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[Flag of University of North Texas] image by Michael Wilson



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Description of the flag

I spotted the flag of the University of North Texas. The university colors are green and white. This is a local flag that's a variation on the Texas state flag.
Michael Wilson, 27 August 2004

As of April 22, 2005, the university has unveiled its new "re-branding" which includes all new logos, spirit marks, fonts, new shade of green, (all copyrighted and trademarked), etc. So, the flag has changed. I suppose the star logo will be replaced with the eagle logo. See www.unt.edu/branding for all the official specs and pantones.
Michael Wilson, 12 May 2005


Flag variant

[Flag of University of North Texas] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 5 May 2013

This flag was already reported long ago, especially its appearance in the movie "Necessary Roughness", which was shot at the University of North Texas. However, no image was presented so far, so it will be included herein, along with a detailed report:

The North Texas Flag is derived from the state flag of Texas by replacing blue and red with dark and intermediate green, respectively. According to the University website, www.unt.edu/traditions, it was created in 1986 by a Jim Hobdy, as the decoration for the then University President's portable podium. While gaining popularity as the time was passing, its appearance in the 1991 movie "Necessary Roughness" certainly adding to it, there were also concerns about the legality of its use, which were eventually cleared in 2008 and the flag was made the official symbol of the University. Much credit for this goes to the Talons, a spirit and service organization of the UNT students, who are also the keepers of the flag copy used in the movie, which is also the largest existing one. The flag history, along with a large photo, is also presented at the Talons website: orgsync.com/8405/custom_pages/663.

The flag is now permanently hoisted, along with the national and state flags, at the flagpoles which were dedicated on 2011-08-22 at inhouse.unt.edu/three-new-flag-poles-dedicated and is to be lowered for seven days in honor of currently enrolled students who pass away:  northtexan.unt.edu/content/flags-fallen-eagles.

More photos of the flag are shown in the photo gallery from the Talons.
Bonfire 2012, here: orgsync.com/8405/photos/albums/31075/photo/585961
and here: orgsync.com/8405/photos/albums/31075/photo/585962
and also at the presentation of the works on the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building: www.cep.unt.edu/top.html

The image of the flag above uses shades of green selected after the presentation of the University at Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_north_texas#Traditions where a selection of recommendations for the reproduction of the official green color is given.

Tomislav Todorovic, 5 May 2013