Southland Conference

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Eagles 31, Texans 21: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    With 4:07 to go in the game, the ball sat on the four yard line. 4th down, 1 yard to go, the Eagles leading the Texans 24-21 and driving for a "nail in the coffin" score. If they get this first down, it's first and goal at the three, and then it's just a matter of picking which Eagle scores the touc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Cougars Embarrass UH On Supposed Glorious Night For New Stadium

    Stop me if this sounds familiar. The heavily favored Houston Cougars open up the season at home against a team from Central Texas. But instead of winning the game by double digits, the Cougars are upset by double digits. Just replace Texas State with UTSA and make the final score 27-7. But there's o ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    USDA, PETA Go After Dude Whose Primate Hit Great Day Houston Host

    They claim Brian Staples is bad at the monkey business.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    How the CSN Houston Broadcast Map Dooms the Network

    It was just a little over 30 days ago that Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he wanted the CSN Houston matter settled within 30 days. That didn't happen. The parties still await a ruling from a Judge Lynn Hughes on the Astros appeal of Judge Marvin Isgur's ruling that put the network into bankrup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Sam Houston State Played Some Terminator Baseball on its Opponents

    The Sam Houston State Bearkats this weekend were like the Terminator. A ruthless, relentless killing machine that could not be stopped. A baseball team that attacked the base paths, slugged the ball continuously, and excelled with the glove. The Bearkats demolished highly-ranked TCU 9-3 on Friday af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    R.I.P. Ray Price: Iconic Country Crooner Passes Away at 87

    Ray Price, one of the singular voices of country music for 60 years, has passed away, according to country-music elder Bill Mack, who posted "Ray Price left for heaven about 4:43 p.m. Central time" on Facebook about 25 minutes ago. Price was 87, and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year a ... More >>

  • News

    September 26, 2013

    Whatever It Takes: Houston Baptist University Turns to Football to Build a Name

    Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Cover Story: Houston Baptist University Dives Into the Big Business of College Football

    A little over a year ago, Houston Baptist University was mostly known for high academic standards and a men's gymnastics squad that achieved success in the 1980s. After a $10 million investment that helped pay for a football field, a full-fledged coaching staff and enough manpower to examine 300 a ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer

    A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Cougars And Owls Finish Very Disappointing Basketball Seasons

    March Madness begins on Tuesday and gets into full swing on Thursday. And for the first time in probably forever (technically 1977), not one single Texas college was invited to play in the NCAA Tournament. No UT. No A&M. No Baylor. No Rice, UH, Sam Houston State, or SFA. Not one. But not all hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    2012: The Year In Zapruder, A Recap Of My Detailed Video Recaps

    I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line in 2012, the Zapruder-style analysis of viral videos became my thing. Much like you'd go to Clay Travis on SEC football or to Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback for the weekend that was in the NFL, when you the reader needed hardcore ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    UH Coogs It, Loses Embarrassingly To Texas State

    The Houston Cougars were huge favorites coming into Saturday night's game against the Texas State Bobcats. It was the Bobcats' very first ever game as a FBS school. But like the last time the Cougars played a game at Robertson Stadium before a packed crowd, the Cougars were embarrassed, losing 30-13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Lamar's Head Basketball Coach Pat Knight Rants Maniacally (w/ VIDEO)

    Yep, that apple fell right by the tree.​It's not easy being the son of a legend, and then trying to follow in said legend's footsteps into the exact same vocation of choice. Pat Knight knows this. His father, Bobby Knight, garnered 902 career wins as a head coach. He also had dozens of epic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Rice Thunders Past Marshall, Sweeps the Herd

    John RoyalRice pitcher Austin Kubitza with another dominating performance on Friday.​The Final Four dominated the attention of the sports media this weekend, rightly or wrongly. But while that whole NCAA exercise, especially UConn and Kentucky, was making a mockery of the concept of amateur a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Cougar Beats Bearkat, Thus UH Beats Sam Houston State

    The Cougars head into Christmas with the win​The Houston Cougars (7-5) don't play very good basketball in the first half. At 12 games into the season, that can be established as a fact. The players know it and admit it. The coaches know it and it admit it. It's something they say they're wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Roadrunners Speed Past Cougars

    The Coogs were missing the Slama and the Jama against UTSA​That the Houston Cougars (6-4) played a basketball game on Saturday night was not too surprising. That none of the so-called Cougar fans could be bothered to come by Hofheinz Pavilion for the game was not too surprising either. In ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 25, 2010

    Pegging Plonk

    A neighborhood wine bar that's hard to categorize

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets (with Tales of Deceit, Adultery and Ron Artest)

    We see....FAIL in Ron Artest's future​Drayton McLane apparently has plans to sell the Astros. This comes as no surprise, those rumors have been swirling for some time. Now I don't know if he'll get his $800 million asking price, but I did call Drayton and make an offer and we now know that $9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Obama Shows Little March Madness Love For Texas Schools

    Texas -- not just UT, but the state's other March Madness teams -- ain't getting much love from Barack Obama. His annual bracket picks do have Baylor, A&M and Texas getting past the first round, but not UH.Take heart, Coog fans: As Obama says, "I got killed last year in the first round."Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Coogs Basketball's Three-Headed Monster, And How They Had To Go To Alaska To Play Oklahoma

    Photo courtesy UH​Lost amidst the anxiety over the Houston Cougar football team and possible bowl game scenarios, the men's basketball team took to the court at Hofheinz Pavilion on Sunday afternoon and engaged the Texas A&M-Corpus Christ Islanders in a fast-paced game that saw the Cougars eme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Easy Win Over, Now UH Gets Ready For A Top-Ten Team

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars came out and dominated the Northwestern State Demons last Saturday, scoring on their first five possessions on the way to a 55-7 win. But this week's contest is going to be a bit tougher as the Cougars are traveling to Stillwater to take on the fifth-ranked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Cougars' Run For The Title Begins Saturday

    Photo courtesy UH​The start of meaningful football games is finally here, and Saturday night at 6 p.m., the Houston Cougars start their quest to win the Conference USA Title when they take on the Northwestern State Demons of the Southland Conference at Robertson Stadium. The Cougars are starting t ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

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    September 7, 2007
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    October 6, 2006
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    October 6, 2006
  • News

    October 14, 2004

    The Reorient Express

    Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Knowing Right from Wrong

    Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    On the Off-Road Again

    Country legend Ray Price continues to take the path less traveled