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  • 2 days ago | Game Time

    It wasn’t supposed to be this easy, this being the Houston Cougars 52-31 defeat of 16th-ranked Navy. But the 21st-ranked Cougars just went out and played the best game the team has played all season, and played that game in the most important game...

  • 2 days ago | Sports

    Guy V. Lewis died yesterday. He was 93 years old. That’s probably bigger news in Houston than it is elsewhere. It’s probably bigger news to UH alums than others. It’s major news to fans of college basketball. It’s easy to just jot down the numbers...

  • 4 days ago | Sports

    So what happens to a season if a tackle is missed? Or a pass falls incomplete? There are so many plays in every football game that plenty of little moments that can go wrong do go wrong—moments that mean the difference between winning or losing th...

  • 6 days ago | Sports

    The University of Houston basketball team was supposed to win Saturday night. That’s the thing about early-season out-of-conference basketball games. Lots of those games are sure winners for the home team. How the Cougars won Saturday night's game...

  • 9 days ago | Sports

    For about 10 minutes last night the Rice Owls basketball team seemed to forget that it was the Rice Owls basketball team. There was crisp movement of the ball, smart-incisive passing, good shot selection. The visiting Oregon State Beavers, a bigge...

  • 13 days ago | Sports

    Perhaps it was playing before a record crowd crammed inside of TDECU Stadium. Maybe it was playing a 8-1 Memphis football team that was the best opponent the University of Houston had faced the entire season. It could be as simple as sideline gues...


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