Football: Time to reload

John Skladany was talking about the state of North Texas’ defense during the late stages of spring practice just a few days ago.

Track and field: UNT brings home winners from meet

NORMAN, Okla. — North Texas’ Nadiyah El-Amin and Mona Landry were double-event winners at the 45th annual John Jacobs Invitational at Oklahoma on Saturday.

Tennis: UNT ousted at conference tourney

NORFOLK, Va. — North Texas fell to Rice 4-0 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament, thus ending its season.

Baseball: UNT’s financial issues put baseball on hold

North Texas officials are continuing to work toward reviving the school’s baseball program while the university sorts through financial issues that could delay its debut until 2016.

UNT roundup: UNT tennis advances to semis; Wilson sets school track mark

NORFOLK, Va. — Junior Franziska Sprinkmeyer defeated Kathrin Waidner 6-1, 6-4 to clinch North Texas’ 4-0 victory over Southern Miss and a spot in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament.

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Tennis: Family’s legacy helps freshman succeed

Ray Thoma stood and watched during the UNLV Invitational last fall as his daughter displayed the traits that carried three generation of his family to athletic success.

Women’s basketball: UNT sign JC point guard

Kasiney Williams, a point guard from Baton Rouge (La.) Community College, has signed with the North Texas women’s basketball team, coach Mike Petersen announced on Thursday.

Softball: TWU earns split with Tarleton State

STEPHENVILLE — TWU junior first baseman Kendra Sancet drove in six runs to help the Pioneers to a doubleheader split at Tarleton State on Thursday night. TWU won the first game 9-6 before dropping the second 7-5.

Softball: Kirk’s record-setting night lifts North Texas to victory

Ashley Kirk should own every major North Texas pitching record when her career ends after this season, but she and coach Tracey Kee weren’t going into a four-day break without seeing another record fall.

Men's basketball: UNT addresses needs with two big JUCO signings

When North Texas coach Tony Benford looked at his team heading into his third season at the school, he saw several key holes he and his staff needed to address.

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TWU notebook: TWU swinging for top-eight regional rank

With four regular-season games remaining, the TWU softball team naturally will be focused on winning those contests. But it’s also that time of the year when attention turns to the upcoming Lone Star Conference tournament and South Central Region competition.

UNT notebook: UNT’s hard work pays off with double bye

The North Texas tennis team will begin its first Conference USA tournament right where it had hoped — sitting back and watching most of the rest of the teams in the league battle it out.

Softball: Mean Green sweeps Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Behind the dominant effort of senior starting pitcher Ashley Kirk, North Texas defeated Marshall 8-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the Conference USA series.

Gymnastics: Pioneers earn two individual crowns

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU senior Brittainy Johnson captured the bars title while junior Spencer Jones won the floor title at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships on Sunday at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center.

Football: Greer proves quick study

When Josh Greer entered the race for the starting quarterback job at North Texas in December, the former Navarro College standout did so with a lot of ground to make up.

Nelson, five others enter UNT Athletic Hall of Fame

Corky Nelson didn’t have the best facilities or the biggest budget during his tenure as North Texas’ coach during its stint in what was Division I-AA in the 1980s.

Softball: TWU sweeps to wrap up home slate

Approaching two final road series before the Lone Star Conference tournament, TWU is searching for more consistency on defense.

Women's gymnastics: Pioneers second again at nationals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU scored a 194.725 to finish second at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships on Saturday night.

Softball: UNT takes two from Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The North Texas bats came alive late in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader against Marshall as the Mean Green surged past the Thundering Herd 7-3 behind five seventh-inning runs.

Women's tennis: UNT whips South Alabama

North Texas’ 4-1 victory over South Alabama on Saturday completed its dual season, giving the Mean Green a record of 10-10.

Football: Two-way QB battle in spring game spotlight

North Texas has plenty of questions to answer heading into its annual spring game today at Apogee Stadium, none bigger than who will start at quarterback when the Mean Green opens the season at Texas.

Women's gymnastics: Pioneers win national semifinal with season high

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU posted a season-high 195.375 to win the second semifinal session Friday at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.

Men’s basketball: UNT commit named All-American

Muhammed Ahmed, a 6-7 forward from Gillette (Wyo.) College who has committed to sign with North Texas, was named to the NJCAA All-America third team this week.

Spencer, Hall lead UNT Athletic Hall of Fame class

Scott Hall and Cody Spencer watched over the last few years as several of their teammates from North Texas’ four straight Sun Belt Conference title teams were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Women's gymnastics: TWU looks to end streak of runner-up finishes

Is the fifth time a charm? That’s what TWU is hoping for this weekend as the Pioneers are armed with a No. 1 seed, the talent and experience of eight seniors and perhaps a we’re-tired-of-being-runner-up attitude as they open competition today in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Providence, R.I.

