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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Muhammed Ahmed faced a challenge last summer unlike anything most American college athletes endure. The sun was just peeking over the horizon when Ahmed would line up with the rest of his teammates to run sprints on the turf at Apogee Stadium, toss around a medicine ball and lift weights, quickly working up a sweat during the North Texas men’s basketball team’s summer conditioning program.
Jordan Williams wanted to fill one final hole in the resume he built during his North Texas career heading into his senior season.
The North Texas men’s basketball team will face Rice in an opening round game of the Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday at Legacy Arena inside the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the series already clinched by UAB, North Texas aimed to salvage the weekend by knocking off the Blazers in Sunday’s finale. As was the theme of the weekend, the Mean Green jumped out to an early lead only to watch it slip away for the third time, falling 5-2 to UAB.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In collegiate tennis, sometimes winning the doubles point does not make a difference — like in North Texas’ 4-1 win against San Diego on March 7, when the Mean Green rattled off four consecutive singles wins after going down 1-0 to the Toreros. But sometimes it makes all the difference — like in North Texas’ 4-3 loss to No. 58 San Diego St. on Sunday afternoon, when the Mean Green and Aztecs split the six singles matches after the home squad clinched the opening point.
SAN ANTONIO — North Texas had a sizable lead and a chance to regain some of the momentum it established a few days ago late in the second half of its regular-season finale at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday..
On de facto senior night at Kitty Magee Arena, BreAnna Dawkins did all she could to lead North Texas to victory against Texas-San Antonio and into the Conference USA tournament.
EL PASO — There would have been plenty of better times for North Texas to face UTEP.
Jordan Williams stood in a hall in the bowels of the Super Pit this season, his son in his arms, and talked a little about the next step in his senior season at North Texas. The situation was nothing like what Williams envisioned for his career when he arrived at UNT four years earlier as a highly decorated high school player.
NORFOLK, Va. — Against Old Dominion on Jan. 17 at the Super Pit, North Texas played primarily zone defense. That was to negate the Lady Monarchs’ size and force them to make outside shots. The strategy worked, as Old Dominion shot 3-for-17 from beyond the arc and the Mean Green hung around in a close game before falling 54-44.
George Dunham was in the early stages of his tenure as the voice of North Texas athletics in 1997 when he uttered a phrase that has been attached to him ever since.
The North Texas men’s basketball team firmly believes the rigors of its season have helped develop the Mean Green into a far different unit than they were just a few weeks ago.
WACO — After winning two on day one and losing two on day two, North Texas looked to end the Baylor Invitational on a high note with a win against Abilene Christian. Unfortunately, the weather in Waco just wouldn’t hold up long enough Sunday to allow the tournament finale to finish.
MIAMI — North Texas was all but locked into a spot in the Conference USA men’s basketball tournament when it headed out to Florida for a two-game trip.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Over the course of his two seasons at North Texas, Colin Voss has shown he’s capable of getting into grooves where it appears any shot he takes is going to drop.
North Texas came out victorious Thursday, posting its best offensive performance of the season against Florida Atlantic in a 74-55 win. Senior guard BreAnna Dawkins led the way with a career performance of 24 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
The North Texas men’s basketball team put one of its bigger issues in the past last week in pretty spectacular fashion when it beat UAB and Middle Tennessee in back-to-back games.