Virginia’s Diakite started with Jordan videos in Africa

Sports 04/05/19, 11:50

There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball.He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball around in his hometown of Conakry in the West African country of Guinea.And after giving up ...

Cougars return to Sweet 16 for 1st time since days of Hakeem

Basketball 03/27/19, 17:44

When the Houston Cougars were last in the Sweet 16 Hakeem Olajuwon starred and coach Guy V. Lewis stalked the sideline in his trademark plaid jackets.Thirty-five years later a new generation of Cougars led by Houston native Galen Robinson Jr., Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis Jr. finally have the team ...

Houston, Buffalo among NCAA’s dangerous lesser-known teams

Football 03/21/19, 18:14

Kelvin Sampson had little to work with when he took over as Houston's coach in 2014.The Cougars hadn't won an NCAA Tournament game since Hakeem Olajuwon's final season in 1984, and things didn't appear to be getting better."There was a lot of frustration," Sampson said. "I got frustrated with people. ...

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