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Former Houston Cougars DE Cameron Malveaux impresses Miami Dolphins

Malveaux’s always been a threat to infiltrate the backfield. (Getty Images) DAVIE—Cameron Malveaux caused so many problems for the Dolphins’ offense when he was on the scout team that they had to see whether he could do it in games. After about seven months in the organization, spending much of that time on the practice squad, Malveaux was called up last week and made his NFL debut...
Via The Daily Dolphin
2 days ago

New Houston Rockets’ owner Tilman Fertitta’s NHL interest might alter the league’s expansion/relocation talk

Houston is the fourth-largest city and the seventh-largest television market in the U.S., but there hasn’t been a lot of talk about putting a NHL team there thanks to former Houston Rockets’ owner Leslie Alexander controlling their arena and not being particularly interested in buying a hockey team or having someone else’s team play there. With the Rockets sold to Tilman Fertitta...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago

Houston star guard Rob Gray suspended one game by NCAA for playing in a church league game

Houston Cougars guard Rob Gray was suspended for tonight’s season opener for a bizarre reason. The senior apparently played in a church league rec game over the offseason, and that’s apparently against NCAA rules, so he was suspended one game for it. Yes, really: This is a bit ridiculous, especially when you consider all of the scandals and shady happenings in the college basketball...
Via The Comeback
November 10, 2017

Houston Spoils South Florida's Bid For Perfection

D'Eriq King kept Houston's hopes alive with a 30-yard completion on fourth-and-24, then finished a game-winning drive with a 20-yard touchdown run with 11 seconds remaining, lifting the Cougars over No. 17 South Florida 28-24 on Saturday.
Via Sports On Earth
October 28, 2017

King’s late TD lifts Houston to 28-24 upset of No. 17 USF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — D’Eriq King kept Houston’s hopes alive with a 30-yard completion on fourth-and-24, then finished a game-winning drive with a 20-yard touchdown run with 11 seconds remaining, lifting the Cougars over No. 17 South Florida 28-24 on Saturday. The sophomore who has split time between receiver and quarterback replaced starter Kyle Postma in the first half. He began slowly...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 28, 2017

Ferguson, Taylor rally No. 25 Memphis past Houston, 42-38

HOUSTON (AP) — Riley Ferguson threw for 471 yards and had a 21-yard TD pass with 1:28 left, Patrick Taylor rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and No. 25 Memphis overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Houston 42-38 on Thursday night. Ferguson was 33 of 53 and found Sean Dykes to cap an 8-play, 80-yard drive that took 1:49 to give Memphis (6-1, 3-1 American) its only lead. Anthony...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 19, 2017

Game Plan: How Texas Tech Needs To Attack Houston

The Texas Tech football program is set to face the Houston Cougars in a key non-conference matchup today.  Here is how the Red Raiders should attack Cougars on both sides of the ball. The consensus about today’s Texas Tech/Houston matchup is that there is no consensus.  The game features two undefeated teams that believe they […] Game Plan: How Texas Tech Needs To Attack Houston...
Via Wreck'Em Red
September 23, 2017

Arizona Football Team Sending Equipment Truck With Supplies To Houston

The Arizona football team is joining in the efforts to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. This week, the Wildcats took to social media to call on their fans to make donations ahead of the team’s game against the Houston Cougars on Sept. 9. Following the game, the Wildcats will send their equipment truck full of supplies and donations to the Houston area to help...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 31, 2017

Houston head coach thanks Texas for offering shelter during hurricane

University of Houston head coach Major Applewhite released a statement on Friday afternoon thanking the University of Texas for allowing his team to relocate to Austin during Hurricane Harvey. The city of Houston could get hit hard by the storm this weekend. It’s good to see help extended to the team this way.“We are grateful to the University of Texas and its football program for...
Via Sportsnaut
August 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Why Greg Ward Jr. Could Become the Next Former College QB Turned Elite NFL Receiver

Playing quarterback in today's NFL is a monumental challenge. That's exactly why many former college quarterbacks choose to change positions when they jump to pro football. Though such a change might give them their best shot at earning an NFL paycheck, it's still a ridiculously difficult feat to pull off. Imagine trying to learn a new position while simultaneously experiencing...
Via Stack
August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Houston quarterback Greg Ward hopes to make it as a receiver

There’s a decent line of former college quarterbacks who have made it in the NFL at another position. Former University of Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. hopes to be the next one to do it. Jake Lourim of philly.com recently took a close look at Ward’s effort to become an NFL receiver. Ward actually arrived…
Via Pro Football Talk
July 06, 2017

