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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

Photos-WBB: Houston Cougars @ UConn Huskies - 1/28/17

It wasn't always pretty but alas it’s win 95 in-a-row. Here is our photo gallery from the Houston Cougars vs UConn Huskies women’s college basketball game at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on January 28, 2017. The UConn women started slow but finished with a 91-42 win over Houston. © Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog
Via The UConn Blog
January 28, 2017

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...
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

Houston Officially Announces 2017 Football Schedule

Cougars schedule is filled with solid teams, but also presents opportunities for success. Today, Houston announced its football schedule for the 2017 season. Here is a look at what Major Applewhite’s first schedule will look like and a breakdown of the season. 9/2 at UTSA Roadrunners 9/9 at Arizona Wildcats 9/16 vs Rice Owls 9/23 vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 9/30 at Temple Owls 10...
Via Underdog Dynasty
February 09, 2017

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...
Via Down The Drive: Cincinnati Bearcats
February 10, 2017

Houston’s QB Battle: Which Kyle will win?

Postma and Allen are set to square off in the spring, but that may not be true in the fall. Major Applewhite inherits plenty of talent in his first year as a head coach, and one position he needs to settle is quarterback. While the competition appears to be a two man race, it may as well be wide open with the rumors swirling around campus. In the battle of the Kyle’s, Postma and...
Via Underdog Dynasty
February 23, 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...
Via Heartland College Sports
March 08, 2017

Photos-MBB: UConn Huskies vs Houston Cougars - 3/10/17 (AAC Quarterfinals)

UConn lives to see another day. Here is our photo gallery from the UConn Huskies vs Houston Cougars men’s college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on March 10, 2017. The UConn men’s basketball team beat Houston, 74-65 to advance to the semifinals where they’ll face Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon...
Via The UConn Blog
March 11, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyus Bowser, EDGE, Houston

Could Tyus Bowser be a future Giant? The back-page sports writes probably hope so! For those of us who grew up on Super Mario World, Houston Cougars’ defensive end and outside linebacker Tyus Bowser has the best name for a defender in the draft. Like several other promising prospects this year, Bowser’s name wasn’t widely known until a strong week against big-school competition...
Via Big Blue View
March 15, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Wide Receiver Greg Ward Jr.

In this 2017 NFL Draft profile, get the strengths, weaknesses, and a draft day prediction for wide receiver Greg Ward Jr. out of Houston. Greg Ward, Jr. is an intriguing prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft because he’s yet another quarterback-turned-receiver project in the NFL. Ward is very athletic and has the ability to move to […] 2017 NFL Draft Profile: Wide Receiver Greg Ward...
Via The Jet Press
24 days ago

Former Texas Tech LB Luke Stice discusses adversity and motivation

Former Texas Tech linebacker Luke Stice uses failure and setbacks to inspire physicality and growth. With that ideology, the sky’s the limit for the NFL hopeful. When former Houston fullback-turned-linebacker, Luke Stice, announced his transfer to Texas Tech last January, fans were immediately excited by what the former Cougars’ walk-on had to offer. Filling the gaps […] Former...
Via Wreck'Em Red
13 days ago

Houston Cougars Spring Game Recap

Health was a priority, and many new faces saw the field as a result. There may be a new regime leading the Houston Cougars, but that hasn’t diluted the excitement surrounding the upcoming season. Along with new faces on the coaching staff and roster, the campus is getting some exciting additions as well. A new Cougar statue was revealed outside of the stadium Saturday, and construction...
Via Underdog Dynasty
12 days ago

Around the Dog Park: Spring games were in full effect over the weekend

Everret Withers didn’t like the seniors on last year’s team so he kept his family away from them. General G5 The NCAA’s approval of an early signing day is great for G5 football. The mothership explains how the new signing day will change how we follow recruiting. American Kyle Allen didn’t look great in Houston’s spring game but that’s not bothering Major Applewhite...
Via Underdog Dynasty
10 days ago

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...
Via Underdog Dynasty
8 days ago

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...
Via Underdog Dynasty
8 days ago

Conversations with Clayton: Sam Razz and Dustin Rensink

The co-hosts of the Scott and Holman Pawdcast, which focuses on University of Houston Athletics. In this edition of “Conversations with Clayton,” we continue our series of interviews with members of the American Athletic Conferencfe media. Today, our attention turns to our old friends at the University of Houston athletics-based Scott and Holman Pawdcast. The two men behind...
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