UNT’s Schoblocher leaves softball program

Taylor Schoblocher, a key member of the North Texas softball team, has left the program and will not play her senior season with the Mean Green.

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UNT track star motivated by childhood, dad

Jeff Caesar was cleaning out his garage not too long ago when seeing a long-forgotten item made him think back on the formative days of one of his star pupil’s athletic careers.

UNT notebook: Mitchell’s contract approved

Local connections were a big reason North Texas brought Jalie Mitchell back to her alma mater as its next women’s basketball coach last month.

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UNT notebook: Robertson fulfills UNT vision

Craig Robertson was standing in a room full of North Texas fans, officials and former players this summer when athletic director Rick Villarreal took a moment to recognize all he had accomplished in the past year.

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Coaches talk attendance

GAINESVILLE — The North Texas athletic department took its show on the road for its annual caravan Tuesday, when the Mean Green’s coaches and athletic officials addressed what they view as one of the program’s biggest challenges.

UNT notebook: With grades cleared, Smith jumps in QB race

The wait is finally over. DaMarcus Smith has officially joined the race to start at quarterback for North Texas.

Golf: UNT ninth at regional

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas came up short in its bid to reach the NCAA men’s golf finals. The Mean Green finished in ninth place at the New Haven Regional as they were unable to inch their way into the top five to advance.

Golf: UNT tied for seventh place

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas was tied for seventh place Friday after the second round of the NCAA regional tournament, trailing fifth-place Oklahoma State by three strokes for the final spot in the national finals with one round to go.

Golf: Last hole knocks UNT from lead

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas’ first day at the NCAA regional tournament saw wild swings up and down the leaderboard, and they finished tied for eighth place after 18 holes.

Men’s golf: Youngsters have UNT back at regionals

North Texas coach Brad Stracke couldn’t help but reflect on some of the high points of his past few years with the Mean Green men’s golf team this week.

Track and field: Mean Green still climbing C-USA hill

North Texas’ first lap through Conference USA was a bit of rough one when it came to track and field. The Mean Green have long been known for their prowess in the sport.

UNT notebook: Erick Evans to transfer to FCS school

Erick Evans carved out a role at North Texas after starting his college football career as a walk-on.

Tuesday death of North Texas student-athlete ruled suicide

University of North Texas basketball player Eboniey Jeter committed suicide in her dorm room, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said in an autopsy report released Friday.

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Softball: UNT pitcher has had to adjust to college game as freshman

Monique Garcia didn’t have a lot of time to adjust to pitching on the college level in her first season at North Texas.

UNT women's basketball player found dead in dorm

Eboniey Jeter, a member of the North Texas women’s basketball team, was found dead Tuesday morning in her dorm room at UNT’s Mozart Square Hall.

UNT notebook: Women’s hoops team grabs another basketball transfer

New coach Jalie Mitchell continued to restock the North Texas women’s basketball team’s roster over the weekend when the Mean Green picked up Terriell Bradley.

Softball: TWU softball earns another postseason bid

There was a time this season when the TWU softball team harbored some serious doubts about qualifying for the Lone Star Conference Championship tournament, much less earning a spot in NCAA postseason play.

Softball: UNT boasts senior day series sweep

All three North Texas seniors in the batting order recorded at least one hit on Sunday to lead the way for the Mean Green on senior day.

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Softball: Bombs away

Spencer Ferrell was just trying to get a bunt down late Saturday afternoon to help North Texas grab a spot in the Conference USA tournament.

Softball: UNT sister find solace in sharing softball field

The call would usually come sometime in the hours after practice wrapped up for both the Missouri and Illinois softball teams.

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Football: A decade of silence for UNT

The names that rolled across the television screen were intriguing to Cody Spencer for the first day of the 2004 NFL draft.

Golf: UNT grabs first C-USA title

TEXARKANA, Ark. — It was drama that Conference USA wanted when they went to match play to decide its golf champion, and it was drama it got.

Golf: Munoz wins C-USA tourney, UNT on to match play

TEXARKANA — Senior Juan Munoz captured the Conference USA individual championship, and the North Texas men’s golf team finished with the lowest score in stroke play to advance to today’s match play to determine the league champion.

Golf: UNT men surge to lead at C-USA golf tournament

TEXARKANA, Tex. — The North Texas men’s golf team roared into the lead of the Conference USA Championship as senior’s Jason Roets and Juan Munoz sent the Mean Green past No. 30 UAB for the overall team lead.

Golf: Roets storms to the lead at C-USA tourney

TEXARKANA — A red-hot Jason Roets matched his career-low with a 7-under 65 to take the lead at the Conference USA Championship and put the UNT men’s golf team in a prime position after the first round of play.

Softball: Sunday finale ends in heartbreak for UNT

RUSTON, La. — Sunday’s Conference USA series finale brought a little bit of everything to the table, from a pitcher’s duel through the first three innings to late-game home run heroics and comeback. However, when all the smoke had cleared from the game’s fireworks, Louisiana Tech was the team to “walk off” with a 5-4 victory, thanks to a full-count, two-out RBI double in the bottom of the seventh.

Golf: UNT seeking C-USA tourney victory

A big finish at the Reveille Classic came at the perfect time for the North Texas men’s golf team.

