Sun Belt Conference

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Does Pam Oliver Survive 2013?

    I know many of you will be shocked that I feel this way, but one of the most beautiful things about life in 2013 is that you can bet on almost anything. Know a little something about movies, and care to wager on the Oscars? No problem. Have a hunch on whether or not Walter White dies at the end of ... 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

    February 6, 2013

    LA Bar: A Cajun Restaurant with an Italian Heritage

    One of the biggest surprises I found in the course of dining at LA Bar -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- wasn't how expensive the Gulf oysters on the half-shell were ($12 a dozen) nor how much better those oysters tasted when topped with garlic butter and chargrilled (as seen above), but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Another Crappy Notre Dame Video Edition

    Popcorn lung. Apparently, that's a thing. On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded a Denver man named Wayne Watson $7.2 million from various food companies after they determined that the respiratory problems he developed in 2007 were due to his frequent inhalation of the buttery aroma from microwave po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Shocking News: The Owls and Cougars Not Going Dancing

    There might still be a month left in the season for several college basketball teams. But the alumni, students, and fans of Rice and the University of Houston are either going to have to ignore March Madness, or they're going to have to find some other teams for whom to cheer. That the Houston Coug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Rice Seeks Win Number One Tomorrow While UH Aims for 2-0

    Purdue storms into Rice Stadium tomorrow.​Welcome to week two of the college football season. The Cougars go on the road to North Texas for what should be a sure win while the Owls host Purdue in an attempt for win number one. And if there's ever a week where the Owls are going to defeat a p ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 8, 2011

    The New Normal

    The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.

  • 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

    2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Video Recap

    Justin Bieber, your All-Star MVP​Travel day today back from Phoenix, so I'm submitting the ultimate Cliffs Notes version of dominant performances during the NBA All Star weekend. (I'll be back at full blog strength tomorrow.) Here goes: - Justin Bieber was named most valuable player of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Rice Basketball: What's New, Pussycat?

    The Owls turned the LSU Tigers into pussycats​There are droughts, and there are droughts. And fittingly, on a day when the city of Houston was submerged under a continuous downpour of rain that may have helped to end a drought that's been dragging down the city, the Rice Owls found a way&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Rice Owls Hit The Jackpot, And A Three-Pointer Or Two

    The Owls are heading to Vegas, baby​The Rice Owls played the first game of the Las Vegas Hoops Classic last night, and the Owls improved their record to 5-4 as they defeated the (6-5) UALR Trojans 65-55. But though the game was part of a Las Vegas basketball tournament, the game was played a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Houston Texans - Kubiak Believes In Bush (and #Kubiakbelievesinyou)

    Guess which one the Texans are!​"I believe in him (defensive coordinator Frank Bush). I think we played much better defense. I think if we finished the game, we'd be talking about how much better we were. There were a lot of good things that went on. I believe in the guy. That's why he's here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Rice Hopes To Keep Momentum Against North Texas

    Owls take on Mean Green, or whatever North Texas is calling itself these days​The Rice Owls played a hell of a football game last Saturday. They played a game that nobody, except for themselves, thought they were capable of playing. They shut down the Texas Longhorn running game, and they even sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Rice's Anthony Rendon: Start Sucking Even Worse, Astros, In Order To Get This Guy

    Photo courtesy RiceSoon to be a rich man​The Rice Owls were coasting to a pretty easy win Sunday afternoon, leading Louisiana-Lafayette 8-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning. But the Cajuns had two men on and two out when Matt Goulas sent a rocket down the third base line. Rice third baseman Anth ... More >>

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  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Dallas Domination

    The Metroplex schools Houston when it comes to the indie scene

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Mudbugs: The Dirty Truth

    The dirt on crawfish