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.


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.


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.

UNT notebook: Buckles, Brewster headline HOF class

Andy Brewster didn’t have a lot in common with Jonas Buckles when the pair of Texas high school football standouts arrived at North Texas in 2000.

Roundup: Rice ends UNT tennis season at tourney

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Facing off against a perennial contender for the Conference USA title, the North Texas tennis team never could gain momentum and fell 4-1 to Rice on Saturday in the league tournament’s semifinals.

Football: Spring game all substance for Littrell

North Texas cornerback Nate Brooks feels like the Mean Green have something to prove today.

WTAMU outlasts TWU upset bid in extra innings

Entering Friday night’s doubleheader against Lone Star Conference rival and top-ranked West Texas A&M, TWU senior outfielder Tealey Farquhar said the Pioneers were ready for a fight.

Golf: UNT looks to repeat at C-USA tourney

The pressure to perform for the North Texas men’s golf team was pretty high at this time last year, as the Mean Green prepared for the Conference USA tournament.

Softball: TWU out to improve regional ranking

As the TWU Pioneers get set for their last series of the season against Lone Star Conference rival and top-ranked West Texas A&M, starting with today’s doubleheader at Pioneer Field, they remember how emotionally and physically taxing last season’s final series was.


Women’s tennis: UNT’s four freshmen bond over sport, new lives in U.S.

Myriad concerns raced through the mind of Minying Liang as she stepped off a plane a few months ago, ready to begin a new chapter in her tennis career. Would she be able to find North Texas coach Sujay Lama at the airport? Would she fit in with her new teammates?

Mean Green finish 11th in C-USA tourney

FORT MYERS, Fla. — North Texas completed the three-day Conference USA tournament Wednesday in 11th place at the Verandah Club.

UNT notebook: UNT passing game still looks to be physical

A lot has changed for the North Texas football program during Seth Littrell’s first spring as head coach.

TWU notebook: Lady Buffs stand in way of TWU finishing second

TWU’s softball team rolls into the regular season’s final weekend with the challenge of hosting the team that’s already clinched first place in the Lone Star Conference while attempting to lock down second place.

Mean Green last at C-USA tourney

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The North Texas women’s golf team was in 11th place after Round 2 of the Conference USA tournament Tuesday at the Verandah Club.

UNT guard graduating, transferring from school

North Texas guard Carrington Ward will graduate and leave the program as a fifth-year senior transfer. UNT coach Tony Benford confirmed Ward’s plans Monday afternoon. “We sat down and talked,” Benford said. “He decided it would be in his best interest to go somewhere in the Philadelphia area. Carrington is a good kid. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”

UNT's Kwon in 11th at C-USA tournament

FORT MYERS, Fla. – University of North Texas junior Eji Kwon posted a three-over par 75 to sit in a tie for 11th place after round one at the Conference USA women’s golf championship Monday afternoon at the Verandah club. 

Softball: Southern Miss. sweeps North Texas

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The North Texas softball team dropped the series finale to Southern Miss in heartbreaking fashion as Southern Miss scored the eventual game-winning run of a 3-2 win on a delayed steal with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.

Football: Four catch Morris TDs during 'fun' scrimmage

North Texas spent a lot of time a week ago on the turf at Apogee Stadium without seeing its offense find its way into the end zone.

Football: Raiders’ Davis commits to Mean Green

Ryan’s Tyreke Davis didn’t need his arm twisted much when he stepped foot in North Texas football coach Seth Littrell’s office Saturday.

Football: UNT offense aims for better scrimmage

North Texas will try to jump-start an offense that is key to its immediate future today, when the Mean Green also will try to find a few building blocks for their long-term future.

Softball: Nordie drives in six in split

PORTALES, N.M. — Nicole Nordie drove in six of TWU’s 13 runs in Friday’s doubleheader at Eastern New Mexico and helped the Pioneers to a split. After dropping the first game 5-4 in eight innings, TWU bounced back with a 9-8 win.


Football: Movement along the line

What appeared as if it would be a challenging transition for Jordan Murray heading into his sophomore season at North Texas suddenly got a lot tougher a few months ago.

