There were some good tidbits on the football front today, none bigger than the fact that former SMU offensive lineman Sam Rice has landed at UNT.
UNT recruited Rice hard two years ago and had him committed for a short time before he backed out and signed with SMU. It wasn’t like Rice was a spare player on the bench for the two years he was a Mustang. He started six games last season at guard, and SMU was a pretty solid team.
UNT had a connection with Rice when he parted ways with SMU. UNT offensive coordinator Mike Canales recruited Rice the first time around.
We went over how Rice could fit in at UNT earlier today.
The bottom line is UNT picked up a solid player at a need spot who has a chance to slide into the lineup in 2015. There is nothing not to like about the way it all played out for UNT.
And while we are on the topic of football, K.C. Obi signed with an AFL team. Obi was a good player at UNT. It’s great to see that he is getting a chance to play professionally.
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As far as other sports go, former UNT golfer Carlos Ortiz finished third in the Web.com Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship and picked up a cold $51,000.
The UNT softball team also had a good weekend, finishing 5-0 at the Lovelace Invitational after beating Northern Iowa for a second time, this time by a 7-6 score. UNT is 7-3 on the season and is off to a good start under new head coach Tracey Kee.