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Late 3 helps North Texas edge Hartford 81-78

DENTON, Texas (AP) Derail Green made a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to help North Texas edge Hartford 81-78 in the Scarlet Knight Showcase on Sunday. Green's jumper made it 80-76. On the next possession, Hartford's Jalen Ross missed a 3, but John Carroll grabbed the board, scored, and was fouled. But Carroll missed the potential game-tying free throw. UNT's J-Mychal Reese came...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jones runs for 4 TDs in UTEP's 52-24 win over North Texas

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Aaron Jones ran for 301 yards and four touchdowns - both career highs - and UTEP knocked North Texas out of bowl eligibility with a 52-24 victory on Saturday night. Jones scored on an 83-yard run and a 48-yarder in the first half. He added a 58-yard score in the third quarter and bullied into the end zone from the 3-yard line in the fourth quarter. Ryan Metz...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Reese scores 20 points, leads North Texas over Niagara 80-71

DENTON, Texas (AP) J-Mychal Reese scored 20 points to lead North Texas over Niagara 80-71 on Friday night. Reese made two 3-pointers and was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Deckie Johnson and A.J. Lawson added 15 points apiece for North Texas (2-3), which snapped a three-game skid. Kahlil Dukes scored 23 points, including 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range for Niagara (1-5)...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rutgers beats North Texas for first 5-0 start since 2000-01

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Deshawn Freeman had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Rutgers defeated North Texas 66-53 in the Scarlet Knight Showcase on Wednesday night. Nigel Johnson and Mike Williams had 10 points each for the Scarlet Knights, who are 5-0 for the first time since 2000-01. It was Freeman's third double-double of the season. Shane Temara had a career-high 16...
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November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas survives Southern Miss comeback bid

DENTON, Texas (AP) Turner Smiley had seven receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns and North Texas prevented Southern Mississippi from becoming bowl eligible with a 29-23 win on Saturday night. Willy Ivery ran for 111 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown, and Alec Morris added 267 yards passing with two scores for North Texas (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA). Ito Smith ran for 113...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech cruises in rout of North Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Zach Smith finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds and Texas Tech took advantage of points off turnovers to get past North Texas 70-43 on Tuesday night.Aaron Ross had 13 points and graduate transfer Anthony Livingston added nine points and seven rebounds for Texas Tech (2-0). The Red Raiders outscored North Texas 24-2 in points off turnovers -- North Texas...
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November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas beats Division III-member Sul Ross 85-77

DENTON, Texas (AP) Deckie Johnson made 16 straight free throws and scored a career-high 23 points, and North Texas beat Division III-member Sul Ross 85-77 on Friday night for their 14th straight home-opening victory. Johnson was four makes away from tying the program record of 20-for-20 shooting at the line. Freshman A.J. Lawson added 14 points, Ja'Michael Brown had 13 and Rickey...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Sturm, Rhodes lift UTSA to 31-17 win over North Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Dalton Sturm threw for two touchdowns and Jalen Rhodes ran for two more to lead UTSA to a 31-17 win over North Texas on Saturday night. Sturm had touchdown passes of 7 yards to Kerry Thomas Jr. and 21 to Josh Stewart to give the Roadrunners (4-4, 3-2 Conference USA) a 14-0 halftime lead. The Mean Green (4-4, 2-2) got on the board on the first snap of the second...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 12 Division 1 football teams in the state of Texas

There are 12 Division-1 football teams in the state of Texas. How many of these "bigger and better" teams can you name?Clue: Conference
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas rolls to 41-20 victory over Bethune-Cookman

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jeffrey Wilson ran for two touchdowns, Andrew Tucker accounted for two more and North Texas rolled to a 41-20 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night. It's the first win for coach Seth Littrell, who joined the Mean Green (1-1) after two seasons as North Carolina's offensive coordinator. Wilson had scoring runs of 10 and 20 yards while Tucker returned...
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September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Sutton snags 3 TD passes in SMU's 34-21 win over North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) Courtland Sutton only made four catches but three went for touchdowns in SMU's 34-21 victory over North Texas in a season opener on Saturday. Sutton finished with 162 yards receiving, including an 88-yarder from Ben Hicks for the fifth-longest touchdown pass in Mustangs history. Sutton's other two TD receptions were thrown by Matt Davis. Xavier Jones added 115...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Starting LG Ryan Rentfro transfers from North Texas

The North Texas Mean Green likely won’t be a very good football program this year, but they are looking to turn things around with Seth Littrell now at the helm. Things just got harder for them in 2016 as it was reported starting left guard Ryan Rentfro was no longer with the team. Rentfro was tabbed as the starter at his position coming out of spring practice. However, Brett Vito...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Goff might be only rookie quarterback to start Week 1

We haven’t been without a Week 1 rookie starting quarterback since 2007, and we haven’t been without at least one rookie starting QB for a full week of the regular season since Week 10 of that year. In other words, we’ve had 143 consecutive weeks with at least one rookie starter, dating back nearly nine years. 15 quarterbacks were drafted last week, which is more than twice as many...
Via This Given Sunday
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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. “I am aware...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 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

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

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...
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November 14, 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

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...
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October 10, 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 to...
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October 06, 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...
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October 03, 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 of the quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 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 ...
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August 05, 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
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