Camille Cherry keeps the reminders of one of the great influences in her life tucked away where she can find them in the toughest moments. Some are handwritten sticky notes carefully placed in her apartment.
The first two games of the North Texas women’s basketball season couldn’t have turned out worse when it comes to the bottom line. The Mean Green lost to Houston and Northern Colorado in home games that were tight in the late stages.
Jordan Murray grew tired of what became a routine occurrence when college coaches stopped by practice at Coppell over the last year.
George Dunham hasn’t found himself at a loss for words often during his tenure as the voice of the Mean Green. The North Texas graduate has called bowl wins, basketball buzzer-beaters and tough losses and always had something to say — right up until he looked down from the press box at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2012 and saw one of the Mean Green’s players leveled by a vicious hit.
Seeing its hopes of playing in a second straight bowl game end last week caused North Texas in some ways to shift its focus and approach heading into its final two games of the season.
EL PASO — North Texas dreams of a repeat bowl appearance ended not long after the sun set on the Sun Bowl late Saturday night. The Mean Green came into their encore season, following a nine-win campaign highlighted by a Heart of Dallas Bowl win, talking of building on the momentum they established with just the third bowl win in program history.
The last time North Texas faced Nicholls State, it turned out to be a pretty good day for the Mean Green. Tonight, UNT will look for a similar result to the 77-3 blowout win it posted in football in the second game of UNT’s men’s basketball season at the Super Pit.
EL PASO — North Texas’ dreams of a repeat bowl appearance are over. The Mean Green came into their encore season following a nine-win campaign highlighted by a Heart of Dallas Bowl win talking of building on the momentum they established with just the third bowl win in program history.
Fred Scott wasn’t officially a newcomer when he made his debut as North Texas’ starting middle linebacker in the Mean Green’s season opener against Texas. Scott had been on the field before for UNT. He just wasn’t out there in many key spots while backing up Zach Orr, one of the Mean Green’s best players in recent years.
North Texas withstood some early hot shooting by Arkansas-Monticello and freshman Jeremy Combs nearly recorded a double-double in his first game as the Mean Green won their season opener 84-62 on Friday.
Missed opportunities and unlucky bounces all worked against the North Texas women’s basketball team in their season opener against Houston on Friday night, and despite all of it, the Mean Green had their chances to win the game. But they came up short, losing a turnover-filled game 46-42 at the Super Pit.
When Tony Benford arrived at North Texas in the spring of 2012, he was met with sky-high expectations of NCAA tournament bids and conference titles. That was part of the deal.
Tony Benford vowed when he took over at North Texas to build the Mean Green’s program with home-grown Texas talent. Benford took another step toward that goal on Wednesday when he signed two top in-state prospects on the opening day of the early signing period.
James Jones experienced stomach aches on a regular basis for more than a year by the time North Texas was preparing for spring practice back in February. At the time, the senior cornerback didn’t spend a whole lot of time worrying about what he thought was just a part of life for him, like having poor eyesight or bad circulation is for others.
Candice Adams couldn’t help but wonder at times as she sat on North Texas’ bench last season if her basketball career had some kind of lingering curse hanging over it.
There weren’t many teams last season in Conference USA that had much success when it came to slowing down UTEP’s Aaron Jones.
North Texas was on the verge of hitting a low it hadn’t seen in well over a decade when Jordan Williams pulled the Mean Green together in the closing moments of its exhibition game against Oklahoma City on Monday night.
North Texas brought in a host of newcomers in the hopes that they could help the Mean Green take another step forward in coach Tony Benford’s third season guiding the program. UNT will have an opportunity to see how some of those players will mesh with the Mean Green’s veterans tonight in a 7 p.m. exhibition game against Oklahoma City at the Super Pit.
Mike Petersen has seen more than his share of exhibition games over the course of 22 seasons as a head coach. Some have been blowouts. Others have been close. What they’ve all been are wins. After a bit of a scare Thursday, that streak continued with North Texas’ 75-74 overtime win over Southern Arkansas.
CHARLOTTE — Early goals, set pieces and solid defense down the stretch were critical for the North Texas soccer team during its run to the Conference USA regular-season title.
North Texas will face Southern Arkansas in its lone exhibition game at 6 p.m. tonight at the Super Pit.
Most coaches have more than a few mentors who helped them move along in their careers, whether it was through advice or a chance to move to a higher-level job.
North Texas will host the Conference USA cross country meet for the second straight year today on the Eagle Point course. The women’s 5-kilometer race will begin at 9 a.m. with the men’s 8K to follow at 10 a.m.
Tori Phillips realized just how different life in college would be a few weeks ago when she plopped down in her seat before one of her first classes at North Texas. Phillips took a look around and realized she was one face in a crowd of 700.
Eboni Godfrey spent a lot of time and energy over the years trying to prove that she was the exception to a rather fundamental rule when it comes to playing volleyball — that it helps to be tall.
Andrew McNulty will enter North Texas’ bye week atop the depth chart, but he won’t be the only quarterback who will see time for the Mean Green when they face Florida Atlantic on Nov. 8.
Rickey Brice was looking for more than just a college where he could continue his basketball career when he began sorting through a long list of scholarship offers over the last few months.
Turn back the calendar a few weeks and one could find a time when a reasonable debate could have taken place when it comes to the strength of North Texas’ stable of quarterbacks. UNT had a solid junior college prospect who had arrived in Josh Greer, a talented redshirt freshman in Dajon Williams and a career backup who knew the Mean Green’s system in Andrew McNulty.