Houston, TX Basketball

Houston Basketball: Cougars Team Preview and Season Prediction 2021-22

After Houston's first Final Four appearance in 37 years, coach Kelvin Sampson had a simple message: "We'll be back." The bar has been raised for Houston, which has made three straight NCAA appearances — it would've been four in a row if not for the COVID-19 shutdown — and has the second-most wins (111) among Division I schools the past four years. Only Gonzaga (127) has more during that stretch.
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Aggies Mailbag: TV calls shots on college realigment, says A&M chancellor

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp said he’s still sizing up the expansive changing face of college sports, but added he’s at least certain on one front. “The only thing you know for sure is whatever it ends up being, is whatever television wanted it to be,” Sharp said during a virtual appearance this week at the Texas Tribune Festival. “Those guys are pretty influential, to say the least, in the process.”
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Tourney's planned return excites Pasadena ISD foundation

With the 2020-2021 school year in the rearview mirror, the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation is looking to get back on track. Leading things off is the return of the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament. The popular tourney had to be canceled last year, but it is back on the calendar for Nov. 18-20.
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NIGHTMARE AT THE NET: Richardson Brings Intensity to the Middle

NIMITZ JUNIOR HOLLY RICHARDSON HAS A WARNING FOR OPPONENTS THIS SEASON. "You don't want me in the front row," Richardson said. "I'll block your ball, smash on you. And don't let me get one. I'll scream to the top of my lungs." Richardson is "fire" on the court. A monster,...

La Porte's Green finds home on course

In another universe, La Porte's Naomi Green probably would've never put on a pair of running shoes. Instead, she'd likely have been a star basketball or tennis player. Maybe she would've stuck with volleyball longer and given that a shot. Or, maybe, she would be cheering to her heart's content on the drill team.
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Dreaming big, achieving bigger

As cliché as it sounds, when I was a little girl I had dreams of being a princess. I wanted to be Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” because I loved her intellect and passion for books. As I got older, my dreams became a bit more grounded in reality....
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College Park Rallies on the Court to Win District Opener against Grand Oaks

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- After a long non-district season full of area games as well as tournaments, it’s finally time to start the “real” district season. Tuesday night was a matchup against the young Grand Oaks Lady Grizzlies and the well-established College Park Lady Cavaliers. This match-up was a high intensity, high skill and evenly matched district opener.

Houston Sports Awards announce 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The fifth annual Houston Sports Awards will feature the induction of three local favorites into the Houston Sports Hall of Fame. Roger Clemens, Clyde Drexler, and Sheryl Swoopes will be honored in a theater-style event on February 3, 2022. The theme of the night is “deuces wild;” fitting, since all...

Brandon's Breakdown: What Terrance Arceneaux will bring to Houston

One of the top stock risers of the summer, Terrance Arceneaux committed to the University of Houston this past weekend. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound highly regarded prospect out of Beaumont (Texas) United is Houston's second pledge in the Class of 2022. He will join three-star guard Emmanuel Sharp to make up the Cougars recruiting class. Arceneaux chose Houston over Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and UNLV.

Betty's Salon relocates to new location in Friendswood

Betty's Salon moved to its new location at 801 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 108, Friendswood, in March. It was previously located at 3348 FM 528, Ste. 18, Friendswood. Betty's Salon offers services, including haircuts, hair color, highlights, facials and waxing, for men, women and children. Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood. Andy joined Community...

Houston lands top-30 prospect Terrance Arceneaux

Houston added a huge and impactful piece to its 2022 recruiting class and it surely was a huge one. This afternoon, four-star wing Terrance Arceneaux announced that he committed to Kelvin Sampson and the Cougars. "I love the things Coach Sampson told me," says Arceneaux. "He told me he can...

2022 Top 40 Recruit Terrance Arceneaux Commits to Houston

Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars have received the commitment of top 40 recruit and top 15 small forward Terrance Arceneaux. Houston has proved itself as a top basketball school and should continue to attract top 50 players in recruiting classes. Head Coach Kelvin Sampson landing more talented recruits should further lanch the Cougars into NCAA Championship contention. Arceneaux held offers from other programs like the Baylor Bears, LSU Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, and Texas Longhorns.

True Passion from Memorial Soccer Player Stephen Mucher

Memorial High School senior Stephen Mucher has been playing soccer since the age of four. Now seventeen and a varsity veteran, Stephen has received several honors and awards for his sport. With aspirations of furthering his soccer and academic careers at either Texas A&M or Trinity University, Mucher is both an accomplished athlete and a dedicated student. In college, he plans to study biology in hopes of fulfilling his dream of entering the medical field.
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Aggies Mailbag: Texas A&M turns to 'Cuban Missile' to avoid crisis

COLLEGE STATION — Not every quarterback needs a nickname. Texas A&M’s Zach Calzada does, however, especially when he routinely delivers missiles. Hence: the Cuban Missile. Calzada, A&M’s new starting quarterback with Haynes “The King” King out for at least the next month with a fractured tibia, owns one of the best arms I’ve seen in a quarter-century of covering college football. That’s no secret.
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Beaumont United's Terrance Arceneaux commits to UH

Terrance Arceneaux, one of the top basketball players nationally in the 2022 recruiting class, announced his commitment to Kelvin Sampson and the University of Houston on Friday. Arceneaux, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Beaumont United, picked the Cougars over Texas A&M, Oklahoma and UNLV. He is a top-30 national prospect,...

Houston Basketball is The Most Underrated Addition For The New Big 12

Last Friday, the Big 12 announced the additions of new conference members in BYU, Cincinnati, UCF and Houston. Why isn’t anyone talking about adding a great basketball program in Houston?. People have talked about the additions of adding BYU, Cincinnati and UCF for football, and then West Virginia fans have...

BIS Houston AD Lawson has knack for building, empowering

Gary Lawson has a gift for building and empowering. Building athletics departments and programs. Empowering coaches and student-athletes. A native of Buckinghamshire, a county outside of London, England, Lawson has a successful history of building teams and programs as a coach in New York for 20 years, culminating as a NCAA collegiate women's soccer coach at St. Joseph's College Brooklyn (N.Y).