NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

November 7, 2023

Dear Mean Green Baseball Supporters,

Thank you so much for visiting our site.  If you are brand new to the site, we are extremely excited to see that we have your interest.  If you are revisiting the site thanks for your continued support.  

I want to update everyone on The Mean Green Baseball Project.  It may seem because we are not on social media as much that we have slowed down.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Our group is still as committed to ever to bringing d1 baseball back to North Texas and we want to do that within the next 3-5 years.

We have not been as active because we are focused in new directions.  We have garnered the attention we wanted and feel that we now have a very strong support system from people who love the university, people who love baseball, and people who have the means and influence to bring baseball to U.N.T.  In other words, we are moving behind the scenes in the right direction and have had many positive encounters in the last few months to make us extremely hopeful that baseball will be coming soon.  Take a look at our new board members and you will see that we have really gotten the ball rolling by adding people of influence at the university along with really, really great baseball people.  

It is my opinion that we have gone from a group who was not taken all that seriously in the beginning to a group who now has a strong following and a lot of support for the project.  And we now have the full support of the athletic department at U.N.T.  

We are determined to be relentless in our pursuit of baseball while at the same time supporting the university and the rest of the athletic department in their goals.  This football season our group bought 20 season tickets for the football program and have given those tickets to baseball organizations and first responders.  We will continue to help U.N.T. in any way we can.  

We still need season ticket seat pledges, and we still need support getting the word out along with any other help you can provide.  Thanks in advance for your support.

We would love to all be sitting together at the new Mean Green baseball stadium watching division 1 baseball by 2027!  Let’s make this happen.  

Sincerely,

Doug Rush
President 
Mean Green Baseball Project

January 31, 2023

Dear Mean Green Baseball Supporters,

The last couple of months have been an eventful time for U.N.T. athletics.  We hired a new football coach that is bringing new excitement to our program.  And with Wren Baker leaving his athletic director position here to go to West Virginia, we now have a new athletic director also. We believe Jared Mosley and his staff will do an outstanding job and that he is someone who is fully vested in growing the athletic programs at U.N.T. and ensuring our success.  

The Mean Green Baseball Project has also been busy.  We have had some exciting things happen also.  We had a strategy meeting as a group just after Christmas to plan for the new year.  In that meeting we knew our number one goal was to get a meeting with Jared Mosley.  We did get that meeting and it was a very positive meeting.  Baseball is definitely on the near radar of the Mean Green.  The first priority is getting the new athletics center built so that our student athletes have enough living space. And we are fully behind that.  But we feel like we have a chance to be next. We also feel like after 35 years of excuses, we deserve to be next.  

That is where you come in.  We have to have your continued support and your continued push in making sure baseball is at the front of the list and not on the long-term goals.  We have had some exciting things happen to help expedite baseball.  Through social media, solid contacts, and word of mouth, the DFW baseball community is now keenly aware that baseball is being pushed at U.N.T.  And they are excited and asking questions and beginning to push the envelope.  The DFW baseball community understands what a sleeping giant the Mean Green have in baseball, and they want baseball here badly for the student/athletes in this talent rich area.  We have had people throw out ideas like initially playing at the Frisco Roughriders stadium the first few years since we have a new U.N.T. Frisco campus right there.  Not a bad idea.  We have been approached by independent minor league franchises that want to visit with our athletic department about a joint stadium venture coupled with a minor league franchise in Denton.  And we have had numerous conversations with people who are willing to help push this through.  They just want to know what they can do.  

We have also had conversations with outstanding baseball people who would love to be a part of building a program here at U.N.T.  Baseball coaches all over the country realize what a baseball hotbed Denton is laying in and how good the program could be.  

As always, money will be the key.  We have to find that big donor to get a stadium and the quicker that person or people or organization is found then the quicker baseball will happen.  The stadium does not have to be outlandishly big but does need to be a solid D1 stadium that can be added on to as we grow the program.  

And when baseball does happen at U.N.T, it will be glorious.  There will be nothing better than a warm spring night in Denton watching our Mean Green baseball team play another tough conference foe and coming out victorious. 

Light the Tower Green!  It is time for Mean Green Baseball.  

