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Smart Recaps Houston Trip

The Houston Cougars are placing a heavy emphasis on recruiting Louisiana prospects. Trevon Stewart (Patterson), Jontrey Tillman (West St. Mary) and Bryan "B.J." Singleton (Destrehan) all signed with the Cougars this year, and Houston recruiter Brandon Middleton has his eye on several Louisiana '13 prospects, including Scotlandville DT Tanzel Smart.
Via recruiting.scout.com
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith Sees Houston

Corey Smith, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound defensive lineman from O.P. Walker (Algiers, La.), talks about Junior Day with the Houston Cougars -- and his recruitment in general -- inside with Fox Sports/Scout.com.
Via recruiting.scout.com
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The new Houston Cougars logo looks like a Thundercat

Via EDSBSThe Houston Cougars got a new logo today and it was… interesting. The Cougar looks pretty angry. This design is probably to strike fear into the hearts of their opponents. It also kind of looks like a Thundercat from the TV series Thundercats. Hopefully this was intentional because it is totally awesome.
Via Throw The Flag
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss
THUNDERCAT STYLE

Houston Cougars unveil new logo

The Houston Cougars are changing things up and have picked a new logo, one that strongly resembles an animated cartoon.

Via Nittany Lions Den
April 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

Cougars' spring football kicks off new era

Tony Levine said it was more of a defensive performance than it looked like, so for the record, this is what it looked like: Total combined yards: 997; Total combined passing yards: 894; Combined average yards per play: 7.22. Total combined points: 70. "We scored twice on defense," Levine said. This was the University of Houston spring football game, the first since...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Life after Keenum begins for Cougars

David Piland looks like the sort of American boy who comes over for dinner, calls you mister and compliments the meatloaf. In this way, he is like Case Keenum, who had that effect, plus a kind of learned "I know more than I'm telling" twinkle in his eye. Like Keenum, Piland does not strike a physical imposition, either. Eyeballing him, you'd guess 6-foot-2, 195...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans sign former Houston QB Case Keenum

HOUSTON Case Keenum garnered national acclaim for his assault on the NCAA record books, but the franchise closest to home showed appreciation for what Keenum accomplished with the Houston Cougars. The Texans on Saturday night signed Keenum to a free-agent contract after Keenum went unselected in the 2012 NFL Draft. Keenum, 24, will join a Texans roster featuring quarterbacks Matt...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Undrafted Keenum lands at home in Houston

Case Keenum always has the right perspective. So rather than displaying annoyance with not being drafted, Keenum is taking delight in the fact that he's getting his shot in the NFL and getting it with the team he fantasized about joining. The Texans will sign Keenum, the former University of Houston star and college football's all-time leading passer, as an undrafted free...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Recruiting and Depth Chart

With nearly twelve weeks to go until summer practices begin (and sixteen until the first games of the 2012 college football season are played), this point in the off-season can be very boring to college football fanatics.
Via houston.scout.com
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

C-USA has QB changes without 5 3,000-yard passers

Conference USA will have four new teams next season. This year, there are new quarterbacks and new coaches. The league had five 3,000-yard passers last season. All are gone, including NCAA record-holder Case Keenum, who at Houston because the first FBS quarterback with three 5,000-yard passing seasons. While losing the most prolific passer, Houston may also have the most ready...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Levine focuses on future at UH media day

HOUSTON Tony Levine didn't actually issue an edict on Monday, but he came pretty close to doing so in declaring the time had come for the Houston Cougars to move beyond their past and embrace their present. After spending the better part of his first offseason as Cougars head coach discussing the departed players largely responsible for the Cougars' 13-win season of a year...
Via Fox Sports Houston
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Levine focuses on future at UH media day

HOUSTON Tony Levine didn't actually issue an edict on Monday, but he came pretty close to doing so in declaring the time had come for the Houston Cougars to move beyond their past and embrace their present. After spending the better part of his first offseason as Cougars head coach discussing the departed players largely responsible for the Cougars' 13-win season of a year...
Via Fox Sports Houston
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

#92 Houston Cougars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll...
Via The Sports Bank
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas St. 30, Houston 13

