The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to build a venue to house its women’s soccer and track and field programs. The $11.9 million facility will be behind Warach Tennis Complex near South Bonnie Brae and Willowwood streets.
RUSTON, La. — The North Texas women’s basketball team’s five-game winning streak was snapped Thursday night at Louisiana Tech, as the Mean Green fell 65-49.
Jalie Mitchell didn’t need long to discern one of the defining characteristics of her first batch of players at North Texas a year ago. The Mean Green featured Candice Adams, who had been through three knee surgeries, and a host of other players who had stuck around through a series of coaching changes and dismal seasons.
Jalie Mitchell assumed heading into her second season at North Texas that her team would need a little time to find its groove with all the new players she was adding to her lineup. That time appears to have arrived for the Mean Green heading into a game at Louisiana Tech on Thursday.
Twenty minutes in, TWU and Tarleton State had solved nothing, the score tied at 24. For the second time in three days, the Pioneers found themselves in a close game.
North Texas’ margin of error has dwindled pretty close to zero in the closing weeks of the season. If the Mean Green want to avoid being one of only two teams in Conference USA to miss the league tournament, they need to start winning games in a hurry. That’s what made a 77-71 overtime loss to UTEP on Thursday at the Super Pit so tough for the Mean Green.
Jalie Mitchell couldn’t help but think about what might have been this week as North Texas prepared for a reunion of sorts.
The North Texas women’s basketball team appears to have picked the perfect time to get on a roll late in Jalie Mitchell’s second season as the Mean Green’s coach. UNT also appears to have found the perfect lineup.
The TWU women’s basketball team picked up a crucial 78-52 win against Western New Mexico on Saturday and now has its final two home games of the season as the Lone Star Conference tournament rapidly approaches.
GRAND PRAIRIE — Texas Woman’s University closed out the final day of the North Texas Softball Bash with a 7-5 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State and cruised to an 11-0 defeat of Oklahoma Panhandle State behind a one-hit shutout by Abby Walker and home runs from Chelsie McClure and Alexis Elizondo on Sunday at Jennifer McFalls Park.
The North Texas softball team picked up its first win of 2017, a 6-0 victory over UMass Lowell in Game 1 on Sunday, but fell to Arkansas 7-0 in Game 2, finishing 1-3 on the weekend.
The North Texas men’s basketball team finds itself in an unfamiliar position heading into a game today at Florida International. The Mean Green won their last game, and it wasn’t just any game. It was...
GRAND PRAIRIE — TWU opened the North Texas Softball Bash in difficult fashion with two losses against teams from the Heartland Conference. The Pioneers suffered a 6-4 loss to Oklahoma Christian and a heartbreaking 5-4 defeat against Lubbock Christian on Friday at Jennifer McFalls Park.
Harley Perella hasn’t forgotten the way the her freshman season with the North Texas softball program ended. Neither have the rest of her teammates heading into the opening weekend of the 2017 campaign.
PORTALES, N.M. — Kenesha Saygo of TWU blistered Eastern New Mexico with a career-best 36 points the help the Pioneers fight a 19-point second-half deficit and pull within one, but the Greyhounds hit nine straight free throws down to stretch to win 84-81 Thursday night at Greyhound Arena.
The pain in Kelsey Criner’s shin is constant these days. The North Texas point guard goes to bed with a nagging pain in her left leg and wakes up to the same throbbing. The issue only gets worse every day when she zips up and down the court at the Super Pit in practice and in games.
Terra Ellison figured North Texas was about at the breaking point in its game at Rice on Saturday. The Mean Green were down 17 points late in the third quarter and about to see their chances of making the Conference USA women’s basketball tournament take a hit.
After splitting the first two games of a season-long four-game road swing, the TWU basketball team sits in sixth place in the Lone Star Conference with a record of 7-7 in league play.
LAS VEGAS — The Pioneers notched a pair of wins in an eight-inning battle over Concordia (Ore.), 6-5, and a 3-2 victory over in-region foe New Mexico Highlands on Sunday at Majestic Park, wrapping up the Desert Stinger Tournament with a 3-1 overall mark.
TWU faced off against Midwest Independent Conference opponent Lindenwood University in their first conference matchup of the season with the Lady Lions recording a season-high team score of 194.125 and the Pioneers coming in with a 192.900 on Sunday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.
North Texas’ margin of error has dwindled to about zero in Tony Benford’s fifth season. UNT wasn’t expected to be one of the top teams in Conference USA even with its top players, including Jeremy Combs and Keith Frazier.
Brad Davis helped usher North Texas through the transition from a run-first system to a spread attack as the Mean Green’s run game coordinator and offenisve line coach last season. The job Davis did in head coach Seth Littrell’s debut campaign helped him land a job at Florida, where he will serve as the Gators’ offensive line coach.
There is a little more than a month remaining before the beginnning of the Conference USA basketball tournaments. The question now for the North Texas men and women is whether they can avoid sitting at home when the event gets underway in Birmingham, Alabama.
Seth Littrell had a lot of additional time when he and his staff set out to sign the second recruiting class of his tenure as North Texas head coach. Littrell used that time to put together a class of...