Special Olympics and Jolly Jesters: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend
Friday, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 11:30 a.m. respectively
The Coogs are fresh off a win over ranked Rice, a big win for the unranked UH team. They host Michigan for three games at Cougar Field starting tonight. Rice will try to bounce back against Purdue over at Reckling Park. If you are really into the PING of college ball, you could easily do a double header on Saturday and catch both games. PING!
2. KILT Sports Radio 610 Combine
Saturday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rice Soccer Stadium
It's one of the more ingenious marketing gimmicks in recent sports radio history. The Texans flagship radio station will host a sports "combine" with athletic and mental tests designed to mimic the same skills tested at the annual NFL pro scouting combine held the same day in Indianapolis. What was once something just for scouts and NFL team personnel is now an annual event carried live on the NFL Network like the Olympics only sadder. If you feel the desire, you can participate in events like the cone drill and the Wonderlic Test. If you can't beat Vince Young's score of 8, you might want to go back to school...or invest in a bunch of steakhouses. You can even test your athletic mettle against the hosts, which is great if you are taking on my colleague Sean Pendergast (Get more information on the event and read Pendergast's take on Tom Brady's classic combine run.), but not so much if you intend to challenge former NFL players Seth Payne or Ted Johnson.
1. Special Olympics Coaches Training Expo
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 1475 West Gray
Finally, something worthy of everyone's time. If you have ever considered getting involved with some truly courageous athletes and have some time to spare, consider heading over the Metropolitan Multi Service Center on West Gray Saturday for a training expo for coaches interested in the Special Olympics. Specific areas including basketball, soccer, track and field, and cycling are featured. For more information, click here.