Dan McCarney attributes the success North Texas has enjoyed during the high points of his tenure as coach to a simple philosophy. “When we built this program, we tried to establish a DNA of being unselfish, being physical, outhitting our opponent, not making excuses and fighting for our brothers,” McCarney said. “I am seeing some of that, but not enough.”
TWU extended its winning streak to six with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 sweep over visiting Texas A&M-Commerce. TWU’s Hillary Shaffer led the match with 11 kills, Sara Oxford added nine and Mallory Kuechle chipped in with eight. Oxford led the Pioneers with a .562 hitting percentage, while Shaffer hit .400. Joey Redwine had a match-high 24 assists, while Makayla Mayfield was the leader in digs (12) and aces (five).
CANYON — TWU dropped a tough decision at West Texas A&M. The teams traded shots through the first 35 minutes. The Lady Buffs scored in the 37th minute when Karyn Forbes scored her second goal of the season. She found the far post on an assist by Ashlee Craig.
Six games into conference play, the TWU Pioneers find themselves atop the Lone Star Conference with a 5-1 record, so when Heartland Conference’s St. Mary’s arrived at Kitty Magee Arena on Wednesday, they brought with them a different style of play the Pioneers hadn’t seen too often.
North Texas is paying a hefty price for what was supposed to be an easy homecoming win this weekend.
Throughout the first half of the 2015 season, TWU volleyball coach Shelly Barberee has watched the team chemistry of her Pioneers evolve both on and off the court.
North Texas’ experiment with rotating quarterbacks appears to have come to an end after just one week. Andrew McNulty made his fourth straight start in the Mean Green’s game against Southern Miss on Saturday, when DaMarcus Smith also played meaningful series for the first time in his UNT career.
North Texas has put itself in a remarkably difficult situation through the first three weeks of its season. UNT not only has lost all three of its games, it’s also dropped its opener in Conference USA play. The Mean Green can’t afford many more setbacks heading into a game today against Southern Mississippi on the road, where UNT has struggled mightily against the last two seasons.
All the evidence pointed to overtime with time winding down and North Texas and Florida Atlantic tied at 1. Amber Haggerty did not want another tie. In the 85th minute, the senior forward delivered with the game-winning goal to give the Mean Green a 2-1 victory against the Owls on Friday night at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
Dakota Laws says the day will come when he’s not getting scolded by his coaches at Abilene Christian. It may not be tomorrow or this season, but Laws, who is starting for ACU as a true freshman, knows it will happen.
Anthony Wallace charged straight through the middle of Iowa’s offensive line Saturday and arrived just in time — meeting a ball skittering across the turf at Kinnick Stadium.
North Texas is quickly getting to the point where it will try just about anything to jump-start its season.
Being in the right place at the right time — coupled with a little luck — got TWU senior Maddy Purdy into the Pioneers’ soccer record book and a memory that should last a long time.
Dan McCarney vowed to stay the course when it comes to North Texas’ quarterback situation — at least when it comes to who is slated to start for the Mean Green heading into practice in advance of Saturday’s game at Southern Mississippi.
North Texas already was well on its way to its third straight loss to open the season late Saturday night when the Mean Green inserted one of its most intriguing recruits of the last cycle into a blowout loss to Iowa.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Memories came flooding back for Andrew McNulty the moment he stepped onto the turf Kinnick Stadium.
North Texas has traveled to play some of the storied teams in college football over the past decade, including Alabama, LSU and Kansas State. Outside of a win at Ball State in 2009, the results since 2001 have never been what the Mean Green had hoped in those nonconference road games. UNT is 1-37 in those games in that span and has lost 12 straight.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Five days after losing in double overtime to No. 5 Texas A&M, North Texas found itself going the distance again. The Mean Green opened its Conference USA season against Marshall, and neither team was able to find the back of the net through 110 minutes of play.
For the past seven years, J.W. Walsh has marveled at what Jerrod Heard can do on a football field. But for the first time in their relationship, which goes all the way back to Walsh going to watch Heard play middle school games for Harpool, Walsh will be hoping he doesn’t see Heard at his best.
TWU’s three-set sweep of West Texas A&M on Saturday in Canyon was way more than a mere Lone Star Conference road victory. It was, in fact, historic.