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.

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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.

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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.

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Men's basketball: Belief system

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.

Football: Hunger evident as practice begins

Dan McCarney could sense a renewed hunger among his players over the last few weeks as North Texas prepared for the opening of spring practice today.

Men's basketball: Williams makes all-conference team

Jordan Williams wanted to fill one final hole in the resume he built during his North Texas career heading into his senior season.

Men’s basketball: UNT draws Rice in opening round of C-USA tournament

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.

Softball: UNT falls in weekend series

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.

Tennis: UNT drops match to San Diego St.

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.

Men's basketball: Late drought costs UNT lead in loss to UTSA

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..

Women's basketball: Season ends with loss for UNT women

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.

Basketball: Roadrunners prove wily against UNT

Texas-San Antonio has developed into quite a thorn in North Texas’ side ever since the schools joined Conference USA in the summer of 2013.

Softball: C-USA slate arrives

The challenge North Texas will face this weekend in its opening series of the Conference USA softball season shaped coach Tracey Kee’s approach to the Mean Green’s schedule.

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Men's basketball: Miners take out frustrations on UNT

EL PASO — There would have been plenty of better times for North Texas to face UTEP.

Men’s basketball: Matured Williams still wants success for UNT

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.

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UNT Notebook: Wynn to miss stretch run

The final week of the regular season was going to be a challenging — not to mention important — one for both the North Texas men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Basketball: UNT guard Harris suspended again

BDeAndre Harris, a key contributor off the bench for the North Texas men’s basketball team, has been suspended and will miss the Mean Green’s game Thursday at UTEP.

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Men's basketball: Streak ends at five

North Texas’ opportunity to send four seniors out on a high note and extend the longest winning streak of coach Tony Benford’s three seasons with the Mean Green vanished in a flash Saturday.

Softball: Mean Green sweep Cowgirls

CONROE — Temperatures were cold at Scrap Yard Sports, but North Texas was hot and trailed for just a half-inning Saturday in sweeping Oklahoma State 5-3 and 4-0.

Women's basketball: Monarchs reign over UNT

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.

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Men's basketball: Get on your feet

North Texas has been through plenty of tough times this season. The way the Mean Green responded to them is what coach Tony Benford credited for their rapid rise in the Conference USA standings over the last few weeks.

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Men's basketball: Out on a high note

George Dunham rose from his chair on the Super Pit floor at halftime of North Texas’ game against Charlotte on Thursday and offered words of thanks during the final game of his 25 years as the radio voice of the Mean Green.

Women's basketball: Charlotte defeats UNT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Texas was unable to carry over its efficient offense from a successful weekend to its game Thursday, as the Mean Green lost 71-46 to Charlotte.

Men’s basketball: Dunham to call final UNT game tonight

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.

UNT Notebook: UNT in position to peak at right time

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.

Softball: UNT, ACU unable to finish official game at tourney

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.

Men's basketball: UNT beats FIU to make it four straight

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.

Women's basketball: Tac shines as women win again

Basketball: UNT looks to finish strong

MIAMI — Through the first few months of the season, the North Texas men’s basketball team searched and searched for the right formula that would get the Mean Green in gear and in a favorable position for the Conference USA tournament.

Men's basketball: Voss scores 22 as UNT wins third straight

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.

Women's basketball: Mean Green pound FAU, 74-55

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.

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Women's basketball: Squeeze every last drop

BreAnna Dawkins spent a lot of time with her leg propped up last winter, wondering how her senior season at North Texas would unfold — if one was in her future at all.

UNT Notebook: With win streak in pocket, UNT eyes road victories

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.

Soccer: UNT powerhouse adds 5 scholarship players

The North Texas soccer team didn’t have many holes to fill after winning the Conference USA regular season championship last season.

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Men's basketball: The Meanest comeback

Three bounces and a couple of seconds were all it took for DeAndre Harris to fly from one end of the Super Pit floor to the other with the final few seconds draining off the clock during North Texas’ game against Middle Tennessee on Saturday.