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North Texas rallies to beat Middle Tennessee 57-56

DENTON, Texas (AP) DeAndre Harris sank the game-winning free throw and Jordan Williams led with 16 points as North Texas rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit to beat Middle Tennessee 57-56 on Saturday night. Trailing by 19 early in the second quarter, North Texas rallied on a 15-5 run to pull within nine points, 48-39, with 8:14 to play. The Mean Green (11-13, 5-7 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas beats FAU for third straight win, 79-72

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Colin Voss scored a career-high 22 points and hot-shooting North Texas beat Florida Atlantic 79-72 on Thursday night. Jeremy Combs added 16 points and DeAndre Harris 14 for the Mean Green (12-13, 6-7 Conference USA), who shot 63.3 percent. The victory was the third in a row for North Texas, which clinched a spot in the conference tournament with the win. Marquan...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Voss leads North Texas over FIU, 70-56

MIAMI (AP) Colin Voss had 13 rebounds and six assists, both career-highs, to lead North Texas to a 70-56 victory over Florida International on Saturday. T.J. Taylor scored 18 points, Jordan Williams had 16 points and Jeremy Combs chipped in 10 for North Texas (13-13, 7-7 Conference USA), which won its fourth straight. Voss, who averaged 15.3 points per game during the Mean Green...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas cruises to 81-65 win over Charlotte

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jordan Williams and DeAndre Harris scored 17 points apiece and North Texas rolled to an 81-65 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night. North Texas (14-13, 8-7 Conference USA) has won five straight, and is tied with Middle Tennessee (15-13, 8-7) for sixth in the conference. Maurice Aniefiok added 15 points and T.J. Taylor 11 for the Mean Green, who shot 54 percent...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mean Green losing QB to Transfer

The North Texas Mean Green have just gotten some news they would have rather not gotten. It was announced late Monday night that part-time starter Dajon Williams will be leaving the team with hopes to transfer and play football elsewhere. The decision was rather surprising to the team as Williams gave no indication as to why he would be transferring. According to College Football...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dajon Williams no longer with UNT, coach McCarney confirms

Dajon Williams, a quarterback who once appeared as if he possessed program-altering talent, has seen his time with the North Texas football program end in surprising fashion. UNT coach Dan McCarney confirmed Monday that Williams is no longer a member of the team. The former Pflugerville Connally standout started three games for the Mean Green last season, when his tantalizing skills...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dallas Cowboys running back situation after Murray

By Neftali Cruz The departure of Demarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles (via free agency) has left a lot of questions being asked as to who will be his successor. It is May 2015 and that question has not been answered yet. Although the Dallas Cowboys have signed Darren McFadden, they are still keeping their eyes peeled for a running back who can contribute to the team. Right...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles offered James Jones a contract before he signed with Giants

On Thursday evening, free agent wide receiver James Jones signed with the New York Giants. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Eagles made him an offer before he decided to move forward with the Giants.The Eagles were one of five total teams to offer Jones a contract. Jones reportedly choose the Giants due to his familiarity with Giants offensive coordinator Ben Mcadoo...
Via FOX Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles cut Devante Davis, ink WR Josh Reese

The Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with wide receiver Devante Davis on Tuesday, then quickly filled his spot. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the team signed free agent WR Josh Reese, who previously spent time with Tampa Bay, but was released in early May. Eagles release WR Devante Davis. They're signing Josh Reese, WR, rookie free agent from UCF. — Zach Berman...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Son of Jets coach trash talks Geno Smith, Antonio Cromartie

The son of New York Jets tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson displayed some of the most foolish Twitter behavior we have ever seen. According to Yahoo Sports’ Jay Busbee, Johnson’s son was tweeting from the Twitter handle “@JimmieJ82” from the Jets’ locker room after the team’s loss to the Eagles Sunday. In one tweet he called Geno Smith a “bum a–” and shared a photo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Miss trounces North Texas 49-14

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Nick Mullens threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Southern Mississippi trounced North Texas 49-14 on Saturday night. Mullens was 27 of 36 for 325 yards and no interceptions. Justice Hayes ran for 86 yards on 16 carries with a 2-yard touchdown, Ito Smith added 84 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Michael Thomas had seven catches for a career...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Injuries plaguing playoff hopes

The Dallas Cowboys have lost their second game with backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, yet he has been doing a phenomenal job replacing Pro Bowler Tony Romo. The blame is not directly caused due to Weeden’s play, but rather the outrageous amount of injuries the Dallas Cowboys have sustained every week. The Cowboys have had multiple injuries throughout the season dating back...
Via isportsweb.com
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuresa, Jones lead Portland St. in 66-7 rout of North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) Alex Kuresa threw three touchdown passes and Portland State routed North Texas 66-7 on Saturday night. Portland State (4-1) had 670 yards of total offense, and bounced back after losing 19-17 to Big Sky Conference foe North Dakota last Saturday. Kuresa threw for 269 yards and had scoring strikes of 34, 56 and 60 yards. David Jones ran for two touchdowns, including...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuresa, Jones lead Portland St. in 66-7 rout of North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Alex Kuresa threw three touchdown passes and Portland State routed North Texas 66-7 on Saturday night. Portland State (4-1) had 670 yards of total offense, and bounced back after losing 19-17 to Big Sky Conference foe North Dakota last Saturday. Kuresa threw for 269 yards and had scoring strikes of 34, 56 and 60 yards. David Jones ran for two touchdowns, including...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Ravens, Saints, & Titans

