New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014, 11 a.m., Cotton Bowl

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Heart Of Dallas Bowl Fan Activities

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Sunday, December 29

6:00 p.m. | UNT Heart of Dallas Bowl Kickoff Celebration

The North Texas Alumni Association will host a happy hour from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kung Fu Saloon, 2911 Routh Street in the Uptown area of Dallas.

Monday, December 30

4:00 p.m. | UNT Alumni and Fans Happy Hour

The North Texas Alumni Association's second Heart-of-Dallas happy hour will take place at The Owner's Box at the Omni Hotel from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. | KTCK The Ticket Remote Broadcast

North Texas greats Joe Greene, Lance Dunbar and Craig Robertson will be among the guests for a remote broadcast on The Ticket, 1310 AM and 96.7 FM, from Babb Brothers Barbeque from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Babb Brothers is located at 330 Bedford Ave. in Dallas.

Tuesday, December 31

5:00 p.m. | Heart of Dallas Pep Rally

The Heart of Dallas Bowl will host a pep rally on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Band Shell just south of the Cotton Bowl on the Fair Park grounds, from 5 to 6 p.m. Players and coaches from both teams will be on hand, as will both schools' bands and cheerleaders. The pep rally is open to the public and admission is free.

6:00 p.m. | North Texas Lettermen's Association Reception

The Mean Green Lettermen's Association will have a happy hour from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Owner's Box at the Omni Hotel.

8:30 p.m. | New Year's Eve Celebration

North Texas will host a New Year's Eve Celebration in downtown Dallas on Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., at the Tower Club in Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street. The evening's entertainment will be provided by the local band, The Project. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, and there will be a midnight champagne toast. A cash bar will also be available. A round-trip shuttle from the Omni Hotal to the Tower Club will be available, as will validated parking.

Tickets for the New Year's Eve Celebration are $70, or $75 for the package that includes the Mean Green Tailgate on Jan. 1. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Wednesday, January 1

8:00 a.m. | Mean Green Tailgate

Mean Green fans can tailgate prior to the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year's Day indoors at the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park, which is just north of the Cotton Bowl and directly across from Gate E of the stadium. The tailgate will get underway at 8:00 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. Tickets to the tailgate include two breakfast tacos and sausage wrap with Mean Green chili stew. A cash bar will be available. The Green Brigade marching band, Mean Green cheerleaders, the North Texas Dancers, and Scrappy will be on hand.

Tickets for the tailgate are $15, or $75 for the package that includes the New Year's Eve Celebration on Dec. 31. Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets are the door are $15, cash only.

11:00 a.m. | Heart of Dallas Bowl

North Texas vs. UNLV at the Cotton Bowl. Kickoff is 11 a.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU. Click here to purchase tickets online.

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