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65 conference championships, 4 national championships

Athletics at UNT

Our NCAA Division I teams compete in Conference USA, and we’re proud to say our dedicated student-athletes find success in the classroom as well as in their sports. Go Mean Green!

2016-17 Men's Basketball schedule

DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME TV COVERAGE
Nov. 11 vs. Sul Ross State The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Nov.15 at Texas Tech Lubbock, TX 6:30 p.m. Fox Sports Southwest Plus
Nov. 20 vs. Drexel The Super Pit 1 p.m.  
Nov. 23 at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ 6 p.m. Big Ten Network Plus
Nov. 25 vs. Niagara The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Nov. 27 vs. Hartford The Super Pit 1 p.m.  
Nov. 30 vs. Texas College The Super Pit 11:30 a.m.  
Dec. 3 vs. UT Arlington The Super Pit 2 p.m.  
Dec. 8 vs. Delaware State The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Dec. 17 at Sam Houston State Huntsville, TX 6:30 p.m. Stat Broadcast
Dec. 20 vs. Southeastern Louisiana The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Dec. 22 vs. San Diego The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Dec. 31 at Charlotte * Charlotte, NC 11 a.m.  
Jan. 2 at Old Dominion * Norfolk, VA 4 p.m.  
Jan. 5 vs. UAB * The Super Pit 7 p.m. ESPN3
Jan. 7 vs. Middle Tennessee State * The Super Pit 2 p.m.  
Jan. 14 at Rice * Houston, TX 2 p.m.  
Jan. 19 at Southern Miss * Hattiesburg, MS 7 p.m.  
Jan. 21 at Louisiana Tech * Ruston, LA 6 p.m.  
Jan. 26 vs. Charlotte * The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Jan. 28 vs. Old Dominion * The Super Pit 2 p.m.  
Feb. 4 vs. Rice * The Super Pit 2 p.m.  
Feb. 9 at Florida Atlantic * Boca Raton, FL 6 p.m.  
Feb. 11 at Florida International * Miami, FL 6 p.m.  
Feb. 16 vs. UTEP * The Super Pit 7 p.m. BeIn Sports
Feb. 18 vs. UTSA * The Super Pit 2 p.m. ESPN3
Feb. 23 vs. Louisiana Tech * The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Feb. 25 vs. Southern Miss * The Super Pit 2 p.m.  
March 2 at Western Kentucky * Bowling Green, KY 7 p.m.  
March 4 at Marshall * Huntington, WV 6 p.m.  
Conference USA Tournament
March 8 Conference USA Tournament Birmingham, AL TBA  
March 9 Conference USA Tournament Birmingham, AL TBA  
March 10 Conference USA Tournament Birmingham, AL TBA  
March 11 Conference USA Tournament Birmingham, AL TBA  

  * Conference games

 

2016-17 Women's Basketball schedule

DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME TV COVERAGE
Nov. 6 vs. Texas Woman's ^ The Super Pit 4 p.m.  
Preseason WNIT
Nov. 11 at Little Rock Little Rock, AR 6:30 p.m.  
Nov. 18 vs. UTRGV Abilene, TX 8 p.m.  
Nov. 19 vs. Nebraska-Omaha Abilene, TX 4 p.m.  
Nov. 22 at Arizona Tuscon, AZ 12 p.m.  
Nov. 26 vs. Iona The Super Pit 3 p.m.  
Nov. 30 at SMU Dallas, TX 7 p.m.  
Dec. 6 at Tulsa Tulsa, OK 2 p.m.  
Dec. 10 vs. Incarnate Word The Super Pit 3 p.m.  
Dec. 17 at Missouri State Springfield, MO 2:05 p.m. ESPN3
Dec. 22 vs. Texas State The Super Pit 5 p.m.  
Dec. 30 vs. Charlotte * The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Jan. 1 vs. Old Dominion * The Super Pit 3 p.m.  
Jan. 5 at UAB * Birmingham, AL 7 p.m.  
Jan. 7 at Middle Tennessee * Murfreesboro, TN 6 p.m.  
Jan. 14 vs. Rice * The Super Pit 3 p.m.  
Jan. 19 vs. Southern Miss * The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Jan. 21 vs. Louisiana Tech * The Super Pit 3 p.m. ESPN3
Jan. 26 at Charlotte * Charlotte, NC 6 p.m.  
Jan. 28 at Old Dominion * Norfolk, VA 6 p.m.  
Feb. 4 at Rice * Houston, TX 2 p.m.  
Feb. 9 vs. Florida Atlantic * The Super Pit 7 p.m.  
Feb. 11 vs. Florida International * The Super Pit 3 p.m.  
Feb. 16 at UTEP * El Paso, TX 8:05 p.m.  
Feb. 18 at UTSA * San Antonio, TX 2 p.m.  
Feb. 23 at Louisiana Tech * Ruston, LA 6:30 p.m.  
Feb. 25 at Southern Miss * Hattiesburg, MS 4 p.m.  
March 2 vs. Western Kentucky * The Super Pit 7 p.m. ESPN3
March 4 vs. Marshall * The Super Pit 3 p.m.  
Conference USA Tournament
March 8 Conference USA Tournament Birmingham, AL TBA  

  * Conference games

 ^ Exhibition game

 

Student athletes

UNT placed 177 student-athletes on Conference USA’s 2015-16 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Forty-nine of those student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.75 or better and received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal.

2015-2016 athletic highlights

  • Volleyball student-athlete Carnae Dillard had one of the best single seasons in school history in 2015, shattering UNT’s all-time kills and attacks records. She was named Conference USA Player of the Year and was an AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selection.
  • The Mean Green soccer team captured both the regular season and conference tournament titles in 2015, marking the team’s 10th and 11th conference titles and 21st consecutive winning season.
  • Women’s track and field student-athlete Chastity Stewart competed in the NCAA championships in the 400- and 100-meter hurdles in 2016, the first from UNT to compete in two events at nationals since 1980.
Women's Soccer Team

Legacy of excellence

  • Mean Green teams have won 65 conference championships, including 33 since 2000.
  • UNT has a long history of outstanding golf. The men’s program won four consecutive national championships from 1949 to 1952. Among the members of the championship teams were future pros and fellow Texas Golf Hall of Fame members Don January, Billy Maxwell, Joe Conrad, Ross Collins and A.J. Triggs.
  • The football program has produced 33 All-Americans and 78 players who have been drafted to play in the National Football League, including Abner Haynes, who first starred in the American Football League, and “Mean” Joe Greene. Teams over the years have played in eight bowl games. The latest was the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, which the Mean Green won 36-14 over UNLV.
  • Mean Green basketball had its first NBA draft pick in more than 20 years when Tony Mitchell was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2013 draft. Including Mitchell, 16 Mean Green players have been drafted in the history of the program.
  • Track and field stars through the years have included twin twins Elmer and Delmer Brown and Wayne and Blaine Rideout, who set a world record in the mile and seven-eighths relay in 1938, and Bill Schmidt, who won the bronze medal in the javelin at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. And football standout Johnny Quinn, who also ran track, competed on the U.S. bobsled team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.