Hundreds Pack Athletic Center For Annual Kickoff Cookout

DENTON, Texas More than 600 Mean Green fans turned out to see the unveiling of the new football uniforms and socialize with North Texas coaches and players at the annual Kickoff Cookout Saturday night at the Mean Green Athletic Center.


Head Coach Todd Dodge and the entire football coaching staff was on hand, as well as several Mean Green players who spent hours signing autographs.  Dodge as well as University President Gretchen Bataille and Director of Athletics Rick Villarreal addressed the crowd which turned out despite near 100-degree heat. 


The new home and away football uniforms received unanimous approval from the crowd as senior Blake Burruss modeled the all-white road uniform and senior Aaron Weathers donned the green home jersey. 


It was the last social event of the summer for the North Texas coaches and players as they report for meeting Sunday and begin fall practice on Monday.  North Texas open’s the season Sept. 1 at Oklahoma with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.



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