Farewell to Fouts

The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to build a venue to house its women’s soccer and track and field programs. The $11.9 million facility will be behind Warach Tennis Complex near South Bonnie Brae and Willowwood streets.

UNT gives Littrell new five-year contract

North Texas announced a new five-year contract for football coach Seth Littrell on Friday. The deal will run through the 2021 season. The agreement extends the length of time Littrell is under contract at UNT by one year.

UNT hosting USM

The North Texas men’s basketball team has officially reached the point of no return heading into a game against Southern Mississippi this afternoon.

UNT splits two games in tournament

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The North Texas softball team managed to split its doubleheader on Day 1 of the Hampton Inn University Area Seahawk Classic, losing 5-0 to North Carolina-Wilmington and defeating Appalachian State 1-0 at Boseman Field.

Lady Buffs rip TWU

CANYON — Two big offensive innings by No. 7 West Texas A&M handed TWU a 20-1 loss Friday night at Shaeffer Park during Game 1 of a three-game series.


Tech defense befuddles UNT

North Texas was in the midst of what appeared like it would be a fight to the finish against Louisiana Tech on Thursday. One adjustment by Eric Konkol changed that in a hurry.

UNT/TWU roundup: Lady Techsters snap UNT’s win streak

RUSTON, La. — The North Texas women’s basketball team’s five-game winning streak was snapped Thursday night at Louisiana Tech, as the Mean Green fell 65-49.

Women’s basketball: UNT forging identity as team able to claw back from adversity

Jalie Mitchell didn’t need long to discern one of the defining characteristics of her first batch of players at North Texas a year ago. The Mean Green featured Candice Adams, who had been through three knee surgeries, and a host of other players who had stuck around through a series of coaching changes and dismal seasons.

UNT fourth after two relays at C-USA meet

ATLANTA — The North Texas swimming team sits in fourth place after a short first day at the Conference USA meet. Day 1 included two events, both relays.

Notebook: UNT clicking as team for stretch run

Jalie Mitchell assumed heading into her second season at North Texas that her team would need a little time to find its groove with all the new players she was adding to her lineup. That time appears to have arrived for the Mean Green heading into a game at Louisiana Tech on Thursday.

Notebook: TWU set to host No. 1 Sooners on Sunday

After tying a 14-year-old team record by posting a score of 196.00 at Kitty Magee Arena on Sunday, the TWU gymnastics team is preparing for what it hopes will be another strong performance in its final home competition.

UNT soccer inks six to 2017 class

North Texas soccer coach John Hedlund announced Monday that seven additional players have joined the Mean Green’s 2017 recruiting class.

TWU ties team record from ’03

It was Gymnastics Alumni Day on Sunday when the Pioneers registered a team score of 196.00, tying a school record set on March 3, 2003 — by a team that later went on to win a USAG National Championship.

UNT gets road win at No. 23-ranked Baylor

WACO — It took extra innings to decide four of the previous five meetings between North Texas and Baylor. Sunday was no different as it took eight innings for UNT to secure a 3-2 victory over No. 23 Baylor at Getterman Stadium.


Watched by greatness

Tony Benford made sure his players took advantage of every opportunity they had to spend time with one of the greatest teams in the history of North Texas athletics heading into the weekend.

Spector, Saygo lead TWU to senior day win over TexAnns

Twenty minutes in, TWU and Tarleton State had solved nothing, the score tied at 24. For the second time in three days, the Pioneers found themselves in a close game.

UNT wins fifth straight, earns tourney spot

SAN ANTONIO — North Texas won its fifth straight game and clinched a spot in the C-USA tournament with a 58-55 win in overtime Saturday at Texas-San Antonio.

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UNT to honor 2007 team today

Calvin Watson was fine-tuning the shooting stroke that made him one of the greatest players in North Texas history back in 2007 when Johnny Jones walked up to him just hours before the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.


Miners strike OT gold

North Texas’ margin of error has dwindled pretty close to zero in the closing weeks of the season. If the Mean Green want to avoid being one of only two teams in Conference USA to miss the league tournament, they need to start winning games in a hurry. That’s what made a 77-71 overtime loss to UTEP on Thursday at the Super Pit so tough for the Mean Green.

Pioneers run out of gas late in home loss

In Thursday’s fight between TWU and Texas A&M-Commerce, the Pioneers controlled the lead through the first 36 1/2 minutes. But once the Lions grabbed the lead, they never gave it back.

UNT women win fourth straight

EL PASO — North Texas kept its hot streak going Thursday night, as the Mean Green beat UTEP 76-69 at the Don Haskins Center.

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Mitchell, Goodwin set for reunion when UNT women face UTSA

Jalie Mitchell couldn’t help but think about what might have been this week as North Texas prepared for a reunion of sorts.

TWU splits twin bill

Texas Woman’s University split its 2017 home opener series with Oklahoma Christian with a 1-0 win and 8-0 loss Wednesday at Pioneer Field.

UNT notebook: UNT women on a roll as season winds down

The North Texas women’s basketball team appears to have picked the perfect time to get on a roll late in Jalie Mitchell’s second season as the Mean Green’s coach. UNT also appears to have found the perfect lineup.

TWU notebook: TWU hoping to enter conference tournament on high note

The TWU women’s basketball team picked up a crucial 78-52 win against Western New Mexico on Saturday and now has its final two home games of the season as the Lone Star Conference tournament rapidly approaches.

TWU tallies two wins at Bash

GRAND PRAIRIE — Texas Woman’s University closed out the final day of the North Texas Softball Bash with a 7-5 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State and cruised to an 11-0 defeat of Oklahoma Panhandle State behind a one-hit shutout by Abby Walker and home runs from Chelsie McClure and Alexis Elizondo on Sunday at Jennifer McFalls Park.

