Athletics

North Texas upsets Southern Miss for fifth win
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Sat, Nov 19, 2016 - 11:44pm

North Texas didn’t have its usual starting quarterback or its star running back for a vital late-season game against Southern Miss on Saturday.

None of that mattered, thanks largely to a gutty performance by Alec Morris. The senior saw his first significant action since being benched after the Mean Green’s season-opening loss to SMU and guided UNT to a slump-busting 29-23 win at Apogee Stadium.

That victory snapped a three-game losing streak and kept the Mean Green’s bowl hopes alive heading into its regular season finale on Saturday at Texas-El Paso. A win would give UNT (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) the six wins its...

Baulkman getting up to speed at UNT
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Thu, Nov 3, 2016 - 11:31pm

By Brett Vito

By the time Dee Baulkman arrived at North Texas over the summer, time was quickly running out before the Mean Green’s season opener.

The former Arizona Western College safety barely had time to figure out where his locker was, let alone learn an entirely new defense.

Baulkman has steadily improved since then and reached a key point in his development in the Mean Green’s loss to Texas-San Antonio last week, when he made his first start.

The junior finished with four tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage.

UNT is hoping that performance is just the start for the...

UNT trio named All-C-USA
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Tue, Nov 1, 2016 - 10:20pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas seniors Rachel Holden and Marchelle Davis were named to the All-Conference USA second team Tuesday, while sophomore Carissa Sanders was named to the third team.

The Mean Green didn’t have a player among the conference’s five players who received superlative honors and also were passed over for the 11 spots on the first team, despite winning the league’s regular-season championship outright.

UNT (14-4-1) finished 9-1 in conference play with its only loss coming at Texas-San Antonio.

The Mean Green have won the C-USA regular-season title in each of the last three seasons and are...

UNT finishes regular season atop C-USA
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Mon, Oct 31, 2016 - 6:26am

On a day when five North Texas soccer seniors were honored, it was that class that led the team to a 3-1 win against Louisiana Tech, capturing the Conference USA regular-season title outright on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.

“I’m really proud of this team winning the regular-season [C-USA] title; they had big shoes to fill from last year’s team and after losing seven starters, but it was the seniors and my captains all year leading the way,” UNT coach John Hedlund said. “This conference is simply getting more balanced with all 14 teams battling it out every week, there are no easy wins.

“That’s...

UNT poised to reclaim C-USA soccer crown
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Mon, Oct 24, 2016 - 9:52pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas will have an opportunity to add yet another conference soccer title to its ever-growing collection in its last two games of the regular season.

The Mean Green will travel to face Florida International on Thursday before taking on Louisiana Tech at home on Sunday in a game that was postponed earlier this season.

UNT heads into that series of games tied with Western Kentucky and Rice for the lead in the Conference USA standings with 21 points. UNT is 7-1, while WKU and Rice are 7-2.

The Hilltoppers and Owls each have one game left.

The extra game gives UNT (12-4-1) a...