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Five things UNT fans should know about UTEP
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North Texas will host UTEP on Saturday, when the Mean Green will have a chance to clinch the Conference USA West Division title with a win over the Miners.

The Mean Green have won five of their last six games, including a huge victory over defending C-USA West Division champion Louisiana Tech last week.

UNT will look to keep that run going against UTEP. Here are five things UNT fans should know about the Miners:

1. UTEP made a midseason coaching change

There have been several teams that have changed coaches in the middle of the season. UTEP is among them.

Sean Kugler had...

Editorial: UNT women’s soccer team unsung heroes
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The University of North Texas is celebrating its 2017 homecoming with a series of events this week. The marquee attraction, of course, is the football game against the University of Texas-El Paso at Apogee Stadium in Denton.

But the unsung heroes of UNT's 2017 athletic program are coach John Hedlund and his successful Mean Green soccer team. The women will be making a fifth NCAA tournament appearance on Friday against the University of Texas Longhorns in Austin. The team's last tourney appearance was in 2015.

We give the Mean Green a good shot at defeating the Longhorns. The two teams met on the pitch in August with...

UNT Head Coach Seth Littrell talks about Mean Green's success
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UNT will host the winless UTEP Miners for homecoming Saturday in Denton. Head coach Seth Littrell talks about the his team's big turnaround.

To watch the full video, visit https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/UNT-Head-Coach-Seth-Littrell-Talks-Mean-Greens-Success_Dallas-Fort-Worth-455966843.html.

UNT looks to capitalize on buzz surrounding UTSA showdown
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Wren Baker has only been the athletic director at North Texas for a little more than a year, but he's been around college athletics long enough to identify the feeling heading into the Mean Green's game against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.

"If you do this long enough, you get the vibe when a game is different," Baker said. "This game has a different feel."

That's because it's one of the biggest regular-season games UNT has played in years. The Mean Green (3-2) are 2-0 in Conference USA play and alone in first place in the league's West Division heading into a showdown with the Roadrunners, one of their biggest...

Famous UNT alum has high hopes for football program
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The University of North Texas’ most famous alum has high hopes for the football program.

“My expectations for North Texas is to put some mean in the green,” said North Texas alum and pro football Hall of Famer Joe Greene recently to CBS11 Sports.

And no one knows “mean” better than “Mean Joe” Greene.

North Texas is counting on second-year head coach Seth Littrell to put the “mean” back in the “Mean Green.”

“It’s our core values, selfless, tough and discipline. It’s what we go buy everyday and it’s been in style ever since Coach Littrell came,” said running back Jeffrey Wilson.

UNT (3-2, 2-0 in...