Mean Green split games on last day of invitational

The North Texas softball team picked up its first win of 2017, a 6-0 victory over UMass Lowell in Game 1 on Sunday, but fell to Arkansas 7-0 in Game 2, finishing 1-3 on the weekend.


UNT charged up

With the North Texas women’s basketball team stuck in an offensive funk early in the first quarter, Candice Adams made a play that she has so many times this season to swing momentum.

Pioneer defense stifles host Mustangs

SILVER CITY, N.M. — The TWU defense held Western New Mexico to less than 27 percent shooting Saturday in a 78-52 Pioneer win behind Kenesha Saygo’s 19 points.

Mean Green lose to lowly Panthers

MIAMI — Costly turnovers and missed free throws proved to be too much as North Texas lost 90-71 at Florida International on Saturday night.

Mean Green back in action after snapping losing streaks

The North Texas men’s basketball team finds itself in an unfamiliar position heading into a game today at Florida International. The Mean Green won their last game, and it wasn’t just any game. It was...

Heartland shows no love to Pioneers

GRAND PRAIRIE — TWU opened the North Texas Softball Bash in difficult fashion with two losses against teams from the Heartland Conference. The Pioneers suffered a 6-4 loss to Oklahoma Christian and a heartbreaking 5-4 defeat against Lubbock Christian on Friday at Jennifer McFalls Park.


Finding their groove

Timing can be everything when it comes to conference play in college basketball. Teams can get on a roll and completely change the course of their season if everything comes together at the perfect juncture.

Sources: Ekeler, LeBlanc out at UNT

Seth Littrell appears to have captured the attention of the college football community by leading North Texas to a breakout season that culminated in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in his first season as Mean Green coach.

Mean Green motivated after sting of missing tourney

Harley Perella hasn’t forgotten the way the her freshman season with the North Texas softball program ended. Neither have the rest of her teammates heading into the opening weekend of the 2017 campaign.

FIU men tied with UNT

MIAMI (AP) — Marcus Evans had four 3-pointers, 27 points, six rebounds and four assists, Egor Koulechov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and Rice beat Florida International 89-78 on Thursday.

UNT finally wins in C-USA

BOCA RATON, Fla. — J-Mychal Reese scored 14 second-half points to help North Texas snap an 11-game losing streak with a 70-64 victory at Florida Atlantic on Thursday.

Saygo scores 36 in Pioneer loss

PORTALES, N.M. — Kenesha Saygo of TWU blistered Eastern New Mexico with a career-best 36 points the help the Pioneers fight a 19-point second-half deficit and pull within one, but the Greyhounds hit nine straight free throws down to stretch to win 84-81 Thursday night at Greyhound Arena.

Women’s basketball: UNT’s Criner playing second season with stress fracture in leg

The pain in Kelsey Criner’s shin is constant these days. The North Texas point guard goes to bed with a nagging pain in her left leg and wakes up to the same throbbing. The issue only gets worse every day when she zips up and down the court at the Super Pit in practice and in games.


UNT notebook: UNT hopes rally at Rice leads to more wins

Terra Ellison figured North Texas was about at the breaking point in its game at Rice on Saturday. The Mean Green were down 17 points late in the third quarter and about to see their chances of making the Conference USA women’s basketball tournament take a hit.

TWU notebook: TWU set to visit far side of New Mexico

After splitting the first two games of a season-long four-game road swing, the TWU basketball team sits in sixth place in the Lone Star Conference with a record of 7-7 in league play.

Pioneers win pair in Stinger tourney

LAS VEGAS — The Pioneers notched a pair of wins in an eight-inning battle over Concordia (Ore.), 6-5, and a 3-2 victory over in-region foe New Mexico Highlands on Sunday at Majestic Park, wrapping up the Desert Stinger Tournament with a 3-1 overall mark.

Lindenwood eludes TWU in conference

TWU faced off against Midwest Independent Conference opponent Lindenwood University in their first conference matchup of the season with the Lady Lions recording a season-high team score of 194.125 and the Pioneers coming in with a 192.900 on Sunday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.


UNT up against wall as Owls extend losing skid to 11 games

North Texas’ margin of error has dwindled to about zero in Tony Benford’s fifth season. UNT wasn’t expected to be one of the top teams in Conference USA even with its top players, including Jeremy Combs and Keith Frazier.

Florida hires UNT assistant Davis

Brad Davis helped usher North Texas through the transition from a run-first system to a spread attack as the Mean Green’s run game coordinator and offenisve line coach last season. The job Davis did in head coach Seth Littrell’s debut campaign helped him land a job at Florida, where he will serve as the Gators’ offensive line coach.

UNT women rally to topple Rice in OT

HOUSTON — North Texas trailed Rice by 17 points with 2:53 left in the third quarter. A charge drawn by Candice Adams — her 20th of the season — didn’t seem like much at the time but sparked something great for her Mean Green.

TWU’s losing streak in Canyon hits 36 years

CANYON — TWU was unable to break a 36-year losing streak in Canyon, as the Pioneers were defeated 80-55 by West Texas A&M on Saturday at the First United Bank Center.

UNT teams scrambling to make tourney

There is a little more than a month remaining before the beginnning of the Conference USA basketball tournaments. The question now for the North Texas men and women is whether they can avoid sitting at home when the event gets underway in Birmingham, Alabama.

TWU falls 8-3 in softball opener

LAS VEGAS — Tylia Sylestine hit a two-run homer for TWU during the third inning of its season opener against Augustana on Friday, but the Pioneers lost 8-3 in the Desert Stinger Tournament at Majestic Park.


Football: With full prep time, Littrell addresses UNT needs

Seth Littrell had a lot of additional time when he and his staff set out to sign the second recruiting class of his tenure as North Texas head coach. Littrell used that time to put together a class of...