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Women's Basketball

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The Art of NBA Tanking: The Philadelphia 76ers Have No Shame

    Sports analytics is no longer the wave of the future. It is most assuredly here, however, as evidenced by the explosion in the growth and coverage of the annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at M.I.T. in Boston. During the basketball analytics portion of the event, this weekend, former Toronto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Astros Get Fewer Than 1,000 Viewers, Lose Ratings War to WNBA

    On Saturday, a good friend gave me a pair of extra tickets to the Astros-Angels game at Minute Maid Park. To say it was sparsely attended would be generous, but the few thousand people on hand in the park eclipsed by a wide margin those watching on TV. According to a report from Deadspin and the Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    NBA Lucky Sperm Club: Javale McGee's Video Resume (Including His Moronic Goaltending Last Night)

    Lucky Sperm Club. It's a term I often use for professional athletes who, if they weren't so genetically gifted, would be super-sizing french fries at the drive-through for the next 60 years. To be clear, the term is not meant for all physical freaks. Just the ones who display an IQ somewhere betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Slim Thug's Sweet Tooth, Against Me! Destroys, Bun B Trills

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSlim Thug​Slim Thug is in front of me eating a popsicle right now. That sums up the second half of my day pretty well. There was skanking at Los Skarnales - both kinds - and a surprise Baby Bash mini-set before Slim Thug came onstage. I forgot how much "Suga Suga" remind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Annise Parker: Lamest "Gay Agenda" Ever

    Shockingly, Dave Wilson is outraged.​Dave Wilson, the homophobe who did everything he could to derail Annise Parker's mayoral race, is at it again, mass-mailing people to try to drum up a candidate to oppose her re-election, the Houston Chronicle reports. Wilson says Parker has promoted a "g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Remember Tawn P's The Wake Up Kiss?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Tawn-P The Wake Up Kiss (self-released, 2011) It feels a bit like Tawn P, a teeny-tiny fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Dear Renu Khator: Use KTRU To Spread UH Sports

    KTRU could be a UH sports resource​Dear Dr. Khator:Now that some time has passed, I thought I would offer up my congratulations on the University of Houston's purchase of KTRU from Rice. I know that you have probably been hearing from some angry people, but seeing as how the station didn't even ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Todd Buchanan: Jumping At The Bit to Coach UH Women's Hoops

    He just cannot wait​Meet new Houston Cougars' women's basketball coach Todd Buchanan. He's an excitable guy. He talks fast, in run-on sentences. He goes off on tangents, but always returns to the point of the question. He's got a tight handshake, and he calls you by your first name.He's the kid in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    A Talk With UH's New Athletic Director: Facilities, Graduation Rates And Selling The Program

    Photo courtesy UH​Mack Rhoades has been on the job as the University of Houston athletic director for a little over five weeks. He's settling in. He's meeting his coaches and the support staff. He's meeting the players. He's touring the facilities.And he's been thinking and analyzing and tryi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Oh Lord, Chris Baker's Coming Back To Our Airwaves

    Chris Baker is coming back to Houston. Ummm, rejoice?Baker, a erstwhile stand-up comic who had an often inane political talk show on Clear Channel's AM stations here, a show where he blustered and bloviated and did the typical right-wingnut radio shtick.Clear Channel AM head Michael Berry has announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008
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    December 26, 2007

    Bald-Faced Guys: Hilton Koch and Sam Malone

    We’ve just received word that Comets owner Hilton Koch is going to be on the Sam Malone Morning Show (Mix 96.5) this Friday, getting his head shaved to fulfill a promise he’d made to the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Trauma Unit. Koch agreed to shave his head (and Malone offered up his ... More >>

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