HOUSTON COUGARS NEWS

New coach Major Applewhite intends to remain at Houston long-term

Everyone’s favorite feeder school, the Houston Cougars, recently signed their next former head coach. As a resolution to replace coach Tom Herman who left his post to coach at Texas, the Cougars have signed Major Applewhite as the leader of their football program. In recent history, Houston has been one of the premiere places to snag up-and-coming coaching talent. Their last three...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 12, 2016

Texas refused offer in exchange for lowering Herman buyout

The Texas Longhorns were obviously impressed with what Tom Herman was able to do with the Houston football program, but that doesn’t mean they want to schedule a game against their new coach’s former team. On Monday, Houston athletic director Hunter Yuracheck revealed that the Cougars offered Texas a chance to reduce Herman’s $2.5 million buyout by agreeing to play a home-and-home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for this weekend’s college football bowl games

Christmas is right around the corner. Most of the nation is covered in a blanket of snow. Yep. College football bowl games are here, and we can’t wait for them to begin. There are five games on the slate this upcoming Saturday. And while the big hitters won’t play for a couple more weeks, there are plenty of reasons to tune into these games as we move into the winter holiday season...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman interested in Houston DC Todd Orlando

Tom Herman has openly shown interest in his former defensive coordinator at Houston, Todd Orlando. Herman, who recently accepted the Texas coaching job and left Houston, was in Houston for an awards banquet on Wednesday and was asked about his interest in hiring Orlando. Herman made it clear he’s interested in Orlando but does not want to get in the way of Orlando preparing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston WR Chance Allen suspended for Las Vegas Bowl for violating curfew

In not so shocking news, a player set to compete in the Las Vegas Bowl violated curfew. Unfortunately for Houston’s Chance Allen, it resulted in being suspended for the team’s bowl game. Houston second-leading receiver Chance Allen suspended for @LasVegasBowl for violation of team rules (curfew violation) pic.twitter.com/KNrKmK8H2O — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December 17...
Via Sportsnaut
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston beats UT Rio Grande Valley 83-58

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Houston beat the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 83-58 on Saturday night. It was the third double-double in the last four games for Dotson who was 8 of 13 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Cougars (8-2). Rob Gray Jr. added 16 points and five rebounds, Danrad Knowles had 14...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dotson, Gray lead Houston over Liberty

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson and Rob Gray scored 22 points each and Houston pulled away from Liberty in the second half to beat the Flames 77-54 on Wednesday night. Dotson added 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season and 10th of his career. Gray turned in his seventh 20-point game this season and 14th in his career. Wes Van Beck added 13 points and Danrad Knowles...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says he was ‘very close’ to going to Houston

There have been a few different stories as to how close Lane Kiffin was to getting the Houston job, but the man himself feels he was not far away. Kiffin told Evan Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm on Tuesday that he was close with both Houston and Florida Atlantic at the same time. “Yeah, we were very close at the same time,” Kiffin said, via Nick Cole of SEC Country. “And there had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston holds UConn to 12 points in 1st half, wins 62-46

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Rob Gray scored 20 points and Houston held UConn to 12 first-half points in a 62-46 victory on Wednesday. Danrad Knowles and Damyean Dotson each added 10 points for the Cougars (10-3), who never trailed in the American Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Houston dominated in the paint, outscoring UConn 26-12. Christian Vital led UConn (5-7) with...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston rallies to beat Tulsa 64-61 behind Dotson's 18

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Galen Robinson Jr. made the game-winning free throw and blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer, and Houston rallied to beat Tulsa 64-61 on Wednesday night to win its third straight. After 14 ties and eight lead changes, Houston went up 62-59 after Robinson made two free throws with 25 seconds left. Tulsa closed...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars hire former Canes DC Mark D’Onofrio

No, seriously. They did. I swear. On Friday afternoon in a end of week news dump (really a great way to announce a new hire, no?), the University of Houston announced that former Canes DC Mark D’Onofrio had been hired as the Cougars’ new DC. He's coached 17 defensive players currently in the NFL. Let #HTownTakeover defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio take you to the next...
Via State of the U
January 07, 2017

Hot start carries Houston to 74-58 win over East Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Rob Gray scored 19 points, Armoni Brooks had 15 and Houston took control early and defeated East Carolina 74-58 on Wednesday night. Wes Van Beck added 13 points on a perfect night of shooting and Damyean Dotson has 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (13-4, 4-1 American). Gray had 13 points, Brooks - who matched his career high- and Dotson, each had...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Laswon's career night lifts Memphis over Houston 70-67 in OT

HOUSTON (AP) KJ Lawson had career highs with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 10 boards and Memphis beat Houston 70-67 in overtime Thursday night. Lawson made a pair of free throws 19 seconds into overtime and Memphis (14-5, 4-2 American Athletic) never trailed again. Houston shot 1 for 5 from the field, committed three turnovers and three fouls in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Lawson's career night lifts Memphis over Houston 70-67 in OT

