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Men's basketball: Mean Green fall in OT

North Texas talked a lot about the opportunities ahead following a stunning upset of Louisiana Tech this week. The Mean Green were right back in the same spot following their game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday at the Super Pit.

Women's basketball: Golden Eagles spoil Mean Green’s plan

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Stopping Conference USA standout Tamara Jones was a focal point of North Texas coach Mike Petersen’s game plan against Southern Mississippi.

Tennis: Aggies blank UNT netters

COLLEGE STATION — In the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off on Saturday, No. 11 Texas A&M shut out North Texas 4-0. After the Mean Green lost the doubles point, the Aggies took the next three singles decisions and the last three singles matches went unfinished..

Men's basketball: UNT again gets chance to build on big win

The North Texas men’s basketball team finds itself in a familiar position heading into a game today against Southern Mississippi. The Mean Green posted their biggest win of the season Thursday, stunning...

Gymnastics: Pioneers take third in Norman

NORMAN, Okla. — TWU placed third at a triangular meet at No. 1 Oklahoma on Friday night. The Sooners finished first with a score of 197.850, while Southeast Missouri State placed second at 192.850 and...

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Men's basketball: Mean Green shock Louisiana Tech

North Texas forward Colin Voss turned to the stands at the Super Pit and waved his arms toward the ceiling, asking fans to stand and cheer, a smile spread across face.Nothing has come easy for North Texas...

Women's basketball: Pioneers win on Spector's late trey

Down one point with 17 seconds to go after two free throws by Eastern New Mexico, TWU coach Beth Jillson didn’t want to take a timeout to allow the Zias to set their defense for the Pioneers’ final possession.She...

Women’s basketball: Lady Techsters rip UNT

RUSTON, La. — All season long, North Texas has leaned on its defense. On Thursday night that plan backfired, as the Mean Green lost to Louisiana Tech 92-57.

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Men’s basketball: Voss eyes gridiron roots

The roar of 100,000 fans as he walked out of the tunnel at Michigan Stadium is what Colin Voss remembers most from a time in his life when he struggled with a decision that would affect him for years.

UNT voice Dunham announces retirement

George Dunham, the longtime voice of North Texas athletics, announced his retirement Wednesday, ending a 25-year run as a member of the school’s radio broadcast team.

UNT notebook: Harris ruled out for Super Pit showdown with Bulldogs

North Texas could have DeAndre Harris back in time for its game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday but will be without the combustible guard for Thursday’s home game against Louisiana Tech.UNT coach...

TWU notebook: TWU happy for bye with No. 1 Sooners looming

Having a bye in the second week of the schedule is perfect timing for the TWU gymnastics team, which returns to action this weekend with a pair of meets 48 hours apart, including the Pioneers’ home debut.

Women's basketball: Pioneers shock MSU in upset win

WICHITA FALLS — Sophomore center Erin Maxwell recorded her second straight double-double to lead the Pioneers to one of the biggest upsets by beating No. 6 Midwestern State, 57-55, on the road at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in Wichita Falls.

Men’s basketball: Short-handed UNT falls at Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. — Facing Old Dominion on the road was going to be a daunting task for North Texas no matter the situation Saturday. What happened before tipoff made the challenge all the more difficult.

Football: Michigan assistant announces he’ll be UNT strength coach

Lewis Caralla, who spent the past three seasons at Michigan, will be North Texas’ new strength and conditioning coach. Caralla announced on Twitter that he is leaving Michigan, where he is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, to join the staff at UNT.

Women’s basketball: ODU pulls away from UNT

Despite a close game from the beginning, North Texas was unable to keep up with Old Dominion in the second half, as the Lady Monarchs defeated the Mean Green 54-44 on Saturday at the Super Pit.

Track and field: Mean Green open campaign

NORMAN, Okla. — The North Texas men finished fourth and the women took fifth Saturday at Oklahoma’s J.D. Martin Invitational — the Mean Green’s second meet of the weekend.