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Basketball: UNT’s Taylor opts not to pursue redshirt

T.J. Taylor’s once-promising college basketball career has come to an end.

Football: UNT’s Voss works out for Chiefs, Dolphins

Colin Voss thought his opportunities in football had come to an end not too long ago after the NCAA denied his appeal for a final season of eligibility. That changed over the past few weeks when the former forward for the North Texas basketball team heard from a pair of NFL teams that think he might have what it takes.

Golf: UNT takes fourth in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freshman Abbi Shaddix led the North Texas women’s golf team to its best finish at a conference championship since 2011 as the Mean Green finished fourth at the Conference USA tournament.

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UNT Notebook: Big guys shag punts to cap spring practice

North Texas reached the finish line when it comes to spring practice in light-hearted fashion Tuesday afternoon.

Golf: Freshman leads UNT at conference tourney

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was a record-breaking day for the North Texas women’s golf team, as freshman Abbi Shaddix was the catalyst as she fired the third-lowest round in school history at the Conference USA tournament.

Basketball: UNT nabs women’s hoops transfer from UT

Jalie Mitchell has her first recruit as the head coach at North Texas. Nekia Jones, a 5-11 forward from Beaumont who left Texas’ program this spring, has elected to continue her career with the Mean Green. Jones announced her intentions to play for UNT on her Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

Golf: UNT in contention after first round

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The best round of the year for the North Texas women’s golf team has it in contention for the Conference USA title after the first round of play. The Mean Green fired a first round of 6-over par 294 and is tied for third place, only seven strokes off the lead after the first 18 holes.

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Football: UNT picks up the tempo

There wasn’t much one could be certain of when it came to North Texas’ offense heading into spring practice a few weeks ago.

UNT Notebook: Barnett named Dunham’s replacement

Once George Dunham decided this year to retire as the radio voice of North Texas athletics, he started to think about the future — and who would replace him.

Football: Mean Green to present offensive research

North Texas offensive coordinator Mike Canales and the rest of the Mean Green’s coaching staff have taken a long, hard look since the end of last season at some of the top offenses in the country and the ins and outs of what they do.

Basketball: Versatile forward picks UNT over Tulsa, Charlotte, others

Playing four seasons of high school basketball wasn’t enough to earn Allante Holston the scholarship offers he was seeking.

Softball: Lady Monarchs oust Mean Green

HOUSTON — North Texas fought for nearly five hours Friday before being edged by No. 66 Old Dominion 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

Model Athlete: UNT’s Bardabush takes on dual career

Kseniya Bardabush was already well into her development as a tennis player when a suggestion from her mother opened up a whole new avenue in life.

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UNT notebook: Mean Green developing identity in practice

Spring practice is a time when a team’s personality often begins to emerge. New leaders step into the void left by departing seniors, and offseason adjustments take form.

Basketball: JUCO guard commits to play basketball at UNT

A two-year stay in junior college wasn’t what Deckie Johnson was shooting for when he was a high school standout in Memphis.

Softball: UNT wins series against UTSA

Just as it had on day one of the series, the UTSA long ball threatened the hopes of a North Texas victory. However, the Mean Green rallied for five unanswered runs over the course of its final two at bats to push past the Roadrunners, 5-2, and clinch a pivotal series with Conference USA tournament aspirations on the line.

Tennis: UNT tops South Alabama on senior day

Sometimes the storybook endings actually play out in real life. Franziska Sprinkmeyer rallied from a one-set deficit and clinched the winning point for the Mean Green on senior day and the North Texas tennis team defeated South Alabama, 4-2. Although the Jaguars won the doubles point, the hosts stormed back with four singles wins to take the cake on Sunday and improved to 8-13 on the season heading into the Conference USA Tournament.

Football: Akunne’s departure leaves hole at LB

Derek Akunne was one of the most consistent and productive players in North Texas’ lineup over his last three seasons with the Mean Green.

Tina Slinker: Support for new coach wanted

I have spent 26 years being involved in and now following the women’s basketball program at North Texas. I am writing in hopes of accumulating support, not that she needs it, for newly named head coach, Jalie Mitchell, one of UNT’s finest and someone who can re-establish alumni support and lead the program in a positive and productive direction.

Softball: North Texas snaps skid against UTSA

DENTON — With one deep fly ball over the left field wall, North Texas ended its nine-game losing skid against Conference USA foe Texas-San Antonio at home Saturday.

Tennis: Mean Green fall to UT Arlington in road finale

ARLINGTON — The North Texas tennis team’s day trip to the University of Texas at Arlington did not go as hoped, as the Lady Mavs defeated the Mean Green 4-0. The loss dropped the team to 7-13 on the season with one more match to play, a Senior Day contest 10 a.m. today vs. South Alabama.

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Women’s basketball: UNT introduces Mitchell as coach

Long before Jalie Mitchell became arguably the best player in the history of North Texas women’s basketball, she sat down with her friend Rosalyn Reades to talk about where they would continue their careers in college.

Football: UNT’s Patrick set to be inducted to Miami HOF

Once the ball was snapped, everything went perfectly for Kevin Patrick in his debut with the Miami Hurricanes back in 1990.