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How UT and Rice conspired to help UH join the SWC

This is a follow-up piece to UH is invited to the Southwest Conference.   The University of Houston was admitted to the Southwest Conference on...

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...

UH’s 1968 trip to Austin results in a 20-20 tie

  On September 21, 1968, the Houston Cougars went to Austin and tied the #4 Texas Longhorns, 20-20. Paul Gipson ran for 173 yards and...

Archie Manning says UH was the best he ever faced

  In his three seasons as the Ole Miss quarterback, Archie Manning never lost to a school twice. Except for the University of Houston. The...

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Cougars win the Tangerine Bowl in 1962

On December 22, 1962, the Houston Cougars beat the Miami (OH) Redskins, 49-21, in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando. Sophomore Joe Lopasky scored 4...

Shead shines bright while Tranquil Brown fades to black

The Houston Cougars overcame a rash of banged-up players and a sluggish offense to beat Oklahoma State, 72-61, at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth....

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....

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,...