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 >>
They claim Brian Staples is bad at the monkey business.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
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 >>
A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.
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 >>
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 >>
As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
John RoyalHouston's Caleb Ramsey knocks a first-inning two-run triple on Friday nightThe 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 >>
The Cougars head into Christmas with the winThe 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 >>
The Coogs were missing the Slama and the Jama against UTSAThat 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 >>
A neighborhood wine bar that's hard to categorize
We see....FAIL in Ron Artest's futureDrayton 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 >>
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 >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
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 >>
Photo courtesy UHLost 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 >>
Photo courtesy UHThe 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 >>
Photo courtesy UHThe 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 >>
2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond
Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.
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?
Country legend Ray Price continues to take the path less traveled