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Rick Villarreal steps down as UNT athletic director

Mon, May 23, 2016 - 10:01am

by Brett Vito

Rick Villarreal stepped down as the athletic director at the University of North Texas on Monday, ending his tenure of nearly 15 years at the school.

Villarreal will stay in his role until June 20, when he will officially leave the school he led through a time growth in athletics.

Villarreal has just less than two years remaining on his contract that is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2018, and will receive a buyout.

“UNT President Neal Smatresk and I recently have been in discussions about the future of the...

Albany player gets post-season honors at UNT

Wed, May 18, 2016 - 8:19am

Kelli Schkade of Albany, currently a junior at the University of North Texas where she is the starting shortstop for the Mean Green Softball team, was named to the first team All-Conference USA team on May 11, just one day after being named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team on Tuesday, May 10.

MU to pay North Texas $1.3 million for 2021 game

Wed, May 11, 2016 - 11:00am

By Blake Toppmeyer

Missouri will pay North Texas $1.3 million in guarantees to play in Columbia in 2021, executive associate athletic director Bryan Maggard said Tuesday. He said the contract with North Texas is being finalized.

The Tigers and Mean Green entered a one-game agreement and are scheduled to play on Oct. 16, 2021.

“They’ve been a program I’ve talked to for some time, and actually when we were trying to get the ’15 schedule finalized, they were somebody I had a lot of conversation with, and we just weren’t able to get it done,” said Maggard, who oversees the Tigers’ football scheduling. “I’ve just...

Freshmen hope to end UNT’s NCAA drought

Fri, May 15, 2015 - 11:48pm

By Brett Vito 

Arriving in a new country with a whole different culture isn’t what Thomas Rosenmueller remembers most about the adjustment process when he arrived at North Texas last fall.

Playing with new teammates and under the direction of a new golf coach didn’t make as much of a lasting impression, either.

Stepping off the plane from England into the blast furnace of the Texas summer for the first time?

That’s what the German native remembers.

“It’s pretty different coming from Europe where there is bad weather to here, where it’s over 90 for eight straight weeks,” Rosenmueller said. “...

UNT golf in striking distance after Day 1

Cory Churchman fired a 2-under-par 70 to lead the North Texas men’s golf team in the opening round of the NCAA Tucson Regional on Monday at Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Arizona.

The Mean Green are within striking distance after a first-round team score of 296 (8 over).

UNT finished the opening round in ninth. The top five teams will advance to the national finals after the three-round event. Cal sits in fifth after the first round, nine shots in front of UNT.

Churchman was tied atop the leaderboard early in the round before finishing tied for 10th.

The junior posted five birdies in a six-hole stretch...