North Texas talked a lot about the opportunities ahead following a stunning upset of Louisiana Tech this week. The Mean Green were right back in the same spot following their game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday at the Super Pit.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Stopping Conference USA standout Tamara Jones was a focal point of North Texas coach Mike Petersen’s game plan against Southern Mississippi.
COLLEGE STATION — In the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off on Saturday, No. 11 Texas A&M shut out North Texas 4-0. After the Mean Green lost the doubles point, the Aggies took the next three singles decisions and the last three singles matches went unfinished..
The North Texas men’s basketball team finds itself in a familiar position heading into a game today against Southern Mississippi. The Mean Green posted their biggest win of the season Thursday, stunning...
Down one point with 17 seconds to go after two free throws by Eastern New Mexico, TWU coach Beth Jillson didn’t want to take a timeout to allow the Zias to set their defense for the Pioneers’ final possession.She...
North Texas could have DeAndre Harris back in time for its game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday but will be without the combustible guard for Thursday’s home game against Louisiana Tech.UNT coach...
Having a bye in the second week of the schedule is perfect timing for the TWU gymnastics team, which returns to action this weekend with a pair of meets 48 hours apart, including the Pioneers’ home debut.
WICHITA FALLS — Sophomore center Erin Maxwell recorded her second straight double-double to lead the Pioneers to one of the biggest upsets by beating No. 6 Midwestern State, 57-55, on the road at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in Wichita Falls.
NORFOLK, Va. — Facing Old Dominion on the road was going to be a daunting task for North Texas no matter the situation Saturday. What happened before tipoff made the challenge all the more difficult.
Lewis Caralla, who spent the past three seasons at Michigan, will be North Texas’ new strength and conditioning coach. Caralla announced on Twitter that he is leaving Michigan, where he is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, to join the staff at UNT.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Texas hoped to enter what might be its toughest stretch of the season with a load of momentum and at least a couple of conference wins on its resume. The Mean Green fell well short of that goal and suddenly are in a tough spot heading into a game today at Old Dominion.
Riding a season-best three-game win streak during which they outscored each of their Lone Star Conference opponents by double digits, TWU had been hot. But on Thursday against Cameron, the Pioneers couldn’t keep up with the sharpshooting Aggies in the second half and lost 77-65 at Kitty Magee Arena.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Texas was in position to pick up a much-needed win Thursday. The Mean Green had a lead on the road at Charlotte, another team trying to work its way out of the Conference USA basement.
There might not be a Conference USA player more dangerous with the ball in his hands at a key time than Charlotte point guard Pierria Henry. Just ask any veteran on the North Texas men’s basketball roster who was around the last time the Mean Green faced the 49ers.
Like most basketball coaches, TWU’s Beth Jillson knows that occasionally an offense takes an unexpected night off — when shots seem to have a hard time falling.
ARLINGTON (AP) — Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August. Ohio State was done when it lost at home to Virginia Tech in September. Ohio State was done when J.T. Barrett got hurt in November. A funny thing happened: Every time the Buckeyes looked done, they kept getting better. And in the new era of college football, that was enough to earn a chance to win a championship.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans took to the streets after Ohio State’s football championship victory early Tuesday, yelling and screaming in delight, setting nearly 90 fires and in the case of a few, tearing down an Ohio Stadium goal post. A few injuries were reported.
HOUSTON — Jordan Williams glanced up to the stands on a notable day in his North Texas career and saw a familiar face. The senior guard entered a game against Rice on Saturday tied for 12th on UNT’s career scoring list with Calvin Watson, the hero of the Mean Green’s 2007 NCAA tournament team.
A balanced scoring attack led TWU to a 68-59 win over visiting Angelo State on Saturday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.
DeAndre Harris was in the midst of arguably his finest moment at North Texas last week when all his potential that coach Tony Benford spent months talking about was on full display.
It’s too bad that gymnastics uniforms don’t feature jersey numbers, because a game program with a numerical roster would come in handy this season when identifying the TWU Pioneers, who open their season Saturday.
KINGSVILLE — Three players scored in double figures as the Pioneers captured a 57-43 road win at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday night. With the win, TWU improved to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
Brandin Byrd has moved on quickly from his dream of playing in the NFL and landed right back where his football career reached its peak. The former North Texas running back is joining the Mean Green’s staff as a graduate assistant coach for the 2015 season. UNT announced that Byrd was returning to the team late Monday.
TWU has closed out 2014 and started the new year — and Lone Star Conference play — with a solid 4-1 record over its past five games and can point to its bench as one of the reasons for their successful stretch the last two weeks.
SAN ANTONIO — Two days after one of its best performances of the season — a slim 60-58 loss to UTEP — the North Texas women’s basketball team came out flat at Texas-San Antonio on Sunday, and it cost them. The Roadrunners used nine offensive rebounds and four three-pointers in the first half to grab a 28-20 lead by halftime, then finished off the Mean Green in the second frame by a score of 53-45.
North Texas will have DeAndre Harris available today for its game against Texas-San Antonio after all.
What started out as a great night for DeAndre Harris and North Texas quickly turned south Friday at the Super Pit. Harris started for the Mean Green for the first time against UTEP and played the best game of his career before it was cut short in UNT’s 85-71 loss on the opening night of the Conference USA men’s basketball season.
Wins aren’t going to come easily for a young UTEP women’s basketball team, even in a home game against a North Texas team that came in 1-10. Increasingly, though, the UTEP wins are coming. A hard-fought 60-58 victory Friday came after the Miners trailed for all but a few seconds of the first 31 minutes.
North Texas officially entered a new era about this time a year ago when its men’s and women’s basketball teams opened their first season in Conference USA. UNT knew back then that it wouldn’t be easy, not with the quality teams the Mean Green would play on a regular basis in the new league.
Bruce Chambers, a former North Texas player who has has been on the staff at Texas since 1998, was fired on Wednesday, two days after the Longhorns fell to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl. The Longhorns managed just 59 total yards in their 31-7 loss to the Razorbacks, prompting Texas coach Charlie Strong to shuffle his offensive staff..
Nothing has come easy for the North Texas women’s basketball team this season. That doesn’t appear as if it will change, at least not today.