AMARILLO — Perhaps the one statistic that hasn’t been emphasized enough during Ryan’s impressive playoff run — and really the bulk of this season — has been its ability to protect the football.Rarely have...
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bennett Koch scored 18 points, including going 8 of 10 at the free throw line, to help lead Northern Iowa to a 93-70 home win against North Texas on Monday night.Matt Bohannon...
The scene at Apogee Stadium on Saturday afternoon drove home one obvious point when it comes to the North Texas football program.
The journey to its first win against a Division I team this season is about to get a whole lot tougher for North Texas.
Denton and Amarillo school district officials have agreed to move today’s Class 6A Division 1 regional round game between Ryan and Amarillo Tascosa to 3 p.m. Monday after a winter storm has most of West Texas and the Panhandle covered with ice and snow.
North Texas entered its fifth season under Dan McCarney a couple of months ago hoping to show that it was on the way back up. Only a year had passed since one of the greatest seasons in UNT history — a 9-4 campaign capped by a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Mean Green fell back to 4-8 a year ago, but an influx of junior college players and a renewed sense of urgency had UNT believing 2015 could be its bounce-back season.
What started out as a tough run through its home tournament this week, got worse – a whole lot worse – for North Texas on Wednesday night. The Mean Green lost their third straight in the Mean Green Challenge, a tournament UNT set up largely to help facilitate a good start to the season. Troy hammered UNT 86-74 in the Mean Green’s final game of the event, and that might not have been the worst part of what transpired for UNT.
The idea when North Texas set its schedule was to use the Mean Green Challenge as a launching point for a successful season. UNT is down to its last opportunity to reach that goal today in a game against Troy. After what transpired in a 74-72 loss to Samford on Tuesday, even a win over the Trojans might not be enough to wash away the bitter taste of two straight tight defeats.
Idaho handed North Texas opportunity after opportunity to make the big play it needed to extend its season-opening winning streak on Monday night at the Super Pit.
As the Broncos made their third-quarter run, McKinney North’s turnovers began to snowball and Denton’s offense began to flourish.
After posting a 24-7 overall record, the TWU volleyball team was rewarded with an at-large bid to the 2015 NCAA South Central Regional Tournament. The Pioneers earned their fourth NCAA tournament berth (1996, 1997 and 2013) in program history and second under coach Shelly Barberee.
Zac Whitfield left little doubt Saturday afternoon. The way the 2015 season has unfolded is not what he hoped for when he elected to come back for one final season at North Texas.The senior defensive back...
As TWU and Colorado State-Pueblo sat tied at 31 after an offensively inefficient first half, it became apparent that whichever team could discover its offensive game would have the advantage in the closely...
GARLAND — Argyle’s two previous trips to the state tournament ended in disappointment. The third time, as they say, was the charm. Armed with a roster loaded with seven single-minded seniors, Argyle rolled to its first state title Saturday with a 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 sweep of Bushland in the Class 4A final at the Curtis Culwell Center.
CARROLLTON — Quarterback James Helzer threw for 432 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Calvary Lions to a 68-56 victory over Dallas Tyler Street Christian Academy on Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the TAPPS six-man Division II playoffs.
MARBLE FALLS — The Argyle Lady Eagles expended every ounce of energy competing in six games in three days, and it paid off Saturday as they came away champions of the Marble Falls tournament.
SAN ANTONIO — The North Texas volleyball team fell to top seed Western Kentucky in the Conference USA tournament semifinals Saturday, ending the season with a 20-13 record.
BEDFORD — The Lake Dallas defense allowed Burleson to drive the ball to the red zone, but facing a fourth-and-13, it needed a stop. As Burleson quarterback Preston Paden dropped back, it quickly became apparent he had no chance. The pocket collapsed, and several Lake Dallas defenders reached Paden with enough force that his helmet popped off and skittered backward 5 feet for a turnover on downs. Already up by two touchdowns, Lake Dallas cruised the rest of the way for a 35-14 win on Friday at Pennington Field.
ALLEN — Guyer coach John Walsh’s play-calling identity has long been one to score as many points as quickly as possible. But in Friday’s Class 6A Division II area-round playoff game against Southlake Carroll, Walsh threw the Dragons a curveball. Guyer, knowing the potency of the Dragons’ offense, executed its game plan to perfection in rolling up 544 yards on the ground and milking the clock en route to a 48-35 win against the Dragons, avenging a loss in the same round of the playoffs a year ago.
ARLINGTON — Sometimes, you have to give a team the credit it deserves. It’s no secret Ryan has had its doubters this season. Fueled by a battered defense that forced four second-half turnovers, Ryan’s offense rallied from a five-point hole in the fourth quarter with two touchdowns in the final 8:50 — both from sophomore quarterback Spencer Sanders — to steal a 43-35 win in a wild finish at AT&T Stadium.
JUSTIN — Facing the Aledo Bearcats for the second consecutive season in the Class 5A Division I Region I area round at Northwest ISD Stadium, the Denton Broncos knew they had to put together a near perfect game to take down the defending state champs. It was Aledo that played the mistake free game, using a balanced blend of run and pass to expose the Denton defense and with the Bearcats scoring on their first three drives of the game, the Broncos were facing a severe uphill climb from the get-go. Denton’s offense struggled and Aledo kept its foot on the gas pedal and breezed its way into the regional semifinals with a 52-3 victory on Friday.
Garrett Gunter didn’t have a chance to get nervous last week during North Texas’ loss to Tennessee. The seldom-used offensive lineman was standing on the sideline until starting center Kaydon Kirby went down with a shoulder injury, helping turn the game into an all-hands-on-deck situation for the Mean Green that will continue today when they take on Middle Tennessee.
ROYSE CITY — Sanger coach Chuck Galbreath knew his team’s playoff road would be a tough one, and following its 48-9 loss to Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in a Class 4A Division I area-round game at Royse City ISD Stadium on Thursday, Galbreath addressed his team at eye level as most of his players welled up.
The Denton Broncos did just about all they could to improve their playoff positioning from a season ago. They already have one more win than last season with nine, and their 6-1 District 5-5A record earned them a share of the district crown for the first time since 1999.
As Ryan gets set for its second-round playoff showdown tonight against South Grand Prairie, Raider coach Dave Henigan said his team is playing at an exceptionally high level and has just as much momentum as its opponent.