Men's basketball: Coleman no longer with Mean Green

Keith Coleman, a 6-10 center who started 16 games for North Texas this season, is no longer a member of the Mean Green program, coach Tony Benford confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

Football: Schilleci following holes in UNT secondary

There have been times this spring when North Texas coach Dan McCarney has had to stop and remind himself of just how long former Guyer standout John Schilleci has spent with the Mean Green.

Softball: TWU splits at St. Edward’s

AUSTIN — TWU split its final nonconference doubleheader of the season Wednesday at St. Edward’s, winning 3-0 and losing 2-1.

Softball: Cowgirls avenge loss to UNT

STILLWATER, Okla. — North Texas fell to Oklahoma State 7-4 on Wednesday after surrendering all seven runs in the second and third innings before Madison Thompson pitched three scoreless innings down the stretch.

Football: Injuries affect agenda for UNT spring game

During his first three seasons at North Texas, coach Dan McCarney talked about establishing a culture of excellence, one that would help the Mean Green break through for its first winning season and its first bowl game since 2004.

TWU notebook: Pioneers determined to shine at nationals

TWU coach Lisa Bowerman and gymnast Brittainy Johnson drove to Denton late Saturday following Johnson’s record-setting performance at the NCAA regional meet at Arkansas for one specific reason: to start team preparations Sunday for this week’s USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.

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UNT notebook: UNT netters riding momentum

The tide appears as if it might be finally starting to turn for the North Texas tennis team heading into its final match of the regular season Saturday.

Softball: Lander tosses no-no

Following TWU’s 8-0 victory over Midwestern State in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Pioneer Field, Brandie Lander walked off the field knowing she’d pitched a gem, but she didn’t know just how stifling she’d been.

Softball: Kirk allows just one late hit in victory

Ashley Kirk was on the verge of adding to her already significant legacy in the history of North Texas softball on Saturday.

Football: UNT defense controls scrimmage

Dan McCarney has the best seat in the house during scrimmages when it comes to seeing how North Texas’ defense performs.

Roundup: TWU's Johnson places fourth at regional

North Texas beat Texas-San Antonio for its sixth win at the Waranch Tennis Complex this season.

Softball: Pioneers take two against Midwestern State

After losing three of four games against No. 1 West Texas A&M and a doubleheader to No. 7 St. Mary’s at home, the TWU Pioneers went on the road and earned a four-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico.

Football: UNT to scrimmage today

The North Texas football team will have its final Saturday scrimmage today before its annual spring game next week.

Soccer: UNT announces 2014 schedule

The North Texas soccer team announced its 2014 schedule on Friday.

Golf: UNT women in 16th after first round

DALLAS — Facing perhaps the toughest competition of the season, the North Texas opened in 16th place after the first round of the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational on Friday.

Football: Lemon slides over to tackle for spring

Cyril Lemon fully expects to line up in his familiar spot at right guard when North Texas heads to Austin to face Texas in a few months.

Football: Pro day showing pleases seniors

On most mornings at Apogee Stadium, Dan McCarney is in the thick of the action, directing players and coaches while trying to capitalize on every ounce of talent his latest team possesses.

Softball: UNT beats Lady Jacks

North Texas ended a three-game skid with a 5-4 win Wednesday over Stephen F. Austin, its second victory over the Lady Jacks this season.

Tennis: UTA whips Mean Green, 4-0

The 67th-ranked North Texas tennis team was stunned Wednesday by the Texas-Arlington Mavericks, who won 4-0 at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

Men's basketball: UNT fills void with Gaines out

North Texas traded one frontcourt player for another Tuesday in a move that will help reshape the Mean Green’s roster heading into the 2014-15 season.

Football: UNT's Dan McCarney discusses Pro Day

TWU notebook: Relaxed Pioneers ease into winning streak

When TWU plays relaxed and with confidence, as it did early this season, good things usually happen on the softball field. The Pioneers returned to that form last weekend and find themselves on a five-game winning streak.

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UNT notebook: UNT seniors look to shine today at pro day

Derek Thompson didn’t waste any time after North Texas’ win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl before turning his attention to the opportunity that will arrive for a host of the Mean Green’s seniors...

Football: UNT game against Louisiana Tech moved to Thursday

The North Texas football team’s game against Louisiana Tech at Apogee Stadium has been moved to Sept. 11 to accommodate a national television broadcast, UNT officials announced Monday.

Softball: Mean Green falls to UAB

All season, North Texas has found ways to make things difficult on opposing pitchers. There have been few exceptions, especially at Lovelace Stadium, where the Mean Green had five losses entering the weekend.