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2020 is UH’s 75th Football Season

  "From nothing, the University was "poor boyed" to its present respectable position. I am now firmly convinced that with proper leadership the University of...

1947: A Season Of Bad Luck & Bad Offense

The 1947 Cougar team was, perhaps, the worst the program has ever fielded. In its second year of existence, the team took a big...

1948: A Season Of Modifications & Mischief

New Coach Clyde Lee Transforms The Program The 1948 season meant a lot of changes for the fledgling Cougar program. The program's first-ever head coach,...

UH Completes The 1st College Building With AC

The Cullen Family's First Major Donation To The University On this day in 1939, the Roy G. Cullen Building was completed. It was the first...

The Early Days Of UH’s Cullen Rifles

In the late 1940s and 50s, before the University of Houston had achieved much in terms of athletics success, the school was known across...

OTD in 1954: First-Ever Win Over A&M

  On this day 65 years ago, the Houston Cougars beat Texas A&M, 10-7, for the school's first win in the series. The Aggies had...

John R. Bender: UH’s First Coach

  John R. Bender lived a remarkable life that made an impact on players, fans, servicemen, and countless others from coast to coast. But while...

The Life & Times of Shasta: Gallery 2

You can find our first Shasta gallery here. In 1946, the Cougar mascot was officially adopted by the University although it had been in...

RIP To The Old Cougar Den

Like many other universities around the country, the University of Houston was severely impacted by World War II. The school lost over half of...

The Life & Times of Shasta: Gallery 1

Shasta existed as a live mascot on the UH campus from 1947 until 1989. Today, UH has an adopted Shasta through a partnership...

Dave Williams & The AAII In Photos

UH Golf hosts the The All America Intercollegiate Invitational at the Golf Club of Houston. The event has long been considered one of the...

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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...