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Lane’s a champ: FAU tops North Texas for C-USA title, 41-17

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin’s first season at Florida Atlantic brought the school’s first Conference USA championship, as the Owls defeated North Texas 41-17 for the league title on Saturday. Devin Singletary had 26 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns for the Owls, who extended their unbeaten streak to nine games and were undefeated against C-USA opponents this season...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 days ago

Vince Young hurts hamstring during Saskatchewan practice

Vince Young was sidelined with a hamstring injury Tuesday during practice with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, per Ian Hamilton of Riderville.com.“Young pulled down the football and scrambled for a first down during a double-barrel session, but then pulled up lame, walked off the field and sat down on the ground. He left shortly afterward, walking to the locker room with a member of...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Campbell leads Southern Miss past North Texas, 76-53

DENTON, Texas (AP) Quinton Campbell put up 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Southern Miss completed a season sweep of North Texas with a 76-53 Conference USA victory Saturday afternoon. With one game remaining, the regular-season finale at Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss has clinched a spot in the 12-team Conference USA tournament, which begins March 8, as the No. 12 seed...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Temara scores career-high 19 points; North Texas beats UTSA

DENTON, Texas (AP) Shane Temara scored a career-high 19 points, J-Mychal Reese added another 19 points, and North Texas beat Texas-San Antonio 83-73 on Saturday. North Texas (8-18, 2-12 Conference USA) has won two of its last four games since snapping an 11-game losing streak. UTSA (11-16, 6-8) has lost three straight. The Mean Green shot 54 percent (28 of 52) from the field...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Thomas, Artis help UTEP top North Texas 77-71 in overtime

DENTON, Texas (AP) Paul Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and Dominic Artis scored 10 of his 19 points in overtime as UTEP fended off North Texas 77-71 on Thursday night. Thomas was fouled after he rebounded an Artis missed 3-pointer with 1:22 left in regulation and made both free throws to send the game to overtime at 65-65 as each team missed shots down the stretch. Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

North Texas gets first Conference USA win, tops FAU 70-64

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) J-Mychal Reese scored 21 points and North Texas built an 11-point lead in the first half, then held off a Florida Atlantic comeback for a 70-64 victory and its first Conference USA win of the season Thursday night. A.J. Lawson grabbed an offensive rebound and knocked down a jumper to give the Mean Green a 25-24 lead at intermission. Jeantal Cylla scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Evans, Jackson combine for 35; Rice beats North Texas, 95-80

DENTON, Texas (AP) Marcus Evans and Marcus Jackson combined to score 35 points as Rice built an 11-point lead in the first half and cruised to a 95-80 win at North Texas on Saturday. The Owls won their second straight Conference USA game by limiting North Texas to 39.7 percent shooting from the field and holding a commanding edge on the glass, outrebounding the Mean Green 46-34...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Davis scores 19, Charlotte beats North Texas 82-81

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jon Davis had 19 points and Charlotte rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat North Texas 82-81 on Thursday night. The 49ers (10-9, 4-4 Conference USA) had six players score in double figures and made 17 of 18 free throws in the second half, including all 13 in the final 3:10 when they rallied to take the lead. Davis' 3-point play at the 3:10 mark...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Campbell scores career-high 26 in Southern Miss victory

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Quinton Campbell scored a career-high 26 points and Southern Miss defeated North Texas 75-65 on Thursday night. Michael Ramey added 11 points for the Golden Eagles (6-12, 3-3 Conference USA), who had one less field goal and three fewer 3-pointers than the Mean Green but were 25 of 35 from the free-throw line to 10 of 24 for North Texas. Derail Green scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Texas RB Jeffrey Wilson throws up on consecutive plays

Anyone who’s ever had to throw up knows one thing — it waits for nothing. You could be in a crowded elevator or airplane. You could be in a romantic situation. As North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson found out, vomit won’t even wait for you to get off of the football field. Wilson threw up not once, but twice, on consecutive plays. The first came well before the snap. There’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas RB Jeffrey Wilson pukes on field, makes QB botch snap (Video)

North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson was not feeling well during his team’s bowl game against Army on Tuesday, and he even lost his lunch at one point. We’ve seen players throw up on the field before, but can you ever remember it resulting in a botched snap? On a play near the end of the first half, North Texas quarterback Alec Morris was in the shotgun with Wilson to his left...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Heart of Dallas Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. If you were to think of Texas, hippies are probably...
Via Yardbarker
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas beats cold-shooting Delaware State 76-40

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jeremy Combs had 16 points and nine rebounds and North Texas beat Delaware State 73-40 on Thursday night. Delaware State made 12 of 53 shots (22.6 percent) and the Mean Green (5-4) had all the points they would need with 15:11 left when Combs' pair of free throws made it 42-23. That was part of a 20-3 run to start the second half that ended at 52-24 with 9:30...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas beats NAIA-member Texas College 73-45

DENTON, Texas (AP) Deckie Johnson scored 19 points, Rickey Brice Jr. had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and North Texas beat NAIA-member Texas College 73-45 on Wednesday. Brice, a sophomore, had his second double-double of his career. Texas College had a one-point lead midway through the first half but the Mean Green scored the next seven, including Johnson's 3-pointer, and the Steers...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 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...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 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...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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

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...
Via AP on Fox
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
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