UNT linebacker arrested on drug charge

North Texas linebacker Calvin Minor was arrested by UNT police late Tuesday and charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. Minor was taken to Denton County Jail, where he posted $500 bail on the misdemeanor and was released.

OU overcomes UNT

NORMAN, Okla. — North Texas eyed a historic upset and clung to a 1-0 lead over No. 9 Oklahoma through 4 1/2 innings, but the Sooners exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth for a 6-1 win Wednesday.

UNT adds JUCO forward

Angelina College forward Shane Temara has signed a national letter of intent with North Texas, weeks after verbally committing to UNT.

Mean Green women sign pair

The North Texas women’s basketball team signed Micayla Buckner and Mya Johnson, a pair of post players, on Wednesday.

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North Texas notebook: UNT’s Kirby takes leave after father’s death

Kaydon Kirby is taking a leave of absence from the North Texas football program following the death of his father.

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TWU notebook: Pioneers prove they’ll fight

A couple of days of reflection on Saturday’s series-clinching, come-from-behind 13-12 win against Texas A&M-Kingsville proved to TWU softball coach Genny Stidham that her team isn’t lacking in one outstanding personality trait: fight.

Football: Former UNT players high on Littrell

Mark Beaty has remained in close contact with his former North Texas teammates over the years through email and the occasional phone call. Only when there is something truly special going on does he get a chance to meet up in person with guys like Jordan Case and David Hagerman.

TWU has strong showing at USA finals

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The third and final day of the 2016 USA Gymnastics National Championships was an exciting one for TWU.

UNT softball erupts for run-rule victory against Ga. Tech

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The North Texas offense exploded for 10 runs and 12 hits in a 10-2 run-rule win against Georgia Tech in five innings.

Football: Wheeler dazzles in afternoon scrimmage

Joshua Wheeler thought back on Saturday afternoon and tried to remember the last time he found himself backpedaling as a linebacker before this spring.

Softball: TWU sweeps Texas A&M-Kingsville for 600th program win

Softball: UNT drops two at Kansas Round Robin

LAWRENCE, Kan. —The North Texas dropped both games Saturday to Georgia Tech and Kansas.

Harrell sees progress ahead of scrimmage

Graham Harrell didn’t walk into an ideal quarterback situation when it came to his first spring at North Texas as the Mean Green’s offensive coordinator. The former Texas Tech standout didn’t have a returning starter — or anyone who had seen significant time under center.

Pioneers fail to advance to team finals

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Freshmen Erin Alderman, Jenna Cashmore and Megan Gentry posted career highs in their respective events and TWU scored a season-high 194.275 to finish third Friday at the USA Gymnastics national meet semifinals.

TWU splits twinbill with A&M-Kingsville

TWU split its doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Pioneer Field. The Pioneer offense exploded for 10 runs in a five-inning, run-rule 10-2 victory, but a seventh-inning comeback came up just short in a 6-5 loss in the nightcap.

Mean Green falls to Kansas 1-0

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Coming off a 1-0 win over Texas-Arlington on Wednesday, North Texas found itself on the wrong side of a 1-0 decision, falling to Kansas on Friday.

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Football: Young, Tauaalo now leaders on defensive front

T.J. Tauaalo treated the the 2015 season as something of an apprenticeship in the art of playing defensive tackle on the college level at North Texas. The same could be said for Roderick Young.

UNT walks off in eighth inning

North Texas and Texas-Arlington remained scoreless through seven, as North Texas junior Jessica Elder and UT Arlington freshman Samantha Clakley matched zero for zero. Then in the bottom of the eighth, freshman third baseman Harley Perella delivered the fourth walkoff win of the season for the Mean Green (18-16) with a two-out, RBI single to center for the 1-0 win on Wednesday night at Lovelace Stadium.


Notebook: Bringing pressure a key point for UNT

Seth Littrell talked a lot about attacking a defense in multiple ways when he took over as North Texas’ head coach a few months ago.

Notebook: TWU gymnastics back into action after layoff period

By the time TWU’s gymnasts step onto the floor Friday for the opening day of the 2016 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, it will have been nearly three weeks since the Pioneers last competed in a meet.