The North Texas Mean Green football program is the intercollegiate team that represents the University of North Texas in the sport of American football. The Mean Green compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the West Division of Conference USA, they are coached by Seth Littrell, who has served in that position since 2016. North Texas has produced 24 conference championship titles, with eight postseason bowl appearances and four appearances in the former I-AA Playoffs; the Mean Green play their home games at the Apogee Stadium which has a seating capacity of 30,850. Before becoming a fully-fledged state-recognized institution, the University of North Texas fielded its first football team in 1913. Under the direction of Professor J. W. Pender, the band of teachers-in-training played one game against TCU, a 13–0 loss at Eagle Field; the next year saw North Texas assemble its first full schedule, with three home and three away games, against schools such as TCU and Sam Houston State.
The Eagles picked up their first win in school history on the road against now-defunct Burleson College, a 25–0 shutout. They'd pick up their first home win a week beating the University of Dallas 13–2. After Pender left the university in 1915, basketball coach James W. St. Clair took over the football program, coaching both teams and leading North Texas to a 20–11–2 record in his five years. St. Clair's final season saw the Eagles pick up their first win over a future major college program, beating TCU 14–6 in Fort Worth to open the 1919 campaign; as the university itself worked its way towards full recognition by the Texas State Legislature in 1921, the school began making moves to improve its young football program. The university hired Theron J. Fouts in 1920, joined the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1922; the jump in prestige allowed the school to schedule games against some of the conferences former members, including SMU and Baylor, who had moved from the TIAA to the Southwest Conference just a few years prior.
The Eagles' first year in the TIAA saw them open up the season with a 55-0 loss to Baylor in Denton marked the first game in the history of the Safeway Bowl with rival SMU, with North Texas falling to the Mustangs 66–0. The next few seasons saw average performances on the field. In 1929, the university hired Jack Sisco to coach the program. Sisco lead the team through some of its first years as a consistently-winning college football unit; the program won its first conference title in 1931 as members of the TIAA. In 1932, North Texas became a charter member of the new Lone Star Conference, compiling an 8–1–1 record, winning eight straight games after a 0–1–1 start, six of them via a shutout while allowing just 12 points against in that span. Sisco's tenure continued with conference championships in 1935, 1936, a three-peat from 1939–-1941. Sisco was replaced by Lloyd Russell in 1942, who would only spend one season at the helm before the school temporarily disbanded its football program from 1943–1945 as many students went off to fight in World War II.
The revival of the program after the war turned out to be one of the most successful stretches in school history. North Texas hired Odus Mitchell from Houston-area Marshall High School to lead the team. In his first season, the Eagles went 7–3–1, winning the Lone Star Conference Championship and earning a bid to the team's first bowl game and victory, a 14–13 win over Pacific in the 1946 Optimist Bowl; the year was the first of seven consecutive winning seasons. In his 21 years as head coach, Mitchell compiled 122 wins, 10 conference titles, all of which still stand as school records for a single coach. Mitchell coached North Texas to their first AP Ranking in school history, oversaw the transition from Eagle Field to Fouts Field in 1952, he recruited Abner Haynes and Leon King to North Texas in 1956, where the pair broke the color barrier for college football in the state of Texas the next season. His second to last recruiting class in 1965 included future NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene, who went on to become the only All-American in North Texas football history, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After Mitchell left in early 1967, North Texas had just one conference title and three winning seasons over the next six years. In 1973, the Mean Green hired future Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry, controversially fired by rival SMU the previous season after leading the Mustangs one game shy of a Southwest Conference title. Fry's Mean Green unit won the Missouri Valley Conference in his first year despite putting up a 5–5–1 season. After a lackluster 2-7-2 finish in 1974, dissatisfied with the lack of support from students and fans, began putting together a plan with university officials to move the program to the Southwest Conference. At the time, the SWC was one of the most prominent football conferences in college football, besides Arkansas, all of its schools were based in Texas, with fellow metroplex schools TCU and SMU making up two of them. Fry felt distancing the program from a lower-tier conference was a good first step, so the team became a Division I-A Independent before the start of the 1975 season.
His plan included moving some home games into a more prominent venue than tiny Fouts Field could hold, so Fry began scheduling two home games per year at Texas Stadium in nearby Irving the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and metroplex rival SMU. Fry gave the schoo
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Bertil Werkström was Archbishop of Uppsala from 1983 to 1993. Bertil Werkström was the son of the Gunnar Ingar Hedenskog, he grew up in Dalsland and studied theology at Lund University in 1954. He graduated in 1959. Afterwards he underwent hospitalization in the United States between 1959 and 1960, he became a doctor of theology in 1963 with the dissertation Bekännelse och avlösning. En typologisk undersökning av Luthers, Thurneysens och Buchmans biktuppfattningar. In 1959 he married Brita Caroli, who died in 2013. During his time as Archbishop he supported ecumenical efforts and in international affairs favored sanctions against Apartheid South Africa. In 1984 he maintained that homosexuality was "against the orders of creation." Werkström was a hospital priest in Sundsvall between 1964 and 1970 and Rector of Sköndalsinstitutet between 1970 and 1975. He became the royal chief predictor in 1974. In 1975 he was elected Bishop of Härnösand, a post he kept till 1983 when he was elected Archbishop of Uppsala and Primate of Sweden.
He retired in 1993. He died in 2010 after a long-term illness. Werkström was active in the creation of the Porvoo Communion, a recognition and an agreement of unity between Lutheran churches in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Anglican churches on the British Isles; the so-called Porvoo agreement was signed in 1992 in the city of Porvoo in Finland. In 1991, he visited Rome to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the canonization of Bridget of Sweden together with the Roman Catholic pope