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Cougars Claw Their Way To #1 In 1983

Today in 1983, the Houston Cougars moved to #1 in the AP Poll. It was UH's first time in the top spot since 1968....

Phi Slama Jama Hazes Horns, Wins By 43

On February 15, 1983, the #4 Houston Cougars beat Texas at Hofheinz, 106-63. Akeem had a triple-double: 17 points, 13 boards, and 10 blocked...

In 1984, UH Makes It 3 Final Fours In A Row

1984 Tournament Two-Seed | Midwest Region | Final Record: 32-5 | 1984 Full Bracket * National Championship 1984 would be different. Not as flashy. It wouldn't...

Dominant: how many different ways can you say it?

Since January 1, 2021, UH basketball has, basically, can be divided into three parts: after Caleb Mills left the program, after losing three starters...

February 3, 1982: The first day of what would become Phi Slama Jama

It was a win. Houston had struggled in the SWC in the 1981-82 season. Early wins over Rice and Texas Tech before a blowout...

Phi Slama Jama runs past #9 LSU

On December 6, 1983, the #6 Houston Cougars beat #9 LSU 100-91 in a highly-anticipated matchup at the Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Michael...

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...

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...

Route 66: Ware, Spoon, and Phillips humiliate the Horns

It was called Route 66. As in the Houston Cougars 66, Texas 15. On November 5, 1988, UH went to Austin and put 66...

Houston runs it up against the Ponies, 95-21

On this day in 1989, the Houston Cougars blew out the SMU Mustangs, 95-21. UH piled up 1,021 yards - an NCAA record that...

20 years after 100-6, the Cougars dismantle Tulsa again

Today in 1988, the University of Houston football team beat Tulsa in the Astrodome, 82-28. It was the most points scored by an SWC...

UH wins the earliest SWC game in history

Today in 1983: The Cougars won the earliest SWC game in history, beating Rice 45-14, to retain the Bayou Bucket. The teams had met...

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...

1980: Houston wins a two-day game over the Aggies

  The final score shows Houston 17, Texas A&M 13. But like everything else in UH's 1980 season, the win did not come easy. The...

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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...