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.
1 day ago | Sports
Like Monty Python’s delusional Black Knight, the Rice Owls baseball team is not dead yet. Their epitaphs written by many in early April after a 14-25 start, the Owls have gone on an incredible streak that has put the team just two wins away f...
5 days ago | Sports
There has been another Title IX lawsuit bought against Baylor University by a former female student claiming to have been sexually assaulted by members of the school's football team. This suit was bought by a former Baylor volleyball player furthe...
9 days ago | Sports
A new academic study that concludes professional sports teams in areas with low income taxes outperform those in high tax areas seems, at a glance, ridiculous. The study says this is a truth across all sports leagues, so if that were true, I ...
12 days ago | Sports
The Astros played the New York Yankees Sunday night in front of a national TV audience on ESPN. Most of the viewers likely tuned in to watch the Jeter ceremonies. But what they instead saw was the Astros destroy the Yankees by a 10-7 score. The Ya...
16 days ago | Sports
The other day we wrote about Seth Romero, the University of Houston pitcher just off of a suspension for failing a drug test and for missing curfew on a road trip. The report that broke the details behind the suspension brought along some added dr...
18 days ago | Sports
Seth Romero was the staff ace for the Houston Cougars, projected by many to be a first-round draft choice in next month’s MLB amateur draft. But in April, he was suspended from the team indefinitely. The Cougars never gave a reason for the s...