North Texas has been through plenty of tough times this season. The way the Mean Green responded to them is what coach Tony Benford credited for their rapid rise in the Conference USA standings over the last few weeks.
George Dunham was in the early stages of his tenure as the voice of North Texas athletics in 1997 when he uttered a phrase that has been attached to him ever since.
The North Texas men’s basketball team firmly believes the rigors of its season have helped develop the Mean Green into a far different unit than they were just a few weeks ago.
Besides a convincing dual meet win, the TWU gymnastics team got something else that was needed from last Saturday’s head-to-head competition against Centenary: a timely shot of confidence.
Sean Choate played his senior season at Guyer without knowing what his college future held. Several Division I schools were interested to some degree, but for a long time his only standing offers were from Division II, NAIA and junior colleges.
As it prepares to enter the Lone Star Conference tournament in less than two weeks, TWU is still searching for the right offensive chemistry. On Sunday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers had their defensive game in order, holding No. 4 West Texas A&M well under its season scoring average of 78.8 points, but they suffered on offense against a stingy defense, falling 70-56.
WACO — After winning two on day one and losing two on day two, North Texas looked to end the Baylor Invitational on a high note with a win against Abilene Christian. Unfortunately, the weather in Waco just wouldn’t hold up long enough Sunday to allow the tournament finale to finish.
The TWU gymnastics team captured all four team events and all four individual titles in a dual meet victory over Centenary on Saturday. The Pioneers scored 192.825 while Centenary finished with 189.600.
MIAMI — North Texas was all but locked into a spot in the Conference USA men’s basketball tournament when it headed out to Florida for a two-game trip.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Over the course of his two seasons at North Texas, Colin Voss has shown he’s capable of getting into grooves where it appears any shot he takes is going to drop.
North Texas came out victorious Thursday, posting its best offensive performance of the season against Florida Atlantic in a 74-55 win. Senior guard BreAnna Dawkins led the way with a career performance of 24 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
PORTALES, N.M. — TWU sophomore guard Andrea Mapua came off the bench and scored a career-high 14 points, including the go-ahead layup with four seconds left, to help the Pioneers to a 64-62 win over Eastern New Mexico on Thursday.
The North Texas men’s basketball team put one of its bigger issues in the past last week in pretty spectacular fashion when it beat UAB and Middle Tennessee in back-to-back games.
Until the last few weeks, junior forward Danielle Westerfield and sophomore guard Kenesha Saygo were off-the-bench sparks for the TWU basketball team who got their playing minutes in reserve roles. Now, their roles have changed.
CANYON — For the second straight day the Pioneers’ offense erupted, this time for 23 runs to win two games on the final day at the WT Woodward Invitational in Canyon. TWU defeated Metro State, 13-3, before closing out the tournament with a 10-8 victory against Colorado School of Mines.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The TWU gymnastics team scored a 190.825 and finished second in the dual meet at Southeast Missouri State. The Redhawks scored a 194.675 to capture the meet.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Conference USA leader Middle Tennessee used a first-half 3-point barrage to ease past North Texas 85-59 on Saturday..
CANYON — TWU won both of its games Saturday on the second day of the WT Woodward Invitational. The Pioneers defeated Chadron State 22-15 before winning 16-7 in five innings against Colorado Mesa.
TEMPE, Ariz. — North Texas beat Boston University 14-4 on the run rule after losing 5-2 to No. 15 Washington at the Littlewood Classic.
Knocking off the best teams in Conference USA hasn’t been too big of a challenge for the North Texas men’s basketball team.
CANYON — The TWU softball team dropped two games on the first day at WT Woodward Invitational, falling 9-2 to Adams State and 10-6 to Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday.
With the visiting winless Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas standing in between the Pioneers erasing a four-game Lone Star Conference losing streak, TWU had to rely on its depth to overcome a lackluster offensive performance.
Deon Hunter flashed back to one of the memorable moments in his North Texas career this week.
North Texas will visit a pair of Southeastern Conference powers in the next four seasons, and it will continue to play an annual game against a team competing on the Football Championship Subdivision level.
It didn’t take long for TWU freshman Schyler Jones to make the first big splash of her collegiate gymnastics career: five meets deep into a season that’s five weeks old.
The sun was shining just about everywhere but the North Texas dugout as the Mean Green fell to Boise State 10-3 at Lovelace Stadium on Sunday. With the loss, the 2015 edition of the North Texas Invitational comes to a close with the Broncos edging out North Texas for second place.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The TWU softball team dropped both games on the final day at the NFCA Division II Lead-Off Classic. The Pioneers fell to Molloy, 3-0, before losing to Regis, 8-5.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Maurice Aniefiok’s journey in basketball has taken more than its share of twists and turns since he left Nigeria for the United States more than five years ago.
February is a time in college basketball when teams inevitably begin to peek at the conference standings in an effort to discern what their future might hold.
It will be several months before second-year TWU coach Genny Stidham knows if the mix of players on her roster will gel into a successful team this spring. She says she believes the ingredients are there...