From the Editor

Letter from the editor — Sports

Covering UH sports is more than a hobby to me.

It’s more important than an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time because the students, faculty, staff and alumni care deeply about the athletics of this campus. Sports are an event that connects individuals of different races, sexes and religions.

So the Sports staff takes the responsibility of covering campus sports as seriously as you do.

No disrespect to the News, Opinion and Life & Arts sections, but I want Sports to be the best section in The Daily Cougar. No media outlet will be a more trustworthy venue to read about the many story lines surrounding UH athletics.

In their last season with Conference USA, the Cougars are looking to make an NCAA tournament run in basketball — but our section will take you deeper than that.

As they try to rebound from a difficult season, baseball season begins in mid-February. Tennis, women’s basketball, track and field and swimming will also have an eventful season. Football season has concluded, but with pro day fast approaching, staff changes and an apparent quarterback competition, we’ll provide you with in-depth coverage that takes you into the locker room.

Besides the print edition, look forward to online exclusives and game stories posted on the web soon after games conclude. You can also follow our beat writers on Twitter for more immediate updates.

Last semester I served as assistant sports editor, where I learned the tasks of an editor under the direction of former sports editor, Andrew Pate. Pate will continue to be part of The Cougar by covering baseball.

The experience was invaluable and will allow the section build on what Pate accomplished in the fall to get better.

We will push Sports to be more dynamic.

The writing will be compelling, and so will the subject matter. We’ll push in terms of layout so our section is vibrant and aesthetic.

It is an honor to cover an athletics department with the history of UH, and this section doesn’t take that responsibility lightly.

 — Christopher Shelton, Sports editor

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