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What does it mean for a boy to become a man? Is it finishing high school, going to college, graduating and getting that perfect job? All while meeting the perfect mate and creating a family? By 20th century standards, that would be the plan. That was considered “right” and just …

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit.” Mike Tyson, one of the undersized, heavy-hitters in the heavyweight division quoted that fact; but it goes deeper than fighting. It’s life. We all think we know until reality shows us the contrary. As fighters, we prepare for chaos; an oxy-moronic phrase …

Houston Cougars  grabs a share of the American Athletic Conference title after beating the SMU Mustangs, 90-79 – celebrating the school’s first regular-season title since claiming a share of the Southwest Conference in 1992. Photos by Francisco Casillas & Matt Flora \

“Why do you fight?” The question every single fighter is asked ritually. Why would one want to have a combative instance with a relative stranger that has prepared themselves for 6-8 weeks to destroy you? Could it be emotional relief, the seduction of fame, or the pleasure of money? In …

After slow start for top ranking Connecticut Huskies in the 1st quarter. Connecticut took care of business rest of the game by beating Houston Cougars, 81-61. Photos by Matt Flora

  Houston Cougars took care of business by beating Lamar Cardinals, 79-56. Cougars face big road test this Saturday at Oklahoma State. 

In a tight game Houston Cougars beats Oregon Ducks in the home opener of Fertitta Center. Photos by André Brooks  

Don’t miss the traditional Dia De Los Muertos procession through the block party’s concert and festival. The event has become a new tradition for Magnolia residents.

In their season finale the Houston Dynamo fall 3-2 to the Seattle Sounders Photos by Matt Flora