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Francisco Casillas

Francisco Casillas

I'm a current student at the University of Houston, majoring in Print Journalism with a double minor in Digital Media.

My beats are mostly in sports as I cover the school's baseball team, woman's soccer team and volleyball team.

My experience in the sports media narrows down to having worked at a local radio station; 1180AM ESPN Deportes and The Daily Cougar.

Houston Cougars Softball overpowers the Rhode Island Rams. Trystan Melancon gets first career no-hitter in Cougars’ 12-0 win against the Rams. Photos by Francisco Casillas

After suffering a loss on the road against the Knights of Central Florida, the Houston Cougars rectifies the defeat by winning, 82-64, at the Hofheinz Pavilion.    Photos by Francisco Casillas

The Temple Owls maintained a game close, the Houston Cougars come out on top with a 79-66 win against the defending AAC champions. The Cougars move to the fifth seed in the American with a 6-4 record.  Photos by Francisco Casillas

The Grambling State Tigers faced the Alcorn State Braves for a second consecutive year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference title game at NRG Stadium in Houston Saturday night. As in the regular season, Grambling appeared to be the better opponent after forcing Alcorn State to punt on the opening drive. However,

In front of a sold-out crowd, the Houston Cougars sought to right a wrong from last year’s encounter against the UConn Huskies at TDECU Stadium Thursday night. “We never use the word revenge,” said Houston head coach, Tom Herman. “The word we used was atonement – to make a wrong

In Muhammad Ali fashion, the Houston Cougars shocked the college football world by sending a clear message: “We are the real deal.” The Cougars faced the program’s biggest challenge in the season opener in the form of No.3 Oklahoma Sooners– one of the favorites to be in playoff contention- in

After going through rigorous training in the summer, Houston Cougar football and their head coach, Tom Herman, shift their focus towards the #3 Oklahoma Sooners. “We approach the preparation to this game like we did last year playing Tennessee Tech,” Herman said. “We are going really, really, hard through our

After going through scrimmage on Saturday, Houston Football steps foot onto the field, once again, Monday morning. Houston head coach, Tom Herman, held a meeting with the coaching staff this Sunday to determine the depth chart- but, not before the coaching staff made the players go through an exercise for

With a disadvantage in favor of Toronto FC, the Toronto FC were unable to overwhelm the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Stadium. “I thought we started the game really well,” Wade Barrett, Houston Dynamo interim head coach, said. “The first fifteen minutes were exactly what we had talked about- what we had planned.

The Houston Cougars football team is in constant pursuit of meeting Tom Herman’s expectations before Saturday’s scrimmage. “They were dragging a little bit,” Herman said. “We saw that and we blew the whistle in the middle of stretch, put the ball down, cranked the music up and said ‘let’s go!