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1980 COTTON BOWL: COUGARS BEAT HUSKERS ON 4TH-DOWN PASS

On a chilly New Years Day, the #8 Houston Cougars beat seventh-ranked Nebraska, 17-14 in the 1980 Cotton Bowl. With 12 seconds left, quarterback...

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....

1st & 10 Day: championships and 10-win seasons

December 1st is a day of firsts for the University of Houston - first-place finishes, that is. On four separate occasions, UH has won...

30-0: The Dad’s Day Massacre in Austin

On this day in 1976, the Houston Cougars beat Texas 30-0 at Memorial Stadium in Austin in what has become known as the Dad's...

Cougars pound the Aggies in first SWC ‘home’ game

  On this day in 1976, the Cougars returned "home" to Rice Stadium and rocked #9 Texas A&M, 21-10. The crowd of 70,001 was the...

50 years ago, UH finally met Rice on the field

  50 years ago today, the Houston Cougars finally stepped onto the football field with the Rice Owls. The game was 25 years in the...

Today in 1976, Houston Debuted 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...

May 1971: UH is invited to the Southwest Conference

    On the morning of May 3, 1971, in a conference room in College Station, the University of Houston had one of its biggest athletics...

Guy V. Lewis Was Undefeated On His Birthday

  Today would have been Guy V. Lewis' 99th birthday. The father of Cougar basketball, college basketball on national television, playing in domed stadiums, and...

Remembering Coach Dave Williams

  University of Houston legendary UH golf coach Dave Williams is known as the father of college golf. Coach Williams won 16 national titles at...

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...

Coogs win in largest home loss ever for Virginia Tech

  On this day in 1974, the Houston Cougars throttled the Virginia Tech Gobblers, 49-12. The 49 points allowed, as well as the 37-point loss,...

Glory Days: Coogs Go 11-1 in 1979

The 2019 season will be the 40-year anniversary of one of UH's most interesting teams. During the 1979 season, the Cougars played 8 one-score...

Pre- And Post- Game Video & Headlines: 1980 Cotton Bowl

The 1980 Cotton Bowl is perhaps the greatest bowl win in school history. The #8 Cougars beat #7 Nebraska on a fourth-down touchdown pass...

Video: Golf Coach Dave Williams Discusses His Career

In 1984, Dave Williams sat down for this 30-minute interview with former Abilene Christian VP and Abilene mayor Gary McCaleb. When this was recorded...

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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...

1st & 10 Day: championships and 10-win seasons

December 1st is a day of firsts for the University of Houston - first-place finishes, that is. On four separate occasions, UH has won...

Inside UH’s fight to join the Big 12

Over the last three months, the Houston Cougars joined a new conference, reeled off 11 wins in a row, and ended the regular season...

UConn preview: it’s really hard to be this bad

Connecticut might be the worst FBS team the Cougars have played in five years. They are similar to the 2016 Texas State team that...

Statistically, this Cougar defense is one of UH’s best

Since January 1, UH's two revenue sports have gone 23-2 vs. AAC teams.   With a win at UConn, the 2021 team will become the...