Stewart qualifies for NCAA finals

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Senior Chastity Stewart broke her own school record and qualified for NCAA finals in the 400-meter hurdles Friday at the NCAA West preliminaries hosted by Kansas at Rock Chalk Park.

UNT employs seminar program on violence

Sujay Lama is at the third stop of his college coaching career and has a unique perspective when it comes to the issues that schools face in terms of sexual violence education for athletes.

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Wilcox fine-tunes his craft

Eddie Wilcox always had the tools to develop into a top-notch college high jumper. At 6-6, he certainly possesses the requisite height, not to mention the athletic ability.

C-USA announces television package

Conference USA announced Wednesday that it has reached partnerships with four networks as part of its new television package.

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UNT’s process to pick AD to take weeks

North Texas announced a decision that could affect the school for years on Monday, when athletic director Rick Villarreal stepped down after more than 15 years on the job.

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Coming to a close

Denny Kalk noticed his phone steadily lighting up Monday morning as friends with North Texas ties quickly began sharing messages and discussing the news that Rick Villarreal had stepped down.

Rick Villarreal set to end run at UNT

Rick Villarreal stepped down as the athletic director at the University of North Texas on Monday, ending his 15-year tenure at the school. Villarreal will stay in his role until June 20, when he will officially leave the school he led through a time growth in athletics. Villarreal has just less than two years remaining on his contract, which is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2018, and will receive a buyout. Terms of that buyout were unavailable.

Football: Another Arizona Western defender commits to UNT

Mylam Peters always had the talent to become a top college linebacker.

UNT backers wear green to meet coaches

North Texas coaches and officials traveled all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region over the past few days to talk a little about where their teams are headed.

Football: JUCO offensive lineman commits to UNT

One of North Texas’ biggest concerns following spring practice was its offensive line and how a unit in transition would adjust to playing in a spread system. The Mean Green have picked up a late commitment from the class of 2016 that could help with that adjustment in Jalen Thomas, an offensive tackle from Brooklyn’s ASA College.

UNT men finish 10th at regional

MARANA, Ariz. — The North Texas men’s golf season came to an end after the Mean Green finished 10th at the NCAA tournament’s Tucson Regional on Wednesday at Gallery Golf Club.

Golf: UNT men's golf fading down the stretch

MARANA, Ariz. — The North Texas men’s golf team continued to fade at the NCAA Tucson Regional on Tuesday at Gallery Golf Club.

UNT golf in striking distance after Day 1

Cory Churchman fired a 2-under-par 70 to lead the North Texas men’s golf team in the opening round of the NCAA Tucson Regional on Monday at Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Arizona.

Stewart takes first in 400-meter hurdle on final day of events

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Three podium finishes and a first-place finish by senior Chastity Stewart in the 400-meter hurdles highlighted the final day at the Conference USA outdoor track and field championships Sunday night held on the campus of Middle Tennessee.

Freshmen hope to end UNT’s NCAA drought

Arriving in a new country with a whole different culture isn’t what Thomas Rosenmueller remembers most about the adjustment process when he arrived at North Texas last fall.

FAU wins C-USA tourney in Denton

Kylee Hanson threw a shutout and Florida Atlantic rolled to a 6-0 win against UAB in the championship game of the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium on Saturday.

UNT’s Kennedy wins C-USA discus

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Sophomore Kevone Kennedy earned a first-place finish in the discus to propel the North Texas men’s team into third place after Day 3 at the Conference USA outdoor track and field meet Saturday at Middle Tennessee.

Clark breaks Mean Green record in hammer throw at C-USA meet

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – North Texas senior Tori Clark broke her own school record in the hammer throw at the Conference USA outdoor track and field championships Friday night held on the campus of Middle Tennessee.

FAU, UAB to clash

Florida Atlantic and UAB will meet for the Conference USA tournament title and a berth in the Women’s College World Series at noon today after they advanced through Friday’s semifinals at Lovelace Stadium.

FAU knocks off Tech

Florida Atlantic scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to break open a tie game and went on to beat Louisiana Tech 7-4 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament Thursday at Lovelace Stadium.

Softball: Local players Turkoly, Gallaway help Tech win at C-USA tourney

Louisiana Tech strung together four consecutive two-out hits, capped by a three-run blast off of the bat of senior Krysta Tutsch in the fifth inning and rolled to a 6-3 victory over Marshall on Wednesday night at the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium.

Driving duty leads to UNT track career

The round trips started to get old for Bryce McAndrew pretty quickly during his senior year at Austin McNeil.

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Area softball stars return

Morgan Turkoly felt a little nervous about the prospect of heading off to Louisiana Tech to begin her college softball career a few months ago.

TWU notebook: Stidham proud of Pioneers’ resolve

If TWU softball coach Genny Stidham had to pick one outstanding trait about her 2016 Pioneers, it probably would have to be the players’ gutsy resolve for playing to the final out regardless of the score.

UNT hires Texas State golf coach

North Texas named Michael Akers its new women’s golf coach Tuesday morning.

Softball: UNT rallies in season finale

The North Texas softball team sent its seniors out in style, rallying for three late runs, capped by a game-winning RBI single by junior outfielder Danielle Gregory in the bottom of the seventh for the dramatic 3-2 win in the 2016 regular-season finale against UAB on Sunday.

