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Baylor, Houston First Two Teams to Reach the Final Four

Baylor more than lived up to its top-seeded billing in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, pulling away from No. 3 Arkansas early and then again the second the game got uncomfortably close. Baylor won 81-72. The Bears booked a spot in the Final Four come Saturday against No. 2 Houston, which had a much tougher time shaking free from 11th-seeded…

How to Help Harvey Flooding Victims in Houston

A woman is helped by rescue personnel while being evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)If you are looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, here are some easy ways to do it: There are a few ways to donate to the American Red Cross, which…

Alabama National Guard to Assist in Harvey Rescue Efforts

Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday Alabama’s National Guard will help with rescue efforts in Houston, Texas. According to her office, the Governor has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two…

Big 12 commissioner emails Houston about expansion procedure

HOUSTON  (AP) — An email Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent late last month to the president of the University of Houston says the conference has “finalized our procedures for consideration of potential” new members. The email was first reported by ESPN on Thursday and later obtained by The Associated Press. The Big 12 announced July 19 that its presidents had…

Texas Governor Abbott demands Houston in any Big 12 expansion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is demanding that the University of Houston be included in any expansion of the Big 12 Conference. In a message posted on social media, Abbott said: “Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston.” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Abbott’s fellow Texas Republican and a former Houston radio talk…