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I find it kind of interesting that this hasn’t been mentioned yet, but Chevy Bennett will play for Houston against UNT tomorrow.

Those of you who have been around a while will remember the story. Bennett played for Sachse, committed to UNT, didn’t qualify, was offered by UNT again after he played for Navarro and passed to sign with Houston.

UNT fans were not happy about it back then.

Bennett was on the Houston team that beat UNT last year. He started for part of the season, got hurt later in the year and is a backup this year.

We will see if he figures in tomorrow.

On the basketball front, UNT is still waiting on a ruling from the NCAA on a waiver request for T.J. Taylor. The former Oklahoma, Paris JC, Marquette signee has enrolled at UNT. He has a complicated history.

This is not complicated. UNT never has any luck appealing to the NCAA on anything.

What makes his status all the more uncertain is that he has a shoulder injury that is preventing him from practicing with the team. He was walking around wearing a weight vest when I stopped by late in the week. Teams can have those short workouts before practice officially starts after an NCAA rules change.

UNT has some good depth at guard with Brandan Walton back at the shooting guard spot and Alzee Williams moving back over there from the point after the return of Chris Jones and the addition of P.J. Hardwick (people are totally under-estimating how good Hardwick is).

In a side note, everyone is doing well academically. I was given the impression that UNT won’t have any issues this year.

Tony Benford was also very complimentary of Jacob Holmen. He could have a big year.

I also talked to Mike Petersen, UNT’s new women’s coach.

He has also been happy with the way his team has looked so far.

I will have more in tomorrow’s paper.

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