Football: Thompson starts after ‘wild ride’

Micah Thompson was a few weeks into his career with the North Texas football team when Dan McCarney delivered what seemed like life-altering news.

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Inspired effort

Each morning started the same way for Kishawn McClain from the time he was 7 years old until he left home to join the University of North Texas football team about a decade later.

UNT notebook: North Texas opens as underdog to FCS Portland State

North Texas is paying a hefty price for what was supposed to be an easy homecoming win this weekend.

Football: McCarney says UNT’s sticking with McNulty

North Texas’ experiment with rotating quarterbacks appears to have come to an end after just one week. Andrew McNulty made his fourth straight start in the Mean Green’s game against Southern Miss on Saturday, when DaMarcus Smith also played meaningful series for the first time in his UNT career.

Basketball: Bryan standout commits to UNT

A.J. Lawson remembers looking up to J-Mychal Reese when he was about to embark on his high school career a few years ago.

Brett Vito: UNT has long road ahead

The last time North Texas ventured to M.M. Roberts Stadium, the Mean Green walked away with a win that served notice that they might be a factor in Conference USA.

UNT scores late to down FIU

For the second game in a row, the North Texas soccer team came up with a late second-half goal to take a 1-0 victory against FIU on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.


UNT drops to 0-4 with 49-14 loss to Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — North Texas has tried pushing the pace and spreading the field in the hope of jump-starting its stagnant offense in the first three weeks of the season.

Football: Mullens shines against Mean Green

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — North Texas knew heading into its game against Southern Mississippi that Nick Mullens could pose some problems for its defense.


Wilson provides positive in loss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — North Texas coach Dan McCarney has said since the beginning of last season that sooner or later, Jeffrey Wilson would become a huge weapon for the Mean Green’s offense.

UNT tasked with turnaround on road

North Texas has put itself in a remarkably difficult situation through the first three weeks of its season. UNT not only has lost all three of its games, it’s also dropped its opener in Conference USA play. The Mean Green can’t afford many more setbacks heading into a game today against Southern Mississippi on the road, where UNT has struggled mightily against the last two seasons.

Haggerty scores late to life Mean Green

All the evidence pointed to overtime with time winding down and North Texas and Florida Atlantic tied at 1. Amber Haggerty did not want another tie. In the 85th minute, the senior forward delivered with the game-winning goal to give the Mean Green a 2-1 victory against the Owls on Friday night at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.


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Football: Davis key vs. Southern Miss

There have been times early in his North Texas career when it would have been easy for Chad Davis to feel a little down about his situation.

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Football: After leaving Oregon, Wallace becomes a UNT leader

Anthony Wallace charged straight through the middle of Iowa’s offensive line Saturday and arrived just in time — meeting a ball skittering across the turf at Kinnick Stadium.


UNT notebook: McCarney: Adversity uniting Mean Green

North Texas is quickly getting to the point where it will try just about anything to jump-start its season.

Football: McNulty slated to start against Southern Mississippi

Dan McCarney vowed to stay the course when it comes to North Texas’ quarterback situation — at least when it comes to who is slated to start for the Mean Green heading into practice in advance of Saturday’s game at Southern Mississippi.

Brett Vito: Time has arrived to give Smith a shot to spark UNT

North Texas already was well on its way to its third straight loss to open the season late Saturday night when the Mean Green inserted one of its most intriguing recruits of the last cycle into a blowout loss to Iowa.

UTSA sweeps UNT

SAN ANTONIO — The North Texas volleyball team fell in three sets to the UTSA Roadrunners on Sunday, 25-18, 25-15, 25-16, closing out a four-day road swing that spanned across the state of Texas.


Iowa crushes UNT 62-16 in homecoming for team leaders

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Memories came flooding back for Andrew McNulty the moment he stepped onto the turf Kinnick Stadium.

Wilson proves solid in season debut

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Being back out on a football field was a sweet feeling for North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson on Saturday.

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UNT defense remains shaky

IOWA CITY, Iowa — North Texas knew the transition to a new defensive scheme after losing some key players from last season’s team wouldn’t be an easy one.

UNT seeks reversal in tough road game

North Texas has traveled to play some of the storied teams in college football over the past decade, including Alabama, LSU and Kansas State. Outside of a win at Ball State in 2009, the results since 2001 have never been what the Mean Green had hoped in those nonconference road games. UNT is 1-37 in those games in that span and has lost 12 straight.


