Chad Polk has come to expect looks of disbelief and snickers from opposing offensive linemen he faces on Saturdays.
Janis Peterson, a senior guard who was among North Texas’ top offensive players last season, has left the program to return to California. Peterson was UNT’s third-leading scorer in the 2013-14 campaign, when she averaged 8.6 points a game.
Dajon Williams spent a whole lot of time positioned directly behind North Texas’ huddle in practice over the past few months. Injuries and off-the-field issues kept the redshirt freshman out of the lineup and without a whole lot to do. UNT offensive coordinator Mike Canales made sure that time didn’t go to waste.
Dan McCarney has issued a series of warnings to his team this week about the dangers of overlooking an opponent.
STEPHENVILLE — Four Pioneers recorded seven kills or more, led by Jaqueline Santos with 12, in a thrilling 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9 volleyball win Tuesday at Tarleton State.
SEARCY, Ark. — The TWU soccer team scored two goals in the first 23 minutes and never looked back, taking a 4-0 road win at Harding Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Pioneers improved to 2-1 on the season. Sophomore Natalia Diaz scored two goals for TWU while seniors Erin Bolinger and Candice Davies recorded a goal and an assist each.
The stands were mostly empty late Thursday night, after thousands of North Texas students filed out of Apogee Stadium, when something a little odd transpired. UNT started to move the ball. The Mean Green’s dependable running game got on track and the two longest passing plays of UNT’s season came in a span of eight plays, raising a fundamental question that UNT absolutely has to answer as soon as possible: Is Dajon Williams the answer?
North Texas gave up one corner kick in the second half against No. 15 Oklahoma, and it came back to haunt the Mean Green. The Sooners defeated North Texas 2-1 in overtime Friday after the Mean Green gave up the tying goal off a corner kick with 30 seconds left in regulation.
COMMERCE — Despite outstanding play from sophomore Mallory Kuechle, with 15 kills, and senior Jaquline Santos, with 14 kills, TWU fell in four sets to Arkansas-Fort Smith at the Texas A&M-Commerce tournament.
North Texas coach Dan McCarney warned the Mean Green heading into their game against Louisiana Tech that the feelings accompanying the outcome of their Conference USA opener would linger. UNT would be in first place or last place for a month after an early league game.
Dajon Williams has offered glimpses of the talent that has made him an intriguing prospect throughout his short time at North Texas.
Considering all that North Texas accomplished last year, there isn’t much the Mean Green look back on with regret. UNT won nine games and knocked off UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl while capitalizing on just about every opportunity that came its way in a breakout season.
There is just something about the bright lights of Tuesday night — or Thursday night, for that matter — that bring out the best in North Texas. Weekday nights might not sound like best of times for college football, but there are definite advantages, ones the Mean Green will look to capitalize on this week in their Conference USA opener against Louisiana Tech on Thursday at Apogee Stadium.
SAN ANGELO — TWU opened its 2014 Lone Star Conference schedule Tuesday night and came out on the short end of a 3-1 road loss at No. 25 Angelo State. The Pioneers fell, 20-25, 15-25, 25-19, and 19-25,...
Jerbrell Lipscomb had a good feeling about the opportunities North Texas had to offer long before visiting the school over the weekend.
With two evenly matched teams, it was going to come down to a great goal, and that’s what happened. Midway through the second half, junior midfielder Molly Grisham one-timed a ball just outside the 18-yard box into the upper right-hand corner of the goal to give the North Texas soccer team a 1-0 victory against Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
One of the first orders of business for Dan McCarney when he took over as North Texas coach before the 2011 season was finding a way to win at home, a task he described as one of the first steps to building a championship team. UNT has reached that goal after years of floundering on its home field and will look to build on that run of success this morning when it opens its home schedule with an 11 a.m. game against rival SMU.
CANYON — The TWU volleyball team opened the 2014 season with two wins at the BritKare Lady Buff Classic in Canyon on Friday. The Pioneers captured a five-set win against Regis, 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 17-25, and 15-10, before sweeping New Mexico Highlands, 25-20, 25-20, and 25-19.
DURANGO, Colo. — The TWU soccer team hung tough against the host No. 24 Fort Lewis for 71 minutes before falling, 2-1, in the 2014 season opener at Fort Lewis Women’s Soccer Classic on Thursday afternoon..
Over the course of his college career, North Texas tackle Antonio Johnson has faced a host of elite teams and defensive linemen.
North Texas has arrived back where it started spring practice a few months ago, with an open competition to find a starting quarterback. Navarro College transfer Josh Greer struggled in his first start for the Mean Green on Saturday in a 38-7 loss to Texas and was eventually pulled in favor of backup Andrew McNulty, who didn’t fare any better.
North Texas was in a transition phase at this time a year ago. Andrew Palileo had just taken over as UNT’s head coach and was in the process of installing his system and establishing the culture he says is a vital part of any team’s success.
Jackie Kerestine wasn’t asked to do much in her first live game action in almost a year. The North Texas goalkeeper joked after her team’s season-opening 3-0 win over Texas Southern on Friday that she was tired and “beat” on a night when she faced just one shot on goal.
Jackie Kerestine felt completely out of place at times over the last year while firmly planted on the North Texas bench, her leg swollen and wrapped in a brace.
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Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer have seen opportunities come and go during their competition to take over as North Texas’ starting quarterback.
Derek Thompson, North Texas’ former starting quarterback, has agreed to be the lead plaintiff in a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that the NCAA and its member conferences have conspired to deny college athletes adequate compensation for their performances.