North Texas Daily

Brief: Baseball program still in UNT’s sights

Brief: Baseball program still in UNT’s sights

February 12
21:48 2013

Tim Cato / Senior Staff Writer

The move to Conference USA in 2013-14 might not be the only big change on the horizon for Mean Green athletics.

A committee formed several months ago to look at the possibility of bringing baseball to UNT is continuing to make progress.

“We brought some people together to help determine the funding process for a facility as well as the program for the first two years,” athletic director Rick Villarreal said in a Denton Record-Chronicle article. “We have made a lot of progress. Hopefully, in the near future, we will be able to lay out the situation publically.”

UNT is one of the few holdouts from the sport. Currently, 298 of the 347 Division-I colleges host an official baseball team.

One major hurdle for the program will be building a new stadium. UNT owns land around Lovelace Stadium, home to its softball program, which will eventually host the new stadium.

Another major issue is the Title IX gender equality act that requires the number of male and female athletes to be similar. The Mean Green currently sponsors three male teams, seven female teams and two co-ed teams.

UNT last had a baseball program from 1984-1988.

The university has a baseball club, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association does not sanction the club, like it would the baseball team if UNT decides to field a team.

The next step for UNT baseball would be an official announcement of the program’s arrival in the coming years.

About Author

Reporter

Reporter

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","https://chimpstatic.com/mcjs-connected/js/users/de9596854f37498d65b58fa8f/42480106fd1ae582112be0c96.js");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
OPINION: Summer blockbusters are the perfect opportunity to turn your brain off📝@OberkromJaden 🖼 @jasperbeeeRead more: https://t.co/PM8ND5u2iZ
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Letter from the editor: it’s a joy to serve the Daily📝@rhemajoybell 📸@JohnAndersontx https://t.co/uZnVuFMKC5
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Happy Thursday! In our first summer issue, you'll find a letter from the editor, a city council election update, a feature about local artist Sam White and much more.Check it out online📲: https://t.co/59dRWZMSOb https://t.co/HxweSolvQL
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Garland’s ‘Men’ melts minds and horrifies for better or for worse📝 @OberkromJadenRead more: https://t.co/u4tKSGxshQ
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
OPINION: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Auntie Diaries’ begs a closer listen📝 Hana Musa 🖼 @jazminesg_Read more: https://t.co/vyCXqWgFI9
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Latest Issue of North Texas Daily

Flytedesk Ad

Instagram