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  • 4 days ago | Sports

    The Rice Owls took both ends of a regular season ending doubleheader against FIU on Saturday afternoon. The two wins gave the Owls the outright regular season C-USA title, marking the 20th straight year that the Owls have won either a conference t...

  • 7 days ago | Sports

    As reasonable people, can we all agree that this so-called "Deflategate" thing involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots is perhaps the stupidest sports controversy to ever exist? Not even the baseball performance-enhancing-drugs controvers...

  • 11 days ago | Sports

    David Carr. Tony Banks. Matt Schaub. Sage Rosenfels. Rex Grossman. Matt Leinart. T.J. Yates. Jake Delhomme. Case Keenum. Ryan Fitzpatrick. Ryan Mallett. These are just some of the mortals that have started as the quarterback for the Houston Texans...

  • 14 days ago | Spaced City

    Ed Emmett’s quest to deny the will of the voters continued this week with a magical mystery tour of a former Nazi airfield in Germany. It’s at this airfield that Emmett, the Harris County Judge who has made it his mission to save the Astrodome des...

  • 18 days ago | Sports

    A credential is perhaps the most important thing that any person covering a sporting event can possess. The credential provides access to the press box, to the playing surface, to the locker room. A reporter needs the credential to speak to an ath...

  • 21 days ago | Sports

    Look, I know that there are seemingly more important sporting events occurring in Houston besides an early season Houston Astros game. There's that whole NFL draft thing where a mediocre team strives to remain solidly mired in the mediocrity that ...