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  • 5 hours 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 5 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...

  • 9 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...

  • 12 days ago | Sports

    Rice basketball fans have heard it all before. That this season is going to be different. That this is the year the Owls get it together. That there’s a reason to be excited because the Owls are going to rise to the challenge. It’s all been said b...

  • 16 days ago | Sports

    The basic facts follow. The Houston Cougars defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 33-30 on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars stayed undefeated, going 9-0 for the season. The Cougar defense struggled at times, surrendering 589 yards (523 passing yards), y...


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