October 3, 2009 |
EL PASO, Texas -- Donald Buckram ran for a career-high 262 yards and four touchdowns to lead Texas-El Paso to a 58-41 upset of No. 12 Houston. The Cougars (3-1, 0-1 Conference USA) had earned their first ranking since 1991 and were hoping to become a BCS spoiler after two wins over Big 12 foes. Instead they watched UTEP fans storm the field seconds after the Miners (2-3, 1-0) beat a ranked team for the first time in 12 years. Houston lost despite a career night from Case Keenum, who threw for 536 yards and five touchdowns.
December 6, 2012 |
Houston isn't exactly what you'd call a "looker. " This is apparent as I enjoy my last lunch in the city seated on the patio at Revival Market, a cafe and gourmet grocer in the Heights, a residential neighborhood north of downtown. Across the street, Victorian houses and quaint Craftsman bungalows line a leafy boulevard with pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and grassy medians. Trees with thick trunks and broad branches shield joggers and walkers with baby strollers from the midday Texas sun. And...
June 18, 2008
Records: Washington 3-7, Houston 3-7. Where: Reliant Arena. When: Tonight, 8:30. TURNOVER TROUBLE: Tree Rollins exhaled and shook his head when the topic was broached after Monday's practice. Even after watching tape from Friday's 64-57 road win over Chicago, he still wasn't sure what exactly was at the root of the poor recognition that led to his team's 22 turnovers against the Sky. The Mystics have begun charting all turnovers committed during practices, down to the most minute drill.
September 17, 2008 |
HOUSTON, Sept. 16 -- For the past four days, since Hurricane Ike plowed across Houston, knocking down power lines and wreaking havoc, home for the Hawkins family has mostly been their Chevy Malibu in the parking lot. Their apartment, in a complex called Concord, has no electricity and is stifling in Houston's swampy heat. The place has water damage and a mildewy kind of smell. The family is starting to feel ill from the stink, and from taking cold showers. "This is horrible," said Chandra Hawkins, who was in the passenger seat...
September 9, 2009
-- Steady Houston has finished 8-8 in each of the last two seasons. With not much different heading into this year, a similar result could be in store.
October 13, 2008 |
HOUSTON, Oct. 12 -- Andre Johnson hung his head, furious at himself for fumbling near the goal line. Coaches urged the wide receiver to snap out of it. If Houston was going to win, they told him, he'd have to make a play. They were right. Johnson had an acrobatic 23-yard reception on fourth and 10 that kept the last drive alive and quarterback Matt Schaub ran for a three-yard touchdown with three seconds left to lead the Texans to their first win, a 29-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.