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Fun Fact Friday

Friday, June 30, 2023

Texas State was featured in the movie, 'Necessary Roughness,' which was released in 1991.

The film starred Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo, Sinbad and Jason Bateman with the plot centering around then fictional 'Texas State University' Armadillos trying to rebuild their football program after being hit with sanctions similar to what happened with SMU during the late 1980s.

The film also featured former pro football players, Tony Dorsett, Ed 'Too Tall' Jones, , Randy White, Earl Campbell, Dick Butkus, Jim Kelly and Jerry Rice.

In this fictional season opening game for the Armadillos, 'Texas State' took on Southwest Texas State as the Bobcats rolled to a victory.

Despite the name, 'Texas State,' was based off of the University of North Texas with filming done on their campus, and the game shots filmed at the Mean Green's former home at Fouts Field, as well as being the base for the Armadillos' school colors of green and white.

In a fun bit of irony that no one could have predicted back in 1991, Southwest Texas State would change their name to its now current name, Texas State, in 2003.

Today, viewing this film has a wry prescient sense that truly connects both North Texas and Texas State.

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