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Davis, Dynamo stun Santos at home


    It only took 89 minutes, but just when both teams where ready to call it a draw, Corey Ashe and Brad Davis saved the day. Ashe connected with Davis, in the waning moments of the game, to steal it from Santos Laguna, 1-0. “He has an awesome left foot, he’s good on the […]

No Love for the King


Nowhere else in the world will you be able to find the intensity that are the playoffs, but in America. It just wouldn’t be the same if you determined the champion by crowning the team with the best record.

Pirates lost at sea


When the Pittsburgh Pirates finished first in the NL East in 1992: Aladdin was the biggest box office movie, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men was the No. 1 hit on the “Billboard Hot 100” and Bill Clinton was elected president.

NFL no longer a childhood dream


The National Football League is the most popular sport in America. Forget about baseball being America’s favorite pastime. As for the NBA, NHL and MLS…Come on, get real. Just watch the Super Bowl. Where else can a 30-second commercial cost an average of $3.5 million?

Cougars hold off late Owls rally in season finale


  Houston Cougars avenged their earlier season loss to Rice, escaping Tudor Fieldhouse with a 76-75 win. Darian Thibodeaux led all scorers with 21 points, while Alandise Harris added 16 points. The Cougars were up by as many as 10 points with eight minutes remaining in the game, however, the Owls managed to rally back […]

Despite playoff loss, Texans fans still have something to look forward to


  The Texans weren’t supposed to finish the season 10-6 or in the playoffs with a wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals. But for defying the odds, fans fell in love with them. The loss to Baltimore back in week six hurt, but the loss in the divisional round of the playoffs hurt even more. […]

Giants v. Patriots: Super Bowl 46 Preview

eli manning super bowl trophy

The New England Patriots are favorites to win Super Bowl 46 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis by 2 ½ points, however, they find themselves as underdogs in the eyes of the fans to the surprising New York Giants.

Keenum closes career with win in TicketCity Bowl


Case Keenum ended his record-breaking college career in dramatic fashion throwing for 532 yards and three touchdowns, as the No. 19 Houston Cougars beat the No. 22 Penn State Nittany Lions 30-14 in the TicketCity Bowl. The Cougars closed their season in front of 46,817 fans in attendance at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. Keenum […]

A&M claims inaugural Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Aggies didn’t have to travel far to see a bowl game this year, as Texas A&M beat the Northwestern Wildcats 30-15 in the MCCBoT in front of 68,395 at Reliant Stadium. Northwestern faced off against A&M for the first time ever. Both teams ended regular season play at 6-6. Of A&M’s six loses, five were […]

Southern Miss upsets Houston, claims C-USA title

Case Keenum felt pressure from the Golden Eagles the entire game.  Photo by: Katy Umana

The undefeated No. 6 Houston Cougars and its record-breaking senior class made their last season appearance at Roberston Stadium, losing 49-28 against the No. 24 Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the Conference USA Championship game. Southern Miss was able to contain the Cougars high octane offense for most of the game. The Golden Eagles, the […]

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