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NCAA Baseball Tournament: Houston Regional Preview

The Houston Regional is unique in that there are actually three teams from Houston playing in the four-team pool. The Houston Cougars are the host, but joining them are the Rice Owls and Houston Baptist Huskies. The non-Houston team is 3-seed Louisiana-Lafayette. At 42-18, the Cougars won the American Conference regular season championship, but lost to East Carolina in the AAC Championship...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars 2015 Preview and Prediction

Tom Herman enters his first season as a head coach accustomed to expectations. After winning a national championship as Ohio State’s offensive...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Drops By Houston Football Offices For No Known Reason

Music artist Drake stopped by the football offices of the Houston Cougars for some reason no one knows about.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Drake Jumping on the Houston Cougars Band Wagon?

It has been a long time since the Houston Cougars have been considered truly relevant in college football. However, with the talent they have on the roster and new head coach Tom Herman (former Ohio State offensive coordinator) leading the charge hopes are high. It showed in the recent commitments of five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver and some other top notch recruits.If some recruits...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dixie Wooten III Commits to Houston Over A&M, Others

Three-star offensive lineman and class of 2016 recruit Dixie Wooten III, out of Houston’s Lamar High School, has committed to join the University of Houston Cougars. The news was broken on Wooten’s page on 247 Sports and again very excitedly on the blog “Cardiac Coogs.” Even more amazing is that Wooten, who stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 317 pounds, chose Houston over...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Defensive Tackle Ed Oliver Stuns The Nation With Houston Commitment

Five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver stunned the nation with his commitment to the Houston Cougars.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman, Houston gain verbal commitment from five-star DT

We don’t cover recruiting very much, but sometimes there are things that happen in the world of recruiting that are hard to ignore. Verbal commitments aren’t set in stone but yesterday new head coach Tom Herman and the Houston Cougars got one from the number two ranked player in the state of Texas. 5-Star DT Ed Oliver chose the Cougars over other in-state powers Texas, Texas...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars: Players to Watch in 2015

The old saying is “April showers bring May flowers”, but April also brings spring football to a close across the country. For fans of the Houston Cougars that means the final chance to see the changes new head coach Tom Herman is bringing to campus. If you were looking for fireworks during the Cougars’ spring game, you came away disappointed. Neither side had a lot of success...
Via AAC Football Fever
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happening In Houston? 4 Things to Know

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the Houston Cougars these days; and topics hotter than a summer day in Space City. So as we go through another week, here are four things to know about when it comes to the Coogs. Spring Football Is Over, Big Questions Remain The Cougars wrapped up their first spring practice under Head Coach Tom Herman with the Red-White game at TDECU Stadium....
Via AAC Football Fever
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Going All-In On Social Media

Let’s say you’re the Houston Cougars. You have swanky new facilities, a brand new head coach with serious name recognition, and you are situated in the fourth biggest city in the country. Sounds good, right? Then there’s the other side of the coin: you don’t play in one of the “power conferences”, getting on national television usually means not playing on Saturday, and...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Is Going to Catch the Ball in Houston?

There is a lot of attention being paid to the quarterbacks this spring in Houston, but there’s another position almost as important for fans to place their focus. New Head Coach Tom Herman is well-known for his work with quarterbacks, especially at Ohio State. Now that he’s in Houston, Herman inherits a bit of a quarterback quandary and controversy. View image | gettyimages...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Herman On the Prowl as Houston Cougars New Head Coach

Tom Herman was a high-profile hire for Houston. But after amazing success as a coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State, many wondered how Herman would make the adjustment to being a head coach. Apparently Herman’s approach is to take advantage of his new-found celebrity status, and do whatever he can to promote his new school.   As soon as National Signing Day was done...
Via AAC Football Fever
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New Houston Coach Padlocks Locker Room; Tells Players They Have to Earn it

Sometimes when you are the new guy on the block you have to do what you have to do in order to prove you mean business. Apparently having a track record of success like former Ohio State offensive coordinator turned head coach of the Houston Cougars Tom Herman is not enough for some of his players.So he decided to prove he means business. With the temperature a nice 40 degrees in...
Via FatManWriting
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John O’Korn transfers to Michigan

Former Houston quarterback John O’Korn announced on Twitter Thursday that he is transferring to Michigan. Here is what O’Korn wrote: Can't wait to play for @CoachJim4UM @CoachJeddFisch in the BIG HOUSE! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jIhWfuCiPV — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 5, 2015 O’Korn had a successful freshman season for the Cougars before faltering last season and being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Houston QB John O’Korn transferring to Michigan

#Michigan will receive a transfer from Houston QB @JohnOKorn, who was recently released from his scholarship there. — Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) February 5, 2015 Can't wait to play for @CoachJim4UM @CoachJeddFisch in the BIG HOUSE! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jIhWfuCiPV — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 5, 2015 In 2013, O’Korn was the American Athletic Conference’s...
Via The Student Section
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blind 12-year-year old signs letter of intent with Houston Cougars track team (VIDEO)

A 12-year-old girl — who lost her eyesight at a very early age — is one very happy person after she signed a letter-of-intent to run track with her favorite college program. Maycie Gonzalez was the center of attention at the honorary signing with the Houston Cougar Track and Field program inside the Carl Lewis Auditorium on the UH campus Tuesday. Head coach Leroy Burrell...
Via The Other Paper
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston Unveils New American Flag-Themed Helmet For BYU Game

Monday, Virginia Tech unveiled a brand new American flag-themed helmet that the Hokies will be wearing this weekend to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Tuesday, another team followed suit with a similar concept. The Houston Cougars will be donning a new stars and stripes decal on their lids as well – they play against BYU on 9-11. In honor of game at BYU Thursday on 9/11,...
Via College Spun
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars New Stadium Not Getting the Welcome Fans Hoped For (so far)

The Houston Cougars are one of a handful of teams debuting a new stadium this season. Like every other team in existence the hope would be to come out guns blazing for the first game in the new digs and dominate whoever was foolish enough to oppose them.So far, during Friday night's game against the UTSA Roadrunners that hasn't happened. Instead the team has put on an impressive...
Via FatManWriting
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Come Up With Pretty Cool Way to Honor Heisman Trophy Winner Andre Ware

The Houston Cougars are one of a handful of teams that are debuting new stadiums this fall. When fans go to the team's home opener they may laugh when they see what they believe to be an error by the grounds crew--the 11-yard line is going to be marked. As it turns out the '11' is there on purpose.Actually, the reason it's there is pretty cool (and likely to get copied by other schools...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: New Houston Cougars Field is Going to Look Awesome!

The University of Houston is one of a number of college football programs debuting new or renovated stadiums this fall. Recently they turned on the lights for the very first time (very cool), but there was one thing missing--the field.When it is installed this is what it is going to look like.via CBS SportsPersonalizing field graphics has become a pretty big thing these days for...
Via FatManWriting
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston’s New Field Turf Features The City’s Skyline, Team Logo In End Zones

Everyone’s releasing new turf designs today. Earlier, Notre Dame unveiled the design for its much-discussed turf, which replaces natural grass for the first time in program history. How, the AAC’s Houston Cougars have released what their field will look like, and it has some cool flourishes. It’s New Turf Design Wednesday, as Houston also has a new design for the turf at TDECU...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston coach surprises kicker, mom with scholarship

Houston coach Tony Levine likes to have fun with his players. He's pulled several pranks on his team, including unveiling some hideous alternate uniforms for Halloween last season. Levine also has a funny way of introducing his personality to the Cougars' newcomers. When walk-on kicker Kyle Bullard and his mother visited Levine in his office this month regarding the team...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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