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.

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Softball: TWU confident heading into series with St. Mary’s

The TWU Pioneers aren’t afraid to make changes.

On top of the Ozarks

Former Guyer soccer standout Travis Leach was named the 2014-2015 Male Athlete of the Year at University of the Ozarks on Tuesday night. The junior defender was a three-year starter at Guyer and one of the program’s best defenders in its history, and he has carried that level of play to his collegiate career. Leach, a team captain, was named the American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year while also earning first-team all-conference honors for a second straight season.

UNT women's basketball player found dead in dorm

Eboniey Jeter, a member of the North Texas women’s basketball team, was found dead Tuesday morning in her dorm room at UNT’s Mozart Square Hall.

TWU notebook: TWU aiming to win a few more for its senior class

Looking back at the long and crazy season that was 2015 for the Pioneers, former TWU softball coach Richie Bruister and a four-game midseason conference series against his team may have played huge roles in TWU’s recording a blistering record in April, advancing to last week’s Lone Star Conference title game and being rewarded with an at-large bid to the NCAA regionals this week.

UNT notebook: Women’s hoops team grabs another basketball transfer

New coach Jalie Mitchell continued to restock the North Texas women’s basketball team’s roster over the weekend when the Mean Green picked up Terriell Bradley.

Softball: TWU softball earns another postseason bid

There was a time this season when the TWU softball team harbored some serious doubts about qualifying for the Lone Star Conference Championship tournament, much less earning a spot in NCAA postseason play.

Softball: UNT boasts senior day series sweep

All three North Texas seniors in the batting order recorded at least one hit on Sunday to lead the way for the Mean Green on senior day.

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Softball: Bombs away

Spencer Ferrell was just trying to get a bunt down late Saturday afternoon to help North Texas grab a spot in the Conference USA tournament.

Softball: UNT sister find solace in sharing softball field

The call would usually come sometime in the hours after practice wrapped up for both the Missouri and Illinois softball teams.

TWU softball advances to LSC championship

CANYON — The TWU softball team used two four-run innings to defeat Tarleton State 9-1 in five innings at the 2015 LSC Championship Tournament quarterfinals.

Softball: Stidham likes TWU’s confidence, chemistry

As today’s Lone Star Conference tournament begins at host West Texas A&M in Canyon, TWU head coach Genny Stidham knows what it takes to succeed in the postseason.

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Football: A decade of silence for UNT

The names that rolled across the television screen were intriguing to Cody Spencer for the first day of the 2004 NFL draft.

Golf: UNT grabs first C-USA title

TEXARKANA, Ark. — It was drama that Conference USA wanted when they went to match play to decide its golf champion, and it was drama it got.

UNT Notebook: Mitchell's new staff ready for action

New North Texas women’s basketball coach Jalie Mitchell wanted a little bit of everything when she set out to fill out her first staff of assistant coaches.

TWU Notebook: TWU athletes nab multiple achievements

Senior gymnast Kayla Jones and senior volleyball standout Morgan Wilson received multiple awards for their athletic achievement during the 2014-15 school year to highlight the honorees at TWU’s annual athletic awards ceremony on Monday.

Golf: Munoz wins C-USA tourney, UNT on to match play

TEXARKANA — Senior Juan Munoz captured the Conference USA individual championship, and the North Texas men’s golf team finished with the lowest score in stroke play to advance to today’s match play to determine the league champion.

Golf: UNT men surge to lead at C-USA golf tournament

TEXARKANA, Tex. — The North Texas men’s golf team roared into the lead of the Conference USA Championship as senior’s Jason Roets and Juan Munoz sent the Mean Green past No. 30 UAB for the overall team lead.

Softball: TWU sweeps No. 2 West Texas

CANYON — The TWU softball team swept the doubleheader against the host No. 2 West Texas A&M to capture the series 3-1 Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers won the first game 4-2 before closing out the regular season with an 11-10 win after two lightning delays and a medical delay.

