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Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

Last week, two reports emerged that Houston head coach Tom Herman had met with Baylor officials to discuss the Bears’ head coaching job. Considering Herman’s standing in the coaching world, the turmoil that Baylor currently finds itself in, and the fact that it is July, the story seemed a bit far-fetched. The story was quickly refuted from Herman sources, and now the Cougars...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman’s mad about Baylor reports, nostalgic for newspapers

Houston Cougars head football coach Tom Herman has taken exception to media reports before, and now he’s upset about one form of media and nostalgic for another one. Pete Mundo of Heartland College Sports wrote last week that Herman had discussed taking the Baylor job and that his agent had been in Waco for a face-to-face meeting about it, and Colt Barber of 247 Sports’ Baylor...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Players to Watch in the AAC

Now that we’ve reviewed the Sun Belt, the MAC,  the Mountain West, and Conference USA, it’s time to take a look at the last Group of Five Conference: the AAC. This week, we’ll provide a list of players to watch, surprise teams, and of course, who will win the league. Q: Who is the player to watch in the American Athletic Conference? Joe DexterOn Twitter @BuckeyeRadio...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

John O’Korn has no regrets about playing at Houston

Michigan quarterback John O’Korn is looking to win the starting job for the Wolverines this year and it could be a big year for the rising senior. However, he looked back on the start of his career and he is pretty thankful for his humble beginnings. O’Korn began his career with the Houston Cougars before transferring to Ann Arbor to continue his career following the 2014 season...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 AAC college football season preview and predictions

The AAC was one of the most surprising conferences during the 2015 season with the Houston Cougars losing just one game and defeating Florida State in the Peach Bowl, Memphis pulling off a big upset in the SEC and Navy having a terrific year in their first as a non-independent. This year, things certainly look to be shaping up to have another huge season for the conference as they...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tren’Davian Dickson officially enrolls at Houston

Tren’Davian Dickson is one of the first ex-Baylor enrollees to announce his commitment for the 2016 season and he will be staying in the state of Texas. The four-star wide receiver announced on Saturday that he will be transferring to play for the Houston Cougars.
Via Campus Sports Net
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

3-star cornerback Javelin Guidry commits to Houston

As of early Tuesday, 3-star cornerback Javelin Guidry has officially become a hard commit to Houston Cougars. He took to Twitter to announce his commitment late last week. pic.twitter.com/iKtI1o90NQ — Javelin K. Guidry (@JavKFootball28) May 28, 2016 Houston is among a number of teams to put in an offer for Guidry and one of the few from his home state to offer him a scholarship...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston keeping options open for conference move

The Big 12 has a number of options to choose from when it comes to possible expansion. The Houston Cougars are one of those options, but that doesn’t mean they are focused just on the Big 12 at this point. The rumor mill has been turning when it comes to conference expansion for the Big 12 and the Cougars are one of the teams on the list. Of course, the team would love to have...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston football coach's daughter has the best yearbook quote

Houston Cougars football coach Tom Herman shared a hilarious yearbook shot of Madison Meekins - daughter of Houston tight end coach Corby Meekins. Instead of going with the typical inspirational quote in her senior yearbook, Madison opted to share the question she's likely been asked countless times.Hudl is a recruiting website that players can use to advertise themselves.(Thanks...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas booster Red McCombs wants Houston in the Big 12

The subject of Big 12 expansion is once again a hot topic, and an influential booster at the conference’s premier institution seems to think one school in particular would be a good fit.  Prominent Texas donor Red McCombs told ESPN Radio today that the Big 12 needs to add two more programs to get back to a 12-team league, and he wants Houston to be one of the two. Texas mega...
Via College Spun
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Braxton Miller reunited with former OC Tom Herman in Houston

Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback turned wide receiver Braxton Miller was selected by the Houston Texans in the third-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. While he may be trying to familiarize himself in a new state, he got to see a familiar face on Saturday night. Miller was attending a charity softball event hosted by his new teammate, J.J. Watt, when he saw his former Ohio State...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston receives Peach Bowl championship rings

The Houston Cougars rolled through the 2015 college football season, going 13-1 with their one loss being a three-point upset against Connecticut. They went on to win the AAC championship and manhandled the Florida State Seminoles in the Peach Bowl. The team is looking to be just as good going into the 2016 season, but before they turn their full attention to the fall, they had to...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hofheinz family sues to keep name on Houston Cougars' arena

