UNT looks to reclaim conference soccer crown

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 11:19pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas isn’t in its familiar spot atop the Conference USA soccer standings heading into the stretch run of the season.

The Mean Green have a chance to change that in their last four games before the conference tournament, beginning with a key showdown with Charlotte on Friday at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.

UNT (10-4-1) is 5-1 in conference play and in a tie for fourth place with Rice at 15 points.

The good news for UNT is a postponed game against Louisiana Tech gives it an opportunity to make up ground quickly.

Western Kentucky leads the league with 18 points and is 6-2 in...

UNT continues streak with win over UTEP

Sat, Oct 15, 2016 - 1:05am

North Texas moved its winning streak to three matches with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-11 Conference USA home victory over the UTEP Miners.

The Mean Green (10-11, 4-2 C-USA) overpowered the Miners (4-15, 2-4) on both sides of the court for their sixth sweep of the season.

“We are starting to settle in with our lineup, and it is helping our continuity as a team,” UNT coach Andrew Palileo said. “We are in a good spot in our conference schedule, so these are the matches that we need to take advantage of.”

North Texas got off to a slow start in Set 1, trailing 16-10. The...

UNT request signals desire to build, including indoor practice facility

Wed, Oct 12, 2016 - 11:18pm

By Brett Vito

Seth Littrell already has created a palpable buzz about the direction of North Texas’ football program in his first season as the Mean Green’s head coach.

The Mean Green knocked off traditional Conference USA power Marshall on Saturday and at 3-3 are threatening to become bowl-eligible for just the second time in the last dozen years as they head into their bye week.

The moves that new athletic director Wren Baker is making off the field are quickly adding steam at a time when UNT’s program appears to be headed in the right direction.

None are more eye-catching than UNT quickly moving...

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At old school boxing gym, more members fighting for fitness

Thu, Oct 6, 2016 - 7:12am

By Harrison Long

Tucked in a parking lot just beyond the Texas Woman’s University campus sits a laboratory that deals in human test subjects.

Testaments to their past experiments are plastered on the walls: pictures with boxing gloves raised, mouth guards in, trophies hoisted high.

The sweet science is alive and well at Jimenez Old School Boxing Gym.

Run by father-and-son duo Joe and Ben Jimenez, the gym is buzzing with activity late on a Wednesday afternoon. The doors are open to better circulate the sweat-lodge-style heat that is beating down early in October, yet the effects of heat are still...

UNT hires external affairs executive

Fri, Sep 30, 2016 - 11:44pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas has hired Ryan Peck as its new executive senior associate athletic director for external affairs.

Peck most recently was the associate vice chancellor for external affairs at Denver, one of UNT’s old rivals in the Sun Belt Conference.

New UNT athletic director Wren Baker announced the addition of Peck on Friday.

Peck oversaw fundraising, ticketing, marketing, communications, corporate sponsorships, creative efforts and technical services at Denver.

“Ryan Peck is one of the bright up and coming leaders in collegiate athletics,” Baker said in a statement. “He has broad...

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