Texas High QB commits to UNT

Cade Pearson was pretty sure where he wanted to continue his football career following a visit to North Texas earlier this month. The Texarkana Texas High quarterback made it official late Wednesday evening and committed to UNT.

Dickenson meets with AD search firm

North Texas acting athletic director Hank Dickenson spoke with representatives from Eastman & Beaudine Inc., the search firm helping the school find a replacement for Rick Villarreal, on Monday.

UNT on hook for $90K monthly for buyouts

The University of North Texas athletic department is paying $90,000 per month to buy out the contracts of three former athletic department employees, according to an analysis by the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Football: Illinois wideout Quinetin Jackson commits to UNT

North Texas went all the way to Illinois to land College of DuPage quarterback Devin O’Hara earlier this summer.

Football: UNT adds third player from same college

North Texas continued to load up on junior college players over the weekend, when cornerback Eric Jenkins committed to play for the Mean Green. Jenkins was a first-team All-Region IV selection at Los Angeles Valley College as a sophomore last season. He originally signed with Cincinnati but never enrolled at the school and ended up back on the recruiting market.

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Gauchos, ’Cats fly flag for West

OMAHA, Neb. — California-Santa Barbara and Arizona were best in the West. Thing is, the perception throughout college baseball is that the level of play was down in that part of the country this year.

UNT adds two more FCS foes

North Texas will host a pair of Football Championship Subdivision teams in consecutive seasons beginning in 2020, one from within the state and another located all the way across the country.

Texas Tech tops ECU in 13 innings to even series

LUBBOCK (AP) — Eric Gutierrez singled in two runs in the top of the 13th inning and Texas Tech beat East Carolina 3-1 on Saturday night to even the Lubbock Super Regional at a game apiece.

Former North Texas LB continues standing outside Valley Ranch, hoping for chance to play for Cowboys

IRVING -- For the last two weeks, Anthony Wallace has been standing outside Valley Ranch, hoping for another chance. Every morning, the former North Texas linebacker has been holding a cardboard sign that reads, "An opportunity is all I need. I promise you won't regret it."

Track and field: Comeback tale: UNT’s Stewart to compete in NCAA meet after fresh start

Rain fell steadily on an early summer afternoon late last week while Chastity Stewart cranked through a few tuneup sprints as the days before the NCAA outdoor track championships dwindled.

Football: Mean Green nabs five national broadcasts

Five North Texas games were selected for national broadcasts on Wednesday, when Conference USA released its preliminary television schedule.

Football: UNT adds lineman, end who got top offers

North Texas added yet another vital piece to its 2016 recruiting class at the last minute Wednesday, just hours after picking up a key 2017 recruit early.

Stewart qualifies for NCAA finals

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Senior Chastity Stewart broke her own school record and qualified for NCAA finals in the 400-meter hurdles Friday at the NCAA West preliminaries hosted by Kansas at Rock Chalk Park.

UNT employs seminar program on violence

Sujay Lama is at the third stop of his college coaching career and has a unique perspective when it comes to the issues that schools face in terms of sexual violence education for athletes.

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Wilcox fine-tunes his craft

Eddie Wilcox always had the tools to develop into a top-notch college high jumper. At 6-6, he certainly possesses the requisite height, not to mention the athletic ability.

C-USA announces television package

Conference USA announced Wednesday that it has reached partnerships with four networks as part of its new television package.

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UNT’s process to pick AD to take weeks

North Texas announced a decision that could affect the school for years on Monday, when athletic director Rick Villarreal stepped down after more than 15 years on the job.

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Coming to a close

Denny Kalk noticed his phone steadily lighting up Monday morning as friends with North Texas ties quickly began sharing messages and discussing the news that Rick Villarreal had stepped down.

Rick Villarreal set to end run at UNT

Rick Villarreal stepped down as the athletic director at the University of North Texas on Monday, ending his 15-year tenure at the school. Villarreal will stay in his role until June 20, when he will officially leave the school he led through a time growth in athletics. Villarreal has just less than two years remaining on his contract, which is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2018, and will receive a buyout. Terms of that buyout were unavailable.

Football: Another Arizona Western defender commits to UNT

Mylam Peters always had the talent to become a top college linebacker.

UNT backers wear green to meet coaches

North Texas coaches and officials traveled all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region over the past few days to talk a little about where their teams are headed.

Football: JUCO offensive lineman commits to UNT

One of North Texas’ biggest concerns following spring practice was its offensive line and how a unit in transition would adjust to playing in a spread system. The Mean Green have picked up a late commitment from the class of 2016 that could help with that adjustment in Jalen Thomas, an offensive tackle from Brooklyn’s ASA College.

UNT men finish 10th at regional

MARANA, Ariz. — The North Texas men’s golf season came to an end after the Mean Green finished 10th at the NCAA tournament’s Tucson Regional on Wednesday at Gallery Golf Club.

Golf: UNT men's golf fading down the stretch

MARANA, Ariz. — The North Texas men’s golf team continued to fade at the NCAA Tucson Regional on Tuesday at Gallery Golf Club.

UNT golf in striking distance after Day 1

Cory Churchman fired a 2-under-par 70 to lead the North Texas men’s golf team in the opening round of the NCAA Tucson Regional on Monday at Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Arizona.