HOUSTON (AP) KJ Lawson had career highs with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 10 boards and Memphis beat Houston 70-67 in overtime Thursday night. Lawson made a pair of free throws 19 seconds into overtime and Memphis (14-5, 4-2 American Athletic) never trailed again. Houston shot 1 for 5 from the field, committed three turnovers and three fouls in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston 2017 National Signing Day Results

Houston keeps it close to home as usual in Applewhite’s debut on National Signing Day Just one year after reeling in a special class to Houston, Cougar fans wanted to know what Major Applewhite could do in his debut. While he didn’t have any immediate needs, his first recruiting class seemed thin. There were plenty of commits and decommits in the last few days, but Applewhite managed...
Via Underdog Dynasty
February 01, 2017

Indiana reportedly hiring Houston assistant who was hired last month

These coaches ain’t loyal. According to multiple media reports, the Indiana football program is set to hire Houston assistant Darren Hiller as its next offensive line coach after he accepted that same job on Major Applewhite’s Houston Cougars staff one month ago. Hiller would replace Greg Frey, who left to join the Michigan Wolverines coaching staff, according to the Indianapolis...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 07, 2017

Dotson with 32 as Houston cruises past Tulane 91-62

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 32 points and Houston cruised past Tulane 91-62 on Wednesday night. Dotson was 12 of 16 from the floor including 6 of 7 from distance for the Cougars (17-7, 8-4 American) who have won four straight. Rob Gray Jr. added 18 points and Armoni Brooks 10. Houston trailed early but Dotson and Wes VanBeck made back-to-back 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: RECAP: UCF Women's Basketball vs. Houston (2-8-17)

The Knights earn a big conference win against the Houston Cougars.

Scouting the Opposition: Houston Cougars

Houston is talented and dangerous. Last spring, Cincinnati got bit by a tough seeding in the American Athletic Conference Tournament. By finishing 13-10-1 in league play, the Bearcats were stuck with the No. 4 seed, giving them a first round matchup with the No. 5 seed Houston Cougars. However, Houston is a program that isn’t usually on the bottom part of the league, as it had won...
Via Down The Drive: Cincinnati Bearcats
February 10, 2017

WATCH: Cronin and Seniors Recap Bearcats' 65-47 Win Over Houston

The Cincinnati Bearcats defeat the Houston Cougars 65-47 on Senior Night. Cronin and Seniors recap the last game in Fifth Third Arena.
Via Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston’s Ed Oliver takes shot at Tom Herman

With Tom Herman gone from the Houston Cougars to the Texas Longhorns, Ed Oliver believes the vibe at Houston spring practice has been … different. And apparently, the All-American defensive tackle believes that is a good thing. When asked to compare this spring to last spring, Oliver responded by saying, “It just feels like a lot less yelling and a lot more coaching. I can say that...
Via Heartland College Sports
March 08, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Howard Wilson, Houston

Wilson has tremendous upside, and could be a Day 3 steal. Howard Wilson- Cornerback, Houston Cougars HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 185 ARM LENGTH: 31 3/8” HANDS: 9 5/8” PROJECTED ROUND: 4th ROUND 40 YD DASH (NFL Combine): 4.57 seconds VERTICAL (NFL Combine): 33.5” BROAD JUMP (NFL Combine): 119” 3 CONE DRILL (NFL Combine): 6.68 seconds 20 YD SHUTTLE (NFL Combine): 3.94 seconds Troy Taormina...
Via Underdog Dynasty
April 19, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Tyus Bowser, Houston

Bowser’s name has risen up draft boards, and could hear his name on Day 1 Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Tyus Bowser- Linebacker, Houston Cougars HEIGHT: 6’3” WEIGHT: 247 ARM LENGTH: 33 1/4” HANDS: 10 1/8” PROJECTION: 2nd ROUND 40 YD DASH (NFL Combine): 4.56 sec BENCH PRESS (NFL Combine): 21 VERTICAL (NFL Combine): 37.5” BROAD JUMP (NFL Combine): 127” 3 CONE DRILL (NFL Combine...
Via Underdog Dynasty
April 19, 2017

UConn Baseball Weekend Preview: Houston

UConn looks to keep up in a tight conference race. UConn Baseball needed to get at least two of three from Cincinnati last weekend. Leaving a series win on the table against a team in the bottom of the standings would have hurt given how close the AAC regular season title race will be. Friday’s game saw a controversial ending and it easily could have rolled over into the rest of...
Via The UConn Blog
May 05, 2017

UConn Baseball Weekend Series: No. 28 Houston

The Huskies look to take a series on the road against a ranked Cougars squad. UConn Baseball needed to get at least two of three from Cincinnati last weekend. Leaving a series win on the table against a team in the bottom of the standings would have hurt given how close the AAC regular season title race will be. Friday’s game saw a controversial ending and it easily could have rolled...
Via The UConn Blog
May 05, 2017
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