The North Texas soccer team will have a long week off to prepare for a key match early in the Conference USA season this weekend.
There were times not too long ago when North Texas might as well have packed it in and gone home when it found itself in a situation like the one it face Saturday night at Rice.
Emma Eakin and Holly Milam led the North Texas volleyball team to its first Conference USA victory of the year, sweeping Florida International on Sunday afternoon.
HOUSTON — Jareid Combs crashed into the middle of Rice’s line and met running back Darik Dillard right at the line of scrimmage Saturday night at Rice Stadium. The Mean Green’s players poured onto the field seconds later to celebrate a dramatic 42-35 double-overtime win and a landmark moment in the first season of coach Seth Littrell’s tenure with the Mean Green.
Seth Littrell couldn’t remember the last time he experienced a game quite like the one North Texas played a week ago at Florida. Littrell came to UNT this season with a reputation as an offensive guru after finding success as a coordinator at North Carolina and Indiana, schools better known for their basketball programs. The Mean Green’s new head coach just couldn’t get UNT on track in a shutout loss to the Gators.
Joshua Wheeler could feel himself losing control after stumbling over a Florida player Saturday as he closed in on Luke Del Rio during North Texas’ game against the Gators. The UNT junior linebacker didn’t know it then, but he was about to become infamous among fans of one of college football’s storied programs.
North Texas coach Seth Littrell fired back at Florida coach Jim McElwain and others who criticized Mean Green linebacker Joshua Wheeler following UNT’s loss to Florida during his weekly press conference on Tuesday.
The more Cameron Johnson talked to the North Texas football team’s coaches over the past few weeks, the more he felt like a priority in recruiting. The attention UNT and cornerbacks coach Nate Brown gave the Houston Heights cornerback paid off on Sunday when Johnson committed to play for the Mean Green.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — North Texas knew heading into the first season of Seth Littrell’s coaching tenure that its new spread offense would be a work in progress, especially with a freshman quarterback.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — North Texas knew it was in for a challenge when it came to slowing down a Florida offense that entered Saturday’s game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on a bit of a roll.
Fred Scott is one of the last players left on North Texas’ roster who remembers winning away from the confines of Apogee Stadium. Scott was a freshman in 2013 when the Mean Green beat Tulsa 42-10 on the road in their regular-season finale. Two years and 13 road games have passed since that night without UNT tasting victory in a hostile environment.
Willie Robinson had his heart set on playing for North Texas as the days counted down to national signing day in 2015. The former Tyler Junior College standout had a scholarship offer and felt comfortable with the idea of playing for the Mean Green. One call changed the course of his career.
Wren Baker is sorting through a host of challenges in his new role as North Texas’ athletic director. Football scheduling is near the top of that list as UNT prepares for its game at No. 23 Florida on Saturday.
North Texas’ quarterback situation changed dramatically a week ago. UNT coach Seth Littrell said Tuesday that the Mean Green are sticking with the new status quo heading into a game Saturday at No. 23 Florida. Littrell made a switch last week, elevating freshman Mason Fine to the starting lineup. The Mean Green also continued to use senior Alec Morris.
Zach Simmons spent a whole lot of time planted on the bench at Cedar Hill last season due to a broken leg. That time away from the game made realizing his dream of landing a Division I scholarship all the more rewarding for the 6-foot-9 forward who committed to play for North Texas on Sunday.
Mason Fine didn’t have time to think a whole lot about the situation after he tucked the ball and took off running during North Texas’ game against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night.
Seth Littrell has described Mason Fine in glowing terms ever since he arrived at North Texas over the summer. Littrell said the freshman is calm, collected — and most of all — fearless. Those traits were on display during the Mean Green’s 41-20 win against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday at Apogee Stadium, especially the fearless part.
North Texas didn’t need long to recover from a tough night defensively in its season opener against SMU. The Mean Green played their first game since struggling in a loss to the Mustangs and looked a whole lot better in a 41-20 win against Bethune-Cookman at Apogee Stadium.
