Pole Dancing, Playoff Soccer: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

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Playoffs, baby.
"It's the freakin' weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Oh, R. Kelly, how you cut to the core of me. The weekend is upon us again, kids and children of all ages. That can mean only two things: 1) It's time to put on my expanding pants and eat nachos until I puke and 2) There be sports here!

On a weekend that promises to be mild -- cool even -- and maybe just a little cloudy, there is absolutely no excuse for you to not partake in some of the festivities, activities and general other ivities that are going on this weekend. So, to quote a resident of Shelbyville from The Simpsons, "Get out here, son, there's a doin's a transpirin'."

The best news for you, Pancho, is that there is not only a lot to see and do, but some of it might be downright titillating. Yeah, that's right, TITILLATING! On we go.

5. College Basketball featuring UH vs. Texas State and Rice vs. St. Thomas
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m., respectively

It's still very early in the college basketball season, but it is still fun to see college athletes lace 'em up and play some hoops. While neither Rice nor UH is looking to be a serious candidate for the NCAA tourney, recent controversies for both teams will make them interesting to follow. And when the St. Thomas Celts come a-callin', well, sir, you can throw out the record books. As an aside, who knew St. Thomas had a basketball team or that they were called the Celts?

4. 12th Annual Rockets Run followed by Rockets vs. Clippers
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. for the run, 7 p.m. for the game

Run Information, Rockets.com
If you feel like getting some exercise, there probably won't be a more enjoyable way this weekend than the 12th Annual Rockets Run that winds through downtown and ends up on the floor of the Toyota Center. All participants get a ticket to a select Rockets game. Later that night, the Clippers, who blew the Rockets out of Staples Center earlier this week, handing them their only loss of the season, make their way to the Toyota Center for the early-season rematch.

Location Info


BBVA Compass Stadium

2200 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

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