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 several 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 those things is giving the nickname “Cougars” to the University of Houston.   Bender grew up in the rural midwest in… Read More