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Francisco Casillas

Francisco Casillas

Graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in Journalism.

I'm a sports writer & photographer that covers from professional to collegiate sports.

My end goal is for one day to work at a newspaper or magazine (Washington Post, LA Times, Sports Illustrated), travel and continue to do what I enjoy; talk & write about sports.

The Houston Cougars made a statement, Wednesday night, when they hosted the PVAMU Panthers at Hofheinz Pavilion for their season-opener. “Tonight was more like the way you’ll see us play,” said Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson. “You saw our system tonight. We want to play fast. We want to score …

The Houston Cougars volleyball team broke their three-game losing streak against the UConn Huskies, Friday night. The Cougars were able to break a losing skid that, coincidentally, started at Storrs, Conn when UConn swept Houston the last time these two teams stepped foot on the court. With vengeance in mind, …

The Houston Dynamo’s home finale came to a disappointing end against the Seattle Sounders Sunday evening. In a game where the Dynamo had to win to remain in the playoff race, the final score left a bitter feeling in Dynamo fans as Houston missed multiple scoring opportunities to produce only …

After a strong start, the Houston Cougars volleyball team falls to the Memphis Tigers in a conference bout Friday night. Houston dominated the first sets (25-21 and 25-19), jumping to a 2-0 lead as they capitalized on the mistakes made by Memphis. Slowly, the tide shifted in  Memphis’ favor, allowing …

Despite a rough start to the game, the Houston Cougars manage to keep their undefeated streak with a 49-28 win over the Mustangs of South Methodist University at TDECU Stadium, Thursday night. In the first half, the game did not go in favor of the Cougars as Mustangs junior quarterback …

Trailing 14-3 by halftime, the Sam Houston State Bearkats rallied against the SFA Lumberjacks for a 34-28 win in the 90th “Battle of the Piney Woods” game, Saturday at NRG Stadium. As the second quarter came to an end, Sam Houston State’s offense could produce a total of only 71 …

The fire in the Houston Dynamo was lit as they played with hunger for the playoffs, topping the Colorado Rapids for the first time since 2009. Brad Davis started his 300th game, and what better way to celebrate it than by scoring the game-winning goal 69 seconds into the second …

After a long and decisive match, the Houston Cougars prevailed with a 3-2 win over the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions on Saturday afternoon. On the first set, the Cougars struggled to find their pace as the Lady Lions capitalized on errors, winning the set by 5. Southeastern Louisiana recorded no …

The Houston Cougars opened the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup at home against the Colonels of Nicholls State on Friday afternoon. The Cougars won their match decisively as they managed to complete the three-set sweep (25-16, 27-25, 25-18) against the Colonels. The Cougars opened the first set with confidence, immediately taking …