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    September 18, 2014

    Root! Root! For Root Sports Houston!

    If Judge Marvin Isgur approves the bankruptcy plan proposed for CSN Houston, Houston sports fans will be able to watch the Rockets this season. They'll no longer be able to watch the Dynamo, or any of the Houston-centric sportscasts aired by CSN Houston, but the return of the World Poker Tour should ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Owls and Cougars Looking Good for Postseason Success

    The regular season's over for the Rice Owls and Houston Cougars baseball teams. Both teams are poised at or near the top of their conferences, riding hot streaks into their respective conference tournaments starting Wednesday. And if things go right this week, both teams are primed to host regionals ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Houston Sports Stories of 2013

    Let's call 2013 a transition year for sports in Houston. That's the polite way of saying it, for the most part, really, really sucked. There were very few "up" moments in 2013 even if you go all the way back to the playoffs for the Texans and Rockets -- remember when the Texans made the playoffs? I ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    The Rice Owls Are Two Wins from the College World Series

    This is not the best baseball team that Wayne Graham's coached in his years at Rice. This isn't the best of the 19 straight Rice teams to advance into the NCAA postseason, or the best Owls team to go to its tenth Super Regional since 1999, the first year of the Super Regionals. And this team definit ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Rice's Road to Omaha Begins in Oregon

    It's just kind of another ho-hum season for Rice Owl baseball fans. The team won the regular season C-USA title, and the team once again won the C-USA conference tournament. For the 19th consecutive season, the 41-17 Owls are taking part in the NCAA postseason. It's all something to which Rice fans ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Rice Owls Win C-USA Tournament

    Rice's Keenan Cook connected on the fastball over the plate from Southern Miss's Nick Johnson. He took a step toward first base, then raised his fist high in the sky with jubilation as his shot landed in short center field. Ford Stainback sprinted home from third base and the Rice Owls were the vict ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Depressed Aeros Edition

    Well, it's official. The Houston Aeros is moving to...Iowa. I've been to Des Moines. It's a nice town. But, losing our only tie to professional hockey pretty much sucks. I'm depressed. But, I have to suck it up because there is lots more to do and I can't get bogged down in something like this. I me ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    What Does The Future Hold For The Rice Owls?

    It's been a so-so year for Rice sports. The baseball team didn't make it past the NCAA Regionals. The men's basketball team self-destructed. And at one point the football team was 1-5. But then in mid-October the football team took off, and they won five of their six games to finish the season at 6- ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    2012 College Football Media Days, From Best to Most All-Out Painful

    A few years ago, ESPN anointed the various college football media days as the unofficial start to the season. We get it. Folks are starved for some mutha-effing football so placing an artificial start date on the season and posting previews and interviews is going to get media outlets a hell of a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Is This The Dawning of A Cougars Renaissance? Don't Be Too Sure

    The Houston Chronicle's Sam Khan, Jr. had a good story on Houston Cougars athletics yesterday. It's called a story of a renaissance, and it looks back at the last 10 months of the program. It's told through the eyes of the football program, going through the incredible season the Coogs had as they m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Rice Continues Dominating The Cougars in Baseball

    It'd been 11 years since the Houston Cougars baseball team won the Silver Glove series against the Rice Owls. And coming into Friday's game, the Owls had won 16 straight games against the Cougars. The Cougars can now actually say they've won a game against the Owls, but it's now 12 years since the C ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    The Top Moments In 2011 Rice Owls Sports

    John RoyalRice's Anthony Rendon became a very rich baseball player this summer​It's that time of year. The time for end-of-year lists and bests of, etc. And I'm not immune to tossing off an easy post. So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the Top 25 Events in Rice Ow ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Owls Baseball Falling Prey To Injuries

    John RoyalMichael Ratterree makes the throw to first for an early out on Saturday​The Rice Owls are not in a good place. One could sense that on Saturday afternoon when the Owls took the field only to find that day's scheduled DH, Shane Hoelscher, taking throws at third base instead of Anthon ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Owls Baseball: Pitching Is A Beautiful Thing

    John RoyalShortstop Derek Hamilton charges in to make the play on Saturday afternoon​It's been a tough season for the Rice Owls baseball squad - far tougher than they bargained for. Anthony Rendon has spent much of the season at DH because of shoulder issues. Outfielder Michael Fuda has been ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Cougars and Owls: Hey, What Do You Know? At Least Some Houston Teams Can Win Baseball Games

    John RoyalHouston's Caleb Ramsey knocks a first-inning two-run triple on Friday night​The expectations for the Houston Cougars baseball team are almost nonexistent. Hustle. Stay competitive. Aim toward being better next season. The expectations for the Rice Owls are high. Win Conference U ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Meet Anthony Rendon, Rice Baseball's Newest Whiz Kid

    John RoyalMeet Anthony Rendon​His name is Anthony Rendon. You might have heard of him if you're a fan of Rice Owls baseball, or if you follow college baseball. You might also have heard of him if you're one of those people who follow Houston-area high school baseball. If you're a fan of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Anthony Rendon Rescues The Year For Rice: 25 Items From The Owls' Sports Year

