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 narrowly losing a 1-0 nail-biter.
Good luck, Hedlund and company. And happy homecoming to UNT alumni and students.