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Big E Explodes In Wichita To Win The Midwest Regional

After an opening-round win over Loyola, the top-ranked Houston Cougars traveled to Wichita for back-to-back games in the 1968 Midwest Regional. UH beat #9...

Elvin Hayes, UH Set Scoring Records Vs. Valparaiso

On this day in 1968, #1 Houston destroyed Valparaiso, 158-81, at Delmar Fieldhouse. It was UH's eighth-straight game scoring 100+ points. That streak eventually...

1968 Final Four: #1 Houston heads to Los Angeles undefeated

No seed* | Midwest Region | Final Record: 31-2 | 1968 Full Bracket (PDF) *Seeding did not begin until the 1978-79 season. Top-ranked and 28-0...

“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...

Game of the Century: #2 Houston upsets #1 UCLA

Today in 1968, the University of Houston beat UCLA in the Game of the Century, 71-69. 52,693 people were in the Astrodome to see...

The Hype Before The Game of the Century

Guy V. Lewis started talking about it almost as soon as the Astrodome had opened in 1965. By early the following year, he convinced...

The Cougars will wear Home Whites From The Late-1960s

The Houston Cougars will debut new uniforms tonight, a tribute to the legendary teams of the late 1960s. Here we feature some of those...

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...

Strong Cougars beat Auburn in ’69 Bluebonnet Bowl

On December 31, 1969, #17 Houston beat twelfth-ranked Auburn in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, 36-7. The Cougars held the Plainsmen to one rushing yard for...

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...

Elmo Wright enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame

Elmo Wright, a dazzling split end on the 1968-70 UH football teams, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night....

UH crushs Li’l Tulsa 100-6

"I even know the play I scored on," Larry Gatlin told me in a 1998 interview for the Daily Cougar. "It was 3rd-and-12 on...

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...

Beating Michigan State in 1967 put UH on the map

  The University of Houston defeated two-time defending national champ Michigan State, 37-7 on September 23, 1967. It is widely regarded as the game that...

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...

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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...