North Texas Schedules Liberty
The Liberty Flames and the North Texas Mean Green have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2021.
Liberty will host North Texas at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg on Sept. 22, 2018. The Flames will then travel to face the Mean Green three seasons later at Apogee Stadium in Denton on Oct. 9, 2021.
Liberty is transitioning from the FCS to the FBS as an Independent beginning with the 2018 season. North Texas is their first announced FBS home game for 2018, and the Flames are required to play three FBS schools in 2018 and five in 2019 onward.
In 2018 the Mean Green have a full slate of non-conference opponents including SMU, Incarnate Word, Arkansas and Liberty. In 2021 the Mean Green will take on Rhode Island, SMU, Liberty, and Missouri.
TCU's Patterson Tops $5 Million
Recently released tax returns by TCU reveal that Gary Patterson's compensation rose to just over $5 million dollars in 2015. Patterson received a raise of about $500,000 in 2015 pushing his base salary to $3.99 million. He then, received a bonus of more than $600,000 in 2015, bringing his total compensation to just over $5.1 million.
TCU announced a six-year extension of Patterson’s contract last August that will take him to 2022. He has a career record of 149-54 with the Frogs.
Patterson's salary puts him in lofty company. Only seven football coaches had pay of $5 million or more on USA Today’s database of 2016 salaries. This season, new Texas coach Tom Herman will make $5.25 million, with the chance of an additional $750,000 in bonuses.
A&M's Reggie ChEvis Transfers to Houston
The Aggies defensive tackle announced his intentions to join the Houston football team this fall as a graduate transfer via a Twitter note on Wednesday night.
The Sharpstown High graduate began his career at A&M as a linebacker in 2013 but ate his way to defensive tackle. He earned his most playing time this past season as a junior. Chevis (6-1, 290) will earn his degree this semester and will be eligible to play immediately for the Cougars and new coach Major Applewhite.
Andrew Sendejo Donates Rice's Nutrition Center
Rice football players now have access to the Andrew V. Sendejo Nutrition Center, which is housed inside Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center, a multimillion complex that opened in August. Sendejo announced the donation in early April when he returned to the Houston campus for Rice’s spring game and alumni golf fundraiser.
In appreciation every current player in the program wrote Sendejo a handwritten note after his donation.
Sendejo, a Rice great, finished his seventh season in the NFL with the Cowboys, Jets, Lions, and most recently and extensively with Minnesota. Last March he agreed to a four year $16 million dollar extension.