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Football: UNT ready to end especially long layoff

The starting line for a host of college football teams across the country is hours away — at least when it comes to the opening of fall practice.

Football: Apogee lights shine on 500-plus prospects

Dallas Skyline defensive tackle Joe Wallace had heard a lot of positives about North Texas football before he arrived at Apogee Stadium for the program’s annual Friday Night Lights camp.

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Looking to cash in

K.J. Powers has done everything he can think of over the past few months to improve his chances of landing the major-college football scholarship offer that has seemed just out of reach.

Dillard top player on C-USA list

North Texas outside hitter Carnae Dillard was named the Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year on Thursday, the latest honor for one of the more decorated players in program history. Dillard was named...

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UNT Notebook: UNT village getting new bathrooms, upgrades

One of the first steps North Texas took to upgrade its facilities over the last decade was purchasing and renovating what was the Liberty Christian campus.

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Rick Gosselin: UNT is still waiting for its football breakthrough

Let me take you back to 1999.The Boise State football program wasn’t much different from the North Texas program back then.

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Pioneer Triathlon set for Sunday

Drawing triathletes and runners from throughout North Texas and across the nation, the Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon and 5K is entering its ninth year on the TWU campus when it kicks off at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.

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UNT to announce stipends

North Texas soon will find out where it falls in the new order of college athletics following the institution of cost-of-attendance scholarships for athletes.

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Football: UNT's veterans motivated to avoid repeat of last year

Kenny Buyers felt confident a year ago that he was prepared to play a leadership role in what he hoped would be North Texas’ second straight bowl season.

McNulty hopeful to follow Thompson’s path

Andrew McNulty spent a lot of time in his career at North Texas learning from and watching Derek Thompson, one of the more productive quarterbacks in program history.

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C-USA media day arrives with more interesting topics

Just a few days ago, the main story lines heading into Conference USA football media day seemed like the standard fare.

Basketball: Texas three-step to start Mitchell’s trek

Jalie Mitchell will begin her first trip through Conference USA as North Texas’ head coach in the familiar confines of the Super Pit.

Basketball: C-USA schedule poses daunting challenge

The road back to posting a winning season won’t be an easy one for the North Texas men’s basketball team.

Football: Boots on the ground

North Texas’ players slowly jogged down the field at the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility late Friday morning when a spontaneous cheer broke out at what seemed like an unlikely moment.

C-USA commish resigns

Britton Banowsky stepped down as Conference USA commissioner Thursday, ending a nearly 13-year tenure that saw him guide the league through a series of dramatic changes.

Football: Lineman leaves UNT

Brian Ochs, an offensive lineman who came out of North Texas’ spring practices listed as a backup guard, has left the program because of family issues, head coach Dan McCarney confirmed Thursday.

Football: UNT picked fifth in six-team C-USA West

North Texas will begin the 2015 football season right back where it started one of the more memorable campaigns in program history.

Football: UNT trio makes All-C-USA preseason list

Kaydon Kirby is quickly going from an overlooked contributor to a front-line star for the North Texas football team.

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Football: Moore named to Groza watch list

Trevor Moore didn’t have long to adjust to playing at the college level in his freshman season at North Texas last fall.

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Kirby on Rimington watch list

Kaydon Kirby has come a long way since his humble start with the North Texas football program.

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Football: Versatile Harris named to Hornung Award watch list

Carlos Harris has served as a jack-of-all-trades for the North Texas football team over the years.

Football: North Texas collects another recruit

North Texas has featured more than a few wide receivers over the years who were considered undersized.

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‘Not an easy road’

Tracey Kee came to the University of North Texas with a reputation as a winning college softball coach who pushed her players to the limit.

Basketball: UNT hires staffer with school ties

Long before Todd Shelton became a highly successful high school basketball coach, he made the short drive to North Texas to try to secure his first big break in the coaching business.

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Basketball: Jillson embraces move to quarters

Several major changes have been made to NCAA women’s basketball for next season. For the TWU Pioneers and coach Beth Jillson, plenty of physical and mental preparation will be done in anticipation of the rules makeover that begins with the 2015-16 campaign.

Football: UNT snags in-state RB commit, Tyrone Middleton

San Antonio Southwest high school coach Peter Wagner has a feeling Tyrone Middleton could be in for a big senior season.Middleton shined on the summer football camp circuit over the past few weeks and...

