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UH is rewarded after a 30-year realignment odyssey

Note: The University of Houston will join the Big 12 on July 1, 2023. The University of Houston's move to the Big 12 is...

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...

How UT and Rice conspired to help UH join the SWC

This is a follow-up piece to UH is invited to the Southwest Conference.   The University of Houston was admitted to the Southwest Conference on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Klingler & Spoon shred the Red Raiders

In week 2 of the 1990 season, the #18 Cougars traveled to Texas Tech to play in a Thursday night ESPN game. It was...

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...

An Oral History: The 1984 SWC Champions

Cougars Overcome A Slow Start To The Season This is a Cougar History Conversation with UH offensive lineman Mike Wharton (Football '82, '84). Mike remembers...

Photos & Articles: The 1984 SWC Champions

The Houston Cougars overcame home losses to Arkansas and TCU to win the 1984 Southwest Conference title. UH went undefeated in four road games...

OTD in 1954: First-Ever Win Over A&M

  On this day 65 years ago, the Houston Cougars beat Texas A&M, 10-7, for the school's first win in the series. The Aggies had...

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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...