Golf: UNT seeking C-USA tourney victory

A big finish at the Reveille Classic came at the perfect time for the North Texas men’s golf team.


Basketball: UNT’s Taylor opts not to pursue redshirt

T.J. Taylor’s once-promising college basketball career has come to an end.

Football: UNT’s Voss works out for Chiefs, Dolphins

Colin Voss thought his opportunities in football had come to an end not too long ago after the NCAA denied his appeal for a final season of eligibility. That changed over the past few weeks when the former forward for the North Texas basketball team heard from a pair of NFL teams that think he might have what it takes.

Golf: UNT takes fourth in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freshman Abbi Shaddix led the North Texas women’s golf team to its best finish at a conference championship since 2011 as the Mean Green finished fourth at the Conference USA tournament.


UNT Notebook: Big guys shag punts to cap spring practice

North Texas reached the finish line when it comes to spring practice in light-hearted fashion Tuesday afternoon.

Golf: Freshman leads UNT at conference tourney

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was a record-breaking day for the North Texas women’s golf team, as freshman Abbi Shaddix was the catalyst as she fired the third-lowest round in school history at the Conference USA tournament.

Basketball: UNT nabs women’s hoops transfer from UT

Jalie Mitchell has her first recruit as the head coach at North Texas. Nekia Jones, a 5-11 forward from Beaumont who left Texas’ program this spring, has elected to continue her career with the Mean Green. Jones announced her intentions to play for UNT on her Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

Golf: UNT in contention after first round

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The best round of the year for the North Texas women’s golf team has it in contention for the Conference USA title after the first round of play. The Mean Green fired a first round of 6-over par 294 and is tied for third place, only seven strokes off the lead after the first 18 holes.


Football: UNT picks up the tempo

There wasn’t much one could be certain of when it came to North Texas’ offense heading into spring practice a few weeks ago.

UNT Notebook: Barnett named Dunham’s replacement

Once George Dunham decided this year to retire as the radio voice of North Texas athletics, he started to think about the future — and who would replace him.

Football: Mean Green to present offensive research

North Texas offensive coordinator Mike Canales and the rest of the Mean Green’s coaching staff have taken a long, hard look since the end of last season at some of the top offenses in the country and the ins and outs of what they do.

Basketball: Versatile forward picks UNT over Tulsa, Charlotte, others

Playing four seasons of high school basketball wasn’t enough to earn Allante Holston the scholarship offers he was seeking.

Softball: Lady Monarchs oust Mean Green

HOUSTON — North Texas fought for nearly five hours Friday before being edged by No. 66 Old Dominion 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

Model Athlete: UNT’s Bardabush takes on dual career

Kseniya Bardabush was already well into her development as a tennis player when a suggestion from her mother opened up a whole new avenue in life.


UNT notebook: Mean Green developing identity in practice

Spring practice is a time when a team’s personality often begins to emerge. New leaders step into the void left by departing seniors, and offseason adjustments take form.

Basketball: JUCO guard commits to play basketball at UNT

A two-year stay in junior college wasn’t what Deckie Johnson was shooting for when he was a high school standout in Memphis.

Softball: UNT wins series against UTSA

Just as it had on day one of the series, the UTSA long ball threatened the hopes of a North Texas victory. However, the Mean Green rallied for five unanswered runs over the course of its final two at bats to push past the Roadrunners, 5-2, and clinch a pivotal series with Conference USA tournament aspirations on the line.

Tennis: UNT tops South Alabama on senior day

Sometimes the storybook endings actually play out in real life. Franziska Sprinkmeyer rallied from a one-set deficit and clinched the winning point for the Mean Green on senior day and the North Texas tennis team defeated South Alabama, 4-2. Although the Jaguars won the doubles point, the hosts stormed back with four singles wins to take the cake on Sunday and improved to 8-13 on the season heading into the Conference USA Tournament.

Football: Akunne’s departure leaves hole at LB

Derek Akunne was one of the most consistent and productive players in North Texas’ lineup over his last three seasons with the Mean Green.

Tina Slinker: Support for new coach wanted

I have spent 26 years being involved in and now following the women’s basketball program at North Texas. I am writing in hopes of accumulating support, not that she needs it, for newly named head coach, Jalie Mitchell, one of UNT’s finest and someone who can re-establish alumni support and lead the program in a positive and productive direction.

Softball: North Texas snaps skid against UTSA

DENTON — With one deep fly ball over the left field wall, North Texas ended its nine-game losing skid against Conference USA foe Texas-San Antonio at home Saturday.

Tennis: Mean Green fall to UT Arlington in road finale

ARLINGTON — The North Texas tennis team’s day trip to the University of Texas at Arlington did not go as hoped, as the Lady Mavs defeated the Mean Green 4-0. The loss dropped the team to 7-13 on the season with one more match to play, a Senior Day contest 10 a.m. today vs. South Alabama.


Women’s basketball: UNT introduces Mitchell as coach

Long before Jalie Mitchell became arguably the best player in the history of North Texas women’s basketball, she sat down with her friend Rosalyn Reades to talk about where they would continue their careers in college.

Football: UNT’s Patrick set to be inducted to Miami HOF

Once the ball was snapped, everything went perfectly for Kevin Patrick in his debut with the Miami Hurricanes back in 1990.

Women’s basketball: Mitchell named as women’s coach

North Texas is bringing one of its own home in the hope she can re-energize its women’s basketball program.

UNT notebook: Coaching search for North Texas women nearing end

North Texas is close to concluding its search for a new women’s basketball coach.

Tennis: UNT unable to halt Houston’s win streak

DALLAS — With the North Texas tennis team down 3-2 against No. 28 Houston on Sunday morning, Alexis Thoma and Agustina Valenzuela both had to win for the Mean Green to pull off the upset. On the flip side, if the Cougars clinched one more point, the team match would end and the other would go unfinished.

Football: Defense strengthens in scrimmages

Chris Cosh could see small signs of progress over the first few days of his inaugural spring as North Texas’ defensive coordinator.

UNT softball swept by Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — In a weekend shortened by rain and limited by Easter weekend travel restrictions, North Texas and Marshall were lucky to finish two games. The Thundering Herd took both game one, a suspended overnight affair, 1-0, and game two, 16-8, to sweep the quick series.


Football: ‘Tiller’ adding new dimensions

North Texas coach Dan McCarney was running through his list of new players on national signing day in 2014 — detailing their strengths and weaknesses and how he saw them all fitting in — when he stopped to talk about Tillman Johnson.

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Soccer: Hodges off to Sweden

Kelsey Hodges’ friends and family noted over the past few days the irony involved in the latest turn in her soccer career.

Tennis: No. 17 Frogs shut out UNT

With a top-20 opponent visiting the Waranch Tennis Complex on Wednesday, North Texas had an opportunity to extend a winning streak and turn some heads, but No. 17 TCU defeated the Mean Green 4-0.

UNT notebook: Beloved UNT ‘rock’ Hall dies

North Texas coach Dan McCarney often is among the first people to arrive at the Mean Green Athletic Center, especially during the grind of the football season.Becky Hall often was there to greet him.

College basketball: Utah State taps Duryea as coach

Tommy Newman always felt like it was a matter of time before one of his former players followed in his footsteps and became a Division I head coach.

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

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.


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.