July 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Jalie Mitchell has a better perspective than just about anyone when it comes to the impact North Texas’ move to Conference USA in 2013 has made for the school’s athletic program. The UNT Athletics Hall of Famer began her college basketball career while the Mean Green were members of the Big West, concluded her playing days when UNT was in the Sun Belt, served as an assistant coach at the school during the Sun Belt era and took over as UNT’s head coach in time for its third season in C-USA. Mitchell never played in or coached a conference game against a Texas rival in her seven years with the program before UNT joined C-USA, a league that also includes Rice, UTEP and Texas-San Antonio. UNT was the lone Texas school during its 13 years in the Sun Belt and faced the same dilemma for four years in the Big West before that. – Brett Vito, dentonrc – Read More

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