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“Cocky” Yankee Leads UH Past TCU For The 3rd Time In 44 Days

Sixty years ago today, UH won at TCU, 61-56, for their third win over the Horned Frogs in 44 days. In mid-December, the Coogs...

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...

1946: UH wins first-ever game in a blowout

On January 10, 1946, just 51 days after the Board of Regents formally created the athletics department, the Houston Cougar basketball program played their...

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...

UH’s Involvement In World War 2

For nearly 95 years, the University of Houston has evolved to suit the needs of its students and its city. UH grew from humble...

Part 2: UH Students Defend The Country in WW2

Read Part One: UH’s Involvement In World War 2.   The War's Effect on UH As the number of enlistees to the war effort grew, the...

The University of Houston plays its first-ever football game

75 years ago today, the University of Houston played its first-ever football game. At Public School Stadium near the UH campus, the Cougars lost...

UH’s first team begins fall practice

Seventy-five years ago today, the University of Houston football team held their first fall workout in anticipation of the school's inaugural season. Jewell Wallace,...

Guy V. Lewis stories on his 99th birthday

  Coach Guy V. Lewis would have turned 99 today. The Hall of Fame coach that won 592 games and went to five Final Fours...

Remembering Coach Dave Williams

  University of Houston legendary UH golf coach Dave Williams is known as the father of college golf. Coach Williams won 16 national titles at...

UH Wins ‘Fumble-Circus’ Over Texas Tech

  On this day in 1951, the Houston Cougars overcame nine turnovers (six fumbles and 3 interceptions) and squeaked out a 6-0 win over eventual...

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UH’s Involvement In World War 2

For nearly 95 years, the University of Houston has evolved to suit the needs of its students and its city. UH grew from humble...

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...

Inside UH’s fight to join the Big 12

Over the last three months, the Houston Cougars joined a new conference, reeled off 11 wins in a row, and ended the regular season...

Tennessee ’65: The day the Veer was born

The Cougars began the 1965 season in the sparkling-new Houston Astrodome. But after running onto the field against Tulsa in the opener, nothing else...

Bill Yeoman beat Baylor in his 1st game

  Bill Yeoman's first game as UH's head in 1962 was a 19-0 win over the Baylor Bears at Rice Stadium. Sophomore running back Joe...