Softball: Rattlers bite TWU at NCAA tourney

SAN ANTONIO — TWU dropped two games Saturday to ninth-ranked host St. Mary’s on the final day of the NCAA South Central Regional.

UNT snaps 14-game slide

Junior Stacey Underwood twirled a two-hit shutout as North Texas split a doubleheader and snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 5-0 win against UAB on Saturday at Lovelace Stadium.

Softball: Pioneers run-rule LCU in NCAA tournament

SAN ANTONIO — TWU used a seven-run fourth inning to defeat Lubbock Christian 12-4 in five innings Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional. The win snapped a six-game losing streak in the NCAA tournament for the Pioneers.

Softball: UNT’s Williams thrives as senior

Karly Williams was rolling down the road to Austin for a game against Texas on Wednesday when she stopped to think back on her North Texas career.

Men’s golf: Mean Green selected for NCAA tournament

The North Texas men’s golf team isn’t done quite yet. The Mean Green headed into Thursday’s announcement of the fields for the NCAA regionals unsure of whether they would receive a bid following the Conference USA tournament.

Softball: TWU faces hard-hitting Chaps at regional

In her two years at North Central Texas College, Laura Mabary thought of herself as a slap hitter, known for speed and directional hitting. In her two seasons at TWU, she has been asked to make a few changes to her game.

UNT notebook: Pressure part of UNT's lost campaign

The North Texas softball team seemed to be steaming toward a bounce-back season a few weeks ago.

Softball: TWU headed to San Antonio for regional

When Genny Stidham woke up Monday morning, the TWU softball coach knew her Pioneers were headed to the NCAA South Central Regional this week but wasn’t sure where her team would be playing. By mid-morning she knew — and was pleased. The Pioneers won’t be headed west, with the Panhandle and West Texas A&M on their playoff GPS.

UNT comes up short against UTEP for 12th consecutive defeat

EL PASO — North Texas and UTEP traded leads and played to a 3-3 tie through 4 1/2 innings before the Miners broke through with two runs in the fifth and added another run in the sixth for a 6-3 win in the series finale on Sunday.

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Football: UNT finds progress in spring

One of the more challenging springs for the North Texas football team came to an end last week with the Mean Green’s annual spring game.

Lady Buffs upend TWU in title game

CANYON — TWU suffered a 9-3 loss to host West Texas A&M in the Lone Star Conference tournament final Saturday at Schaeffer Park.

UNT drops doubleheader to UTEP

EL PASO — North Texas dropped both games of a doubleheader at UTEP, falling in heartbreaking fashion in Game 2. The Miners claimed the series opener 8-4 and completed the sweep with a 5-4 walk-off win.

TWU advances to final

CANYON — TWU advanced to the Lone Star Conference tournament championship game for the second straight season with a 6-4 win over Midwestern State on Friday.

Softball: Pioneers looking for extended postseason

As the TWU Pioneers enter the Lone Star Conference tournament today, they do so knowing that regardless of the outcome they still have more softball to play at the NCAA South Central Regional next week.

Red Raiders take two from Mean Green

North Texas threatened in the bottom of the seventh in both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Texas Tech, but the Mean Green fell short in both games. The Red Raiders hit six home runs, scoring 11 runs by way of the long ball, on the way to 8-5 and 4-2 victories.

Tech ousts UNT in dramatic semifinal

TEXARKANA, Ark. — With the Conference USA tournament semifinal match tied at 2, North Texas freshman Ian Snyman battled back to advance to extra holes but lost on the second playoff hole, and Louisiana Tech beat the UNT men’s team 3-2 in dramatic fashion Wednesday morning at Texarkana Country Club.

Notebook: UNT back to grind entering summer

The North Texas football team wrapped up spring practice with its annual spring game on Saturday.

Golf: UNT advances to match play

TEXARKANA, Ark. — North Texas freshman Thomas Rosenmueller made the Conference USA all-tournament team with a third-place finish Tuesday and the Mean Green men’s team finished third at Texarkana Country Club to advance to match play for the second straight year.

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Next step: Guyer softball coach’s son headed to Bama on manager scholarship

Keith Medford has heard plenty of recruiting pitches from college coaches. As the only softball coach Guyer High School has ever had, Medford has had more than his fair share of players go on to play collegiately.

Football: North Texas nabs commit

Anthony Wyche was set to return to Los Angeles Valley College for his sophomore season only a few weeks ago. The standout running back’s plans changed in a flash once the coaches at North Texas found out his prowess in the classroom matched his play on the field.

UNT golf in tie for 3rd at C-USA tournament

TEXARKANA — Junior Cory Churchman shot a two-under 70 to sit in a tie for fourth and led North Texas men’s golf to a third-place team finish after round one at the Conference USA Championship played at the Texarkana Country Club.

UNT swept by La. Tech

Freshman first baseman Rhylie Makawe and junior outfielder Danielle Gregory both homered, but Louisiana Tech prevailed, taking the series finale and completing the three-game weekend sweep with a 9-3 win Sunday afternoon.

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Football: Scrimmage sees seven Mean Green TDs

Alec Morris didn’t have anything specific in mind in terms of where he wanted to be following his first spring at North Texas after transferring from Alabama.

Softball: Lady Buffs complete sweep of Pioneers

Already having lost the first two games of a four-game series against Division II’s No. 1 team, TWU had two tilts left to fine-tune its game before Friday’s start of the Lone Star Conference tournament.