Stewart takes first in 400-meter hurdle on final day of events

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Three podium finishes and a first-place finish by senior Chastity Stewart in the 400-meter hurdles highlighted the final day at the Conference USA outdoor track and field championships Sunday night held on the campus of Middle Tennessee.

Freshmen hope to end UNT’s NCAA drought

Arriving in a new country with a whole different culture isn’t what Thomas Rosenmueller remembers most about the adjustment process when he arrived at North Texas last fall.

FAU wins C-USA tourney in Denton

Kylee Hanson threw a shutout and Florida Atlantic rolled to a 6-0 win against UAB in the championship game of the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium on Saturday.

UNT’s Kennedy wins C-USA discus

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Sophomore Kevone Kennedy earned a first-place finish in the discus to propel the North Texas men’s team into third place after Day 3 at the Conference USA outdoor track and field meet Saturday at Middle Tennessee.

Clark breaks Mean Green record in hammer throw at C-USA meet

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – North Texas senior Tori Clark broke her own school record in the hammer throw at the Conference USA outdoor track and field championships Friday night held on the campus of Middle Tennessee.

FAU, UAB to clash

Florida Atlantic and UAB will meet for the Conference USA tournament title and a berth in the Women’s College World Series at noon today after they advanced through Friday’s semifinals at Lovelace Stadium.

FAU knocks off Tech

Florida Atlantic scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to break open a tie game and went on to beat Louisiana Tech 7-4 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament Thursday at Lovelace Stadium.

Softball: Local players Turkoly, Gallaway help Tech win at C-USA tourney

Louisiana Tech strung together four consecutive two-out hits, capped by a three-run blast off of the bat of senior Krysta Tutsch in the fifth inning and rolled to a 6-3 victory over Marshall on Wednesday night at the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium.

Driving duty leads to UNT track career

The round trips started to get old for Bryce McAndrew pretty quickly during his senior year at Austin McNeil.

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Area softball stars return

Morgan Turkoly felt a little nervous about the prospect of heading off to Louisiana Tech to begin her college softball career a few months ago.

TWU notebook: Stidham proud of Pioneers’ resolve

If TWU softball coach Genny Stidham had to pick one outstanding trait about her 2016 Pioneers, it probably would have to be the players’ gutsy resolve for playing to the final out regardless of the score.

UNT hires Texas State golf coach

North Texas named Michael Akers its new women’s golf coach Tuesday morning.

Softball: UNT rallies in season finale

The North Texas softball team sent its seniors out in style, rallying for three late runs, capped by a game-winning RBI single by junior outfielder Danielle Gregory in the bottom of the seventh for the dramatic 3-2 win in the 2016 regular-season finale against UAB on Sunday.

Softball: Rattlers bite TWU at NCAA tourney

SAN ANTONIO — TWU dropped two games Saturday to ninth-ranked host St. Mary’s on the final day of the NCAA South Central Regional.

UNT snaps 14-game slide

Junior Stacey Underwood twirled a two-hit shutout as North Texas split a doubleheader and snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 5-0 win against UAB on Saturday at Lovelace Stadium.

Softball: Pioneers run-rule LCU in NCAA tournament

SAN ANTONIO — TWU used a seven-run fourth inning to defeat Lubbock Christian 12-4 in five innings Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional. The win snapped a six-game losing streak in the NCAA tournament for the Pioneers.

Softball: UNT’s Williams thrives as senior

Karly Williams was rolling down the road to Austin for a game against Texas on Wednesday when she stopped to think back on her North Texas career.

Men’s golf: Mean Green selected for NCAA tournament

The North Texas men’s golf team isn’t done quite yet. The Mean Green headed into Thursday’s announcement of the fields for the NCAA regionals unsure of whether they would receive a bid following the Conference USA tournament.

Softball: TWU faces hard-hitting Chaps at regional

In her two years at North Central Texas College, Laura Mabary thought of herself as a slap hitter, known for speed and directional hitting. In her two seasons at TWU, she has been asked to make a few changes to her game.

UNT notebook: Pressure part of UNT's lost campaign

The North Texas softball team seemed to be steaming toward a bounce-back season a few weeks ago.

Softball: TWU headed to San Antonio for regional

When Genny Stidham woke up Monday morning, the TWU softball coach knew her Pioneers were headed to the NCAA South Central Regional this week but wasn’t sure where her team would be playing. By mid-morning she knew — and was pleased. The Pioneers won’t be headed west, with the Panhandle and West Texas A&M on their playoff GPS.

UNT comes up short against UTEP for 12th consecutive defeat

EL PASO — North Texas and UTEP traded leads and played to a 3-3 tie through 4 1/2 innings before the Miners broke through with two runs in the fifth and added another run in the sixth for a 6-3 win in the series finale on Sunday.

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Football: UNT finds progress in spring

One of the more challenging springs for the North Texas football team came to an end last week with the Mean Green’s annual spring game.

Lady Buffs upend TWU in title game

CANYON — TWU suffered a 9-3 loss to host West Texas A&M in the Lone Star Conference tournament final Saturday at Schaeffer Park.

UNT drops doubleheader to UTEP

EL PASO — North Texas dropped both games of a doubleheader at UTEP, falling in heartbreaking fashion in Game 2. The Miners claimed the series opener 8-4 and completed the sweep with a 5-4 walk-off win.