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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Phi Slama Jama Beats UVA In Final Four

On this day in 1984, the Houston Cougars outlasted Virginia 49-47 in overtime to advance to their second-straight national title game. The weekend at...

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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...