Athletics News


ALVIN CHRISMAN While earning three letters in track, he helped lead the Eagles to Lone Star Conference team titles in 1940- and 1941. He was a member of the distance medley relay team that went undefeated in 1939, which included a victory at the prestigious Penn Relays. Also a member of the relays that won the medley relay and mile relay at the Kansas Relays.

P.B. STOVALL A member of the football team from 1934-36, he was an all-conference center in 1935 and an all-league tackle in 1936. He was also a key play on the teams that captured Lone Star Conference titles in both 1935 and 1936.

RON SHANKLIN A two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference receiver for the Eagles in 1967 and 1969, Shanklin was the school’s all-time career leader in receiving yards for more than 20 years after he left North Texas in 1969. He remains among the school’s top 10 in 10 of North Texas’s receiving records.

ABNER HAYNES -- A two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference running back for the Eagles, Haynes ranked seventh in the nation in rushing and fifth in scoring as a senior in 1959. He led North Texas to an appearance in the 1959 Sun Bowl post-season game and was named an All-American by Time Magazine that same year.

E.O. "DOC" HAYES He played basketball at North Texas from 1926-28 and later coached at Pilot Point High School before spending 20 years as the head coach at SMU. He guided the Mustangs to eight Southwest Conference championships and won 299 games while at SMU.