HOUSTON (AP) The family of the former Houston Astros owner Roy Hofheinz wants a court to require the University of Houston to keep his name on the school's basketball arena. The university had asked in April to end the 47-year agreement on Hofheinz Pavilion. That would allow the school to negotiate a naming-rights deal as part of a renovation project. The Hofheinz family says...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Mayor predicts ’14-to-21 point’ win over Oklahoma

The Houston Cougars are coming off of a 13-1 season that saw them win the AAC championship and manhandle the Florida State Seminoles in the Peach Bowl. They are looking to build off that impressive run into the 2016 season and they have a big chance to do just that with a premier matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners at NRG Stadium to open next season. At least one person believes...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston football players bring aid to local flood victims

This week, the city of Houston has been pounded by rain. This has caused major flooding throughout the city, and has left many without power, food, and shelter. Members of the University of Houston Football team took it upon themselves to step up and donate their own money to aid the victims in their time of need. The team tweeted out this image of the players donating water to the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: 14 Houston Players Donate And Deliver Bottled Water To Local Flood Victims

The Houston area has been dealing with extreme flooding in recent days, reportedly leaving six people dead and thousands of homes flooded. A group of Houston Cougars football players are stepping up to help those that have been affected in the local community. 14 members of the program, led by offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers bought bottled water out of their own pocket and delivered...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston offers full scholarship to former ice cream salesman

Tom Herman is widening his recruiting search with the Houston Cougars football team -- all the way to Australia. According to chron.com, Houston offered a scholarship to 27-year-old, former ice cream salesman, Dane Roy. He plays Australian football for Richmond Central, which isn't actually how he got noticed by Herman and the Cougars. Roy won a kicking competition last year when...
Via Fox Sports
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: CB William Jackson III

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This sixth week, the focus is on cornerbacks. Our cornerback prospect is William Jackson III of Houston. Collegiate Career Cornerback William Jackson III signed with the Cougars in 2013...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston radio host Nick Wright hired by Fox Sports

FS1’s new afternoon TV lineup, still in its preliminary stages but expected to be heavy on “strong personalities“, has added one more personality from outside of the network. Houston area radio host Nick Wright, perhaps best known around these parts for squaring off with Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman, will be joining Fox Sports as part of that afternoon lineup according...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s an Easter bunny showdown at Houston Cougars spring practice

The Houston Cougars are coming off a wildly-successful college football season that ended with a conference championship and a victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl. Now the Cougs are being thought of as a potential playoff-caliber team heading to the 2016 season. With the bar raised for Tom Herman’s team, they are still finding ways to lighten things up this spring. For...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kelvin Sampson didn’t phone it in this year with Houston

He had the job of a lifetime, nestled in one of the special places where college basketball is deeply ingrained into the fabric of local life. Kelvin Sampson was the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. He was building excitement and enthusiasm in a state where winners aren’t merely loved; they’re revered. Scholastic basketball success — college or high school — ripples through...
Via The Student Section
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston runs away from UCF 88-61

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Houston beat UCF 88-61 on Wednesday night to clinch a first-round bye at the American Athletic Conference tournament. Devonta Pollard and Rob Gray Jr. scored 14 points apiece and the Cougars (20-8, 10-6) swept the season series against the Knights to become the 22nd team in school history with 20-plus wins in a season. UCF...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple rallies from 10 down to beat Houston 69-66

HOUSTON (AP) Obi Enechionyia scored a career-high 26 points as Temple rallied from a 10-point deficit and beat Houston 69-66 on Sunday night to remain alone atop the American Athletic Conference standings. The Owls (17-9, 11-3) have won nine of their last 11 games - including an 83-67 home loss to No. 1 Villanova last Wednesday - and are a game up on SMU in the conference. Damyean...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL scout on Demarcus Ayers: ‘Should have gone back to school’

The wide receiver position is one of the deepest in this year’s NFL Draft and many believe there are multiple players who could turn into immediate starters in the league. One of the names that surprisingly came out of college this year was former Houston wide receiver Demarcus Ayers. He was the Cougars’ leading receiver in 2015, recording over 1,200 yards and six touchdowns...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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