Front of the Cougar Den Featured Free VintageUH 

RIP To The Old Cougar Den (FREE!)

Like many other universities around the country, the University of Houston was severely impacted by World War II. The school lost over half of its enrollment to the war effort but was able to plant a seed that eventually helped UH to evolve into the Tier One institution we know today.   The Navy was already conducting vocational classes at… Read More
The Kick: Matt Hogan from 51 yards out Featured Football Free VintageUH 

Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It!

The 2009 Cougars had a big problem.   UH went into Homecoming week struggling with their kickers. Jordan Mannisto had hit 3 big kicks against Texas Tech but had also missed on two. He missed another vs. UTEP the following week and had one blocked vs. Mississippi State.   Ben Bell replaced him in the 2nd half against the Bulldogs… Read More
By The Numbers Featured Football Free VintageUH 

The Improbable Tale of 100-6

“I even know the play I scored on,” Larry Gatlin told me in a 1998 interview. “It was 3rd-and-12 on the 26-yard line. I was in the game in place of Elmo (Wright) at wideout on the right side. The play was ’53 R Out.’   Gatlin had replaced Elmo in the lineup because the score was 86-6. It was… Read More
By The Numbers Football Free VintageUH 

Just How Important Is October For This Football Team?

Good football teams make a statement in September. They grind it out in November so they can win titles the first weekend in December. And a few of those champions become etched in history in the early days of January.   But where does that leave October?   October is probably the most important month in the football season. That’s… Read More
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Case & The Coogs Beat Tech With Epic Comeback

The Texas Tech game in 2009 was a major event for the Houston Cougars and the city. It was the first time in 18 years that UH had been ranked, coming a week after UH’s improbable win over #5 Oklahoma State in Stillwater.   Tailgating began on Friday afternoon with RVs showing up and fans meeting up for drinks, to… Read More
Coogs Beat The Aggies Champs! Featured Football VintageUH 

Cougars Pound The Aggies In First SWC Game In Houston

This is The Rest of the Story following our tweets (here and here) about this game.   September 25, 1976   After two weeks on the road, the Houston Cougars faced Texas A&M in their first “home” game of the season. The Aggies came into the game as the #9 team in the country. Danny Davis threw 2 touchdowns to… Read More
David Klingler Featured Football VintageUH 

Houston @ Texas Tech 1990: UH’s Last Win In Lubbock

In week 2 of the 1990 season, the #18 Cougars traveled to Texas Tech to play in a Thursday night ESPN game. It was just the 2nd Thursday night game for the Cougars since 1970.     The game in Lubbock was John Jenkins’ second as head coach – UH had beaten UNLV 37-9 the week before. Jenkins’ took his… Read More
Houston joins the SWC Featured Football VintageUH 

September 11, 1976: Houston’s 1st Game In The SWC

On September 11, 1976, the University of Houston arrived on the big stage. Bill Yeoman and his Cougar football team were in Waco for the school’s first-ever Southwest Conference game. After 5 years of waiting, UH beat Baylor, 23-5, in a game that would go down in Cougar lore. The Buildup Houston started recruiting for the SWC in 1972 and… Read More
UH at the 2018 Shriners College Classic Baseball VintageUH 

UH’s Early Success At The (Insert Name) Classic At (Insert Name) Stadium

The Coogs have played at the multi-named tournament hosted by the Astros 16 times. The tournament has had quite an odyssey: It was called the Astros College Classic in 2001 and 2002, Then it changed to the Minute Maid Park College Classic, which lasted 3 years, Back to the Houston College Classic for one season, And back to selling juice… Read More
John R Bender Featured Football VintageUH 

Meet The Football Coach That Gave Birth to the Cougars

John R. Bender lived a remarkable life that made an impact on numerous college athletic programs early in the 20th century. A coach by profession, his lasting accomplishments are the things he did off the field. One of them is that he gave the nickname Cougars to the University of Houston. Bender grew up in rural Nebraska in the late… Read More