Houston Adds Four Transfers to Roster

#HTownTakeover continues as three graduate transfers will contribute immediately. Houston added to its roster by announcing the transfers of four players to their program. Wide receiver Ellis Jefferson of Arizona State, offensive lineman Deon Mix from Auburn, defensive lineman Courtel Jenkins from Miami, and defensive lineman Reggie Chevis from Texas A&M all officially will join...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 13, 2017

Houston Adds Four Transfers to Roster

#HTownTakeover continues as three graduate transfers will contribute immediately. Houston added to its roster by announcing the transfers of four players to their program. Wide receiver Ellis Jefferson of Arizona State, offensive lineman Deon Mix from Auburn, defensive lineman Courtel Jenkins from Miami, and defensive lineman Reggie Chevis from Texas A&M all officially will join...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 13, 2017

AAC West Division 2017 Win Totals

It is anyone’s guess who wins a West Division that features some prolific offenses. All win totals are courtesy of South Point. Houston Cougars - O/U 8.5 wins Joey Broback- Over. This team still has a plethora of talent on both sides of the ball despite some key losses. When everyone is healthy in the fall, this team will be dangerous. Darrelle Thompson - Over. They have arguably...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 09, 2017

Knicks Rumors: Damyean Dotson Impresses In Pre-Draft Workout

2017 NBA Draft prospect and Houston Cougars shooting guard Damyean Dotson impressed the New York Knicks during his pre-draft workout. The New York Knicks have a desperate need for perimeter players who can space the floor and defend their position. New York not only struggled to shoot the 3-ball with efficiency, but ranked amongst the worst defensive teams […] Knicks Rumors: Damyean...
Via Daily Knicks
June 08, 2017

Conference USA Announces Preliminary 2017 Television Schedule

The freshly-minted Stadium network is prominently featured in CUSA’s television offerings. Conference USA announced their preliminary TV schedule for 2017 and it features a few major surprises. While the schedule features all of the expected TV partners (ESPN, CBS Sports, BeIN, and Stadium), it seems that the conference has placed a huge premium on featuring their premier contests...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 07, 2017

Houston Adds Two Future Opponents to Non-conference Schedule

Cougars will face Washington State and North Texas in the coming years. Houston continues to add quality teams to their non-conference schedule with their recently announced addition of Pac-12 member Washington State. The agreement is a home-and-home series with the first game being played at TDECU Stadium on September 14, 2019 and the second game at Martin Stadium on September 12...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 07, 2017

North Texas Schedules Two Game Series with Houston

Did you want the good news or the bad news first, because we already got the bad news three weeks ago. Current North Texas Mean Green AD and savior of the Mean Green, Wren Baker, announced last week that UNT has scheduled a home-and-home with the Houston Cougars. Our boys in Denton will host the AAC power on Sept. 28, 2019, with the Mean Green heading down I-45 to visit the Cougars...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 07, 2017

Knicks Rumors: NYK To Work Out 2017 NBA Draft Prospect Damyean Dotson

The New York Knicks will reportedly host Houston Cougars shooting guard and 2017 NBA Draft prospect Damyean Dotson for a workout on Tuesday, June 6. The extent of teams’ commitment may differ, but success in the modern NBA generally requires the ability to convert the 3-point shot. Shooting the 3-ball at an elite level doesn’t guarantee success, but the […] Knicks Rumors: NYK To...
Via Daily Knicks
June 05, 2017

Around the Dog Park: Six WKU Players Have Been Suspended

A look at two C-USA assistant coaches... Bill Clark has an ambitious plan for UAB... Get to know Georgia Southern’s home in Statesboro... General G5 Football Satellite camp season is set to begin soon. Here’s a look at the recent rule changes and how coaches are receiving them. College football’s biggest overachieving coach? Ken Niumatalolo. Most underachieving? Charlie Partridge...
Via Underdog Dynasty
June 02, 2017

Houston HC Major Applewhite zings Tom Herman during speaking engagement

This past winter, Houston’s football program underwent a few major changes, not the least of which was seeing Tom Herman leave for Texas. That move resulted in Herman’s offensive coordinator, Major Applewhite, being bumped up into the captain’s chair.Another major development was that quarterback Greg Ward Jr., one of the most dangerous dual-threat passers in the nation, left the...
Via Sportsnaut
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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

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 as...
Via Underdog Dynasty
April 17, 2017

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
April 15, 2017
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