The announcement Tom Herman was headed to Texas mere hours after the Longhorns officially dismissed Charlie Strong from the same position was crushing for University of Houston fans.
The Hitchcock Red Raiders 6U freshmen team completed a perfect season with a win in Super Bowl 6 — the Youth Football Federation title game — on Sunday at the Berry Center in Cypress.
Clear Springs and La Marque shared in Hitchcock’s despair as three of Galveston County’s five entrants into the UIL state football playoffs failed to advanced past the bi-district round.
During the University of Houston’s basketball media day last week, men’s head coach Kelvin Sampson spoke affectionately about a team he coached during his third season at Washington State in 1989-90.
Clear Springs has gone from a team that barely squeaked into the playoffs a year ago to one on the cusp of sweeping through District 24-6A and winning an outright title.
Brian Allen and Kendall Hill were teammates on some of La Marque High School’s most successful football teams, so it’s no surprise the two remain close even though they ended up at opposing Pac-12 Conference schools.
Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
The Man Cave Cigar Lounge in League City made national headlines when its anti-Colin Kaepernick protest went viral on social media. Outside the shop on Marina Bay Drive, a red T-shirt with Kaepernick’s name and No. 7 is duct-taped to the sidewalk as a doormat.
The two officials weren’t the only ones in the Big 12 Conference to have a rough weekend. Several of the league's teams also had rough days Saturday, as the Big 12 limped to a 4-5 mark despite being favored in seven of nine games.
When Nolan Frese first arrived at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton, Wash., he caught himself staring one day as All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman challenged a teammate to a game of ping pong.
For all of the returning talent from last season’s Peach Bowl-winning squad coupled with the incoming players from the highest-rated signing class in program history, a major on-field question beyond the X’s and O’s remains for UH.
Those fans who followed this year’s College World Series likely became familiar with the story of Micah Ahern. The 7-year-old boy from Arlington was not only the TCU Horned Frogs biggest supporter, but he also was an adopted member of the team.
Nick Williams entered his first season at Triple-A this year expecting he’d have to make some adjustments — especially to the opposing pitchers.
With the Astros surging up the standings, Jose Altuve deserves to be tabbed as the front-runner for the American League MVP award.
Thursday’s attack in Dallas, in which five police officers were killed and seven others injured, hit too close to home for many residents across the state of Texas. For Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo, the news from Dallas was especially harrowing.
Last season, the Houston Astros rode their pitching staff to their first playoff appearance since 2005, but if the Astros are going to make a return trip to the postseason this year, the offense will likely need to carry the load for the long-haul.
No matter how hard they tried, the production crew on Sunday’s ROOT Sports telecast could not get play-by-play announcer Bill Brown to spend an extended amount of time talking about himself.
Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman tweeted a message to those players hoping to be selected Saturday during Day 3 of Major League Baseball’s annual First-Year Player Draft.
Winning is awfully therapeutic. A year after diagnosing the Big 12 Conference as “psychologically disadvantaged,” University of Oklahoma President David Boren proclaimed at last week’s conference meetings the Big 12 has “never been stronger.”
Wins against opposing Big 12 schools didn’t always come as regularly for TCU. While the Horned Frogs made nine straight postseason appearances to start the Jim Schlossnagle era, the first five ended in the regionals.
Like a carton of milk gone sour, the Texas Rangers are prepared to trash their home ballpark, Globe Life Park. On Friday, the Rangers and city of Arlington announced plans for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium, expected to be completed by 2021.
Adjustments on the mound and in the batter’s box weren’t the only ones being made by local teams during the area round of the state high school baseball playoffs this weekend.
Galveston College head softball coach Ken Delcambre knows the breaks aren’t always going to go his team’s way. This year’s National Junior College Athletic Association Region 14 tournament was a perfect example.
There will be 253 players selected during this week’s NFL draft in Chicago, and Nolan Frese isn’t expecting to be one of them primarily because of the position he plays.
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Thursday that he still intended to use Ken Giles in a late-inning role despite the reliever’s early season struggles.
With scouts and team representatives from 31 organizations present at the Cougars’ NFL Pro Day, Thursday’s event was Trevon Stewart’s opportunity to impress potential suitors and convince one to select him in next month’s draft.
La Marque’s school district was broken in a number of ways. Many of those were made public as the state mulled the school district’s accreditation status before ultimately deciding to have it shut down and absorbed by Texas City.
The University of Houston head baseball coach has been in the process of meeting with architects to finalize plans for the program’s new 20,000-plus square-foot development facility and clubhouse.
The NBA returns to action Thursday following its weeklong All-Star break, but as the league enters its stretch run, it’s the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and everyone else.
If you have ever been to Denver, or Colorado in general, you understand the meaning of the phrase “United in Orange,” as well as all of the Denver Broncos references in “South Park.”
For many, the most noteworthy decision made by representatives from the Power Five conferences at the NCAA convention held earlier this month in San Antonio was approving a rule change that would allow the 10-member Big 12 Conference the opportunity to hold a conference championship game.
Tom Herman enjoyed unprecedented success in his first season as the Houston Cougars head coach. As much praise as Herman has received for returning the Coogs to national prominence, he should also be lauded for the coaching staff he assembled.
Houston’s success has been especially meaningful to the family of Charles Wright, the 90-year-old World War II veteran who has been a University of Houston season ticket holder since 1958.
Trades and free agent signings typically steal the headlines at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings, but those aren’t the only acquisitions taking place that shape rosters and careers.
After entering Saturday’s American Athletic Conference championship ranked as the highest Group of Five team, the Cougars knew all they needed to do was beat Temple, and they would be playing in one of the coveted, high-profile New Year’s Six bowl games.