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Jim Nantz on his last Final Four (March 30, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Sportscaster and UH alum Jim Nantz is calling his last Final Four on CBS this weekend. We talk with the longtime broadcaster about his Houston connections and memories of college basketball tournaments past.

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Coogs To Face Kentucky Friday In First Sweet 16 Appearance Since The ’80s

Posted on · The University of Houston Cougars beat Ohio State to move on to the third round of the NCAA tournament. Jeff Balke updates Houston Matters on that and other local sports stories.

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Houston Hosts The Final Four — Will The City Become The Next Big Events Destination?

Posted on · The NCAA men’s college basketball Final Four tournament takes place this weekend here in Houston. It’s, in many ways, a sort of dress rehearsal for next year’s Super Bowl. We talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter about the final preparations for — and potential impact of — this weekend’s national championship. (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester […]

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Pipeline Inspectors and The Game of the Century: Thursday’s Show (November 5, 2015)

Posted on · Two local lawmakers, Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olsen, have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to hire and keep enough pipeline inspectors to cover the nation’s 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear from Rep. Green about why he feels the additional inspectors […]

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Sports Monday: Poor Shooting Conditions at NRG and Howard Back for the Rockets

Posted on · Houston’s NRG Stadium played host to the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional over the weekend, where Duke punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 66-52 win over Gonzaga Sunday. But there were some concerns over how the setup at NRG Stadium might have adversely affected the players’ shooting performances. We look at how the […]