    Tommy Lavergne, Rice University Anthony Rendon at bat​Continuing with my personal review on the sports year just past, here are my thoughts on the Rice Owls of 2010. 1. I got to watch Anthony Rendon play third base on a regular basis. He can hit, and he's a good fielder. If the Astros didn ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    One Guy's Thoughts On The Sports Year: 25 Things To Remember

    So with the end of the year fast approaching, I thought I would take some time to revisit some of the highlights, and lowlights, of this past sports year. Your list is probably different, but these are the things that caught my attention this year. Thanks for everything, Jenn​1. ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010

    HISD Payola

    Kids get money for homework

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    July 5, 2010

    Todd Whitting Takes The Reins As UH Baseball Coach

    Whitting on the basepaths​The University of Houston baseball squad wasn't very good last season.There was some talent on the roster, but too often the team appeared dispirited and just didn't seem to be putting forth a full effort.Though Rayner Noble had been a successful coach, and had won ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Rayner Noble Gone After 16 Years As UH Baseball Coach; Who's Next?

    UH is in the market for a baseball coach​When I wrote my wrap-up of the Houston Cougars baseball season last week, I had a change of heart and didn't write something that I actually believed. Instead I went with the conventional wisdom that coach Rayner Noble would return for another season ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    UH Ends Dismal Season Dismally: Can Coach Rayner Noble Survive?

    Rayner Noble, looking desperately for bullpen help​The Houston Cougars finished their baseball season last Friday, losing 10-6 to the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles team that won the C-USA Tournament championship on Saturday night. It was a game that didn't need to be played. The Cougars had l ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Rice Romps As It Starts To Make Its Move In C-USA

    ​It's hard to find fault with your baseball team when you win a game 23-1, and that game is called in the seventh-inning because of the so-called travel rule -- it actually appeared to be more of a mercy type thing, but called the game was.Yet leave it to Rice Owls coach Wayne Graham, the coach of ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Another Weekend, Another Team Sweeps The Coogs

    Photo courtesy UH​It was not a good weekend, again, for Houston Cougars baseball. Just as they were swept by the Rice Owls over Easter weekend, this past weekend the Cougars were swept by the TCU Horned Frogs, one of the top-ranked teams in the country. And unlike the Rice games, where the Coug ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Longhorns Join The Undeserved-Victory Hall Of Fame

    ​The UT Longhorns will be playing in the BCS title game, thanks to a thoroughly undeserved win against Nebraska for the Big 12 championship, such as it is.How badly did the Horns play? Against a completely mediocre Cornhusker team, the vaunted Horns offense was utterly stymied. QB Colt McCoy threw ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Sports Things To Be Thankful For, And Not Thankful For

    ​It's that time of year when we start to look back at the events that have happened. And since it's Thanksgiving, I thought I would give a list of sports things for which I'm thankful, as well as listing a few of the turkeys of the year. So...1. I'm thankful for the MLB Network. The network and it ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    The Best Sports Palaces In Houston History, Ranked For Her Pleasure

    Photo courtesy wikipedia​It's been a few years since Houston's most recent orgy of building new sports arenas for down-on-their-luck franchise owners. There's a new soccer stadium trying to get itself born, but other than that we probably won't be seeing any new facilities being built for a while. ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Listen Up, People: The Top Ten Coaches In Houston History

    ​The Chron's Jerome Solomon has another of those endless lists we writers like to do, this one asking for input on the top 10 coaches in Houston college and pro sports history. And he helpfully provides us with some candidates for the list. So I thought I would help out and provide what I consider ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Rice's Joe Savery, Still On The Path To The Major Leagues

    Photo by Daniel KramerA little over two years ago, we did a feature on Rice's Joe Savery, a linchpin of the school's elie baseball team, a guy who combined excellent power pitching with a terrific batting average.Savery is a complete local product, having played in Bellaire, at Lamar High and for Ri ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Rice Hosts NCAA Baseball Regional, Doesn't Get Top Seed

    Photo by Daniel KramerYesterday saw the announcement of the NCAA's 64-team bracket for the College World Series, and it was a mixed bag for local fans.Good news: Seven Texas teams are in it.Bad news: Rice didn't get a top regional seeding, for the first time in three years, kind of a slap to the new ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    Jock Radio: No-Call List

    What sports talk can do without

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    April 2, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    Eyes on the Prize

    Everyone's All-American Joe Savery and the top-ranked Rice Owls fight for college baseball glory

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Paranoia Self Destroyer

    A New Birth Brass Band set at the Volcano makes Racket long for a new and improved tinfoil hat

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Out of the Park

    Second Ward slugger Aaron Trevio scores a scholarship and prepares to leave the barrio behind

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    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more - now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

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    December 20, 2001

    The Truth Is Out There...

    A rogue mascot reveals secrets of the trade

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    December 28, 2000

    Year of Living Dangerously

    Sports palaces, city cell-phone shenanigans and subdivisions where Montrose once stood. Could any self-respecting survivalist leave the bunker behind?

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    June 17, 1999
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