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Fans support Cougars downtown during March Madness
25 Mar 2019 at 8:04am
Houston punched its ticket to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 35 years after its 74-59 victory over Ohio State Sunday night, and its devoted fans at the Avenida Houston watch party cheered the team on the whole way through. Hundreds of the Houston supporters poured into the plaza adjacent to Discovery Green ?
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Fans, alumni react to Cougars advancing to Sweet Sixteen
25 Mar 2019 at 3:00am
There is no doubt Cougar basketball fans from around Houston are excited about the team’s success this season. Houston, in the middle of its best season in almost four decades, has been nothing short of amazing for its proud fans, securing a spot in March Madness’ Sweet Sixteen on Sunday after defeating Ohio State. From ?
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Houston soars into the Sweet Sixteen
24 Mar 2019 at 8:48pm
Houston defeated Ohio State on Sunday to make it to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 35 years. Ohio State hung in the game for a good while, but No. 3 Houston overwhelmed the No. 11 seed with its tough defense. Making it to the final sixteen teams was especially sweet for the ?
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No suspects in Nook, Calhoun?s Rooftop break-ins
23 Mar 2019 at 11:21am
Staff members have confirmed break-ins at The Nook Cafe ? a popular study locale right off campus ? and Calhoun’s Rooftop early Friday morning. The break-in happened at around 5 a.m., only an hour before the general manager came in to prep The Nook for opening. When she got here, she said, there was already ?
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March Madness explained for the non-sports fan
23 Mar 2019 at 10:41am
The NCAA Tournament is going on right now, but for those of you who don’t follow college basketball, here’s a rundown on how the tournament and March Madness work. The format March Madness is the prime time of the year for college basketball, when the best teams from across the nation meet to in an ?
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55th Administration meets for the last time, reflects on term
22 Mar 2019 at 10:25pm
With the smell of free pizza wafting through the air, the 55th Senate of the Student Government Association met Wednesday night for the final Senate meeting of its tenure. Four of the five bills that were brought to a vote during the meeting passed. The last bill, The Sanitary Restrooms Act, failed due in part ?
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Houston opens NCAA tournament with dominant win
22 Mar 2019 at 7:07pm
The result was never in doubt as Houston defeated Georgia State 84-55 on Friday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to begin its 2019 NCAA tournament campaign. The Cougars have now tied the school record for wins in a season at 32, which was set by the 1983-84 Phi Slama Jama squad that went to the NCAA ?
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Hot Take Friday: Mini opinions about big issues
22 Mar 2019 at 3:00pm
This week for Hot Take Friday, instead of writing one column with a streamlined and solid opinion, we?re writing many opinions that we think are important. Here at The Cougar?s opinion section, we strive to have an opinion about everything. So today, here are our opinions about a variety of very important issues. These hot ?
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Sexual assault reported in Cougar Village I during Spring Break
22 Mar 2019 at 9:37am
There is an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault reported in Cougar Village I over Spring Break, according to the University of Houston Police Department crime log. A spokesperson for UHPD was unable to disclose much information while the investigation is in progress, but they do not believe there will be another incident on campus ?
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Khator named to NCAA Division I Board of Directors
21 Mar 2019 at 9:39pm
The University of Houston announced Thursday that UH President Renu Khator has been appointed to be on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors from May 1 through August 2023. ?Upholding the highest level of integrity and sportsmanship in intercollegiate athletics is more important now than perhaps ever before,? Khator said. The board is made ?
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Houston is a favorite in March Madness opening weekend
20 Mar 2019 at 4:00am
The Cougars are heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, and although they should have the upper hand in the opening games, there are a couple tricky matchups. It is the first time Houston has made it to the crown jewel of March twice in a row since Phi ?
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Students concerned with drainage, potential for future campus flooding
20 Mar 2019 at 3:53am
UH students know how rainy Houston can get. At the drop of a hat, UH can be drenched by a downpour, leading to puddles and flooded sidewalks across campus. Houston gets so much rain, it is comparable to a tropical monsoon climate. On average, Houston has at least eight rainy days each month and gets ?
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Junior swimmer continues to make an impact
20 Mar 2019 at 3:30am
Junior swimmer and Houston team captain Peyton Kondis formed an instant connection with the sport from the first time that she jumped from a starting block into the chlorinated water. ?It?s been a long-time passion of mine,? Kondis said ahead of her second-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships. ?I?m really excited to have gotten to ?
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RecycleMania raises environmental awareness on campus
20 Mar 2019 at 3:30am
After two months of University-wide trash sorting, RecycleMania will be closing out at the end of March. Organized by the Office of Sustainability, RecycleMania is an annual contest designed to raise student awareness of recycling on campus with students taking part in various mini-events throughout where they earn buttons which enter them in prize raffles. ?
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Senior star batting at career-high level
20 Mar 2019 at 3:00am
The Cougars are a third of the way through the season and are about to start up league play in the American Athletic Conference with one of the hottest bats in college baseball. Senior leader Joe Davis has led Houston through a tough non-conference schedule with a positive record, and the team is ready to ?
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