ALLEN — With each team searching for its offense throughout the game, it seemed as if whichever team could summon any extended stretches of scoring was bound to take control of game.
SAN ANGELO — No. 4 TWU opened a three-game series at No. 24 Angelo State with an 11-3 loss in six innings Friday night. The loss snapped a 10-game win streak by the Pioneers.
ALLEN — In its first two matchups against Texas A&M-Kingsville, TWU pulled out victories in the final minutes of each game. But on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament at the Allen Event Center, it was a different story.
There was something awfully familiar about the way the final game of the regular season unfolded for North Texas.
TWU didn’t exactly end its regular season on the best note, losing its final two games, but those games are a distant memory for the Pioneers.
Vertrail Vaughns will experience the end he envisioned for his college basketball career today in a lot of ways. The former Mesquite standout will play in front of his family and friends at the Super Pit one last time when the Mean Green takes on Tulsa at 7 p.m.
North Texas began spring practice over most of the last decade trying to find its way out of an extended funk.
Coming off Saturday’s 194.250-193.325 win over Bowling Green, TWU is searching for the confidence necessary to do more than just perform well. With powerhouses Oklahoma, Minnesota and Michigan State visiting Kitty Magee Arena this Sunday for a four-way meet, the Pioneers will have an opportunity to position themselves for the NCAA regionals.
North Texas spent a little time over the last few weeks celebrating a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, one of the biggest accomplishments in program history.
Jordan Williams and Alzee Williams walked to center court before North Texas’ game against UTEP on Sunday at the Super Pit to accept commemorative balls for scoring 1,000 points in their careers with the Mean Green.
For a few minutes early in its game against Louisiana Tech, North Texas appeared as if it might cruise to a key Conference USA win Saturday at the Super Pit.
North Texas coach Tony Benford maintained throughout some tough times for the Mean Green this season that sooner or later the tide would turn.
The 2014 season has provided first baseman Kendra Sancet with new challenges and a redefined role as one of TWU’s top power hitters.
With one event remaining in its dual meet against Bowling Green, TWU was trailing by less than a point with the Falcons yet to compete on the balance beam and the Pioneers with the floor exercise to go.
North Texas already was short-handed heading into its game against Louisiana Tech this afternoon at the Super Pit.
SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Williams talked with his mother, Angela Williams, on the phone before what was almost certain to be a milestone moment in his college career Thursday when North Texas took on Texas-San Antonio.
Collin Heard knew a lot about North Texas long before he became one of the Mean Green’s top young sprinters.
North Texas head coach Dan McCarney added a pair of assistants with NFL backgrounds to his staff Thursday, when the school officially announced that Perry Carter and LaMarcus Hicks had joined the Mean Green.
When TWU is playing its best basketball, defense is the cornerstone of its success. On Wednesday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers closed to within a possession in the final minute but trailed the entire game and lost 69-62 to Texas A&M-Commerce.
North Texas is planning a press conference in advance of spring football practice next week and could announce that it has finalized a contract extension for head coach Dan McCarney by that time.
The TWU Pioneers had one of their most productive meets of the season Sunday in a triangular meet at Kitty Magee Arean, posting season highs on the uneven bars and floor exercise. But their usually strong balance beam was off kilter, which contributed to a second-place performance.
Karly Williams hit a two-run homer, and Ashley Kirk pitched a four-hitter to lead North Texas to its 11th straight victory, defeating Texas State 3-1 for the Texas Shootout championship on Sunday at Lovelace Field.
After allowing five runs in a one-run victory over St. Edward’s in the final game of a five-game undefeated stretch at last weekend’s St. Edward’s Round Robin, TWU battened down the hatches defensively, allowing just one run Saturday in sweeping its doubleheader home debut against the Hilltoppers.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Nothing came easy for North Texas during its two-game trip to Florida. In the end, the Mean Green got just what it was looking for.
North Texas set a program record for runs in an 18-0 blowout of Prairie View A&M on Friday, the second day of the Texas Shootout.
A trend is starting to develop that is guiding TWU’s best stretch of basketball this season, but if the Pioneers are going to accomplish what they want they are going to need to start combining their stellar second-half play with a capable first half.
MIAMI — Chris Jones made sure Alzee Williams’ milestone night in North Texas history ended with a win. Jones drove straight down the lane with time running out in a tie game on Thursday at FIU Arena and lofted a runner that bounced off the rim before dropping through at the buzzer to give UNT a 65-63 win on a night Williams became just the 20th player in program history to score 1,000 career points.
Noah Joseph grew up in the heart of Big Ten territory in Zanesville, Ohio, where his family threw Rose Bowl parties instead of Super Bowl parties.
North Texas will have a little bigger cheering section than would normally be the case this week when the Mean Green heads to Florida for a two-game road trip.
To understand why the sizzling TWU Pioneers are playing so well right now — six straight wins and counting — it’s necessary to go back to early January after a loss at Angelo State that dropped TWU’s mark in the Lone Star Conference to a woeful 1-3.