Letter from the editor: Andrew Pate — Sports
My goal for the sports section this fall is to provide the most all-inclusive outlet available for students, alumni and fans in regards to University of Houston athletics.
This semester, we will cover stories our readers not just want to know but need to know. This is our campus, and no media source should be more reliable in getting to know our players and coaches than The Daily Cougar. Along with my top-notch staff writers, I will go beyond the box score to provide stories readers can’t find anywhere else.
With the landscape changing for UH athletics and the Cougars joining the Big East next season, we will also seek to document the 16th and final year for Houston in Conference USA.
Along the way, we will take a look at the highs and lows of our athletic program in C-USA while recapping defining moments that caused each sport to get where it is now.
In a state where football is the religion, head coach Tony Levine’s Cougars will receive the coverage they deserve — but our section encompasses more than that. These are exciting times for our soccer and volleyball programs, both under the direction of first-year head coaches. Covering tradition-rich programs like cross country and golf will also be at the top of our priorities, along with women’s basketball and swimming.
Beyond our print edition, the same quality sports coverage will be available on our website in addition to play-by-play updates through our Twitter account.
It is an honor to cover a premier athletic department with a history of final-four appearances, 16 NCAA golf championships spanning four decades, Cotton Bowl victories, a Heisman Trophy winner and many more accolades.
Like the readers of this section, UH sports are my passion and I look forward to covering our games with the same enthusiasm this fall.
Thank you for your readership.
— Andrew Pate, sports editor