North Texas Mean Green Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Ross Hodge

Team Mascot: Scrappy the Eagle

Year Opened: 1973

Capacity: 9797

City / State: Denton / Texas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

North Texas Mean Green vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Rival Team: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

The Mean Green and Blue Raiders have a long-running rivalry that dates back to both schools’ time in the Sun Belt Conference. The games between North Texas and Middle Tennessee State are always hotly contested, so get your tickets when the Blue Raiders come to town.

North Texas Mean Green vs UTSA Roadrunners

Rival Team: UTSA Roadrunners

North Texas and fellow Texas-based Conference USA members UTSA have a growing rivalry. The two schools both joined Conference USA in 2013 and have there have been some great matchups between the schools since then. Don’t miss it when North Texas and UTSA square off as you’ll be in for a treat.

North Texas Mean Green vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks

Rival Team: Texas-Arlington Mavericks

You’ll find lots of fans from both teams at North Texas - Texas-Arlington games. The two schools are located nearby each other, which has helped create a relatively intense rivalry over the years. Make sure to be in attendance when the Mavericks come to town as there’s always an electric crowd when the Mean Green and Mavericks meet.

North Texas vs SMU Mustangs

Rival Team: SMU Mustangs

The proximity of North Texas and SMU means you’ll get to experience an incredible atmosphere when the Mustangs visit Denton. There is always a full house when the Mean Green and Mustangs play, so circle the date on your schedule.

North Texas Mean Green Stadium Guide

In Game

The Super Pit has undergone relatively few renovations over the years allowing you to feel like you’re stepping back in time when attending a Mean Green basketball game. The venue still features most of its original features and gives off a cool early 70s vibe. While to some this may make the place feel outdated, it also gives off a fun, nostalgic feeling.

Speaking of the past, the Mean Green do an excellent job of showcasing the basketball and athletic program’s history at the Super Pit. You can see several banners hanging above the court celebrating past conference championships, and you’ll find a hall of fame and trophy case on the concourse as well.

In addition to being able to see the history of the Mean Green, you’ll also experience a lively in-game basketball experience. Mean Green fans show up in large numbers when the team is doing well, and even when they aren’t the pep band and cheerleaders still create a fun collegiate atmosphere.

Attending a game at The Super Pit offers a fun, nostalgic experience that any college hoops fan in the great state of Texas should experience at least once.

Things to check out

North Texas Hall of Fame

he North Texas Hall of Fame honors all of the best athletes in North Texas history including Pro Football Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene. Make sure to stop by the Hall of Fame and see plaques dedicated to all of the inductees.

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Trophy Case

The trophy case at The Super Pit is a great chance to see all of the accolades won by the Mean Green over the years. The case contains several conference championship trophies, so check them all out.


Hanging from the rafters of the Super Pit are banners celebrating the Mean Green basketball team’s many accomplishments from over the years. Take a minute to take them all in and remember your favorite moments in Mean Green basketball history.

Eagles Crew

The eagle claw shows off to everyone who you cheer for, so don’t be shy to flash the eagle claw and show off your Mean Green pride. To take part in this time-honored tradition, all you need to do is make a V with your index and middle finger, extend your thumb, and curl your fingers. Once you master it, you’ll be making friends with fellow Mean Green fans in no time.


Scrappy is the official mascot of the North Texas Mean Green and can be seen at all home football games. His origin dates back to 1971 although he was not official known as Scrappy until 1995. During games keep your eyes peeled for him on the sideline where you’ll spot him entertaining and energizing fans throughout the game.

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Green Out

The school’s nickname is the Mean Green, so don’t be surprised if a green out is in effect when attending a game. During green out, all the fans show up in green to give the team an extra edge. Green shows off your fan support for the Mean Green and does a great job of pumping up the team, so make sure to wear green to the next North Texas game you attend.

Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    The North Texas fight song was written by alumnus Francis Stroup in the fall of 1939.

    Let’s give a cheer for U of NT!

    Cheer for the green and white.

    Victory’s in store whate’er the score.

    Our team will ever fight.

    Fight, fight, fight!

    Shoulder to shoulder we march along, striving for vic-tor-y.

    Playing the game for the honor and fame and glory of U-N-T! U – N – T Eagles!

    U-N-T Eagles! Fight, fight, fight!

  2. Glory to the Green

    Alma Mater

    Singing glory to the green,
    singing glory to the white,
    For we know our university
    is striving for the right;
    Down the corridors of years,
    we’ll forget the joys and tears,
    But North Texas, North Texas, we love!

