Men's basketball: Get on your feet

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.


Men's basketball: Out on a high note

George Dunham rose from his chair on the Super Pit floor at halftime of North Texas’ game against Charlotte on Thursday and offered words of thanks during the final game of his 25 years as the radio voice of the Mean Green.

Women's basketball: Charlotte defeats UNT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Texas was unable to carry over its efficient offense from a successful weekend to its game Thursday, as the Mean Green lost 71-46 to Charlotte.

Men’s basketball: Dunham to call final UNT game tonight

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.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers tame Lions in finale

COMMERCE — TWU sophomore guard Deja Pointer came off the bench Wednesday and scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Pioneers to a 63-53 win at Texas A&M-Commerce in their regular-season finale.

Softball: TWU cancels Spring Fling tournament

TWU has canceled this weekend’s Best Western Premier Spring Fling at Pioneer Field. Ice and snow and the threat of further rain forced the cancellation.

UNT Notebook: UNT in position to peak at right time

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.

TWU Notebook: Pioneers take dose of confidence from dual dominance

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.


Basketball: Guyer’s Choate commits to play at Navy

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.

Women’s basketball: Equation lacking

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.

Softball: St. Mary’s rattles Pioneers 8-0

SAN ANTONIO — The TWU softball team dropped its final game at the Rattler Invitational to tournament host St. Mary’s, 8-0 in five innings on Sunday. The Pioneers are now 7-10 on the season.

Softball: UNT, ACU unable to finish official game at tourney

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.

Colleges roundup: TWU takes eight titles against Centenary

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.

Men's basketball: UNT beats FIU to make it four straight

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.

Women's basketball: Tac shines as women win again

Basketball: UNT looks to finish strong

MIAMI — Through the first few months of the season, the North Texas men’s basketball team searched and searched for the right formula that would get the Mean Green in gear and in a favorable position for the Conference USA tournament.

Softball: TWU falls twice to Oklahoma schools

SAN ANTONIO — TWU dropped two games on the opening day of the Rattler Invitational, falling 3-0 to Oklahoma Christian before losing 6-3 to No. 13 Central Oklahoma.

Men's basketball: Voss scores 22 as UNT wins third straight

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.

Women's basketball: Mean Green pound FAU, 74-55

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.

Women's basketball: Mapua’s late layup lifts Pioneers

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.


Women's basketball: Squeeze every last drop

BreAnna Dawkins spent a lot of time with her leg propped up last winter, wondering how her senior season at North Texas would unfold — if one was in her future at all.

UNT Notebook: With win streak in pocket, UNT eyes road victories

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.

TWU Notebook: Saygo, Westerfield take new roles head-on

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.

Soccer: UNT powerhouse adds 5 scholarship players

The North Texas soccer team didn’t have many holes to fill after winning the Conference USA regular season championship last season.

Softball: TWU erupts on offense in Sunday’s two wins

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.

Gymnastics: TWU finishes second in dual meet at Southeast Missouri

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.


Men's basketball: The Meanest comeback

Three bounces and a couple of seconds were all it took for DeAndre Harris to fly from one end of the Super Pit floor to the other with the final few seconds draining off the clock during North Texas’ game against Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

Women's basketball: First-place Blue Raiders top UNT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Conference USA leader Middle Tennessee used a first-half 3-point barrage to ease past North Texas 85-59 on Saturday..

Basketball: TWU defense softens late in loss

SAN ANGELO — TWU suffered a 64-58 loss to Angelo State on Saturday.

Softball: Pioneers score 38 runs in winning pair of games at tournament

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.

Softball: UNT splits on second day in Arizona State tournament

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.

Track & field: UNT’s Kemper, Taylor win

HOUSTON — North Texas’ distance runners shined at their last meet before the Conference USA Indoor Championships, posting two wins at the Houston Tune Up.


Men's basketball: UNT gets third shot at following up big win with another

Knocking off the best teams in Conference USA hasn’t been too big of a challenge for the North Texas men’s basketball team.

TWU roundup: Sancet hits three RBI doubles in TWU loss

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.


Men's basketball: Beating the best

North Texas went to work after blowing opportunities for wins in the closing minutes of games last week at Western Kentucky and Marshall.

Women's basketball: Blazers blast UNT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — North Texas fell 74-40 to UAB on Thursday.


Women’s basketball: Pioneers jab Javelinas in Lone Star Conference showdown

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.

Men’s basketball: Reliving a memorable NCAA tourney game

Deon Hunter flashed back to one of the memorable moments in his North Texas career this week.

Men’s basketball: UNT to face UAB tonight

UAB didn’t seem like much of a threat when it came to the race for the Conference USA title back when nonconference play wrapped up a few weeks ago.

UNT Notebook: UNT to face Florida, Arkansas in football

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.

TWU Notebook: Jones leads TWU gymnastics early in career

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.

Softball: Schblocher slowed, pitching woes continue to plague North Texas

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.

Softball: TWU softball drops two on the final day of tournament

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.

Men's basketball: UNT falls short in Aniefiok’s homecoming

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.

Gymnastics: Pioneer freshman ties for first place

Women's basketball: UNT women knock off Marshall

All season, North Texas has tried to control tempo, keep the scoring low and play harder than its opponents.

Football: QB Smith to miss UNT spring drills

DaMarcus Smith, a former Butler Community College quarterback and arguably the most important signee in UNT’s 2015 recruiting class, will not participate in spring practice.

Basketball: UNT men, women face Marshall with eye on standings

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.

Softball: Pioneers lose season’s first two

TUCSON, Ariz. — TWU opened the season at the NFCA Division II Leadoff Classic and dropped two games Friday. The Pioneers fell to No. 13 Missouri-St. Louis 6-5 before losing 6-5 to Regis in eight innings.

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Softball: Youngsters, transfers look to be key for Pioneers

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...