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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 Softball schedule

DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME/RESULT
North Texas Invitational
Feb. 10 vs. UMass-Lowell Denton, TX Cancelled
Feb.11 vs. Arkansas Denton, TX L, 11-0 (5 inn.)
  vs. UMass-Lowell Denton, TX L, 8-6 (8 inn.)
Feb. 12 vs. UMass-Lowell Denton, TX W, 6-0
  vs. Arkansas Denton, TX L, 7-0
 
Baylor Tournament
Feb. 17 vs. Lamar Waco, TX W, 6-3
  vs. Grand Canyon Waco, TX L, 7-3
Feb. 18 at Lamar Waco, TX W, 2-1
  vs. Grand Canyon Waco, TX L, 9-3
Feb. 19 at Baylor Waco, TX W, 3-2
 
UNCW Tournament
Feb. 24 at UNC-Wilmington Wilmington, NC L, 5-0
  vs. Appalachian State Wilmington, NC W, 1-0
Feb. 25 vs. UMBC Wilmington, NC W, 6-2
  vs. Appalachian State Wilmington, NC W, 7-3
Feb. 26 at UNC-Wilmington Wilmington, NC L, 7-2
 
March 1 vs. Saint Francis (PA) Denton, TX W, 2-0
  vs. Saint Francis (PA) Denton, TX L, 11-2 (6 inn.)
 
Jeannine McHaney Memorial
March 3 vs. Wichita State Lubbock, TX W, 7-2
March 4 vs. Wichita State Lubbock, TX W, 14-10
  at Texas Tech Lubbock, TX L, 6-5
March 5 at Texas Tech Lubbock, TX W, 12-11
 
March 11 vs. UTEP * Denton, TX W, 2-0
  vs. UTEP * Denton, TX W, 8-6
March 12 vs. UTEP * Denton, TX W, 9-1 (6 inn.)
March 15 vs. Oklahoma State Denton, TX L, 10-2
March 18 at Florida International * Miami, FL L, 8-3
  at Florida International * Miami, FL L, 2-1
March 19 at Florida International * Miami, FL L, 1-0
March 25 vs. UTSA * Denton, TX W, 6-5
  vs. UTSA * Denton, TX W, 1-0
March 26 vs. UTSA * Denton, TX W, 7-4
March 29 at UT Arlington Arlington, TX W, 3-2
April 1 at Charlotte * Charlotte, NC L, 10-0
  at Charlotte * Charlotte, NC L, 8-3
April 2 at Charlotte * Charlotte, NC L, 8-6
April 5 vs. Stephen F. Austin Denton, TX W, 6-1
April 8 vs. Southern Miss * Denton, TX W, 4-1 (9 inn.)
  vs. Southern Miss * Denton, TX L, 4-1
April 9 vs. Southern Miss * Denton, TX W, 9-6
April 12 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, OK L, 13-1 (5 inn.)
April 14 at UAB * Birmingham, AL L, 3-2
  at UAB * Birmingham, AL L, 2-1
April 15 at UAB * Birmingham, AL W, 1-0
April 18 vs. Oklahoma Norman, OK L, 8-0
April 19 at Abilene Christian Abilene, TX L, 6-2
April 22 vs. Florida Atlantic * Denton, TX L, 3-1
  vs. Florida Atlantic * Denton, TX W, 3-2
April 23 vs. Florida Atlantic * Denton, TX W, 2-0
April 26 at Texas Austin, TX L, 6-0
April 29 Louisiana Tech * Ruston, LA 1 p.m.
  Louisiana Tech * Ruston, LA 3 p.m.
April 30 Louisiana Tech * Ruston, LA 1 p.m.
 
Florida Tournament
May 5 at Florida Gainesville, FL 5 p.m.
May 6 at Florida Gainesville, FL 12 p.m.
  at Florida A&M Gainesville, FL 2:30 p.m.
May 7 at Florida Gainesville, FL 11 a.m.
 
Conference USA Tournament
May 10 TBD * Hattiesburg, MS TBD
May 11 TBD * Hattiesburg, MS TBD
May 12 TBD * Hattiesburg, MS TBD
May 13 TBD * Hattiesburg, MS TBD

  * Conference games

 

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.