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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...

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...

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...

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...

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Cougars struggle to get it together in AAC Championship

Just some random thoughts from the Cincinnati game:   In the championship game era, the Cougars have gone 8-0 in the conference twice (C-USA 2011,...

Film study: Coogs have to overcome two shutdown corners

Friday, we wrote about Cincinnati's imposing DL https://gocoogs.com/cincinnati-dl/   Much like Houston, Cincinnati's defense goes through the linebackers. Dana Holgorsen said this week that both teams have...

Film study: Cincinnati’s defensive linemen are no joke

Houston and Cincinnati both play elite defense. On Thursday in an interview on ESPNU Radio, Dana Holgorsen said both teams are similar in many...

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...