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  • 21 hours ago | Sports

    On Monday, I wrote about declining student attendance at college football games, and the apparently misguided efforts of colleges to reverse that trend. I received a few emails and tweets in response, so I thought I would address some of the ...

  • 2 days ago | Spaced City

    When last we heard from Harris County Ed Emmett on the topic of the Astrodome, he was in Germany touring a former zeppelin hanger for renovation ideas. Emmett was touting a $243 million park/convention center-type plan that would depend on public ...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    It’s been years since I sat in the stands at a college football game — probably dating back to the days when Art Briles was head coach at UH. And it’s been an even longer time since I sat in the stands as a college student — that was probably...

  • 8 days ago | Sports

    Sorry, Houston. That whole NHL expansion team to Houston thing, it just ain't happening. Not at this moment, at least. Expansion bids had to be submitted to the NHL earlier this week. And no one claiming to represent Houston submitted a bid. In fa...

  • 12 days ago | Sports

    The Houston Chronicle released it’s list of the 10 most influential Houstonians in sports yesterday. And of course, being the Chronicle, the list was primarily a joke. J.J. Watt’s listed, but not Arian Foster. UH football coach Tom Herman’s listed...

  • 15 days ago | Sports

    There are 71 games remaining in the Astros season, starting tonight when they host the Texas Rangers. The Astros are in the midst of a six game losing streak that has seen the team fall into second place in the AL West after leading the division f...

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