UNT: The First 50 Years : "Fight, North Texas"

Francis Stroup (class of 1929) wrote the school fight song, “Fight, North Texas,” in 1939, having entered his lyrics in a contest run by ‘Fessor Graham for a marching song. Funds raised from the publication of the song were used to help build the Student Memorial Union. Stroup is pictured in the 1929 Yucca student yearbook as a basketball team member on page 181, in the center photograph of individual players. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.