October 14, 1994 |
After nearly a decade of stability, the Big West Conference will undergo its fifth major change in four years with Thursday's announcement that Boise State, Idaho, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and North Texas will be added to the league for the 1996-97 school year. Boise State, Idaho and San Luis Obispo officially accepted the invitation Thursday. North Texas will announce its intentions Monday, but the school issued a statement saying it was "extremely excited" about the invitation.
February 4, 2001 |
The University of North Texas in Denton has suspended a fraternity chapter for five years after members allegedly used racial slurs and waved a Confederate battle flag at a group of mostly black football recruits. Kappa Alpha must vacate its house and withdraw from activity at the university until the suspension ends, officials said. School officials said that Kappa Alpha violated the student code and that members gave misleading information about the incident.
December 19, 1990 |
Dennis Parker, whose high school is playing Saturday for the Texas state football championship, was named today as head football coach of the University of North Texas. Parker replaces Corky Nelson, who was fired on Nov. 17 after nine seasons as the Eagles' coach. Parker is head football coach and athletic director of Marshall High School, which plays Converse Judson in the Astrodome for the Class 5A big school state championship. Marshall is 13-2 this season.
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January 11, 2005 |
Frank E. Vandiver, 79, a military historian and former finalist for the National Book Award, died of heart and lung problems Friday at his home in College Station, Texas. Vandiver was a history teacher and administrator at Texas A&M University, the University of North Texas and Rice University, and also taught at Washington University in St. Louis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Oxford, among others.
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April 9, 2002
A.C. Greene, 78, Texas historian and columnist whose books include "Taking Heart" about receiving the transplanted heart of a 31-year-old woman in 1988, died Friday at his home in Salado, Texas, of unspecified causes. Born Alvin Carl Greene Jr. in Abilene, he adopted his first two initials for what became a familiar byline in the Dallas Morning News. He wrote its column Texas Sketches for 19 years.
June 20, 1991 |
Lisa Love, women's volleyball coach at USC the past two years, has been named an associate athletic director at the university. Love also will retain her coaching post, Athletic Director Mike McGee said Wednesday. The associate's job opened last month when Barbara Hedges left to become athletic director at Washington. Love, 36, came to USC after seven seasons as coach at Texas Arlington.