Athletics News


QUINCY ARMSTRONG He was a center and linebacker for the Eagle football team from 1949-51, earning first team all-conference honors in both 1950 and 1951. The Eagles went 23-10-1 during his three varsity seasons and Armstrong was named All-Texas College and Williamson All-American following the 1951 season.

FRED BARNES A three-year lettermen for the North Texas tennis team from 1937-39, he played on a NAIA national championship team in 1939 after winning conference singles and doubles titles that year.

BILL CARRICO He earned two letters in football and helped North Texas to a Missouri Valley Conference championship in 1958 and a share of the MVC title in 1959. He was twice named all-Missouri Valley Conference and was selected a Williamson All-American in 1959.

BILL COOPER A center on the football team, he was a two-time captain of the Eagles in 1916 and 1919. He is also recognized as being the first person to bring an eagle as a mascot to North Texas and later became the school’s head track coach from 1942-47.

VERNON COLE He earned two letters as the Eagles’ quarterback, leading the 1959 squad to a 9-1 record, a Missouri Valley Conference championship and a berth in the Sun Bowl. He was named all-MVC in 1958 and later played professionally in the Canadian Football League.

KENNETH LYONS He led North Texas in scoring and rebounding all four years with the Eagles. Establishing himself as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,291 points, Lyons also holds the school mark for single-game scoring and points scored in a season.