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  • 3 days ago | Sports

    The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers couldn’t have asked for a better, more gracious host than the Rice Owls on Saturday afternoon. Rice gave the Hilltoppers the run of Rice Stadium, letting the team go wherever it wanted, whenever it wanted, unimpede...

  • 6 days ago | Sports

    Let's hear it for the SMU Mustangs. It's taken a long, long time, but the school is finally number one at something in college athletics. That's right, SMU can now lay claim to being the first school in NCAA history to reach the double digits in r...

  • 10 days ago | Sports

    The first game of the Tony Levine regime was the last time that Texas State visited the Houston Cougars. The Bobcats, playing their first game ever as a FBS-level team, defeated the Cougars in one of the biggest upsets of 2012. Levine’s offensive ...

  • 13 days ago | Sports

    Outlaw programs in college sports are usually easy to define. Any school that hires Lane Kiffin or Tim Floyd or John Caliperi is odds on a favorite to be an outlaw program. Think USC about a decade ago. Think Oklahoma while Barry Switzer was in ch...

  • 17 days ago | Sports

    Milo Hamilton died last week. Within a matter of days, the Astros announced that the Minute Maid Park press box would be named for Hamilton, and that the team would wear a Milo Hamilton patch on its uniform for the rest of the season. Hamilton was...

  • 20 days ago | Sports

    It’s been a long time coming, but the Houston Cougars have finally decided to stop playing FCS schools when it comes to football. The Cougars are vowing to play at least two power conference teams a season to go along with two non-power conference...


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