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VCU AD: Interest, expectations high for Smart’s successor

VCU AD: Interest, expectations high for Smart’s successor

Hank Kurz Jr., Associate Press
April 3, 2015
Filed under Sports

RICHMOND, Va. — Shaka Smart's jump from VCU to Texas has left athletic director Ed McLaughlin with an unexpected coaching vacancy, and one he doesn't expect to have any trouble filling. The Rams' ascension onto the national stage in six years under Smart has made the job an attractive one. McLaughlin...

UH wins at AAC tourney while Rice season ends at C-USA; Prairie View advances in SWAC

UH wins at AAC tourney while Rice season ends at C-USA; Prairie View advances in SWAC

Associated Press
March 13, 2015
Filed under Sports

In Hartford, Connecticut, Jherrod Stiggers made five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points as Houston beat Tulane 66-60 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday. The win, the Cougars’ fourth straight, moves Houston to today’s quarterfinal matchup against second-seeded...

Home cooking: Spurs return to their court, beat Kings 112-85

Home cooking: Spurs return to their court, beat Kings 112-85

Raul Dominguez Jr., Associated Press
March 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and San Antonio punctuated a return from a nearly monthlong road trip with its largest home victory of the season, 112-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday...

Siblings looking forward to NCAAs — in different sports

Siblings looking forward to NCAAs — in different sports

Paul Newberry, AP National Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

Ryan and Simone Manuel are as close as two siblings can be, even though they attend college in different parts of the country. They chat or text almost every day, doing their best to keep up with what the other is doing. Simone jokingly gets on her big brother to make his free throws. Ryan provides...

NBA Deadline Deals

NBA Deadline Deals

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor
February 26, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NBA’s trade deadline came with a total of 11 trades involving 17 teams making deals. When the dust settled 34 players switched jerseys and 8 future players, yet to be drafted, were dealt all in the name of improving their respective team’s position to win a championship. The Phoenix Suns trade...

Houston’s Castro hoping for offensive bounce back

Houston’s Castro hoping for offensive bounce back

Noah Trister, AP Baseball Writer
February 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

"With the way baseball is at this point, there's so much information and video and ways that the opponents can try to gain a competitive advantage by studying you as a player basically, breaking you down," Castro said. "Adaptation is kind of your best tool to combat that. Being able to adjust to what your opponent is trying to do to you is really your best offense."

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Alice Coachman: jumping into history

Alice Coachman: jumping into history

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
February 16, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In 1948 at the Olympic Summer Games in London, Coachman defeated all of her competition on her first jump in the final round with the height of 5 feet 6 1/8 inches. With that jump she became the first African American woman to win a gold medal. When asked what Coachman means to the university, Tuskegee Track and Field Head Coach Higdon said, “She means everything. She means tradition. She means history. She means legacy. She means hard work and dedication.”

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Dash seek to improve in 2015

Dash seek to improve in 2015

Maria Smith, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Houston Dash finished the 2014 season with a 5-16-6 record, but the team’s head coach feels optimistic the team is on an upward trajectory. An influx of new talent, along with some off-season acquisitions, gives Randy Waldrum’s squad a shot in the arm as the Dash begins its work for their sophomore season. That work begins Feb. 20 as the team holds the first of its two-day tryouts at the Houston Sports Park. According to the team, 20 to 25 players will be selected and called for the second day. A second-day match between those players will help team brass determine which players move on the preseason camp, scheduled to begin March 9.

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NFL arrest season starts fast

NFL arrest season starts fast

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Joseph Randle was arrested for the second time in less than four months. The mother of his child called 911 and stated that Randle was fighting with her. When police arrived at the hotel in Wichita, Kansas Randle was arrested, but not taken to jail on possession of marijuana. Randle was ordered to appear in court in three weeks for the possession of marijuana. On Friday charges for marijuana against Randle were dropped. There is still an ongoing investigation on the alleged act of Randle pulling a gun out and aiming it at a car in which his son was in.

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Vanderbilt rape verdicts signal support for assault victims

Vanderbilt rape verdicts signal support for assault victims

Sheila Burke, Associated Press
January 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction. To the two young men, Tuesday's verdicts show that being drunk out of your mind doesn't excuse criminal behavior. Once doted on as potential Southeastern...

Appel hopes to make MLB debut for Astros in 2015

Appel hopes to make MLB debut for Astros in 2015

Kristie Rieken, AP Sports Writer
January 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

"I think he will have a good experience in big league camp. He'll open some eyes, and I do believe that he has a chance to be with this team in 2015," Luhnow said.

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Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Marc Levy, The Associated Press
January 16, 2015
Filed under Sports

Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history.

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