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Mean Green drops ball in Sun Belt opener
Tyler Owens
Senior Staff Writer
In its first Sun Belt Conference
game of the season, the Mean
Green fell to the Troy Trojans
14-7.
Going 0-2 in the red zone on
offense, a 14 percent third down
conversion rate and poor execu-
tion from the kicking team were
all factors in UNT dropping to
1-3 on the season.
"Before you start winning, you
have to stop losing," head coach
Dan McCarney said. "Frustration
is an understatement."
In a postgame press confer-
ence, McCarney said that the
practice week prior to the Troy
game was the best in two years,
but the Mean Green could not
translate that success to game
day.
"I thought our meetings, our
walk-throughs, our focus, our
execution [and] our effort during
practice this week was the best
since I've been at North Texas,"
McCarney said. "They key is to
do it on game night."
After an efficient performance
last week against Kansas State (89
percent completion rate), redshirt
junior Derek Thompson failed
to come through in key situa-
tions as he overthrew receivers
and only completed 12 of his 29
passing attempts.
"I missed some throws this
week," Thompson said. "It starts
with me as the captain of the
offense, and those guys look to
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Junior tight end Drew Miller almost made the finishing catch on a trick pass play. Redshirt junior quarterback Derek Thompson handed the ball to senior running back Jeremy
Brown who threw it back to Thompson, who then threw it to Miller. The Mean Green ultimately lost 14-7 to theTroy Trojans, but not before missing three field goals and numer-
ous turnovers on both sides of the field, resulting in a 1 -3 record for U NT.
me and I've got to get better."
The special teams unit also
didn't translate its practice
success into the game. Junior
kicker Zach Olen and freshman
kicker Zach Paul struggled in
the game.
After making a 57-yard field
goal in practice last week, Olen,
who missed an extra point
and had a 45-yard field goal
blocked against KSU, missed 40
and 47-yard field goals on back-
to-back drives in the second
quarter. After halftime, Paul
came on as a replacement and
missed a 27-yard attempt.
"He's got to carry over what
he does in practice to the game
field," McCarney said of Olen's
execution. "I didn't have any
plans of going to the backup guy
tonight, but how many times
are we going to watch a missed
field goal?"
The Mean Green defense shut
down the Trojans for most of the
first half, but the missed oppor-
tunities on special teams allowed
Troy back into the game. Troy
quarterback Corey Robinson
threw for a touchdown with a
minute left in the second quarter
and connected with Chip Reeves
for a 76-yard touchdown early on
in the third.
"They just came out and
started passing the ball better
than they did the first half, and
we didn't do what we needed
to do," junior defensive tackle
Richard Abbe said. "We stopped
the run well. It's the big plays that
killed us."
The next two games for the
Mean Green will take place on
the road, as the team travels
to face Florida Atlantic and
Houston.
"It sickens me to lose that
game the way we did tonight,
but the good news is we do have
two-thirds of a season in front of
us," McCarney said. "There are a
lot of opportunities out there, and
how we handle a setback like this
will be a real measure of where
we go with this football team."
MythBusters speak at Coliseum
Jason Yang
Senior Staff Writer
It's possible to turn flatulence
into flames.
No, really.
The hardworking skep-
tics of Discovery Channel's
"MythBusters" proved it in an
unaired video shown Monday
night at the UNT Coliseum.
"MythBusters" co-hosts Jamie
Hyneman and Adam Savage
spoke to about 5,500 students
as part of UNT's Distinguished
Lecture Series. The lecture
consisted of brief speeches,
videos and a question-and-
answer session with the audi-
ence, who filled more than 60
percent of the Coliseum's 8,000
seats.
The popular show will enter
its 10th season when it returns
in January. Filming 45 weeks a
year, earning four Emmy nomi-
nations, setting off more than
2,800 explosions, conducting 850
experiments and going through
more than 100 pounds of lubri-
cant would take a toll on anyone,
but Hyneman and Savage said
the show's integrity and commit-
ment to busting myths kept them
passionate about the job,
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Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage answer questions at the Distinguished Lec-
ture Series in the Coliseum on Monday at 7 p.m. A crowd of 5,500 people gath-
ered to listen to the lecture.
UNT named 9th most
transfer-friendly school
Daniel Bissell
Staff Writer
UNT has been ranked the
9th best university in the
nation for transfer students in
the Princeton Review's annual
list of transfer-friendly schools.
UNT, which enrolled almost
4,000 transfer students in fall
2010 with a transfer acceptance
rate of 78 percent, is one of four
Texas schools - the University
of Texas at Arlington, the
University of Houston, and
Texas A&M-C'ommerce — on
the list. The rankings are based
on enrollment data starting
in 2010.
UNT Transfer Center
Coordinator Ashlea Coulter
said 3,829 transfer students
were admitted this semester.
Although that marks a slight
drop from the 3,891 admitted
in fall 2010, it was still enough
to make the top 10.
"I think it's a true testament
to how transfer-friendly the
university is," Coulter said. "It
shows that we care about our
transfer students."
Coulter said she believes
UNT is appealing because of
Photo by Tyler Cleveland/Staff Photographer
Mechanical and energy engineering junior and transfer student David Janes
looks through an apartment booklet Monday in the Union. James transferred
from the University of Arizona.
its transfer-friendly nature, close-
knit community, academic repu-
tation, prestige and proximity
to Dallas and Fort Worth, where
many of the university's transfer
students come from.
"I think that people appreciate
the university because, although
it's a very large school with a large
number of students, it has a small-
school feel," she said. "The faculty
and staff are very dedicated. They
know students' names and take
a personal interest in them, so
students don't feel like small fish
in a big pond."
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Logistics students' group projects go global
Ashley Grant
Senior Staff Writer
The capstone logistics
and supply chain manage-
ment course in the College
of Business is broadening the
definition of "group project"
by requiring its students to
collaborate with colleagues at
universities around the world.
Business seniors in the
class, Advanced Logistics
Problems, will work with
more than 300 students from
18 universities in places as
disparate as Alabama, France
and Germany.
"No single group consists
of members from the same
school," marketing professor
Ted Farris said. "It helps
students get a better under-
standing of what it's like in
the real world and to work in
displaced work groups."
Toward the end of
November, students enrolled
in Farris' class will receive the
names and email addresses of
other group members.
To crack the case study
provided by the Council of
Supply Chain Management
Professionals, the four-person
groups will have to determine
the costs, risks and most effi-
cient routes to get products
from various starting loca-
tions to a distribution center
at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth.
Students have two weeks
to prepare a presentation and
submit their findings and
recommendations to faculty
members.
Although case studies have
been used in logistics classes
since 1997, this is only the
third semester that groups
have been expanded to include
students globally, Farris said.
He said students aren't
usually challenged with
finding a solution for the
case study. The real struggle
is coordinating communica-
tion and accommodating for
time zone differences.
"We don't tell students how
to communicate, but we've
seen students use Skype,
email, Facebook and even by
phone, a method that can be
very expensive," he said.
Students also have the
option to use Adobe Connect,
a web conferencing software
program managed by the
University of the Andes in
Peru.
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