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Getting to Know Bo Porter

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT
New Houston Astros manager Bo Porter played college football at Iowa. He started at defensive back for the Hawkeyes in the 1992 Rose Bowl. Now Porter gets to tackle the job of rebuilding the Astros, a team that has lost 100 games in back to back seasons.

The Astros gig is Porter's first managerial job in the Major Leagues, but he's no stranger to the game or to Houston. The Washington Nationals third base coach makes his home in the Bayou City and his wife is a Houston native. Porter even started a select baseball program in Houston several years ago.

Matt Stuart, a former pitcher at Southwestern University in Georgetown played for Bo Porter from 2003 to 2005 with the Texas Hawkeyes. Stuart says even back then, he could tell Bo knows baseball and was destined for big things.

"You could definitely tell that he was moving on to bigger and better things pretty quickly," Stuart told KEYE TV sports. "Everything was very structured."

Porter's fiery demeanor is one of his staples.

"Baseball is a long game with a long season, so its easy to go through the lulls of it," said Stuart. "[Bo] wont let happen, he's going to be energetic every time. It's not a fake energy either, and that's really obvious."

Getting to Know Bo Porter


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Scores & Schedules

December 19, 2014 08:05 GMT

NFL

Thursday's Game

Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Monday's Game

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

NBA

Thursday's Games

Chicago 103, New York 97

New Orleans 99, Houston 90

Milwaukee 108, Sacramento 107

Golden State 114, Oklahoma City 109

Friday's Games

Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Portland at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Thursday's Games

Florida 2, Philadelphia 1, SO

Pittsburgh 1, Colorado 0, OT

Carolina 4, Toronto 1

Washington 5, Columbus 4, OT

Anaheim 2, Montreal 1

Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4

San Jose 4, Edmonton 3

Friday's Games

Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m.

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