The new U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out. For all their flaws, it's still the standard by which many anxious applicants rank themselves and their peers. Let me guess, the Top 5 universities are Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Stanford? Boom, I nailed it. But you probably ... More >>
Spring Break is on the horizon, beginning for some people this weekend. College kids will head to spots in Texas or Florida, cram themselves into motel rooms, hope they don't so drunk they pass out and wake up with their face transformed into a Sharpie piece of art, and just have fun. Which mean ... More >>
During the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the United States Eagles had a decent shot to make it to the first quarterfinals in club history. And the Eagles played well for a half against the Italians before poor tackling did them in during a 27-10 loss. On Saturday, June 23, the two will meet for the first t ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Uzoy, Eskabel, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, D-Risha and J ... More >>
"The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>
courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.If you have a question about victims rights, you're probably going to want to ask Houston's renowned crime victims advocate, Andy Kahan.If you have a question about practically anything else, you might want to try Kahan's son, Kyle. The Texas A&M student ... More >>
By the time Brad Allen finished his first-half scoring run, the Houston Athletic Rugby Club had the game in the bag. Now they're headed to the first Sweet 16 playoff berth in club history. "It's a really big deal," says club president Will Wornardt, who searched records dating to the inceptio ... More >>
I want to thank The Ohio State Buckeyes. Sure, they lost to the Texas Longhorns, but because the Longhorns needed a bad spot by the referees to help get the victory, I'm pretty damn sure that the country has been saved from listening to Longhorn fans bitch about not playing for the BCS Title. Beca ... More >>
Lucy Shelton Caswell examines the images in One-Man Army and Dr. Seuss Wants You!
I'm sure the Longhorns and their fans are still pissed they didn't win the Big 12 and aren't playing for the national title. But screw Longhorns fans. I think I can speak for many college football fans who are pissed the Horns are playing in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. Ohio effing Sta ... More >>
Its the socially inept Rice Owls vs. the intellectual slackers the UH Cougars
Basketball fans ought to stop for a moment this weekend and mourn the loss of former San Diego Rockets General Manager (1968-1972) Pete Newell, who died on Tuesday at the age of 93. Long before UCLA made John Wooden a coaching legend, the blue and gold UC university system discovered another coac ... More >>
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