HOUSTON COUGARS NEWS

Houston releases TaShawn Thomas, Danuel House with restrictions

Since Kelvin Sampson took over at Houston, the biggest storyline has been the Cougars refusing to grant releases to TaShawn Thomas and Danuel House, the team's two leading scorers. On Friday, we got something of a resolution -- but it's not over just yet. "Just released with three stipulations," Texas PRO AAU coach Marland Lowe told CBSSports.com on Friday evening...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball sweeps No. 7 Houston

In what marked the first time in program history that Louisville has played a regular season series with both teams ranked among the top 10, the No. 10 Cardinals played some of their best ball of the season and swept the No. 7 Houston Cougars.
Via louisville.scout.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Cougars request to transfer

A week after the hiring of coach Kelvin Sampson, the University of Houston's top two scorers are seeking to play elsewhere. Junior guard Danuel House and senior forward TaShawn Thomas had their requests to transfer denied and are currently going through the appeal process. House, a highly recruited prospect from Fort Bend Hightower, said he had his "mind made up before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2 key Cougars to appeal denial of transfer bids

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Cougars' top two scorers, junior forward TaShawn Thomas and sophomore guard Danuel House, both want off the team and transfers to new schools.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sampson agrees to deal with the University of Houston

The Houston Cougars have found their next head coach and they didn’t have to look far.Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson has agreed to return to college hoops as the Cougars’ coach, according to CBSSports.com.Sampson had worked in the NBA with the Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks over the past six years.Sampson, 58, was fired from Indiana in 2008 after an NCAA investigation...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Sampson agrees to be next Houston Cougars head coach

Houston has found its next head coach, and it's a name college hoops fans are very familiar with. A source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Wednesday that Kelvin Sampson has agreed to become the Cougars coach. Sampson, 58, was fired from Indiana in 2008 after an NCAA investigation into improper and excessive contact with recruits regarding phone calls and text messages. The violations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Offers Six DFW Prospects

The Houston Cougars were busy in the DFW Metroplex this past week, issuing six offers from prospects ranging from the 2015 class to the 2017 class. Here's a closer look at the new U of H targets.
Via recruiting.scout.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Offers Six DFW Prospects

The Houston Cougars were busy in the DFW Metroplex this past week, issuing six offers from prospects ranging from the 2015 class to the 2017 class. Here's a closer look at the new U of H targets.
Via recruiting.scout.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Michigan vs Houston (9/26/92)

Ah, student section endzone marshmallows. A tradition like no other.This week's edition of #ThrowbackThursday goes all the way back...22 years ago to the 1992 season.How has it been 22 flippin' years?! Sigh.The Wolverines were fresh off a 10-2 season in 1991 with losses to #1 Florida State earlier in the year and then #1 Washington in the Rose Bowl. But a win against Notre...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

James Dickey steps down at Houston; Kelvin Sampson a candidate for the job

After four seasons at the helm of the University of Houston basketball program, head coach James Dickey decided to step down due to "private family matters". Dickey was 64-62 in his four seasons.Under Dickey the program looked to be headed in a positive direction as the school regained some footing in recruiting the Houston area and the state of Texas. Dickey is credited...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston upsets SMU to reach American Athletic semifinals

For University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas, it was all about perfect timing. In the waning seconds of Thursday's quarterfinal game of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament against No. 25 SMU, Thomas orchestrated the play of the game. In one of its most complete games of the season, Houston stunned SMU 68-64 at FedExFor-um, in large part because Thomas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF fans won't be hooping it up anytime soon

When the UCF Knights lost to the Houston Cougars on Saturday, there shouldn’t have been surprise or disappointment from the UCF basketball faithful. Losing 12 out of 14 games will provide a bit of numbness for any fan base, especially with four losses this season coming to the likes of FAU, Valparaiso, Rutgers and USF. What might be even worse are the understandable losses. Wednesday’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston upsets No. 21 Memphis in front of home crowd

The Houston Cougars pumped fists and bumped chests. Then came the smiles, a rare sight in a season that has offered very few reasons. The Cougars pulled off their biggest win of the season Thursday night, upsetting No. 21 Memphis 77-68 in front of an announced crowd of 3,628 at Hofheinz Pavilion. "We just told ourselves to not get punched first," forward TaShawn Thomas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