Yours in Baseball,

Doug Rush
President, Mean Green Baseball Project

December 14, 2022

Dear Mean Green Nation,

On behalf of The Mean Green Baseball Project we would like to congratulate both Jared Mosley and Eric Morris on their new positions.  
 
We are very excited to see where Jared Mosley will take our programs as he replaces Wren Baker as athletic director.  And we are especially excited to sit down with him soon and see how the Mean Green Baseball Project can help him promote athletics at The University of North Texas and how he can help us help him get baseball added as a varsity sport in the very near future.  We are very confident that he will help spearhead a plan to continue to move us forward in all of athletics while also focusing on adding baseball.  
 
Coach Morris is a great hire and we wish him and the Mean Green Football program the best of luck.  Coach Morris has had a lot of success as a player and coach and we feel like he will do an awesome job leading the Mean Green.  Additionally, he has coached at The University of Houston, Texas Tech University, Incarnate Word University, and Washington State University, and all of these programs have very competitive if not really outstanding baseball programs so we are hoping Coach Morris will also ask “Why not baseball at U.N.T?” “Why not now”? And will join our cause as we also help promote Mean Green football.  
 
Let’s all work together to support our new athletic director and our new head football coach and Go Mean Green!
 
Doug Rush
President
Mean Green Baseball Project

November 10, 2022

Dear Mean Green Baseball Project Supporters,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my message.  We hope that you were able to come see us at our homecoming tailgate.  We handed out 250 shirts which we found out quickly were way too few.  And we handed out 1,000 koozies.  Hopefully, it really increased our message that U.N.T. needs to bring back baseball and bring it back very soon.  

We also were able to secure a suite where we were able to visit with Wren Baker and several other people in the athletic department along with a lot of very interested potential donors.

The bottom line is we need support.  We need at the very minimum a flood of emails to the athletic director, the president of the university, and the board of regents letting them know that you want baseball back very soon.  And that you will go to the games.  Whether that be through season tickets or just a pledge to be there as often as you can.  We also need money and we need pledges of big money from people who are very invested in this project.  Followers and money will do the talking.  

U.N.T. needs to get its athletic center expanded and it needs a new baseball stadium and team within the next three years.  The only way to do that is with your help.  

We will be back and we will have more shirts, etc. and we will come up with other ways to get our message across.  But, we cannot do it without a lot of help from all the wonderful people we are coming into contact with.  Go Mean Green!

Thanks for your support.

Doug Rush
President
Mean Green Baseball Project

October 7, 2022

We have just received GAME CHANGING major news and it came about 4 months earlier than expected.  We received a letter yesterday notifying us that we have been approved for 501 C (3) non profit status.  This means that donations are now tax deductible.  So, please get your checkbooks out and make an end of the year donation.  Once we reach our goal of 50k and continue to get the word out and continue to garner more and more support and donations we will begin to start taking in pledges from big donors who are ready to get this thing rolling.  PLEASE help build on the momentum and donate to the cause.  Also, we are looking for people to join our booster club committee, and our fund-raising committee.  Fill out the information sheet on the contact us button on our webpage and help us explode the call for Mean Green Baseball.  Also, remember to come by the tailgate November 5th and pick up your t-shirt or koozie.  And hang out for a while.  

Doug Rush
President
Mean Green Baseball Project
#BringitBack

October 6, 2022

Greetings from the Bring It Back crew!  We hope you are well.  U.N.T. needs a baseball team.  We are in a huge talent hotbed and we are in a very nice city, and we are a large and prestigious university.  It has been 35 years since we had a program and we need it back in the next 3-5 years.

Our group wants all existing programs to be very successful while adding baseball and whatever women’s sports we need to add.  We want all groups to be successful BUT we are adamant that baseball needs to be back now and not later.  We think it will make our athletics program more marketable to bigger conferences in the future as the landscape of college athletics continues to change. It will only enhance our value, not take away from our value as an athletics program.   We keep hearing the time is not right.  But, we have heard that for 3.5 decades now and we are very clear in our goal.  The time is now.  

We will be hosting a tailgate on November 5th when our football team plays its homecoming game against Florida International University.  We will be there from 10:00 a.m. or before until the game begins at 3:00 p.m.  If you are interested in our project please stop by our tent and pick up a free koozie or t-shirt and learn more about our mission.  And have fun with us.

Doug Rush
President
Mean Green Baseball Project
#BringitBack