Stories By Jerome Solomon

  • Solomon: DeMeco Ryans has won over Texans fans. Games await The new coach has the right approach, but a lot will be determined by which player the team drafts with the second pick.
  • Solomon: Rockets' coach Stephen Silas never had a fair shot With one game left in season, Stephen Silas' tenure in Houston appears over but given a young, rebuilding roster he never had a chance
  • Solomon: Managing the Astros isn't like playing a video game Astros manager learned a long time ago to tune out critics and has the track record to support his decisions
  • Solomon: Connecticut has the true blood of a blueblood The Huskies won all of their NCAA Tournament games by at least 13 points and join UCLA and Duke as the only schools with at least five titles in a 25-year span.
  • Solomon: Brian Dutcher's patient approach pays off for SDSU The assistant who helped recruit the Fab Five to Michigan and worked with Steve Fisher for 28 years is now leading his own team to Final Four
  • Solomon: Welcome to the Caitlin Clark Age of basketball The best college player in America is putting a show in Dallas at women's Final Four and not in Houston at men's Final Four
  • Adama Sanogo among UConn players fasting for Ramadan Adama Sanogo is one of three UConn players who observe Ramadan.
  • Solomon: UConn coach Dan Hurley has survived his dark days A member of a famous basketball family, Dan Hurley had to step away while at Seton Hall before rediscovering his passion for the game
  • Solomon: An opening day spectacle for fans young and old The only thing better than opening day in baseball is opening day for a World Series champion.
  • Solomon: Don't tell these teams they don't belong in Final Four UConn, Miami, San Diego State and Florida Atlantic may not get any national respect, but they deserve it after run to Houston
  • Solomon: With dynasty built, Astros now seek to sustain it A second title¬†cemented their status as an all-time juggernaut over a remarkable six-year run. But keeping the championship window open isn't as easy as it sounds.
  • Solomon: UConn has the look of a champion once again The last time UConn beat Gonzaga in an Elite Eight game (1999) it went on to win the national championship.
  • Las Vegas and NCAA Tournament: A changing sports landscape As the NCAA has found out in recent years, there is no city like Las Vegas.
  • Solomon: The winning shot by Gonzaga has ties to Houston Gonzaga coach Mark Few says the play he drew up for Julian Strawther was same that Villanova did for Kris Jenkins in 2016 Final Four at NRG
  • Solomon: UConn undresses Arkansas in Sweet 16 With the win, UConn advances to the Elite Eight for the first time since they won the championship as a No. 7-seed in 2014.
  • Solomon: 121 wins into Gonzaga career, Timme craves 4 more Like other notable Zags before him, the colorful 6-10 forward dances to music only he can hear.
  • Solomon: NCAA bluebloods are out, so bet on red for Final Four The Cougars and Crimson Tide are only top seeds remaining after another fun opening weekend of March Madness.
  • Solomon: Nick Caserio improves Texans roster bit by bit The players for new coach DeMeco Ryans are improving piece by piece even without a big splash in free agency
  • Solomon: Special year for Texas teams in NCAA starts with coaches The Lone Star State has several teams capable of winning the title at NRG this year, and while players are special, the men on the bench deserve credit
  • Solomon: Washington can be proud of its outstanding run After the state title game, Washington Golden Eagles fans saluted a squad that had just delivered the best season in the modern era of school history.