Golf: Roets storms to the lead at C-USA tourney

TEXARKANA — A red-hot Jason Roets matched his career-low with a 7-under 65 to take the lead at the Conference USA Championship and put the UNT men’s golf team in a prime position after the first round of play.

Softball: Sunday finale ends in heartbreak for UNT

RUSTON, La. — Sunday’s Conference USA series finale brought a little bit of everything to the table, from a pitcher’s duel through the first three innings to late-game home run heroics and comeback. However, when all the smoke had cleared from the game’s fireworks, Louisiana Tech was the team to “walk off” with a 5-4 victory, thanks to a full-count, two-out RBI double in the bottom of the seventh.

Golf: UNT seeking C-USA tourney victory

A big finish at the Reveille Classic came at the perfect time for the North Texas men’s golf team.

Softball: TWU locks up 2 seed in LSC tourney

CANYON — The TWU softball team split the doubleheader against the host No. 2 West Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon to secure the second seed in next week’s Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament. The Pioneers won the first game 13-10 before WTAMU walked-off with a 9-5 win in the second.

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Basketball: UNT’s Taylor opts not to pursue redshirt

T.J. Taylor’s once-promising college basketball career has come to an end.

Football: UNT’s Voss works out for Chiefs, Dolphins

Colin Voss thought his opportunities in football had come to an end not too long ago after the NCAA denied his appeal for a final season of eligibility. That changed over the past few weeks when the former forward for the North Texas basketball team heard from a pair of NFL teams that think he might have what it takes.

Golf: UNT takes fourth in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freshman Abbi Shaddix led the North Texas women’s golf team to its best finish at a conference championship since 2011 as the Mean Green finished fourth at the Conference USA tournament.

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UNT Notebook: Big guys shag punts to cap spring practice

North Texas reached the finish line when it comes to spring practice in light-hearted fashion Tuesday afternoon.

TWU Notebook: Pioneers directed to take care of business

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season and a four-game series at the No. 2 team in the nation, TWU softball coach Genny Stidham wants the focus of her players to be on themselves and not West Texas A&M.

Golf: Freshman leads UNT at conference tourney

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was a record-breaking day for the North Texas women’s golf team, as freshman Abbi Shaddix was the catalyst as she fired the third-lowest round in school history at the Conference USA tournament.

Basketball: UNT nabs women’s hoops transfer from UT

Jalie Mitchell has her first recruit as the head coach at North Texas. Nekia Jones, a 5-11 forward from Beaumont who left Texas’ program this spring, has elected to continue her career with the Mean Green. Jones announced her intentions to play for UNT on her Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

Golf: UNT in contention after first round

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The best round of the year for the North Texas women’s golf team has it in contention for the Conference USA title after the first round of play. The Mean Green fired a first round of 6-over par 294 and is tied for third place, only seven strokes off the lead after the first 18 holes.

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Football: UNT picks up the tempo

There wasn’t much one could be certain of when it came to North Texas’ offense heading into spring practice a few weeks ago.

UNT Notebook: Barnett named Dunham’s replacement

Once George Dunham decided this year to retire as the radio voice of North Texas athletics, he started to think about the future — and who would replace him.

Softball: Bice helps Pioneers take two from Zias

TWU’s Tori Bice has gotten used to pitching back-to-back games of late, and on Saturday in a series-opening doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico, Bice summoned the confidence to boost her team to two more crucial victories as the Pioneers defeated the Zias 8-0 and 5-1 at Pioneer Field.

Football: Mean Green to present offensive research

North Texas offensive coordinator Mike Canales and the rest of the Mean Green’s coaching staff have taken a long, hard look since the end of last season at some of the top offenses in the country and the ins and outs of what they do.

Basketball: Versatile forward picks UNT over Tulsa, Charlotte, others

Playing four seasons of high school basketball wasn’t enough to earn Allante Holston the scholarship offers he was seeking.

Softball: Lady Monarchs oust Mean Green

HOUSTON — North Texas fought for nearly five hours Friday before being edged by No. 66 Old Dominion 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.