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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 cruised over their American Athletic Conference rival, Knights of Central Florida, on Saturday afternoon at Hofheinz Pavilion.

The chant “Let’s go, Cougars!” echoed loudly inside Hofheinz Pavilion as fans stood on their feet, cheering as Devonta Pollard rallied the Houston Cougars against the Southern Methodist Mustangs, Monday night. Suffering a defeat against SMU less than two weeks ago, in Dallas, the Cougars were determined  to not let …

Desperate for a win after dropping four straight games, head coach Kelvin Sampson knew he had to up the style of play against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.  “When we left the meeting Sunday, we knew what we had to do and that was push the pace,” said Sampson. “We’re no …

After receiving their first loss of the season, the Houston Cougars were focused as the Navy Midshipmen dropped anchor at TDECU Stadium for the season finale. After a special appearance from former president George H. W. Bush for the coin toss, Houston resembled the unit that was showcased at the …

Houston head coach, Kelvin Sampson, had the Cougars firing on all cylinders against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Saturday night. While guards Ronnie Johnson and Galen Robinson JR combined for 37 points, 12 assists, four steal and no turnovers, the Cougars’ defense managed to discombobulate the Rattlers throughout the night- …

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 …