Dan McCarney thought back this week on all the great Indiana players he has played or coached against in a host of great games throughout his college football career.
Running up and down the field in the first start of his college career boosted the confidence of North Texas quarterback Dajon Williams.
Kaylah Hunter and Kelci Slaughter both came off the bench toward the end of the first half to score goals and spark the Mean Green offense. The North Texas soccer team went on to defeat Southern Miss, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
SAN ANTONIO — North Texas, leading for the majority of the first two sets, failed to capitalize and dropped its first Conference USA match on the road to defending champion Texas-San Antonio, 22-25, 22-25, 21-25. The Mean Green falls to 10-5, 1-1 in conference play.
The Mean Green Athletic Center was nearly deserted on a Monday night when Mike Canales and Dajon Williams settled in a small room with a dry-erase board and a television, slowly going over everything that could possibly happen in five days when North Texas was to take on Nicholls State.
In a game that came down to defense, North Texas goalkeeper Jackie Kerestine held Louisiana Tech scoreless and became UNT all-time shutouts leader in a 1-0 victory Friday at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
Holly Milam didn’t need long to make an impression on her new teammates at North Texas after arriving on campus this fall. Carnae Dillard, the Mean Green’s star junior outside hitter, noticed Milam’s quickness, ability as a blocker at the net and — perhaps most importantly — a solid work ethic right off the bat.
The endless grind of the football season has slowed ever so slightly at North Texas this week. UNT is still working out and preparing for its next game, not to mention a scrimmage in full pads today, when the Mean Green will go all out against each other.
Darvin Kidsy waited to hear from the official standing just a few feet away as he danced down the sideline toward the North Texas end zone during the Mean Green’s game against Nicholls State on Saturday at Apogee Stadium.
It was just one of those days for the Mean Green. North Texas could not find the back of the net despite hitting near, close and off the post of the goal. TCU was able to score and the Horned Frogs went home with a 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
Dajon Williams developed a reputation as a cool customer long before the redshirt freshman sauntered onto the turf at Apogee Stadium as North Texas’ starting quarterback for the first time Saturday during the Mean Green’s game against Nicholls State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — North Texas fell to No. 24 Kansas and Arkansas on Friday night, dropping to 9-3 after losing back-to-back matches for the first time this season.
What looked like arguably the biggest bore on North Texas’ schedule just a few weeks ago suddenly has started to appear a lot more interesting, not to mention important to the Mean Green. Nicholls State isn’t the most intriguing opponent on UNT’s schedule — far from it. What makes a 2:30 p.m. nonconference game against a Southland Conference team intriguing are a host of story lines that go along with it.
Corbin Fanning shuffled to fields at the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility on Monday with his parents and friends, ready to begin a week he’ll never forget. Corbin won’t ever have the opportunity to play football because he suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but he is receiving an up-close view of the game while spending time with North Texas’ players and coaches as part of the Coach to Cure MD program.
For the second straight game at home, the North Texas soccer team gave up a last-minute goal to send the match into overtime. Gonzaga scored the game-winning goal off a header in the second overtime period to send the Mean Green home with a 2-1 loss on Friday night at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
Janis Peterson, a senior guard who was among North Texas’ top offensive players last season, has left the program to return to California. Peterson was UNT’s third-leading scorer in the 2013-14 campaign, when she averaged 8.6 points a game.
Dajon Williams spent a whole lot of time positioned directly behind North Texas’ huddle in practice over the past few months. Injuries and off-the-field issues kept the redshirt freshman out of the lineup and without a whole lot to do. UNT offensive coordinator Mike Canales made sure that time didn’t go to waste.
Dan McCarney has issued a series of warnings to his team this week about the dangers of overlooking an opponent.
Redshirt freshman Dajon Williams will start at quarterback for UNT on Saturday when the Mean Green host Nicholls State.
The stands were mostly empty late Thursday night, after thousands of North Texas students filed out of Apogee Stadium, when something a little odd transpired. UNT started to move the ball. The Mean Green’s dependable running game got on track and the two longest passing plays of UNT’s season came in a span of eight plays, raising a fundamental question that UNT absolutely has to answer as soon as possible: Is Dajon Williams the answer?
North Texas gave up one corner kick in the second half against No. 15 Oklahoma, and it came back to haunt the Mean Green. The Sooners defeated North Texas 2-1 in overtime Friday after the Mean Green gave up the tying goal off a corner kick with 30 seconds left in regulation.
Dajon Williams has offered glimpses of the talent that has made him an intriguing prospect throughout his short time at North Texas.
North Texas coach Dan McCarney warned the Mean Green heading into their game against Louisiana Tech that the feelings accompanying the outcome of their Conference USA opener would linger. UNT would be in first place or last place for a month after an early league game.
Considering all that North Texas accomplished last year, there isn’t much the Mean Green look back on with regret. UNT won nine games and knocked off UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl while capitalizing on just about every opportunity that came its way in a breakout season.
There is just something about the bright lights of Tuesday night — or Thursday night, for that matter — that bring out the best in North Texas. Weekday nights might not sound like best of times for college football, but there are definite advantages, ones the Mean Green will look to capitalize on this week in their Conference USA opener against Louisiana Tech on Thursday at Apogee Stadium.
Jerbrell Lipscomb had a good feeling about the opportunities North Texas had to offer long before visiting the school over the weekend.
With two evenly matched teams, it was going to come down to a great goal, and that’s what happened. Midway through the second half, junior midfielder Molly Grisham one-timed a ball just outside the 18-yard box into the upper right-hand corner of the goal to give the North Texas soccer team a 1-0 victory against Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
One of the first orders of business for Dan McCarney when he took over as North Texas coach before the 2011 season was finding a way to win at home, a task he described as one of the first steps to building a championship team. UNT has reached that goal after years of floundering on its home field and will look to build on that run of success this morning when it opens its home schedule with an 11 a.m. game against rival SMU.