House leads Houston over No. 21 Memphis

Danuel House had 19 points and Houston closed with a surge to beat No. 21 Memphis 77-68 on Thursday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston 88, Central Florida 84

Danuel House went 8-of-8 from the foul line and scored 18 points to lead the Cougars to an American Athletic Conference victory at home. Jherrod Stiggers was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and scored 17 points for the Cougars (13-14, 5-9), who made 10-of-16 3-point attempts. TaShawn Thomas accounted for 11 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals and three blocks while L.J...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston outlasts UCF 88-84

Danuel House had 18 points, including 8 of 8 from the line, as Houston held on for an 88-84 win over Central Florida Saturday. Jherrod Stiggers added 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, and L.J. Rose chipped in 12 points and seven assists for Houston (13-14, 5-9 American Athletic Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Tristan Spurlock had 21 points,...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston comes up short in 73-62 loss to No. 10 UC

Houston was the equal of No. 10 Cincinnati for 34 minutes. Then the Bearcats' seniors took over. Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points, 19 in the second half, and Justin Jackson overcame foul problems to add 13 points, all in the second half, as the Bearcats shook off Houston for a 73-62 win on Saturday. ''I thought our guys really competed hard,'' Houston coach...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston's Danuel House throws down monster slam

Tweet   If you’re not a fan of the hoops programs at either Temple University or University of Houston there’s a decent chance you missed their matchup on Sunday. The Cougars improved their record to 12-12 (4-7 AAC) on the season thanks to an 88-74 victory over the Owls with TaShawn Thomas leading the way. The junior registered 25 points (10-12...
Via Los That Sports Blog
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas, Houston roll past Temple 88-74

TaShawn Thomas had 25 points and nine rebounds as Houston snapped its five-game losing streak with an 88-74 win over Temple Sunday. Thomas finished 10 of 12 shooting and had six blocks as the Cougars (12-12, 4-7 American) shot 54 percent for the game, including 11 of 24 from behind the arc. Jherrod Stiggers added 20 points off the bench, Danuel House chipped in 16 and Brandon Morris...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cold shooting does in Houston against Louisville

Houston couldn't overcome an early cold shooting stretch against Louisville. Russ Smith scored 17 points and No. 14 Louisville and the Cardinals weathered a second half rally by the Cougars to beat Houston 77-62 on Wednesday night. TaShawn Thomas had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jherrod Stiggers added 14 points to lead the Cougars (11-12, 3-7), who dropped their fifth...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Knowles helps Houston pull away after halftime to top Rutgers

Danrad Knowles had 16 points and eight rebounds as Houston used a huge second half to pull away from the Rutgers for a 77-55 win Sunday. Knowles had 11 points in the second half as the Cougars used a 22-3 run over a 7 1/2 minute stretch in the second half to pull away. Danuel House added 14 points, Brandon Morris and TaShawn Thomas each had 12 points, and Jherrod Stiggers scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston powers past Rutgers 77-55

Danrad Knowles had 16 points and eight rebounds as Houston used a huge second half to pull away from the Rutgers for a 77-55 win Sunday. Knowles had 11 points in the second half as the Cougars used a 22-3 run over a 7 1/2 minute stretch in the second half to pull away. Danuel House added 14 points, Brandon Morris and TaShawn Thomas each had 12 points, and Jherrod Stiggers scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston rallies before falling to Vanderbilt 41-24

Houston lost the bowl game but found a new wide receiver to watch. Markeith Ambles had a touchdown catch as Houston rallied to pull even after trailing by 24 points, but the Cougars couldn't keep pace and Vanderbilt controlled the fourth quarter for a 41-24 victory Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Ambles, a former top high school recruit who began his career at Southern California...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston tops South Florida 67-58

TaShawn Thomas scored 13 points to lead Houston to a 67-58 victory over South Florida on Saturday. Danrad Knowles and Tione Womack each had 12 points and Jherrod Stiggers finished with 11 for Houston. The Cougars (10-5) improved to 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference, coming in off an upset of No. 17 Connecticut on New Year's Eve. Martino Brock had 11 points and Chris Perry...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt wins BBVA Compass Bowl, 41-24

Vanderbilt won another bowl game on Saturday. The Commodores roared out to a 24-0 halftime lead. However, the Houston Cougars scored 24 straight points in the third quarter to tie the score. It was all Vandy in the fourth as the 'Dores scored 17 points when it counted to win 41-24.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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