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UNT transfer center fails to qualify

North Texas men’s basketball coach Tony Benford confirmed Thursday night that JUCO transfer Mike Thomas will not play for the Mean Green this season.

UNT, Marshall battle to 0-0 deadlock

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Five days after losing in double overtime to No. 5 Texas A&M, North Texas found itself going the distance again. The Mean Green opened its Conference USA season against Marshall, and neither team was able to find the back of the net through 110 minutes of play.


Football: Young LB garnering respect

Only a few hours had passed after Brandon Garner backed out of a commitment to Purdue when a new opportunity arose in the summer of 2013.

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Football: Hawkeye homecoming

A few of Hayden Fry’s former Iowa players went to him with an idea not too long ago. Fry built a reputation during his legendary career for developing the next generation of head coaches, including North Texas’ Dan McCarney and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz.


Notebook: UNT stresses positives

Dan McCarney reminded his team this week of some positives following a tough loss to Rice in the Mean Green’s home opener.

Football: UNT looking for new faces on defense to mesh

North Texas knew it had some rebuilding to do defensively heading into its fifth season under coach Dan McCarney.


Brett Vito: Rest of season looks bleak after Saturday’s game

A week ago at this time, there were some pretty good reasons to believe the situation North Texas faced might not be as dire as it appeared.

No. 5 A&M beats UNT with goal in extra time

COLLEGE STATION — The North Texas soccer team was 65 seconds away from tying the fifth-ranked team in the nation, but Texas A&M escaped with a 2-1 double overtime victory after Karlie Mueller scored on a free kick outside the 18-yard box Sunday at Ellis Field.

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North Texas took a big step toward establishing its Apogee Stadium edge two years ago in a showdown with Rice.

Football: Mean Green losing turnover battle

The best teams in Dan McCarney’s five seasons as North Texas’ coach have excelled when it comes to winning the turnover battle.

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Football: McNulty shows improvement

North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty vowed to improve after a tough season-opening performance in a loss SMU last week.

Home date with Rice timely for UNT

Opportunities to build on its history of success at Apogee Stadium will be few and far between for North Texas this season. That set of circumstances makes today’s game against Rice all the more important for the Mean Green. UNT will take on the Owls in its 1:30 p.m. home opener — one of only five games the Mean Green will play at Apogee.

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UNT defeats Houston Baptist in Tulsa tournament

TULSA, Okla. — The Reynolds Center was virtually empty as North Texas took the court for its first action of the Tulsa Invitational, but that didn’t stop the Mean Green from coming out strong from the opening serve.

Mean Green hand Oral Roberts 1-0 loss

For the second straight game, senior midfielder Karla Pineda scored the winning goal late in the second half and North Texas beat visiting Oral Roberts.


Football: UNT still on quest for offensive balance

The debut of a new North Texas offense didn’t go quite as planned last week in the Mean Green’s season opener at SMU.

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Football: Just what the doctor ordered

Zac Whitfield spent day after day hoisting cases of Dr Pepper into trucks late this summer, his days playing college football seemingly behind him.

Dillard breaks UNT mark in victory

Senior Carnae Dillard had 35 attacks and set a North Texas career record Wednesday as UNT swept Stephen F. Austin 25-18, 25-16, 25-18.

UNT notebook: Hedlund: UNT best in Dallas-Fort Worth

There were a host of reasons the North Texas soccer team’s win over TCU on Sunday was a milestone for the Mean Green.

Football: McCarney says execution plagued offense against SMU

North Texas took a long, hard look over the past two days at what transpired during its season-opening game against SMU on Saturday and why its offense never got on track.


Brett Vito: UNT’s dreams turn to nightmares against SMU

What started out as a day full of hope quickly turned into something far different for North Texas on Saturday at Ford Stadium.


Free fall in the fourth

DALLAS — North Texas went to Dallas with hopes that not much had changed since a year ago, when the Mean Green plastered rival SMU at Apogee Stadium.

Offensive woes continue for UNT

DALLAS — North Texas entered its season opener at SMU on Saturday hoping a few tweaks would get its offense on track after a tough 2014 campaign.


CB Buyers out for season

DALLAS — North Texas will be without one of its key defensive players for the rest of the season and could be without one of its key offensive weapons as well.

UNT seeks historic repeat today

North Texas made history last season when the Mean Green resumed their long-standing series with Dallas-Fort Worth rival SMU. UNT has won just five games in the 34 times the teams have played, dating to 1922, and picked up its most lopsided victory in the series a year ago, hammering the Mustangs 43-6.