Football: Pine Tree QB among UNT’s additions for spring

Caleb Chumley had to wait a little longer to make what was expected official, not that it bothered the former Longview Pine Tree standout. Chumley is just happy to officially be a member of the North Texas football program.

Men’s basketball: Freshman finisher

Coach Tony Benford has known ever since Jeremy Combs signed with North Texas that the Mean Green would be a much better basketball team once the freshman forward started to capitalize on his considerable potential.

Football: Cosh to be UNT’s defensive coordinator

Dan McCarney turned to a veteran coordinator to take over his defense at North Texas in 2012 and saw the move pay off. Now that John Skladany has sailed off into retirement, McCarney is banking on a repeat performance, this time with Chris Cosh.

Football: Mean Green pick up JUCO safety Gray

James Gray thought long and hard about where he wanted to continue his college football career over the last few days following visits to North Texas and Conference USA rival Southern Mississippi.

TWU notebook: Pioneers get on hot streak in Puerto Rico

TWU’s trip to Puerto Rico last weekend for two games will be a road trip that the Pioneers are going to remember for a long time and for reasons beyond the fact they brought home two victories.

UNT notebook: North Texas set for next game

North Texas hasn’t had much of a break when it comes to its schedule over the past few days.

Football: UNT set to add highly regarded QB

DaMarcus Smith spent a whole lot of time at a whole lot of places over the last few years trying to find the right spot to continue his football career at the major college level.

Men’s basketball: UNT falls against Stephen F. Austin

NACOGDOCHES — The lineup North Texas had on the floor by the time the final seconds were rolling off the clock Sunday in a game against Stephen F. Austin looked like nothing the Mean Green anticipated a few weeks ago.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers hang on for 69-66 victory over Puerto Rico-Bayamón

Sophomore Taylor Nolan came off the bench and led the team in scoring to help the Pioneers to a 69-66 win over the host Puerto Rico-Bayamón on Sunday afternoon.

Women’s basketball: UNT jumps ’Roos for first win of the season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Exhale. Seven games into the season, North Texas women’s basketball’s goose egg has finally hatched. Following their most complete — and in turn dominating — performance, the Mean Green defeated Missouri-Kansas City by a score of 65-47 to improve to 1-6.

Men’s basketball: UNT visits Jacks knowing Reese won’t play

North Texas essentially added an assistant men’s basketball coach this week, one who will do a whole lot more than just direct traffic on the sideline the rest of the season.

Women’s basketball: TWU rolls in open-air game in Puerto Rico

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Four players scored in double digits as TWU cruised to an 80-55 win over Puerto Rico-Mayagüez on Saturday afternoon in an open-air gym.

Women’s basketball: Mean Green visit Kangaroos today

North Texas will aim to break through for its first win today when the Mean Green visit Missouri-Kansas City at 2 p.m. at Swinney Recreation Center.

Football: Offensive lineman commits to UNT

Brian Ochs didn’t have an overwhelming number of options when it came time to decide where to start his college career a few years ago. Quinter, Kansas, is a perfectly good place to make a pit stop on Interstate 70 about halfway between Denver and Kansas City on the plains of western Kansas.

Volleyball: UNT signs four for 2015

The North Texas vollyball team signed four players to national letters of intent during the early signing period, including Karley York, the school announced this week.

Men's basketball: UNT officially parts ways with Wesley

Greg Wesley, a redshirt freshman forward, is no longer a member of the men’s basketball program at North Texas, a school spokesman confirmed Wednesday, two days after he was arrested on theft charges.

Football: UNT lures disruptive DE from San Angelo

Eli Howard is still learning the nuances of playing defensive end. The San Angelo Central senior worked diligently to make the most of his abilities as a quarterback up until two years ago, when he and his coaches took a look at how he was progressing.

Ryan product named to all-SEC list

Former Ryan standout Bud Sasser added one more honor in the best season of his career at Missouri on Monday, when he was named to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference first team at wide receiver.

Women's basketball: Sooners shock UNT women in blowout

Everywhere Nicole Kornet turned on Sunday there was something or someone familiar for the Oklahoma guard to see.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers fall apart late in loss to UTPB

TWU won the first half against Texas-Permian Basin. The Pioneers outscored the Falcons 35-21, using their aggression to get to the paint and the free throw line, but it takes two halves to win a game.

Women’s basketball: Kornet, Sooners visit UNT

North Texas seemingly has spent the early stages of the season hovering on the verge of breaking through for its first win.

Men’s basketball: Benford confident despite Reese ruling

Tony Benford remained confident in North Texas’ prospects for his third season as the Mean Green’s coach Friday, just hours after learning that point guard J-Mychal Reese will not be eligible this season.

Men’s basketball: UNT’s Reese appeal denied

North Texas will be without J-Mychal Reese, a player whom coach Tony Benford hoped would be a vital asset in a breakout season, after his waiver request to the NCAA for immediate eligibility with the Mean Green was denied Thursday.

Briefly: UNT’s Lemon named to C-USA academic team

Pineda, Kerestine named all-region

Women’s basketball: TWU falls despite slowing high-scoring LCU

Against a Lubbock Christian offense that entered Wednesday’s game averaging more than 80 points per game, the TWU Pioneers stifled the Lady Chaparrals to 36 percent shooting in the first half and top scorer Haley Burton to seven points in the game.

Women’s basketball: Mean Green stumble late at SMU

DALLAS — By the time North Texas arrived at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday, the semantics of when and where the Mean Green will snap their season-opening losing streak didn’t matter much anymore.

