Trey Keenan made his way into what amounted to an oversized closet at Michie Stadium on Saturday night for an assignment that is a rarity for players like the former Argyle standout.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — North Texas coach Seth Littrell took a look at what Army’s defense does best heading into the teams’ game on Saturday and came to what seemed like a reasonable conclusion.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Seth Littrell spoke over the last few days about how a fortuitously timed bye could help North Texas prepare for the challenges Army’s option offense would present.The way the Mean Green...
Eric Jenkins envisioned basketball as his ticket to a better life while growing up in New Orleans, where he sometimes went hungry or worried about where he’d find the money for bus fare to school. It wasn’t until Jenkins’ time at Miller-McCoy Academy was coming to an end that he looked around the gym and reconsidered.
North Texas found out the hard way a year ago just how big a of difference a bye week can make for a team. UNT had an off week during the 2015 season, but it came on the opening Saturday of the year. The Mean Green were forced to plow through 12 games in 12 weeks as a result.
North Texas isn’t in its familiar spot atop the Conference USA soccer standings heading into the stretch run of the season. The Mean Green have a chance to change that in their last four games before the conference tournament, beginning with a key showdown with Charlotte on Friday at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
Brandon Garner’s contributions to North Texas’ surprising start were easy to overlook earlier this season. The sacks that fellow linebacker Joshua Wheeler posted and the interceptions safety Kishawn McClain hauled in overshadowed what Garner accomplished coming off the bench as a reserve.
Amanda Chamberlain operated in a supporting role last season with the North Texas volleyball team. All but one of the Mean Green’s players did just that during what amounted to a victory lap for Carnae Dillard, one of the best players in program history. The challenge for UNT this season has been finding a way to fill the void that Dillard left.
Seth Littrell already has created a palpable buzz about the direction of North Texas’ football program in his first season as the Mean Green’s head coach. The moves that new athletic director Wren Baker is making off the field are quickly adding steam at a time when UNT’s program appears to be headed in the right direction.
IRVING — Jalie Mitchell was in a much better place Wednesday when she arrived at Conference USA headquarters for her second go-round as Mean Green coach during the league’s annual media days. UNT was an afterthought at media days a year ago after winning just five games the previous season.
IRVING — Over the course of his first four seasons at North Texas, Tony Benford has coached teams with a high talent level and others with a load of experience. Benford says the Mean Green will have the best of both when they open their season next month.
The college basketball season will get off to an unofficial start over the next two days, when the head coaches from Conference USA gather for the league’s annual media days.
For the past decade or so, there has been lingering skepticism that has accompanied most of North Texas’ big wins.
North Texas punter Eric Keena might not look like the biggest running threat the Mean Green have rolled out on the field this season, especially when compared to star junior Jeffrey Wilson.
Mason Fine was far from the star of North Texas’ win against Marshall on Saturday night at Apogee Stadium.
One of the top quarterbacks in Conference USA caused North Texas all kinds of problems last week in a loss to Middle Tennessee. The experience of being carved up for 295 yards and two touchdowns by Brent Stockstill wasn’t a pleasant one for UNT, but it could pay dividends today when the Mean Green host Marshall.
Former North Texas wide receiver Brelan Chancellor felt like he and his teammates were almost invincible when they lined up at Apogee Stadium just a few years ago. The Mean Green won early and often at home after the venue opened in 2011, leading website Prediction Machine to declare that UNT had the best home-field advantage in college football.
Seth Littrell kept coming back to a single issue Tuesday while discussing the problems North Texas has faced offensively this season. The Mean Green’s head coach didn’t single out his offensive line, quarterback, receivers or any other position group. He said UNT’s problems are widespread and all come down to finding a way to be more consistent.
North Texas goalkeeper coach Matt Montayne kept telling Miranda Schoening her time would come at some point this season with the Mean Green soccer team. That time arrived on Sunday, when the highly regarded freshman came through with a stellar performance in an unexpected start.
Amaad Wainright is expected to bounce back from a broken foot in a big way this fall at Trinity Valley Community College. North Texas is banking on it after the 6-4 guard committed to continue his career with the Mean Green in the 2017-18 season.
When Seth Littrell took over as North Texas’ coach back in December and vowed to “tee it high and let it fly,” the immediate question became whether the Mean Green could find a quarterback to make a spread system work.
North Texas couldn’t have gotten off to a better start against old rival Middle Tennessee on Saturday in its Conference USA home opener. The Mean Green took the opening kickoff and looked like a fine-tuned machine while marching down the field for a quick touchdown.
North Texas enters its first home game of the Conference USA season coming off a memorable come-from-behind win against Rice to open league play. In that regard, UNT and Middle Tennessee are in a similar position today for a surprising battle between teams atop the league standings in the early going.
North Texas cornerback Chad Davis has long believed the Mean Green have the makings of an elite secondary this season. The Mean Green have four returning starters and UNT’s only preseason All-Conference USA selection in safety Kishawn McClain.
Breaking through for a win against Rice last week was significant for North Texas for several reasons. The victory snapped a 14-game road losing streak and came in UNT’s Conference USA opener.
The North Texas soccer team will have a long week off to prepare for a key match early in the Conference USA season this weekend.
There were times not too long ago when North Texas might as well have packed it in and gone home when it found itself in a situation like the one it face Saturday night at Rice.
Emma Eakin and Holly Milam led the North Texas volleyball team to its first Conference USA victory of the year, sweeping Florida International on Sunday afternoon.