John Royal is a native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. In his day job he is a complex litigation attorney. In his night job he writes about Houston sports for the Houston Press.
3 days ago | Sports
Former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss likes to portray himself as a victim. It may have been one of his players that was murdered. It may have been another one of his players who committed the murder. And Bliss might have been caught on tape l...
6 days ago | Sports
I love baseball. But yet there is nothing worse to me than a low scoring game that drags out to way over three hours because of pitching changes, pitchers who are slow to deliver, batters who constantly step out of the box, needless pickoff throws...
8 days ago | Sports
Rice men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades accepted the head coaching job at Virginia Commonwealth University on Tuesday after three seasons in Houston, just a day after the Owls lost to Utah Valley in the College Basketball Invitational to end thei...
10 days ago | Sports
Texas Southern never stood a chance. Not as a No. 16 seed playing a No. 1 seed, because never in the history of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has a No. 16 won a game. It certainly didn't help that TSU's opponent was North Carolina, on...
13 days ago | Sports
For the University of Houston Cougars, it was another early exit from the conference tournament and a first-round loss in the NIT, but another 20-win season. For the Rice Owls, it's a rare 20-win campaign. The Owls got a win in the first round of ...
17 days ago | Sports
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. At least not according to the plan set out by Texas Southern head coach Mike Davis. Texas Southern would play a ridiculously tough out-of-conference schedule. It would play all of those games on the road. The go...