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SC State defeats Houston 71-63, halts 3-game skid

HOUSTON (AP) Jalen White and Edward Stephens - a sophomore and a frosh - were the young guns scoring 17 and 19 points, respectively, as South Carolina State defeated Houston 71-63 Saturday. Midway through the second half of a tight game White scored, then dished to Karon Wright for a 3-pointer and followed with a layup and two free throws as SC State (4-8) put some distance on Houston...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman introduced as Houston football coach

HOUSTON (AP) Tom Herman said he embraces the challenge of the Houston Cougars when he was introduced as their new football coach, but first he paid tribute to his former boss and mentor, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. At an introductory news conference Friday, Herman said Meyer taught him the importance of competing every day in everything, the importance of a coach earning...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston holds on to beat Houston Baptist 83-76

HOUSTON (AP) Jherrod Stiggers nailed five 3-pointers and made 12 of 15 free throws for a career-high 33 points as Houston held on to beat Houston Baptist 83-76 on Tuesday night. Houston Baptist was up 35-31 at the break and led 47-43 with 13:36 remaining in the game. The Cougars started attacking the basket, which sent them to the free throw line where they made 30 of 43 attempts...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Make Big Splash with New Coach Tom Herman

By Jay Saunders | Houston Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter The Houston Cougars have a new football coach. Please help us welcome to Houston @CoachTomHerman. Full info: http://t.co/8WkZq7WHig #GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/TDLNthMKKF — Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) December 16, 2014 Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is the new man in charge. The official statement...
Via AAC Football Fever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman hired as Houston Cougars' coach

HOUSTON (AP) Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman has been hired as Houston's new coach. Herman takes over for Tony Levine, who was fired last week. Herman agreed to a five-year, $6.75 million deal to take over the Cougars, who went 7-5 this season. He has been quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for Ohio State teams that have gone 36-3 the past three seasons. He...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State OC Tom Herman Expected To Be Hired By Houston Cougars

Tom Herman is expected to be hired as the Houston Cougars' new head coach.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Will Muschamp Interviewed For University Of Houston Job

Will Muschamp has reportedly interviewed for the head coaching position with the Houston Cougars.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Cougars Are Moving on from Tony Levine

By Jay Saunders | Houston Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter The Houston Cougars are looking for a new football coach. Tony Levine Relieved of Houston Coaching Duties. Full info: http://t.co/aC8YYiesqW — Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) December 8, 2014 With heavy heart, we bid farewell to Coach Levine. Thank you for your contributions! — […] The post Why the Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Armed Forces Bowl: ‘Exciting Opportunity’ to Have Houston Cougars

Just about every bowl projection on in the internet has the Houston Cougars playing in the Armed Forces Bowl on January 2. We got the opportunity to speak with Armed Forces Bowl Executive Director Brant Ringler to talk about the bowl game and the possibility of the Coogs going back to Fort Worth, Texas, for […] The post Armed Forces Bowl: ‘Exciting Opportunity’ to Have Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can the Houston Cougars Accomplish in Cincinnati?

It may seem like a strange question to ask, but what difference does Saturday’s game at Cincinnati make in Houston’s season? At the beginning of the year this game was seen as one that could have conference championship implications. It certainly could have cemented the Cougars’ position as a team that will be a force moving […] The post What Can the Houston Cougars Accomplish...
Via AAC Football Fever
16 days ago  |  Discuss

SB Nation Projects Houston to Play Rutgers in Armed Forces Bowl

It’s quite possible only Homer Simpson and the guys from The Big Lebowski get more excited about going bowling than the world of college football. And with last week’s triumph over Tulsa, the Houston Cougars earned that coveted sixth win and are now “bowl eligible.” Granted, 76 of 128 FBS teams (that’s a whopping 60 […] The post SB Nation Projects Houston to Play Rutgers...
Via AAC Football Fever
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Guys Like Houston Cougars QB Greg Ward Jr. Are What College Football Should Be About

When the college football loving world sits down Saturday to watch some action they are going to be looking to see what guys like Everett Golson and Jameis Winston are going to do. They are going to be curious to see if Georgia can survive another game without Todd Gurley. Between games they will wonder if Brady Hoke will get fired for another quarterback getting injured (yes, even...
Via FatManWriting
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Greg Ward Jr stuns Memphis with 64 yard run

Even though the weekend of football action is over, we will continue to bring you some of the best plays of the weekend today. This is a collection of this best plays of the week from the American Athletic Conference. Of course, the best is saved for last (it starts around 45 seconds into the video) as Houston’s QB Greg Ward Jr spins to avoid a sack and then is off to the races…...
Via The Student Section
October 13, 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

PICTURE: A Snapshot Of Houston’s Night

The Houston Cougars opened their gleaming new ballpark, TDECU Stadium, Friday night, thinking they would build on a very encouraging 2013 season and smack the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. They didn’t. Here was Houston’s night in one photo, courtesy of Austin Atkinson: Down 27-0, a Houston player heads to the stands to text his girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/OlQVkNBuSd — Austin...
Via The Student Section
August 30, 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...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Houston LB/DL killed serving in Afghanistan

Sergeant 1st Class and former Houston Cougars football player Sam Hairston was killed while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan on Tuesday, when “his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire,” the US Department of Defense states. He was 35. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sam Hairston and express our greatest condolences to his wife, Tawana, son, Hayden, extended...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 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

WATCH: Houston Cougars Turn the Lights on at New Stadium for the First Time

Throughout the summer we've seen plenty of pictures as the work progressed for Baylor, Texas A&M, and the University of Houston's new stadiums. Recently the crews working on the lights at Houston's new stadium turned them on for the first time. Want to see?The field is not in yet, but this is still pretty cool. You have to love the dramatic music too! Loading...
Via FatManWriting
July 10, 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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