each home game at the staging area on the Super Pit concourse at Gate B. Students are encouraged to get there as early as possible to get their Mean Green giveaways, cheer sheets, and newspapers to use for visiting team introductions. The Pit Crew staging area closes just after tip-off.
Students, click here for the North Texas Students' Fan Guide, with ticket information for all Mean Green Sports.
If you have any suggestions for the cheer sheet, send an e-mail to: AthMarketing@unt.edu.
Mean Green Radio Network
The Mean Green Radio Network broadcasts North Texas football and basketball games on KHYI 95.3 FM The Range and KNTU-FM 88.1. The MGRN broadcast team is led by North Texas alumnus and top-rated sports talk show host George Dunham of 1310-AM, KTCK - The Ticket, and Hank Dickenson, the Mean Green's Deputy Athletic Director. Click here to listen live.
Mean Green All-Access
MeanGreenSports.com has joined forces with the CBSSports.com College Network to create Mean Green Access, which will stream more North Texas athletic events than in any previous year, as well as giving Mean Green fans easy access to video content from other Conference USA schools.
Mean Green Access is part of the C-USA Digital Network, which combines streaming audio and video content from all 12 member institutions to provide the most thorough coverage of Conference USA athletics anywhere in the world. Sign-up now to access live-game broadcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences from 25 men's and women's sports across C-USA, with additional coverage from conferenc- postseason tournaments and events.
North Texas fans can subscribe to just Mean Green content or to the programming from the full network. Click here for more information.
Mean Green Club
The Mean Green Club raises funds for North Texas athletic scholarships. As tuition costs continue to rise, the need for increasing membership rises as well. Donations to the Mean Green Club help support nearly 350 North Texas student-athletes each year, and provide them with the best collegiate experience possible. As we continue to progress as a department, growth in the Mean Green Club is vital.
Members receive exclusive access to North Texas Athletics and year-long benefits such as invitations to member-only events, the best parking and seating available, and so much more. Mean Green Club membership and season-ticket purchases also increase your Priority Points, which are awarded for donations, consecutive-season ticket purchases and longevity of membership within the Mean Green Club. Click here for information on becoming a member.
Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club
North Texas fans, get started early in support of your Mean Green! The Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club is perfect for young fans to experience special opportunities and join all the excitement of North Texas athletics! Children 15 years of age or younger can join the Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club. Annual membership is only $20 per child. Click here for details on how to sign up your child.
Keep up with all Mean Green sports through the official website of North Texas Athletics, MeanGreenSports.com. There's simply no better source for Mean Green men's basketball information, including news, schedules and results, rosters, statistics, and coach profiles.
Mean Green On Twitter And Facebook
Twitter and Facebook are great sources of up-to-the-minute news and results of North Texas athletics. A steady stream of scores and notes are posted on Twitter @meangreensports. Click here for a list of all the Mean Green Twitter and Facebook pages.
Mean Green Spirit And Traditions
The spirit of the Mean Green is prevalent throughout the University of North Texas but never more so than during Mean Green sports events. Participate and enjoy these Mean Green game-day rituals.