College softball: UNT shut out by Western Ky.

DENTON — North Texas stranded six base runners and recorded only one hit in Sunday’s series finale, falling 4-0 in seven innings at home to Western Kentucky. WKU ace pitcher Miranda Kramer struck out 13 of the 27 Mean Green batters she faced.

Football: Change is afoot at UNT spring scrimmage

Jamal Marshall never lost the love of playing cornerback

Softball: Pioneers splits doubleheader at Commerce

COMMERCE — The TWU softball team split the doubleheader at Texas A&M-Commerce with a 2-1 win in the opener before falling 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap. The Pioneers are 13-16-1 on the season and 5-4-1 in the Lone Star Conference.

Tennis: Mean Green defeat Kansas

Kamilla Galieva had been struggling. She had lost six of her past seven singles matches overall and then her first set in a tiebreak against Kansas’ Alexis Czapinski on Friday. But Galieva buckled down, found her confidence and conceded only two games in the final two sets to earn a 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-1 win.

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Quarterback conundrum

Dan McCarney hasn’t had to look far to get a sense of the effort his quarterbacks have put in during the offseason.

North Texas football hosts pro day

All Cyril Lemon wants is an opportunity to show that he can play in the NFL.


Softball: UNT falls to Baylor 8-5 in tough match

Kat Strunk headed down the first baseline Wednesday night as the ball she had just smashed to right field headed toward the fence.

Softball: TWU loses two games

TWU coach Genny Stidham was not pleased at all with her team after the Pioneers dropped both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader to St. Mary’s.

Tennis: UNT breezes by UAB

Nothing like a little home cooking. Beginning with UAB on Wednesday, the North Texas tennis team will finish its season with five of the final six matches at the friendly confines of Waranch Tennis Complex. The Mean Green defeated the Blazers on Wednesday, 5-2, to get its prolonged homestead started off right, while improving to 5-10 on the season and 1-1 in Conference USA play.

UNT Notebook: UNT firms targets for women’s post

North Texas has settled on whom it wants to speak with about its opening for a women’s basketball coach and is in the process of setting up a time to visit with that candidate or candidates, athletic director Rick Villarreal said Tuesday.

TWU Notebook: Sidelined by weather, Pioneers strike back

After more than two weeks of schedule interruptions thanks to Mother Nature, the TWU softball team resumes play today with a previously unscheduled doubleheader against St. Mary’s at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Field.


Gymnastics: Lindenwood nips TWU for MIC Championships

In the season’s final performance at Kitty Magee Arena, TWU gave its home fans its best effort at one of the most crucial moments of the year.


Pioneer performers

With each getting into gymnastics at the age of 3, sisters Spencer and Schyler Jones have been immersed in Denton athletics together for more than 15 years.

Softball: Rambelles pound Pioneers, 8-1

In the opener of a four-game series against Angelo State, TWU was unable to find a chink in the armor of Rambelles starter Brandy Marlett and struggled to an 8-1 loss Thursday night at Pioneer Field.

UNT Notebook: Mean Green track and field ready for outdoors

The North Texas track teams made a big jump from their first season in Conference USA to their second when it came to the indoor season that wrapped up just a few weeks ago.

TWU Notebook: Pioneers gear up for home stretch

TWU gymnastics coach Lisa Bowerman looks ahead to Saturday’s Midwest Independent Conference Championships and said she believes “all the conditions are right,” for the Pioneers to capture the program’s third MIC crown in school history.

Women’s basketball: UNT coach search quick-paced

North Texas will move quickly to find its next women’s basketball coach, who’ll be the fifth in the last decade. UNT athletic director Rick Villarreal said Sunday night that he has already been in contact with several coaches and expects to announce Mike Petersen’s replacement within the next few days.

Softball: Mean Green get revenge on Tulsa

After losing a late lead to No. 25 Tulsa in a neutral-site matchup in Waco earlier this season, North Texas found itself in an all-too-familiar position today. However, Monday’s result was different as the Mean Green buckled down to preserve a narrow 4-2 victory over the Golden Hurricane in a rematch.

Softball: TWU takes down MSU in sweep

WICHITA FALLS — TWU junior catcher Laura Mabary went 7-for-10 and drove in seven runs while sophomore Tori Bice won both games to help the Pioneers to a doubleheader sweep against Midwestern State. TWU won the first game 8-5 before winning a slugfest 13-11 in the second.

Softball: Offense fuels North Texas in sweep

There was no shortage of offense for North Texas on Saturday afternoon, as the Mean Green swept Southern Miss on the first day of the series, 8-0 in five innings and 12-8.

TWU softball drops doubleheader at MSU

WICHITA FALLS — The TWU softball team dropped both games of the doubleheader to the host Midwestern State, 4-2, and 15-5 (5), Friday night at Mustangs Park.

Gymnastics: TWU closes out regular season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The TWU gymnastics team scored more than 48.000 in three of the four events and finished with the highest road score of the season at No. 2 Florida in the final regular season meet. The Pioneers posted a 193.400 while the Gators won the dual meet with a 197.900.


Men’s basketball: UNT falls to Rice in C-USA opener

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Conference tournaments were a stage North Texas used to excel on not too long ago. UNT made a conference final four times and danced on to the NCAA tournament twice in a span of six seasons that ended with the 2011-12 campaign.

Softball: UNT loses in sweep to Houston

In the North Texas softball team’s first home action in 31 days, the Houston Cougars came to Lovelace Stadium and swept the Mean Green in an afternoon doubleheader. Houston defeated North Texas 15-2 in the first game, which ended by run rule in five innings, then closed out a close contest in the second, 4-1.

Women's basketball: Peterson out as women's coach

The school announced that it has mutually agreed to part ways with Petersen on Monday morning, one day before the beginning of the Conference USA basketball tournament.