Marcus Curry rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns to lead Texas State to a 30-13 win over the Houston Cougars Saturday night. Curry caught two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown. Shawn Rutherford was 18 of 24 for 189 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas State, which is in its first year of FBS play and will play in the WAC this season. Houston's David Piland was 17 of 44...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Nesbitt Bites the Dust After Houston's Embarrassing Loss to Texas State

Gone from Houston was Kevin Sumlin and the air-raid offense, but Cougars fans and college football pundits alike found it hard to believe that the offense was completely gone entering 2012. After the Cougars were embarrassed by Texas State 30-13 on Saturday questions about where the offense went became loud. That lack of performance caused 1st year offensive coordinator Mike...
Via Crystal Ball Run
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Univ of Houston offensive coordinator resigns after first game of season

    Life after Kevin Sumlin didn’t get off to a good start on Saturday for the Houston Cougars football team. Sumlin (now the head coach at Texas A&M) coached the Cougars from 2008-2011 and led the team to a 35-17 record. He took with him offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, the orchestrator of Houston’s high-powered [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Man Inexplicably Wins $120K After Texas State Upset Houston

The Texas State Bobcats were playing in their first ever game in the Football Bowl Subdivision on Saturday against the Houston Cougars. No one thought that the Bobcats could win this game, I mean Houston finished 13-1 and ranked #18 last season, while the Bobcats went 6-6 in the FCS. Except for one man. The William Hill Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas said that a man placed...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 44, North Texas 21

Charles Sims set a career high with 210 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, leading Houston to a 44-21 victory over North Texas on Saturday night. Sims opened the scoring with a 5-yard run to cap the first drive of the game, then took a screen pass from David Piland 27 yards for another touchdown just before halftime. That put the Cougars (2-3) ahead 31-14. Sims' previous...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Cornerback in Critical Condition After Accident At Practice

The Houston Cougars season has taken a sad turn. Cornerback D.J. Hayden is listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday evening to repair a torn blood vessel in his body. Hayden, a senior who is leading Conference USA in interceptions this season with four, suffered a torn inferior vena cava during a collision at practice. The inferior...
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 77, San Jose St. 75

TaShawn Thomas and Joseph Young scored 17 points each, and Houston had clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch to hold off San Jose State for a 77-75 victory on Tuesday night. Danuel House had 11 points for the Cougars (2-0), who protected their late lead by going 8 for 10 from the line in the last 46 seconds. D.J. Brown scored 24 points and James Kinney had 19 points and 10...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 87, Grambling St. 47

Joseph Young scored 23 points and Houston coasted to an 87-47 win over Grambling State on Saturday night. Young was 6 of 10 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and had five assists. TaShawn Thomas added 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Danuel House added 10 points. Steven Dandridge shot a jumper to put Grambling State up by one. Seconds later, Brandon...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 106, Louisiana College 59

TaShawn Thomas had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Houston rolled past Louisiana College 106-59 Monday night. The Cougars, who are off to their first 4-0 start since 1997-98, also got 17 points from Jherrod Stiggers, 14 from Joseph Young, 12 from Danuel House and 10 each from Leon Gibson and Brandon Morris. Houston led 55-26 at halftime and hit the century mark when J.J. Thompson...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 77, Texas A&M-CC 75

TaShawn Thomas scored 23 points Sunday and Houston held on to beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 77-75. The Cougars (5-0) also got 17 points from Jherrod Stiggers, and Danuel House and J.J. Thompson scored 10 apiece for Houston. Joseph Young's basket with 1:47 to play gave Houston a 75-73 lead and he scored again with 31 seconds as the Cougars won. Will Nelson led all scorers...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 78, Texas Southern 75

TaShawn Thomas had 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and Joseph Young scored seven of his 21 points in overtime as Houston held off Texas Southern 78-75 on Saturday night. The Cougars (7-2) quickly opened a six-point lead in overtime on back-to-back three-point plays by Young and Thomas. A young jumper made the score 74-69 with 1:23 remaining, and Houston protected the...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgia Coaching Search: Have You Ever Heard of Carlton Hall?

Don’t ask me why, but when I saw the following tweet on Twitter, I was intrigued: Sources tell me that Houston Cougars defensive line coach Carlton Hall will not return. CoachingSearch.com — Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) December 21, 2012 Now, clearly, Georgia will be taking its time finding a replacement for the departed Rodney Garner—the timetable for finding a replacement...
Via The Lady Sportswriter
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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