Buccaneers Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (knee) and DT Akeem Spence (back) returned to practice on Tuesday. Buccaneers released DT Derrick Lott from their practice squad. Buccaneers signed OT Martin Wallace, CB Keon Lyn and CB Dax Swanson to their practice squad. Eagles Eagles HC Chip Kelly told reporters on Tuesday: “Sam Bradford is our quarterback. We have full...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas makes fun of Tennessee’s field on Twitter

The turf at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium is not in good shape, and the Volunteers' opponent on Saturday wasn’t afraid to air its grievances. The Vols hosted North Texas on Saturday. This was the field that the two teams had to deal with. It's already choppy out here pic.twitter.com/INtqBIBAxM — @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) November 14, 2015 It’s pretty embarrassing, especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilson with 2 TDs, UMass beats Eastern Michigan 28-17

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Jamal Wilson ran for two second half touchdowns and Massachusetts beat Eastern Michigan 28-17 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak. Wilson had 112 yards rushing on 16 carries. Marquis Young ran for 168 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Frohnapfel threw a 39-yard scoring strike to Tajae Sharpe for Massachusetts (2-8, 1-5 Mid-American). Brogan Roback...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas WR Darvin Kidsy arrested in alleged hit-and-run incident

New North Texas head coach Seth Littrell has only been on the job for about a month and it looks like his is already dealing with an off-field incident. That incident may cause him to lose one of their best special teams players. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, wide receiver Darvin Kidsy was arrested for his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run incident. He turned himself...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Starting DT Sir Calvin Wallace one of two North Texas players not returning

The North Texas Mean Green are completely starting over for the 2016 season. The team has made just one bowl appearance since 2011 and got off to an embarrassing 0-5 start before firing head coach Dan McCarney in 2015. The team pilfered away former North Carolina assistant head coach Seth Littrell and he is looking to help turn the program around. It looks like they will have to...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

How Cedric Thornton's move to the Cowboys played out with his former Eagles teammates

In free agency, the Cowboys have picked up some talent from NFC East foes. Running back Alfred Morris came over from the Redskins, and defensive lineman Cedric Thornton came over from the Eagles.During a visit to Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday, Thornton told Fox Sports Southwest's Mark Lane how his former Philadelphia teammates handled the news.Thornton also said that he's ready...
Via SportsDay
March 30, 2016

UNT LB Calvin Minor busted for marijuana possession

North Texas linebacker Calvin Minor was arrested Tuesday night and charged with “possession of less than two ounces of marijuana,” according to a report from Brett Vito of The Denton Chronicle. Minor was initially stopped by police for running a stop sign, and the arresting officers smelled marijuana in the car. Minor then acknowledged that there was pot in the vehicle. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowlishaw: Eagles' crazy draft trade knocks Cowboys out of QB sweepstakes, but only for one round

The Cowboys were knocked out of the Carson Wentz-Jared Goff Chase on Wednesday afternoon when the Eagles decided to trump the Los Angeles Rams, and by that I mean make an even dumber deal to move into the top two of next week’s draft.  Yeah, the Cowboys are out now. But Jerry Jones is also enjoying a welcome reprieve from "Who’s the Worst GM" talk around the NFL. Rams GM Les...
Via SportsDay
April 20, 2016

National reaction: Eagles' trade an 'enormously risky' move; could another team trade up to take Jalen Ramsey?

The Philadelphia Eagles' purge of ex-head coach Chip Kelly potentially continued with the team trading up to the No. 2 spot in the draft.The Eagles are expected to select whichever quarterback the Los Angeles Rams don't take with the top spot, which means Jared Goff or Carson Wentz will be an Eagle. That could mean that current QB Sam Bradford, who Kelly acquired when he was the...
Via SportsDay
April 21, 2016

Scales: Breaking down the markedly different approach of Cowboys, Eagles filling QB needs

Following the team's blockbuster trade with Cleveland, Philadelphia intends to select a quarterback with their newly acquired pick. Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, whichever one is not selected by the Los Angeles Rams, will presumably join the Eagles.The Eagles' approach to filling a need at quarterback is markedly different from the approach taken by the Cowboys.After the Eagles finished...
Via SportsDay
April 21, 2016

Former Eagles top pick Danny Watkins finally became rookie of the year ... as a Frisco fireman

Finally, the first round of the NFL draft is here. But teams have to use caution tonight when choosing their next potential franchise player.Five years ago today, the Philadelphia Eagles were hoping that they drafted the future NFL rookie of the year when they used their first-round pick on Baylor offensive guard Danny Watkins.Turns out, Watkins was destined for rookie of the year...
Via SportsDay
April 28, 2016
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