GoCoogs interviews with Houston athletes, coaches, and administrators.

GoCoogs Interviews: Hollis Price and Quannas White

A year ago today - March 1, 2023 - GoCoogs interviewed Quannas White and Hollis Price - in the film room of the Guy...

GoCoogs Interviews: Jacob McFarland and Kordel Jefferson

The top-ranked Houston Cougars have a Big 12 championship in their sights. They lead the conference by a game with three to play. But...

Kurt Hester: “I’m gonna make him a better football player”

This is the second part of the GoCoogs Interview with new S&C coach Kurt Hester (Director of Strength & Performance is his official title)....

Kurt Hester: Houston’s new ‘football preparation coach’

Willie Fritz brought Kurt Hester with him from Tulane, certain he would be the right fit for the Cougars. Hester is the strength and...

GoCoogs Interview: JoJo Tugler on impacting games

After practice on Thursday, JoJo Tugler stuck around to work on drills with assistant coach Kellen Sampson: getting the ball inside and scoring, three-pointers,...

GoCoogs Interview: Mylik Wilson is taking it day by day

Mylik Wilson has been getting more playing time off the bench, a sparkplug for these top-five Cougars. As his minutes have gone up, so...

GoCoogs Interview: Emanuel in an elevator

Not everything works out like you plan it. Take Sunday, for instance: media members that wanted it had an opportunity to speak with Kelvin...

Trainer John Houston discusses J’Wan Roberts’ knee injury

John Houston has worked in the background as the athletics trainer for Houston Cougar Basketball for more than a quarter of a century. His...

Hayes Pond: the strong-willed Lumbee fight back against the Klan

Publisher's note: This is not usually a topic we would breach on GoCoogs, but it’s helpful in understanding the Sampson family. They are each...

GoCoogs Interview: J’Wan Roberts on dealing with adversity

GoCoogs.com sat down with J'Wan Roberts after a difficult practice on Monday to talk one-on-one about UH's 0-2 road trip, the adversity the team...

Kelvin Sampson on Iowa State and evaluating UH on film

AMES, IA - The Houston Cougars moved to #2 in Monday's AP and Coaches polls. They face a solid Iowa State team tonight at...

Quannas White: “We hang our hats on developing guys”

Quannas White, associate head coach of the #3 Houston Cougar basketball program, sat down in his office Thursday night to discuss his guard group,...

GoCoogs Interview: Jayme Hollingsworth discusses WVU

Jayme Hollingsworth sat for a GoCoogs Interview to discuss WVU Hoops and why he thinks UH will win the game.   Check out all of...

UH could get its 99th win in the last three calendar years

Houston Women's Basketball debuts in the Big 12 this afternoon at home vs. Texas Tech while the men's team ends their non-conference schedule tonight...

J’Wan Roberts: Kelvin Sampson is the ‘best person ever’

J'Wan Roberts sat for The GoCoogs Interview on Wednesday evening to talk about this current team, his injuries, JoJo Tugler's emergence, how his relationship...

Ja’Vier Francis discusses becoming more assertive on the floor

Ja'Vier Francis is still learning basketball. The first-year starter has all the physical gifts and is working to harness that talent. This week, Ja'Vier...

Video: Signee Zion Taylor talks Willie Fritz and Brian Early

Shadow Creek edge rusher Zion Taylor signed with Houston on Wednesday, fulfilling his dream of playing college football. He officially signed with the Cougars...

D’Anthony Jones on Brian Early and the future of SACK AVE

Tuesday night, I had the chance to do a GoCoogs Interview with former UH edge rusher D'Anthony Jones. D'Anthony was a beast in the...

One-on-one with Jamal Shead

Late last week, GoCoogs had the chance to go one-on-one with Houston point guard Jamal Shead. Jamal is in his third year as the...

Kellen: “Prospects only remember us being successful”

Saturday's 89-55 win over Jackson State pushed the #3 (AP, #2 Coaches Poll) to 10-0 for the season. JoJo Tugler had a monster game...

Kellen Sampson on his father, mentoring, and consistency

After Friday's UH basketball practice, I walked down to the floor at Fertitta, fist-bumped with Jamal Shead, and then walked under the goal closest...

J’Wan Roberts on the mental part of basketball

J'Wan Roberts is one of the most compelling guys who have played for Kelvin Sampson at UH. He's thoughtful, funny, and probably the most...

Kelvin Sampson is an elite storyteller

Kelvin Sampson tells stories better than anyone, especially about the amazing people he's encountered or the places he's been. In this video, Kelvin talks...

Emanuel Sharp talks about his shooting and who is improving

Emanuel Sharp hit four three-point attempts on Monday night en route to a career-high 20 points. Sharp showed flashes last season, but since practice...

Kelvin Sampson: My dad told me what I needed to hear

The seventh-ranked Houston Cougars open the much anticipated 2023-24 season tonight against ULM. In our GoCoogs Interview, Kelvin Sampson discusses his journey to Houston...

By the numbers: Slow starts have killed UH

Cougar Football is in Waco for the Baylor game under a cloud of uncertainty. The Houston team that showed up in Manhattan a week...

Kelvin Sampson opens up on losing Reggie Chaney

"I'm a lot better composed and emotionally balanced," Kelvin Sampson said Monday about dealing with his grief over Reggie Chaney’s passing. Sampson also lost...

One-on-one with Kelvin Sampson: Improving as a coach

What if you could talk one-on-one with Kelvin Sampson for over an hour? What would you ask him? About how his bigs will match...

Dalton Carnes gets his chance and cashes in

The story of Dalton Carnes is almost too ridiculous for a movie of the week script. The 5'9" star athlete in high school catches...

Tramon and Jamal: the interview

Yesterday, GoCoogs published Starns Leland's article on the lifetime friendship of Houston guards Tramon Mark and Jamal Shead. Now, watch part of Starns' interview...

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