Jarrian Roberts watched carefully during his first two seasons at North Texas, picking up the tricks of the trade from some of the better defensive players in recent Mean Green history.
Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer have seen opportunities come and go during their competition to take over as North Texas’ starting quarterback.
Derek Thompson, North Texas’ former starting quarterback, has agreed to be the lead plaintiff in a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that the NCAA and its member conferences have conspired to deny college athletes adequate compensation for their performances.
The course of Matthew Dash’s football career has been anything but conventional. The safety has gone from the East Coast to the West Coast, made a stop in junior college and watched national signing day pass him by this year with no destination in sight.
Dan McCarney talked a whole lot about the questions North Texas faces at the Mean Green’s annual media day on Monday at Apogee Stadium.
The hunt for a new starting quarterback has been the talk of the first week of North Texas fall practice, and rightly so.
The first few weeks of fall practice represent one of the grand opportunities in the world of college football. Seniors have long since departed and at least a few jobs are typically up for grabs as the days dwindle before teams’ season openers.
North Texas will find out pretty quickly where it ranks among the Texas teams in Conference USA in its second men’s basketball season in the league this fall.
Aderius Epps, a former Cedar Hill offensive lineman who spent the first two years of his college career at Kansas State, confirmed Tuesday morning that he plans to transfer to North Texas.
North Texas began fall practice Monday talking a lot about change, just as it has since the end of a milestone season. Several of the standouts who helped lead the Mean Green to a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl were long since gone when UNT’s returning players sprinted onto the field at the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility.
The North Texas volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in Conference USA’s preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday, when two of UNT’s top players were named to the league’s preseason all-conference team.
One of the ideas behind North Texas’ efforts to bring its top recruiting targets to Denton in June for a series of events was so that they could become familiar with the school, its coaches and current players long before national signing day.
Coaches from across the region were in constant contact over the last few months with Converse Judson offensive lineman Abdul Beecham.
D’erren Wilson will make a short trip to Denton today for what is quickly becoming a big night each summer for North Texas.
IRVING — Conference USA will move forward with plans to provide athletes with scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance, following the lead of the five major conferences in what commissioner Britton Banowsky described as a challenging time in college athletics during the league’s annual media day Wednesday.
IRVING — At this time a year ago, North Texas felt pretty secure when it came to a few aspects of its team. Linebacker Zach Orr, running back Brandin Byrd and wide receiver Brelan Chancellor all seemed to be locks to start. And while Derek Thompson didn’t nail down the starting quarterback job until right before the Mean Green’s season opener, he had two years of experience as a starter under his belt heading into his senior year.
The last time North Texas was in a situation like the one that arrived Wednesday, some of the members of its senior class were in the seventh grade. The 2005 season was set to begin in a few weeks and the Mean Green was a unanimous pick to win the Sun Belt Conference in the preseason coaches poll.
Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.
Success is often a product of timing in college athletics. There were plenty of instances in North Texas’ debut campaign in Conference USA when the school had perfect timing. UNT won its first bowl game in 11 years when it knocked off UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl behind a senior-laden team loaded with some of the top players in recent school history. UNT’s basketball teams weren’t as fortunate during the Mean Green’s first calendar year in Conference USA that officially wrapped up last Tuesday.
Images of a sea of green linger in Rick Villarreal’s memory from arguably the highlight moment of his 13-year tenure as North Texas’ athletic director. UNT emerged from its locker room at halftime of the Heart of Dallas Bowl, as Villarreal looked down the sideline at the Cotton Bowl and thought about the memorable games he attended over the years.
Two members of the North Texas football team, including a projected starter, were charged with theft in connection with an incident involving a pair of televisions at a Denton Walmart on Monday and booked into Denton City Jail on Tuesday morning.
Long before he arrived at North Texas, Tony Benford spent a few days working with some of the top young players in the country at a summer camp run by John Lucas. Current Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon was there, as was Houston guard L.J. Rose, not to mention J-Mychal Reese, one of the most highly regarded players of the bunch.
One of the top high school players in the state from a few years ago is planning to restart his college career at North Texas. J’Mychal Reese, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Bryan who played two seasons at Texas A&M before being dismissed for violations of team rules, announced via Twitter late Wednesday that he had found a new home.
Basketball is a way of life for the Jolivette family. Brian Jolivette played for Louisiana-Lafayette and passed his love of the game on to his son, Blake, who played at American, and then to his daughter, Brooke. The 5-11 guard became the latest member of the family to excel at the high school level and secure a college scholarship Friday when she committed to North Texas.
Derek Thompson knew that if he didn’t play football beyond his days at North Texas he would follow in his mother’s footsteps and coach on the high school level.
Tyler John Tyler's Rodney Bendy waited for weeks to meet North Texas coach Dan McCarney and make his commitment to play for the Mean Green official.