Heart Of Dallas Bowl
North Texas coach Dan McCarney is getting a new five-year contract after leading the Mean Green to nine wins and their first bowl victory in 11 seasons.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is making good on a bet with Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs, after UNT beat UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl game last week.
Derek Thompson threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns, Brelan Chancellor scored twice and North Texas dominated the second half Wednesday to beat UNLV 36-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
North Texas (8-4) got its wish and plays Wednesday against UNLV (7-5) in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in the historic Cotton Bowl stadium only about 45 miles from the Denton campus.
The Mean Green were 13-58 the six seasons before coach Dan McCarney arrived, but now will play on New Year’s Day in the school’s first bowl game since 2004.
North Texas is going to its first bowl game since 2004, accepting an invitation Sunday to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against UNLV.
The Big 12 announced a seven-game bowl lineup that begins in 2014, runs six years, and includes an agreement to alternate playing postseason games in Fort Worth, Texas, and Dallas.
The Big Ten Conference will have a team in either the Heart of Dallas Bowl or the Armed Forces Bowl each year through the 2019 season.
The new “Heart of Dallas” bowl, which debuted New Year’s Day at the old Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas Fair Park, is unique. It is run as a non-profit to benefit local charities.
The winner of the new New Years Day Bowl Game in Dallas’ Fair Park didn’t score a touchdown or intercept a pass Tuesday.
Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State’s five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominating Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday.
It will be the third consecutive New Year’s Day game played in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium since the namesake game moved to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.