North Texas Mean Green Bars & Restaurants

  1. Caskey’s Bar & Grill

    Caskeys Bar Grill

    Bar and Grill in the Fry Street district of Denton, TX. Relaxed atmosphere but same fry street prices.

    1206 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Toms Daiquiri Place

    Toms Daiquiri Place

    A taste of New Orleans in Denton! 8 frozen daiquiris, 30+ beers, and a full liquor selection! Great prices, live music, and pool & darts.

    1212 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Andy’s Basement

    Andys Basement

    A cozy colorful cavern serving up a curated menu of specialty waffles guaranteed to stick to your ribs and cure what ails you.

    122 N Locust St b, Denton, TX 76201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Dan’s Silver Leaf

    Dans Silver Leaf

    A true Texas Music icon in itself, Dan’s Silverleaf has put Denton on the map for almost a decade with a refreshingly super-mellow atmosphere and oustanding music.

    103 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. The Loophole Pub

    The Loophole Pub

    This place serves awesome beer and cocktails and a full menu that's served until midnight or later.

    119 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Harvest House

    Harvest House

    Large but quaint bar/beer garden that serves cocktails, coffee, tea, smoothies, and fresh squeezed juice.

    331 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  7. 940’s Kitchen & Cocktails

    940 Kitchen Cocktails

    Cooking with fresh ingredients and a lot of love, our menu items offer something tasty for everyone in the family.

    219 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. The LABB

    The LABB

    The LABB is Denton's biggest and best sports bar specializing in great drink specials and great sandwiches!

    218 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  9. Oak St. Drafthouse

    Oak St Drafthouse and Cocktail parlor

    Oak St. Drafthouse offers 70 beers on tap, 100 in the bottle, non smoking inside, huge patio, cleanest bathrooms in town, great wine selection, dog friendly patio, cocktail menu and lots of good people and good music.

    308 E Oak St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Hooligans

    Hooligans bar

    Hooligans offers a full menu until 1 am nightly along with a large selection of beers, specialty drinks and shots.

    104 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Fry Street Public House

    Fry Street Public House

    Public House is the spot for everything Fry St., UNT, TWU, and the place for your next event or night out!

    125 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Dusty’s

    Dustys picture

    Come to Dusty's to indulge in their amazing food and drinks!

    119 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  13. Rockin Rodeo

    Rockin Rodeo

    Rockin Rodeo prides itself on being able to transform night to night to offer something to almost everyone.

    1009 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Riprocks


    This place has front and back patio, pool, shuffleboard, darts, bags, heated front patio with tables and bar sitting.

    1211 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  15. Lucky Lou’s

    Lucky Lous

    Since 1996, lil' D's favorite watering hole has been slinging cold beers and the best cheap cocktails around!

    1207 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  16. Cool Beans

    Cool Beans

    Cool Beans has 38 beers on tap and a full menu with high quality bar classics.

    1210 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  17. R Taco


    Authentic, street style tacos...scratch sauces and fresh salsa, queso and guacamole

    210 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $

  18. Pizza Snob

    Pizza Snob

    Pizza Snob is a place where pizza buffs gather. Where the cheffy selection of build-your-own ingredients are only over-shadowed by the lightening fast Italian oven that cranks out memorable pizzas in less than 90 seconds.

    321 W Hickory St #10, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  19. Cartwright’s Ranch House

    Cartwrights Ranch House

    Home to Denton's finest Chicken Fried Steak and other homestyle deliciousness!

    111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Hannah’s


    Hannah's offers an array of eclectic cuisine and bar delicacies.

    111 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  21. Rooster’s Roadhouse

    Roosters Roadhouse

    Three local boys with an idea to bring some of the best B-B-Q and Burgers back home to Denton.

    113 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201, USA

    940-382-4BBQ (4227)

    Bar website

    bbq - $

  22. Queenie’s Steakhouse

    Queenies Steakhouse

    Named as a homage to chef/owner Tim Love's mother, Queenie’s provides a fine dining experience emphasizing excellent service and expertly executed dishes.

    115 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  23. Crooked Crust Pizza

    Crooked Crust Pizza

    Pizza or oxygen? We know it’s a tough choice , but only if you haven’t tried our pizza.The best pizza this side of normal!

    101 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  24. Viet Bites

    Viet Bites

    Delicious slow cooked pho, fresh spring rolls, crispy eggrolls, warm noodle salads, yummy banh mi sammies, bubble teas, vegetarian foods and much more.

    702 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $