Wednesday, September 5, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 10

Walter Coreas/The Daily Cougar

Whooooosh: The driver of a truck tries to navigate Cullen Boulevard near Cullen Oaks on Monday. National Weather Service meteorologists are
calling for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today and Thursday.


In a surprise move that had been widely hinted at over the Labor Day weekend, Chet Gladchuk, UH's athletics director since 1997, resigned Tuesday to accept a similar job at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

One particular aspect of this column should immediately jump out at you. It should be particularly startling to everyone who regularly reads my column (you folks are the best!). Matthew E. Caster finally has a face to go with the name. And what a handsome face it is, right?

On the surface, it's a very basic title. There's the ship, which moves up and down and from side to side. There are the enemies, which are there to be shot. The inspiration for the game was the classic title Defender, and it's a pretty nicely done remake.

Standing on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium following
Saturday's devastating loss to those pesky Rice Owls, the sports editor of
The Daily Cougar asked UH Athletics Director Chet Gladchuk whether a
rumor of his jumping ship to the U.S. Naval Academy was true.


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