DENTON — North Texas stranded six base runners and recorded only one hit in Sunday’s series finale, falling 4-0 in seven innings at home to Western Kentucky. WKU ace pitcher Miranda Kramer struck out 13 of the 27 Mean Green batters she faced.
COMMERCE — The TWU softball team split the doubleheader at Texas A&M-Commerce with a 2-1 win in the opener before falling 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap. The Pioneers are 13-16-1 on the season and 5-4-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
Kamilla Galieva had been struggling. She had lost six of her past seven singles matches overall and then her first set in a tiebreak against Kansas’ Alexis Czapinski on Friday. But Galieva buckled down, found her confidence and conceded only two games in the final two sets to earn a 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-1 win.
Nothing like a little home cooking. Beginning with UAB on Wednesday, the North Texas tennis team will finish its season with five of the final six matches at the friendly confines of Waranch Tennis Complex. The Mean Green defeated the Blazers on Wednesday, 5-2, to get its prolonged homestead started off right, while improving to 5-10 on the season and 1-1 in Conference USA play.
North Texas has settled on whom it wants to speak with about its opening for a women’s basketball coach and is in the process of setting up a time to visit with that candidate or candidates, athletic director Rick Villarreal said Tuesday.
After more than two weeks of schedule interruptions thanks to Mother Nature, the TWU softball team resumes play today with a previously unscheduled doubleheader against St. Mary’s at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Field.
In the season’s final performance at Kitty Magee Arena, TWU gave its home fans its best effort at one of the most crucial moments of the year.
The North Texas track teams made a big jump from their first season in Conference USA to their second when it came to the indoor season that wrapped up just a few weeks ago.
North Texas will move quickly to find its next women’s basketball coach, who’ll be the fifth in the last decade. UNT athletic director Rick Villarreal said Sunday night that he has already been in contact with several coaches and expects to announce Mike Petersen’s replacement within the next few days.
After losing a late lead to No. 25 Tulsa in a neutral-site matchup in Waco earlier this season, North Texas found itself in an all-too-familiar position today. However, Monday’s result was different as the Mean Green buckled down to preserve a narrow 4-2 victory over the Golden Hurricane in a rematch.
WICHITA FALLS — TWU junior catcher Laura Mabary went 7-for-10 and drove in seven runs while sophomore Tori Bice won both games to help the Pioneers to a doubleheader sweep against Midwestern State. TWU won the first game 8-5 before winning a slugfest 13-11 in the second.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The TWU gymnastics team scored more than 48.000 in three of the four events and finished with the highest road score of the season at No. 2 Florida in the final regular season meet. The Pioneers posted a 193.400 while the Gators won the dual meet with a 197.900.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Conference tournaments were a stage North Texas used to excel on not too long ago. UNT made a conference final four times and danced on to the NCAA tournament twice in a span of six seasons that ended with the 2011-12 campaign.
In the North Texas softball team’s first home action in 31 days, the Houston Cougars came to Lovelace Stadium and swept the Mean Green in an afternoon doubleheader. Houston defeated North Texas 15-2 in the first game, which ended by run rule in five innings, then closed out a close contest in the second, 4-1.
If TWU’s gymnastics season was being charted on a line graph, the results would have been on an impressive upward swing until this past weekend when the Pioneers growth suddenly leveled off in a dual home meet against Arizona.
Muhammed Ahmed faced a challenge last summer unlike anything most American college athletes endure. The sun was just peeking over the horizon when Ahmed would line up with the rest of his teammates to run sprints on the turf at Apogee Stadium, toss around a medicine ball and lift weights, quickly working up a sweat during the North Texas men’s basketball team’s summer conditioning program.
Jordan Williams wanted to fill one final hole in the resume he built during his North Texas career heading into his senior season.
The North Texas men’s basketball team will face Rice in an opening round game of the Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday at Legacy Arena inside the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
The TWU softball team opened its Lone Star Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep against Tarleton State, 11-7 (10) and 10-2 (5), Sunday night at Pioneer Field.
The TWU gymnastics team started slowly but finished strong, highlighted by career highs from seniors Kayla Jones, Spencer Jones and Stephanie Repp in the dual meet against No. 19 Arizona.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the series already clinched by UAB, North Texas aimed to salvage the weekend by knocking off the Blazers in Sunday’s finale. As was the theme of the weekend, the Mean Green jumped out to an early lead only to watch it slip away for the third time, falling 5-2 to UAB.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In collegiate tennis, sometimes winning the doubles point does not make a difference — like in North Texas’ 4-1 win against San Diego on March 7, when the Mean Green rattled off four consecutive singles wins after going down 1-0 to the Toreros. But sometimes it makes all the difference — like in North Texas’ 4-3 loss to No. 58 San Diego St. on Sunday afternoon, when the Mean Green and Aztecs split the six singles matches after the home squad clinched the opening point.
SAN ANTONIO — North Texas had a sizable lead and a chance to regain some of the momentum it established a few days ago late in the second half of its regular-season finale at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday..
On de facto senior night at Kitty Magee Arena, BreAnna Dawkins did all she could to lead North Texas to victory against Texas-San Antonio and into the Conference USA tournament.
EL PASO — There would have been plenty of better times for North Texas to face UTEP.
Jordan Williams stood in a hall in the bowels of the Super Pit this season, his son in his arms, and talked a little about the next step in his senior season at North Texas. The situation was nothing like what Williams envisioned for his career when he arrived at UNT four years earlier as a highly decorated high school player.
After two tightly contested regular-season meetings, the fifth-seeded TWU Pioneers will face the fourth-seeded Tarleton State TexAnns in the Lone Star Conference tournament at 6 tonight at the Allen Event Center.
With the return of senior point guard Barbara-Scott Kolb from an injury and a full week off to prepare, the TWU Pioneers expect to be at full strength heading into their opening-round game Thursday at the Lone Star Conference tournament.