Men’s basketball: Pokes top UNT in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — With star forward Le’Bryan Nash sitting out due to disciplinary reasons, the Cowboys needed a leader to step up and fill the void, and Phil Forte delivered.

Notebook: Overtime loss to SMU lingers for UNT

The image of a ball lingering on the rim at the Super Pit still stings for the North Texas women’s basketball team.

Notebook: Transfer Spector becoming a TWU leader

Just six games into the basketball season, it’s becoming apparent that TWU sophomore forward Emily Spector is the perfect transfer — one who makes a seamless transition to her new school and then an immediate impact with her new team.

Brett Vito: Disappointing year leaves McCarney with questions

North Texas was preparing to take the first step in the long grind that was the 2014 season this spring when Dan McCarney boiled the task in front of the Mean Green down to the simplest of terms.

Football: Fumbled finish

SAN ANTONIO — North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty saw the ball bounding near the sideline at the Alamodome late Saturday afternoon and immediately thought he was going to get a terrific final shot to turn the tide in the Mean Green’s season finale against Texas-San Antonio.

Notebook: Skladany, 17 seniors say goodbye

SAN ANTONIO — A man whom Dan McCarney consistently has described as one of the best in the coaching business wrapped up his illustrious career along with 17 North Texas seniors Saturday. That was perhaps the toughest aspect of the Mean Green’s 34-27 loss to Texas-San Antonio at the Alamodome.

Football: ‘Tough’ McNulty grows up in loss

SAN ANTONIO — Andrew McNulty spent a lot of time on his back Saturday in North Texas’ season finale against Texas-San Antonio at the Alamodome.

Basketball: Pioneers hand ECU first loss

TWU sophomores Emily Spector and Kenesha Saygo recorded double-doubles to lead the Pioneers to a 64-55 win over visiting East Central on Saturday.

Football: Sting of defeat fuels Mean Green for finale

North Texas’ coaches and players spoke all week about the importance of finishing on a high note today when they close out the season with a game at Texas-San Antonio. A win would give the Mean Green consecutive victories and wins in three of their last four games.

Men’s basketball: Razorbacks pull away from UNT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Michael Qualls made sure Arkansas didn’t falter in its second outing as a ranked team. Qualls scored a career-high 22 points and No. 25 Arkansas improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2006 with an 89-73 win over North Texas on Friday night.

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Football: Call from friend gave Skladany three more years

John Skladany could have walked away from football years ago, secure in his legacy as a standout college defensive coordinator.

Men’s basketball: Mean Green visit Hogs

Arkansas has plowed through every team that has stood in its way this season, from Wake Forest to SMU, while rolling to a 4-0 start. North Texas will get its opportunity to knock the Razorbacks out of the ranks of the unbeaten at 8 tonight.

Rick Yeatts, UNT Athletics

UNT’s Lemon finds his way after displaced from Hurricane Katrina

Dozens of eyes locked on Cyril Lemon as he quietly shuffled to the podium in a venue where he became one of the more respected players in recent University of North Texas history.

Men's basketball: Mean Green end homestand with 67-52 win over Mississippi Valley

North Texas coach Tony Benford had a pretty good idea of what he hoped his backcourt lineup and rotation off the bench would look like in his third season with the Mean Green a few weeks ago. That well-laid plan looked nothing like what UNT rolled out on Wednesday night in surprisingly tight 67-52 win over Mississippi Valley State at the Super Pit.

UNT notebook: UNT aims to put brakes on road skid

For its season finale, North Texas is headed away from the one place where everything seems to have gone well for the Mean Green more often than not this year.

TWU notebook: Pioneers working on second-half attack

Two weeks into the basketball season, the TWU Pioneers have shown themselves to be strong starters — a team that plays its best in the first half. It was inconsistent play in the second half of games that resulted in the team’s 2-2 record heading into Tuesday night’s contest against Texas Wesleyan.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers defeat Texas Wesleyan

TWU defeated visiting Texas Wesleyan 70-65 on Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena.

Football: UNT looks to add quarterback options

North Texas plans to have a crowded quarterback race heading into the 2015 season. The Mean Green have three underclassman quarterbacks on their roster who have started at various times during a tough year that will conclude Saturday.

Brett Vito: North Texas’ fight keeping team going

Giving up would have been the easy thing for North Texas to do heading into its home finale on Saturday against Florida International.

Men’s basketball: Iona takes down UNT at home

North Texas coach Tony Benford spent a lot of time with a remote control in his hands over the past few days, watching tape and trying to devise a way to slow down a player he believes is among the best guards in the country.

Women’s Basketball: North Texas women fall short in overtime

The high hopes the North Texas women’s basketball team had of getting off to a good start during a season-opening homestand officially came to an end on Sunday.

Football: Skladany’s UNT defense fuels 17-14 win

Dan McCarney paused and his voice cracked Saturday night as the emotion welled up inside while he spoke about a relationship that has helped shape his career, and his life. John Skladany has been McCarney’s defensive coordinator and right-hand man for 13 years.

Notebook: Akunne reaches milestones

Derek Akunne was easy to overlook early in his career at North Texas if one wasn’t paying attention. The senior linebacker spent most of his career playing next to Zach Orr.

Football: Seniors complete Apogee legacy

One of Dan McCarney’s top priorities when he took over at North Texas before the 2011 season was to build a winning tradition at Apogee Stadium.