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December 5, 2011 | Wire reports
MEN Doubletree Los Angeles Westside Centennial Classic at Loyola Marymount North Texas 76, Loyola Marymount 63: Chris Jones had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Mean Green (3-5), which committed only four turnovers, the school's fewest in a game since 1993. LaRon Armstead had a team-high 16 points for the Lions (5-5), who committed 16 turnovers that led to 16 points for North Texas, which was 2-1 in the tournament. Loyola Marymount was 1-2. Columbia 78, La Sierra 56: Meiko Lyles scored 16 points to lead the Lions (5-4)
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April 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Final Four has grown so large they had to move it from Planet Earth to Jerry World. It actually makes sense a stadium nicknamed "The Billion Dollar Play Pen" should host college basketball's billion-dollar end games. It makes less sense that everyone except the players seems to be cashing in. This being Texas, of course, one host city was not enough to handle the event, as the NCAA granted this bid to the wide-open-spaces sweep of "North Texas. " That means Amarillo, technically, got a Final Four in the modern era before Los Angeles.
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February 21, 2000
Cal State Fullerton stayed close for most of the first half, but North Texas shot 60% from the field in the second half and pulled away to win, 91-58, in a Big West Conference women's basketball game Sunday in Denton, Texas. Ashley Norris scored 21 points for North Texas (14-9, 5-5 in conference), which scored 46 points off of turnovers and had five players score in double figures.
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March 30, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
Three referees and a technician huddled at the scorer's table late Sunday afternoon and determined, after a lengthy review, that next week's Final Four in North Texas was set. Utilizing information culled from hundreds of cameras set up at games around the country over two weeks, the NCAA confirmed the schools moving on as Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky. The NCAA also announced the MVEI (most valuable electronic instrument) of the Elite Eight was the replay monitor.
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August 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
Oklahoma's defense was every bit as good as promised. That's a mild surprise, considering the lofty expectations of the No. 1 Sooners. "Coaches challenged us to see how good we can be this year," safety Matt McCoy said. "This was a great way to start." Oklahoma's defense limited North Texas to only 154 yards of offense and Jason White threw three touchdown passes as the Sooners rolled to a season-opening 37-3 victory Saturday night at Norman, Okla.
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December 29, 1988 | JIM LINDGREN
Andrien Choplick, a 6-foot 9-inch backup center for the University of North Texas, hit a 10-foot bank shot with 2 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday to give the Eagles a 79-77 lead over the University of San Diego. As the shot went through, USD called timeout but had none remaining. A technical foul was called on the USD bench, and Choplick hit both free throws to make the final score 81-77. The loss was USD's third in a row after two on the road last week.
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December 19, 2001 | From Associated Press
North Texas came into the New Orleans Bowl with a losing record, and Colorado State made sure the Mean Green left that way. Justin Gallimore blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown as Colorado State opened the bowl season with a 45-20 victory Tuesday night. North Texas (5-7) was the first team with a losing record to play in a bowl game since 1970, when William & Mary went to the Tangerine at 5-6 and lost to Toledo, 40-12.
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October 19, 1994
North Texas made it official Tuesday, accepting an invitation to join the Big West Conference. Idaho, Boise State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo were announced as new conference members last week with indications that North Texas would follow. The four teams will join the conference July 1, 1996, when Nevada Las Vegas and San Jose State move to the Western Athletic Conference.
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December 30, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
After a stunning upset by UC Irvine, UCLA will try to rebound against North Texas at Pauley Pavilion tonight at 7:30. "It was an exceptionally tough loss," UCLA Coach Jim Harrick said after Wednesday's 91-90 defeat. "I don't usually take them very hard but that one was very hard to take. It was a Murphy's Law game." Things figure to go right for UCLA (6-2) tonight against North Texas (3-5). Forward Ronnie Morgan, the Eagles' leading scorer, was recently declared academically ineligible.
