Most of the attention this week at UNT has been focused on the Mean Green’s efforts to snap a three-game losing streak at Rice tomorrow, and rightly so.
Football drives the bus at UNT.
With that being said, there is a huge game at UNT tonight that I wanted to be sure to mention on the blog.
The UNT soccer team takes on Charlotte at 7 p.m. over the the Mean Green Soccer Complex. UNT is 5-1-1 in league play and has a three-point lead in the standings over four other teams, including Charlotte.
The 49ers were picked to win the league in the preseason coaches’ poll, which didn’t sit well with UNT’s players or coach John Hedlund. We talked a little about where UNT stands in our weekly all-sports notebook earlier this week.
UNT has three games left in the regular season and can win the conference title by winning out. Our money was on Hedlund and his crew to win the first C-USA title for the Mean Green after the program was shut out across the board in its first season in the league. UNT can take a key step toward that goal tonight.
Trust in the remain John (Now that Johnny Jones has set up shop at LSU). And speaking of the other John …
— Randy Rosetta (@RandyRosetta) October 24, 2014
There were a select few doubters among UNT fans that Jones would get it going at LSU. Jones has a 19-win season and a 20-win season that included an NIT win last year in his first two seasons with the Tigers. It appears as if he has things heading in the right direction in Baton Rouge.
I never understood why anyone doubted he would win at LSU. He took UNT to the NCAA tournament — twice. Those two trips matched the total number of NCAA tournament appearances in the history of both the UNT men’s and women’s basketball programs combined before he showed up.
On the football front, I wrote this story for today’s paper on Kishawn McClain, an impressive freshman defensive back, who played well last week in a loss to Southern Miss.
Trinity Valley (JUCO) WR Jarvis Baxter tells me he has a new offer from Middle Tennessee.
— Brad Hoiseth (@BradHoiseth) October 24, 2014
I had an update on Trinity Valley wide receiver Jarvis Baxter a while back.
I will think he’s UNT’s to lose.
And finally, the UNT volleyball team is in seventh place in the C-USA standings and fighting for a spot in the conference tournament heading into a key home match against Florida Atlantic tonight. UNT is 4-5 in conference play and needs to finish in the top eight to make the postseason.