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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 Women’s basketball prevail over in-state rival, Texas Tech lady Raiders with a 79-75 win.     Photos by Francisco Casillas

BBVA Compass Stadium held 20,000-plus Houston Dynamo fans as they held their breaths, waiting for that instant to explode in cheers the moment their team in orange scores against the defending champions, Seattle Sounders FC, Tuesday night. Houston sought to take control of the momentum early in the game, but …

Houston Cougars Women’s Volleyball wins 3-1 against the UCF Knights in American Athletic Conference play. Photos by Francisco Casillas

The Memphis Tigers stuns the Houston Cougars with a 42-38 come-from-behind victory after trailing in the first half a TDECU Stadium. Photos by Francisco Casillas

After having coached only three games in his debut season, Houston head coach Major Applewhite faces his first major test of his coaching career. Will Houston stay with a stiff Kyle Allen under center or go with Kyle Postma in its first Athletic American Conference game against Temple? “Every job …

The Houston Dynamo downs the San Diego Earthquakes 3-0 to claim the top seed in the MLS Western Conference.      Photos by Francisco Casillas                                                   …

Progress continues at University of Houston football training camp. After a thorough practice on Wednesday, first-year Houston head coach, Major Applewhite expressed his approval on the impact that it had on the eighth day of practice. “Today was big day because we had a great day yesterday,” Applewhite said. “Tempo …

The first blue stripe came off on Wednesday’s practice.  This 3-year-old tradition began under former Houston head coach, Tom Herman, to serve as a form of rite of passage.  “They have to earn the right to get that stripe torn off their helmet and basically officially become a member of …

Houston Dynamo manages to maintains their perfect record of no loses at BBVA Stadium with a, 2-2, ti against the Portland Timbers. Photos by Andre Brooks, Francisco Casillas

The Houston Cougars football sported their pads and helmets for the first day of practice under Houston head coach, Major Applewhite. Photos by Francisco Casillas