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Football: Ryan rallies from 10 points down to win, advance to face Allen on Saturday

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...


Garrett: Cowboys still in mix to win NFC East title

Men’s basketball: UNT falters in second half, loses against UNI

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...


Brett Vito: UNT brass cannot afford to make a mistake on upcoming coaching hire

The scene at Apogee Stadium on Saturday afternoon drove home one obvious point when it comes to the North Texas football program.

Basketball: UNT men face tough task against Northern Iowa

The journey to its first win against a Division I team this season is about to get a whole lot tougher for North Texas.


Miners dig UNT 1-11 hole

North Texas interim coach Mike Canales and his veteran players talked all week about washing away the bad taste in their mouths from a lost season.

Football: Ryan to play Monday

Ryan’s Class 6A Division I Region I third-round playoff game versus Amarillo Tascosa originally slated for Saturday afternoon has been moved to 3 p.m. Monday at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo.

Villarreal: Coach decision coming soon

North Texas is on the verge of announcing who will take over as its new head football coach.


Football: UNT defense shines in finale

The 2015 season will go down as one of the worst in North Texas history when it comes to defense.

Lake Dallas dominates El Paso Eastlake

MIDLAND — The Lake Dallas football team now has reached heights never before seen in program history.

Bobcats shut out unbeaten Mustangs

BROWNWOOD — Heading into their Class 4A playoff showdown with undefeated and seventh-ranked Sweetwater, the Krum Bobcats saw an online prediction that they had a 97 percent chance to lose.

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Football: Late scores push Argyle past Kennedale

DALLAS — Argyle has been kicking the tires of a new model and finding what it can do best to enter the win column this season.

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Football: Orr, UNT aim to go out on top

Austin Orr came up with the play of the year thus far for North Texas, swatting away an extra point and giving the Mean Green the boost it needed to post their lone win of the season.

Football: Ryan, Amarillo Tascosa to play Monday

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.

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Another bites the dust

ARLINGTON — Guyer coach John Walsh was certain a quarter-and-a-half-long defensive stalemate was about to end with less than seven minutes to play Friday in a Class 6A Division II regional semifinal against San Angelo Central.

Mean Green Gameday

UNT RB Jeffrey Wilson vs. UTEP LB Alvin Jones

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Four downs: Keys to today's game

Basketball: Guard Harris off UNT men’s team

DeAndre Harris is no longer a member of the North Texas men’s basketball program.

Basketball: UNT falls to Arizona

What started out looking like it would be a second big win against a major conference opponent for North Texas this season quickly turned into something else entirely Friday afternoon.

Wildcats face tall order in Bobcats

Heading into last week’s game against perennial power Southlake Carroll and the Dragons’ potent offensive attack, Guyer head coach John Walsh knew exactly what the Wildcats were going to do to try to pull off an upset.


What went wrong

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.

Men's basketball: Mean Green drop third straight

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.

Men’s basketball: UNT again fails to close in dropping game to Samford

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.

Basketball: Ryan boys beat Denton

Jada Catlin scored 13 points, Lauren Cowling added 11 and Denton used a 13-0 run in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to steal a come-from-behind win over the Lady Raiders.

Boys basketball: Wildcats whip 4A champs

It didn’t take long for Guyer to bury the defending Class 4A state champion and preseason No. 1 team in the 4A poll on Tuesday. The Wildcats used a nine-point run to open the game and rolled to an 84-43 win over Bridgeport.

Basketball: UNT loses lead late, can’t rally vs. Idaho

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.

Basketball: Denton boys, girls struggle down the stretch in losses

As the Broncos made their third-quarter run, McKinney North’s turnovers began to snowball and Denton’s offense began to flourish.

Canales: It’s going to be tough to walk away

Mike Canales still has a few days left in his second stint as the interim coach at North Texas.

TWU nets at-large bid to NCAA tourney

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.

Brett Vito: UNT seniors deserve support in final game

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...

Basketball: TWU gives up late run, can’t muster comeback against CSU-Pueblo

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...

Basketball: UNT men to host Idaho tonight

North Texas sailed through the easy part of its early-season schedule. Tonight, the Mean Green Challenge will start to live up to its name.UNT will host Idaho at 7:30 p.m. at the Super Pit in its third...


Volleyball: Third time’s the charm

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.

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Football: Blue Raiders hand Mean Green 10th loss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — North Texas interim coach Mike Canales never saw a season like the one North Texas has experienced coming. Neither did quarterback DaMarcus Smith or anyone else in the Mean Green locker room.

Football: Calvary advances to state semifinals

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.

Basketball roundup: Argyle takes title at Marble Falls tourney

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.

UNT/TWU roundup: UNT’s season ends in C-USA semifinals

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.

Football: UNT defense takes step back

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — James Gray could sense an increased confidence with the North Texas defense heading into a game Saturday at Middle Tennessee.

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Football: Stockstill outshines Smith

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Several teams in Conference USA are playing with new starting quarterbacks.

Falcons scoot past Burleson

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.

Guyer becomes Dragon slayer

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.

Ryan rallies late in wild win over South Grand Prairie

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.

Aledo ousts Denton for the second straight year

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.

Backups could help UNT run against MTSU

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.


Volleyball: Argyle returns to final

GARLAND — If Argyle thought Robinson’s attack revolved around one player, it was only partially correct.

Football: Liberty-Eylau eliminates Sanger, 48-9

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.


Football: Denton faces Aledo clout

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.


Football: Surging Ryan confident going into second round

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.


Football: Wildcats plan rush vs. Carroll

Guyer has gone toe-to-toe with Euless Trinity, one of the state’s most physically imposing teams, in preseason scrimmages this year and last and enjoyed some success.

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