Football: Guyer tight end Dillman commits to UNT

Guyer tight end Kevin Dillman committed to North Texas on Friday night, bringing his wild recruiting process to an end and giving the Mean Green arguably one of their top recruits of the last several years.

Football: Mean Green add lineman’s commitment

Mesquite Horn coach Mike Overton told coach after coach over the last few months that Elex Woodworth, one of his top offensive linemen, was on the verge of developing into a major-college prospect.

Men’s basketball: UNT visits iron-fisted Monarchs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Texas hoped to enter what might be its toughest stretch of the season with a load of momentum and at least a couple of conference wins on its resume. The Mean Green fell well short of that goal and suddenly are in a tough spot heading into a game today at Old Dominion.

Women’s basketball: Aggies pop Pioneers

Riding a season-best three-game win streak during which they outscored each of their Lone Star Conference opponents by double digits, TWU had been hot. But on Thursday against Cameron, the Pioneers couldn’t keep up with the sharpshooting Aggies in the second half and lost 77-65 at Kitty Magee Arena.

Men’s basketball: ‘Undisciplined’ UNT blows lead at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Texas was in position to pick up a much-needed win Thursday. The Mean Green had a lead on the road at Charlotte, another team trying to work its way out of the Conference USA basement.

Women’s basketball: 49ers outlast Mean Green

After picking up its first home win in nearly a year on Saturday, North Texas failed to string together back-to-back wins, dropping Thursday’s Conference USA tilt against Charlotte 67-58 at the Super Pit.

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Men’s basketball: In need of a Combs

Colin Voss struggled for a minute to describe a teammate he has come to respect in the few short months they have played together at North Texas. Voss said Jeremy Combs is a cool guy. He said Combs is kind of quiet. Then he just gave up.

Football: Wintrich off to BYU job

Frank Wintrich is leaving his position as North Texas’ director of football performance to join the staff at BYU.

UNT notebook: Dangerous Charlotte guard has burned Mean Green

There might not be a Conference USA player more dangerous with the ball in his hands at a key time than Charlotte point guard Pierria Henry. Just ask any veteran on the North Texas men’s basketball roster who was around the last time the Mean Green faced the 49ers.

TWU notebook: Defensive effort paying off for Pioneers

Like most basketball coaches, TWU’s Beth Jillson knows that occasionally an offense takes an unexpected night off — when shots seem to have a hard time falling.

Buckeye Bash: Ohio State claims title in playoff’s debut

ARLINGTON (AP) — Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August. Ohio State was done when it lost at home to Virginia Tech in September. Ohio State was done when J.T. Barrett got hurt in November. A funny thing happened: Every time the Buckeyes looked done, they kept getting better. And in the new era of college football, that was enough to earn a chance to win a championship.

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Ohio State football revelers set fires, tear down goal post

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans took to the streets after Ohio State’s football championship victory early Tuesday, yelling and screaming in delight, setting nearly 90 fires and in the case of a few, tearing down an Ohio Stadium goal post. A few injuries were reported.

Men’s basketball: Watson watches Williams pass him on scoring list in UNT win

HOUSTON — Jordan Williams glanced up to the stands on a notable day in his North Texas career and saw a familiar face. The senior guard entered a game against Rice on Saturday tied for 12th on UNT’s career scoring list with Calvin Watson, the hero of the Mean Green’s 2007 NCAA tournament team.

Women’s basketball: Mean Green snap slide

BreAnna Dawkins hit two key jumpers in the final minutes to lead North Texas to a 53-48 victory against Rice on Saturday afternoon at the Super Pit. The win snapped a six-game losing streak.

Women’s basketball: Balanced Pioneers top Angelo State

A balanced scoring attack led TWU to a 68-59 win over visiting Angelo State on Saturday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.

Women’s gymnastics: TWU wins opener

SHREVEPORT, La. — TWU opened the season by winning three of four events in both the team and individual competitions in a dual meet Saturday at Centenary. The Pioneers topped the hosts 189.750-186.875 at the Gold Dome.

Men’s basketball: Harris on brink of cashing in on potential with UNT

DeAndre Harris was in the midst of arguably his finest moment at North Texas last week when all his potential that coach Tony Benford spent months talking about was on full display.