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November 24, 1990 | DICK WAGNER
The Cal State Long Beach basketball team, 23-9 last season, opens its season under new Coach Seth Greenberg tonight at 5:30 PST against the University of North Texas. The 49ers are led by sophomore guard Lucious Harris, who was the Big West Conference's freshman of the year last season, averaging 14 points a game. At point guard is Bobby Sears. Expected to start up front are Frankie Edwards, Troy Joseph and either Mike Masucci or Kevin Cutler.
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December 19, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each bowl matchup. The best example was UCLA in the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl against Wyoming. One team wanted to be there and the other went by the nickname "Bruins. " BOWL TIMELINE: Matchups, schedule and picks My other theory is to stay away from schools led by "interim" or distracted coaches.
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December 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A defense psychologist called it “affluenza,” a syndrome that keeps someone from a wealthy background from learning that bad behavior has consequences. That explanation helped a North Texas teenager get a sentence of probation after he drove while drunk and killed four pedestrians. The 16-year-old was sentenced Tuesday in a Fort Worth juvenile court to 10 years of probation after he confessed to intoxication manslaughter in the June 15 crash on a rural road. According to officials, the teenager and some friends were seen on surveillance video stealing two cases of beer from a store.
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September 23, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
North Texas visited Oklahoma on opening weekend in 2007 and was clobbered, 79-10. A few days later, sitting in his home office a few blocks from where the wipeout took place, Barry Switzer said North Texas got what it deserved. "They had no game plan for losing," the Sooners' former coach said. By that he meant North Texas kept passing and giving the ball back to Oklahoma. The Mean Green threw the ball 38 times and ran only 31. "When you can't win a game, you need to run the clock," Switzer said.
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September 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
This is your mid-morning wake-up wipeout update. Several top teams are padding stats today with games against inferior opponents. No. 4 Ohio State, as expected, is just destroying Florida A&M. The Buckeyes led after the first quarter, 34-27. That is, Ohio State had 34 points and Florida A&M had 27 yards. Ohio State rolled into halftime with a 55-0 lead. Quarterback Kenny Guiton, playing for the injured Braxton Miller, has set a school-record with six touchdown passes. Ohio State led the total yards race, 326 to 54, and had 21 first downs to just one for Florida A&M. No. 7 Louisville is struggling by comparison, only leading Florida International, 38-0, at the half.
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September 19, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games: MORNING North Texas (2-1) at No. 9 Georgia (1-1) 9 a.m., KDOC Any wonder why the Southeastern Conference is No. 1? While the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV continue to hold subscribers hostage with their impasse, the SEC continues to spread its superiority ideology to the SoCal market via local access cable.
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September 18, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Stanford remains on top despite howls from Alabama fans who point out their crimson heroes gave up fewer than 700 yards and 50 points against Texas A&M. UCLA jumps six spots to No. 12, but this is where fame gets dicey for the Bruins. They were No. 11 in 2007 and came home from Utah a 44-6 loser. Rankman cordially welcomes Mississippi to the top 25 after Hugh Freeze's Rebels cold-blasted Texas at Austin. Ole Miss plays at Alabama on Sept. 28. 1; Stanford 2-0; If nothing else, Gaffney's year in minor league baseball taught him the infield fly rule.
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December 28, 1988 | JIM LINDGREN
After two road losses to Big Sky Conference teams, the University of San Diego men's basketball team is grateful to be home. Tonight at 7:30, the Toreros (4-4) play host to the University of North Texas. Fifth-year Coach Hank Egan has won 80% (48-12) of his games in the USD Sports Center. Last week, USD lost at Montana (80-65) and at Nevada Reno (90-68).
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July 20, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Authorities in North Texas are investigating how an adult woman apparently fell to her death while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park Friday evening.  The accident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. at the Six Flags Over Texas park in Arlington. The ride, the Texas Giant roller coaster , remained closed Saturday morning, “We are working closely with authorities to determine the cause of the accident,” Sharon Parker, a park spokeswoman, said in a statement.
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