UNT earns return trip to Heart of Dallas Bowl, will play Army for second time this season

Sun, Dec 4, 2016 - 11:26pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas is headed back to the site of one of the more memorable moments in program history.

UNT accepted a bid to the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Sunday. The Mean Green will face Army at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at the Cotton Bowl.

UNT has played in only eight bowls in program history, the last coming in the Heart of Dallas Bowl the end of the 2013 season. UNT beat UNLV 36-14 in front of a crowd of 38,380.

That turnout was a big selling point in UNT being invited back to face the Black Knights in a rematch of a game UNT won 35-18 on Oct. 22 at West Point.

“We saw what North Texas brought...

North Texas upsets Southern Miss for fifth win

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

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

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

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.