John R Bender Featured Football VintageUH 

Meet The Football Coach That Gave Birth to the Cougars

John R. Bender lived a remarkable life that made an impact on numerous college athletic programs early in the 20th century. A coach by profession, his lasting accomplishments are the things he did off the field. One of them is that he gave the nickname Cougars to the University of Houston. Bender grew up in rural Nebraska in the late… Read More