University of North Texas
Boomer the Cannon heralds Mean Green touchdowns. Scrappy, the mascot, struts along the sidelines. The clock tower glows green. This is what it means to be a Mean Green fan at the University of North Texas. Students voted in 1922 and chose the Eagle as the official school mascot. But devoted fans refer to them as “Mean Green” ever since a 1967 news article in the Dallas Morning News declared “Mean Green on the Loose!” referring to the school’s signature green color and stellar defensive play. Today, you won’t find a more dedicated group of fans, all with their hands held aloft and proudly sporting the “Eagle Claw.”
Nickname:
Mean Green
Top Rivals:
Southern Methodist University
Style Facts:
Following a heated campus debate in 1902, students chose green and white as the official school colors. According to a 1932 article in the Campus Chat student newspaper, green proponents believed that Mother Nature is kind to those who wear her colors.