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Joining the Big 12 — What Would it Mean for the University of Houston?

Posted on · The conference structure in NCAA Division I college athletics can be dizzying to try to understand. There are a couple tiers of major conferences. The top tier are the Power 5 conferences. They get more media attention, and more acclaim — and the revenue that comes with it all. Universities want to be part of a […]

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Is Texas A&M’s Claim to the “12th Man” Trademark Legit?

Posted on · Whether or not you’re one the many alumni or fans of Texas A&M in Greater Houston, you’re probably aware of the school’s “12th Man” tradition. It stems from a legendary football game in 1922 – or does it? Texas Monthly writer John Nova Lomax recently tried to sort out the facts from the myth in […]

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What Does the Latest Audit Reveal About Student Fees and UH’s TDECU Stadium?

Posted on · A recent internal audit of the University of Houston’s football stadium found top college administrators ignored an agreement tied to a fee increase that students paid to help fund TDECU Stadium. We talk with Ben Wermund, the Houston Chronicle’s higher education reporter, about the audit.