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Basketball: Living her dream

Jalie Mitchell stands behind a trio of North Texas post players as each struggles through one of the final drills at the end of a long summer conditioning session.

UNT wide receiver Bradley arrested

D’Aundrey Bradley, a wide receiver from Cedar Hill who signed with the North Texas football team in February and is scheduled to join the team in July, was arrested for theft at a Wal-Mart in Denton on Tuesday.

Football: UNT camp tour set to begin

The finish line in college football recruiting for the class of 2016 is still months away.

Basketball: UNT adds 6-11 JUCO transfer

Mike Thomas didn’t take the conventional route to reaching his goal of playing basketball on the major college level.

Basketball: UNT adds forward Mabodu

Jalie Mitchell has added several players to the North Texas women’s basketball roster that are long-term projects early in her tenure as the Mean Green’s new coach.

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Football: Dajon Williams no longer with UNT, coach McCarney confirms

Dajon Williams, a quarterback who once appeared as if he possessed program-altering talent, has seen his time with the North Texas football program end in surprising fashion.

Football: Preliminary TV schedule released for UNT's 2015 season

The North Texas football team will appear on television five times in the 2015 season and could have additional games picked up as part of the Conference USA television package.

Men's basketball: UNT lands another basketball recruit

Khalil Fuller went from one coast to the other in the hope of improving his opportunities when it came time to select a college where he would continue his basketball career.

UNT’s Schoblocher leaves softball program

Taylor Schoblocher, a key member of the North Texas softball team, has left the program and will not play her senior season with the Mean Green.

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UNT track star motivated by childhood, dad

Jeff Caesar was cleaning out his garage not too long ago when seeing a long-forgotten item made him think back on the formative days of one of his star pupil’s athletic careers.

UNT notebook: Mitchell’s contract approved

Local connections were a big reason North Texas brought Jalie Mitchell back to her alma mater as its next women’s basketball coach last month.

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UNT notebook: Robertson fulfills UNT vision

Craig Robertson was standing in a room full of North Texas fans, officials and former players this summer when athletic director Rick Villarreal took a moment to recognize all he had accomplished in the past year.

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Coaches talk attendance

GAINESVILLE — The North Texas athletic department took its show on the road for its annual caravan Tuesday, when the Mean Green’s coaches and athletic officials addressed what they view as one of the program’s biggest challenges.

UNT notebook: With grades cleared, Smith jumps in QB race

The wait is finally over. DaMarcus Smith has officially joined the race to start at quarterback for North Texas.

Golf: UNT ninth at regional

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas came up short in its bid to reach the NCAA men’s golf finals. The Mean Green finished in ninth place at the New Haven Regional as they were unable to inch their way into the top five to advance.

Golf: UNT tied for seventh place

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas was tied for seventh place Friday after the second round of the NCAA regional tournament, trailing fifth-place Oklahoma State by three strokes for the final spot in the national finals with one round to go.

Golf: Last hole knocks UNT from lead

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas’ first day at the NCAA regional tournament saw wild swings up and down the leaderboard, and they finished tied for eighth place after 18 holes.

Men’s golf: Youngsters have UNT back at regionals

North Texas coach Brad Stracke couldn’t help but reflect on some of the high points of his past few years with the Mean Green men’s golf team this week.

Track and field: Mean Green still climbing C-USA hill

North Texas’ first lap through Conference USA was a bit of rough one when it came to track and field. The Mean Green have long been known for their prowess in the sport.

UNT notebook: Erick Evans to transfer to FCS school

Erick Evans carved out a role at North Texas after starting his college football career as a walk-on.

Softball: Pioneers’ season ends at NCAA regional

SAN ANTONIO — TWU and Regis combined for 21 runs Saturday, but the Pioneers came up one run short and fell 11-10 in an elimination game at the NCAA South Central Region tournament.

Softball: TWU loses at regional

SAN ANTONIO — TWU put at least one runner on base in the first six innings but could not capitalize as it lost to No. 7 St. Mary’s 3-0 on the opening day at the NCAA South Central Region tournament.

Tuesday death of North Texas student-athlete ruled suicide

University of North Texas basketball player Eboniey Jeter committed suicide in her dorm room, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said in an autopsy report released Friday.

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Softball: UNT pitcher has had to adjust to college game as freshman

Monique Garcia didn’t have a lot of time to adjust to pitching on the college level in her first season at North Texas.