Michael Young's lawsuit against his former employer, the University of Houston has been dismissed. The lawsuit which read like a minor thriller considered and rejected by Elmore Leonard has been tossed into the trash can of bad ideas where it belongs, alongside all of those bad idea lawsuits which a ... More >>
Is it game, set, and match for Michael Young? Is the University of Houston out of the woods? Does anybody but the parties involved (and the NCAA) really give a damn? Young sued the university in early July, seeking to rescind an employment contract he had signed but then wanted out of. UH claimed t ... More >>
The University of Houston has been quiet since the Michael Young divorce from the basketball program at the end of May. Young accused the school of NCAA violations. His son Joseph, the basketball team's leading scorer, quit and has transferred to Oregon. Allegations of physical threats against Josep ... More >>
It reads like something from the pages of one of Elmore Leonard's lesser novels. A father running in a park one May morning. He's approached by a stranger who gives him dire warnings about the safety of his son. The father's basically a good man, but he's made some mistakes in his past and worries t ... More >>
Today is the official first day of the Houston Cougars as members of the American Athletic Conference. And while this isn't quite the conference upgrade the Cougars were hoping when they signed up several years ago, the former Big East is still better than Conference USA. Making the conference leap ... More >>
The Rice Owls defeating the Houston Cougars 79-69 on Wednesday night wasn't surprising. Or rather, it shouldn't have been surprising. Not to anybody who has actually watched both teams play this season. The Cougars are the more talented team. They're more athletic. They have speed, size, and length ... More >>
It's been a tough season for senior Houston shooting guard Darian Thibodeaux. The team's been a disappointment. And coming into Wednesday's home finale against the Tulane Green Wave, he'd been mired in a slump that saw him having gone six games without hitting a field goal while having missed his la ... More >>
The Houston Cougars defeated the SMU Mustangs 62-59 on Saturday night. The leading scorer, with 27 points, was Joseph Young, son of UH legend and current director of basketball operations Michael Young. The radio analyst for the game was former Cougar legend, all-time NBA great, and basketbal ... More >>
It was all right there for the taking. A win and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles would take sole possession of first place in Conference USA. A win and Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy would earn his 400th victory as a head coach. But on a misty, drizzling, miserable Saturday night in the ... More >>
The Houston Cougars dashed off to a 13-0 lead against the Rice Owls on Wednesday night. The offense worked to perfection. There was some decent defense being played. But as the teams went into a timeout only 7:45 into the game, one couldn't help but sense doom hanging over the Hofheinz Pavilion cour ... More >>
John RoyalRice's Arsalan Kazemi battles for position under the Rice basketNo coach wants to have to draw up a play with 2.3 seconds left that, if it works, merely ties the score and sends the game to overtime. But such was the position Rice Owls coach Ben Braun was in last night, his Owls do ... More >>
Can UH resurrect its basketball glory days?
uh.com Sure he's smiling now. But wait until the season startsIt may seem like it's been awhile since Mack Rhoades and the Houston Cougars hired James Dickey to take over the men's basketball program.But in many ways, the time has been flying by as Dickey and his staff have attempted to se ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
Coach Greg Wise watches over the Yates players. Photos by Bryan WilliamsWhen the Houston Press was looking for a photographer to take pictures of the Yates basketball team for this week's cover story, "Third Ward High," we found the perfect guy: Bryan Williams, a member of the University of Houst ... More >>