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Cougars Claw Their Way To #1 In 1983

Today in 1983, the Houston Cougars moved to #1 in the AP Poll. It was UH's first time in the top spot since 1968....

Elvin Hayes, UH Set Scoring Records Vs. Valparaiso

On this day in 1968, #1 Houston destroyed Valparaiso, 158-81, at Delmar Fieldhouse. It was UH's eighth-straight game scoring 100+ points. That streak eventually...

Phi Slama Jama Hazes Horns, Wins By 43

On February 15, 1983, the #4 Houston Cougars beat Texas at Hofheinz, 106-63. Akeem had a triple-double: 17 points, 13 boards, and 10 blocked...

February 3, 1982: The first day of what would become Phi Slama Jama

It was a win. Houston had struggled in the SWC in the 1981-82 season. Early wins over Rice and Texas Tech before a blowout...

Game of the Century: #2 Houston upsets #1 UCLA

Today in 1968, the University of Houston beat UCLA in the Game of the Century, 71-69. 52,693 people were in the Astrodome to see...

The Cougars will wear Home Whites From The Late-1960s

The Houston Cougars will debut new uniforms tonight, a tribute to the legendary teams of the late 1960s. Here we feature some of those...

Cougars beat #2 for the second-straight year

Today in 1961, the Houston Cougars beat #2 Bradley at Sam Houston Coliseum, 60-59. UH's Jim Lemmon, a senior from Wood River, Illinois, 150...

HOUSTON TOPS PENN STATE TO GO 13-1

On January 2, 2012, the Houston Cougars pounded Penn State in the 2012 Ticket City Bowl, 30-14. The score does accurately portray the outright...

Houston gets first bowl win in 28 years

On December 31, 2008, the Houston Cougars ended a 28-year bowl losing streak, beating Air Force, 34-28, in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl....

Strong Cougars beat Auburn in ’69 Bluebonnet Bowl

On December 31, 1969, #17 Houston beat twelfth-ranked Auburn in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, 36-7. The Cougars held the Plainsmen to one rushing yard for...

Cougars win the Tangerine Bowl in 1962

On December 22, 1962, the Houston Cougars beat the Miami (OH) Redskins, 49-21, in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando. Sophomore Joe Lopasky scored 4...

Bill Yeoman agrees to coach the Houston Cougars

On December 12, 1961, Bill Yeoman agreed to become the head coach at the University of Houston. Yeoman left a job on the staff...

Phi Slama Jama runs past #9 LSU

On December 6, 1983, the #6 Houston Cougars beat #9 LSU 100-91 in a highly-anticipated matchup at the Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Michael...

1989 box scores and Andre Ware’s season stats

These are newspaper box scores, individual stats, and specifically, Andre Ware's stats and NCAA records from the University of Houston's 1989 football season. Andre...

Andre Ware wins the Heisman Trophy

See every box score and game-by-game stats from Andre Ware's 1989 Heisman Trophy winning season.   Today in 1989, the University of Houston's Andre Ware...

1st & 10 Day: championships and 10-win seasons

December 1st is a day of firsts for the University of Houston - first-place finishes, that is. On four separate occasions, UH has won...

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How UT and Rice conspired to help UH join the SWC

This is a follow-up piece to UH is invited to the Southwest Conference.   The University of Houston was admitted to the Southwest Conference on...

Happy 40th Birthday, Chandi Jones. UH’s Greatest WBB Athlete

Chandi Jones is the greatest player in Lady Cougar Basketball history. A great case can be made that she's the greatest female athlete in...

Following UH Golfer Annie Kim In The Final Round

Out of curiosity, I decided to follow UH golfer Annie Kim in Tuesday's final round of the Icon Invitational at the Golf Club of...

Early Analysis: UH Reveals The 2022 Football Schedule

The 2022 Cougar Football Schedule was released today by the American Athletic Conference. It could be UH's last football season in the AAC. As...

A mid-season reinvention and the new Cougar cheat code

  A new year means a new look during the Kelvin Sampson era. Every team looks different, and the offense plays a slightly different style....