|Thursday, February 18, 1999||
Volume 64, Issue 96
Administrators attempt to go 'Back to Basics'
Top officials from Texas' public universities joined again this legislative
session to request a budget increase that will benefit the entire state
as a remedy to the problem of low graduation and retention rates.
Lately, I've been about as productive as a smoker without an umbrella
in a rainstorm. So instead of writing a column that focuses on one issue
this week, I have decided to write about … ah hell, you can figure it out.
Superstar acts like Clay Walker, Reba McEntire and Brooks and Dunn and
many others continually appear at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,
which has attained a reputation for attracting the biggest and baddest
names around in country music. This year's Rodeo is no exception.
The Cougars had a lot of their fans foaming at the mouth after winning
three conference games. They beat three teams and now have bettered last
year's win total, proving that the influence of Clyde Drexler as the head
coach has taken effect in a positive manner. The Cougars' Ratings Percentage
Index at this time last year was around 200; this year, it is at 134.
Ground breaking ceremony
Leroy Burrell, Tom Tellez and Arthur K. Smith were just a few of the dignitaries who helped break ground for the new track and field/soccer complex Wednesday. The complex should be complete by May.