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Men's basketball: UNT looks to serve Rice a loss

North Texas was on quite a roll just a few weeks ago, when the Mean Green toppled Conference USA power UAB and ripped off five straight wins.

TWU Notebook: TWU gymnastics season has been ‘inconsistent’

If TWU’s gymnastics season was being charted on a line graph, the results would have been on an impressive upward swing until this past weekend when the Pioneers growth suddenly leveled off in a dual home meet against Arizona.


Men's basketball: Belief system

Muhammed Ahmed faced a challenge last summer unlike anything most American college athletes endure. The sun was just peeking over the horizon when Ahmed would line up with the rest of his teammates to run sprints on the turf at Apogee Stadium, toss around a medicine ball and lift weights, quickly working up a sweat during the North Texas men’s basketball team’s summer conditioning program.

Football: Hunger evident as practice begins

Dan McCarney could sense a renewed hunger among his players over the last few weeks as North Texas prepared for the opening of spring practice today.

Men's basketball: Williams makes all-conference team

Jordan Williams wanted to fill one final hole in the resume he built during his North Texas career heading into his senior season.

Men’s basketball: UNT draws Rice in opening round of C-USA tournament

The North Texas men’s basketball team will face Rice in an opening round game of the Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday at Legacy Arena inside the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Softball: Nordie leads TWU to twinbill sweep of Tarleton State

The TWU softball team opened its Lone Star Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep against Tarleton State, 11-7 (10) and 10-2 (5), Sunday night at Pioneer Field.

Gymnastics: Career highs highlight gymnastics Senior Day

The TWU gymnastics team started slowly but finished strong, highlighted by career highs from seniors Kayla Jones, Spencer Jones and Stephanie Repp in the dual meet against No. 19 Arizona.

Softball: UNT falls in weekend series

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the series already clinched by UAB, North Texas aimed to salvage the weekend by knocking off the Blazers in Sunday’s finale. As was the theme of the weekend, the Mean Green jumped out to an early lead only to watch it slip away for the third time, falling 5-2 to UAB.

Tennis: UNT drops match to San Diego St.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In collegiate tennis, sometimes winning the doubles point does not make a difference — like in North Texas’ 4-1 win against San Diego on March 7, when the Mean Green rattled off four consecutive singles wins after going down 1-0 to the Toreros. But sometimes it makes all the difference — like in North Texas’ 4-3 loss to No. 58 San Diego St. on Sunday afternoon, when the Mean Green and Aztecs split the six singles matches after the home squad clinched the opening point.

Men's basketball: Late drought costs UNT lead in loss to UTSA

SAN ANTONIO — North Texas had a sizable lead and a chance to regain some of the momentum it established a few days ago late in the second half of its regular-season finale at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday..

Women's basketball: Season ends with loss for UNT women

On de facto senior night at Kitty Magee Arena, BreAnna Dawkins did all she could to lead North Texas to victory against Texas-San Antonio and into the Conference USA tournament.

Lone Star Conference

Women's basketball: Lady Buffs eliminate Pioneers

ALLEN — When all was said and done Friday in the Lone Star Conference semifinal between fifth-seeded TWU and top-seeded West Texas A&M, the Pioneers felt that they had left it all on the floor at the Allen Event Center.

Basketball: Roadrunners prove wily against UNT

Texas-San Antonio has developed into quite a thorn in North Texas’ side ever since the schools joined Conference USA in the summer of 2013.

Softball: C-USA slate arrives

The challenge North Texas will face this weekend in its opening series of the Conference USA softball season shaped coach Tracey Kee’s approach to the Mean Green’s schedule.

Lone Star Conference

Women's basketball: TWU wins tourney opener

ALLEN — In a rivalry that dates back 32 years, there had been only one occurrence in which Tarleton State lost to TWU multiple times in a season.

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Men's basketball: Miners take out frustrations on UNT

EL PASO — There would have been plenty of better times for North Texas to face UTEP.

Men’s basketball: Matured Williams still wants success for UNT

Jordan Williams stood in a hall in the bowels of the Super Pit this season, his son in his arms, and talked a little about the next step in his senior season at North Texas. The situation was nothing like what Williams envisioned for his career when he arrived at UNT four years earlier as a highly decorated high school player.

Women’s basketball: TWU, Tarleton get rubber match in tourney

After two tightly contested regular-season meetings, the fifth-seeded TWU Pioneers will face the fourth-seeded Tarleton State TexAnns in the Lone Star Conference tournament at 6 tonight at the Allen Event Center.


UNT Notebook: Wynn to miss stretch run

The final week of the regular season was going to be a challenging — not to mention important — one for both the North Texas men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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TWU Notebook: Kolb back in time for LSC tournament

With the return of senior point guard Barbara-Scott Kolb from an injury and a full week off to prepare, the TWU Pioneers expect to be at full strength heading into their opening-round game Thursday at the Lone Star Conference tournament.

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Softball: Nordie blasts three homers in TWU rout

TWU made its home debut Tuesday and smashed four home runs in an 8-2 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State. Nicole Nordie tied the Lone Star Conference and TWU records with three homers.

Basketball: UNT guard Harris suspended again

BDeAndre Harris, a key contributor off the bench for the North Texas men’s basketball team, has been suspended and will miss the Mean Green’s game Thursday at UTEP.

Gymnastics: Pioneers nab 2nd in meet

After claiming a win in their previous meet at home against Centenary, the TWU gymnastics team is starting to show signs of improvement and confidence.


Men's basketball: Streak ends at five

North Texas’ opportunity to send four seniors out on a high note and extend the longest winning streak of coach Tony Benford’s three seasons with the Mean Green vanished in a flash Saturday.