Briefly in UNT sports

North Texas will look to snap a six-game losing streak today when the Mean Green women face Rice at 4 p.m. at the Super Pit.

Women’s gymnastics: Freshman-laden Pioneers vault into season this weekend

It’s too bad that gymnastics uniforms don’t feature jersey numbers, because a game program with a numerical roster would come in handy this season when identifying the TWU Pioneers, who open their season Saturday.

Women’s basketball: TWU picks up road LSC win at Texas A&M-Kingsville

KINGSVILLE — Three players scored in double figures as the Pioneers captured a 57-43 road win at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday night. With the win, TWU improved to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Lone Star Conference.

UNT notebook: Former UNT running back Brandin Byrd returns as assistant coach

Brandin Byrd has moved on quickly from his dream of playing in the NFL and landed right back where his football career reached its peak. The former North Texas running back is joining the Mean Green’s staff as a graduate assistant coach for the 2015 season. UNT announced that Byrd was returning to the team late Monday.

TWU notebook: LSC play continues as TWU stays on hot streak

TWU has closed out 2014 and started the new year — and Lone Star Conference play — with a solid 4-1 record over its past five games and can point to its bench as one of the reasons for their successful stretch the last two weeks.

Men’s basketball: UNT falls to 0-2 in conference

Two games over the span of three days. That’s all the time it took for North Texas to wind up in a tough — and unfortunately familiar — spot when it comes to its pursuit of a conference title in men’s basketball.

Women’s basketball: Mean Green still seeking second win

SAN ANTONIO — Two days after one of its best performances of the season — a slim 60-58 loss to UTEP — the North Texas women’s basketball team came out flat at Texas-San Antonio on Sunday, and it cost them. The Roadrunners used nine offensive rebounds and four three-pointers in the first half to grab a 28-20 lead by halftime, then finished off the Mean Green in the second frame by a score of 53-45.

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Women's basketball: Pioneers nab LSC victory

In their game against Midwestern State on Thursday, the TWU Pioneers won the rebounding battle, but they lost the overall war as they lost their first Lone Star Conference game.

Men's basketball: Harris not suspended for UNT’s next game

North Texas will have DeAndre Harris available today for its game against Texas-San Antonio after all.

Men’s basketball: UNT drops C-USA opener

What started out as a great night for DeAndre Harris and North Texas quickly turned south Friday at the Super Pit. Harris started for the Mean Green for the first time against UTEP and played the best game of his career before it was cut short in UNT’s 85-71 loss on the opening night of the Conference USA men’s basketball season.

Women’s basketball: UTEP rallies past visiting Mean Green

Wins aren’t going to come easily for a young UTEP women’s basketball team, even in a home game against a North Texas team that came in 1-10. Increasingly, though, the UTEP wins are coming. A hard-fought 60-58 victory Friday came after the Miners trailed for all but a few seconds of the first 31 minutes.

Basketball: UNT teams begin second C-USA season

North Texas officially entered a new era about this time a year ago when its men’s and women’s basketball teams opened their first season in Conference USA. UNT knew back then that it wouldn’t be easy, not with the quality teams the Mean Green would play on a regular basis in the new league.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers drop LSC opener

In its Lone Star Conference litmus test, TWU held the Midwestern State Mustangs to 61 points — almost 10 points under their season average of 70.9 points per game.

Women’s basketball: UNT crushed by No. 5 A&M

COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Courtney Walker and the No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies rebounded from consecutive loss at the expense of overmatched North Texas.

Chambers off UT coaching staff

Bruce Chambers, a former North Texas player who has has been on the staff at Texas since 1998, was fired on Wednesday, two days after the Longhorns fell to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl. The Longhorns managed just 59 total yards in their 31-7 loss to the Razorbacks, prompting Texas coach Charlie Strong to shuffle his offensive staff..

UNT notebook: UNT women seeking elusive second win

Nothing has come easy for the North Texas women’s basketball team this season. That doesn’t appear as if it will change, at least not today.