The idea when Seth Littrell took over as North Texas’ head coach in the offeason was to “let it fly” in the passing game. UNT did just that in its 41-20 win over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday at Apogee Stadium, but it was the Mean Green’s ground game that made the big difference. UNT pounded away for 329 rushing yards.
North Texas is in the midst of a new start under coach Seth Littrell and his largely revamped staff. But that doesn’t mean UNT has forgotten recent history, especially not this week as the Mean Green prepare for their game against Bethune-Cookman at 6 tonight at Apogee Stadium. The Wildcats compete on the Football Championship Subdivision level, one step below the Mean Green and the Football Bowl Subdivision.
The final seconds of North Texas’ game against SMU were bleeding off the clock at Apogee Stadium on Saturday when Seth Littrell approached one of his top young players. UNT’s coach wanted to know if Mason Fine wanted to play at the end of the 34-21 loss. The freshman’s answer changed the course of his career, UNT’s plans for the future and quite possibly a lot more heading into the Mean Green’s game Saturday against Bethune-Cookman.
Tyler Jermstad was busy grilling fajitas Saturday afternoon before North Texas’ season opener against SMU at Apogee Stadium when a couple of unexpected guests dropped by. Jermstad couldn’t believe it when he turned away from his smoker and saw new North Texas athletic director Wren Baker and recently hired right-hand man Jared Mosley standing there in the stadium parking lot — hands extended.
Part of the idea behind North Texas’ move to a 3-3-5 defense heading into the first season of the Seth Littrell era was the creation of a few more game-changing plays. UNT vowed to attack under new coordinators...
North Texas’ quarterback situation changed during a loss to SMU on Saturday. How much it changed is something Seth Littrell will keep a secret until the next time the Mean Green play. UNT’s new coach said heading into the season senior transfer Alec Morris would start, and freshman Mason Fine could see time depending on the way things played out.
There’s nothing quite like the offseason in college football when it comes to raising expectations.
OREM, Utah — The North Texas Mean Green dropped both of its matches on Saturday in Day 2 of the Utah Valley Invitational in Orem, Utah. In match one, North Texas (2-6) opened with the San Jose State Spartans. After a quick turnaround between matches, North Texas struggled to find its rhythm.
Matt Davis seemed like a one-man show in the fourth quarter of North Texas’ game against rival SMU last season. UNT had a slim lead before Davis got going. First he threw a touchdown pass. Then he broke off a 50-yard touchdown run, then another from 14 yards out to lead the Mustangs by the Mean Green. UNT will be out for revenge for that 31-13 loss tonight in Seth Littrell’s debut as the Mean Green’s coach.
One tiny bone turned out to be a pretty big problem for Jarrian Roberts since the end of his junior season last winter. Roberts was one of the few playmakers whom North Texas’ much-maligned defense featured in 2015. The defensive end led the Mean Green with 6 1/2 sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
Demonte Hood felt like he had reached a crossroads in life a few months ago, following his junior season at Kansas State. The former Arlington Bowie standout had earned a degree and a role as a run-stopping backup defensive tackle with the Wildcats.
Alec Morris came to North Texas with simple dreams just a few months ago. UNT coach Seth Littrell confirmed on Monday those dreams are about to come to true for the former Alabama quarterback. Morris has been named the Mean Green’s starter for their season opener Saturday against rival SMU.
The North Texas soccer team faced its first adversity of the season Sunday against Abilene Christian. Down two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game on a hot, muggy afternoon, the Mean Green rallied to score three goals and take a 3-2 win over the visiting Wildcats.
Ashton Preston never imagined his role on the field changing once he arrived at North Texas last season. The Oklahoma native had played cornerback his entire football career, and he was pretty good at it. One recruiting service rated Preston as the second-best player at the position in Oklahoma during his senior season.