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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everywhere Nicole Kornet turned on Sunday there was something or someone familiar for the Oklahoma guard to see.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Skladany could have walked away from football years ago, secure in his legacy as a standout college defensive coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
TWU defeated visiting Texas Wesleyan 70-65 on Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena.
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.
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.