3:17 AM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014

UH to open new on-campus stadium with night game

The debut of the University of Houston’s new on-campus stadium will be in primetime. The school announced Tuesday that the Cougars’ season opener against UTSA has been moved to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 and televised nationally on ESPNews. UH also announced its home game against Temple, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, has been […]

Hartford’s XL Center to host 2015 American Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament

The XL Center in Hartford, Conn., will host the 2015 American Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament, the league announced Monday. The dates for the postseason tournament will be announced at a later date. The 11-team format will include three first-round games, followed by four quarterfinal games, two semifinals and the championship game. ESPN will televise […]

Junior UH offensive lineman tears ACL

Left tackle Zach Johnson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice Monday, coach Tony Levine said. Johnson started 11 games at right tackle last season. With Johnson out, UH has several options, including moving Rowdy Harper to left tackle or going with Damien Parris or Alex Cooper. The Cougars wrap up spring practice with […]

Conversations with dying father had ‘profound’ effect on new UH coach

Kelvin Sampson was not thinking about a return to college basketball. But in early February, Sampson, then with the Rockets, said he had phone conversations with his dying father, Ned. Sampson declined to go into detail about the conversations the two had before his father’s death on Feb. 18. But it was clear it made […]

Sampson ready to forget about past; create new memories with Cougars

Mack Rhoades made the phone calls, to former employers, associates, NCAA officials, in vetting Kelvin Sampson during the hiring process for a new University of Houston men’s basketball coach. Then came the in-person meeting last week, in a shroud of secrecy that Rhoades joked was ‘undercover’ away from public view. He asked questions. Sampson was […]

Rhoades: ‘We need fans in stands’

At new men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson’s introductory press conference Thursday, Mack Rhoades made a plea for fan support. “We need fans in our stands,” said Rhoades, the University of Houston’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics. “You can’t be a fan at home. You have to be in this arena. We need our fans to […]

Alvin Brooks plans to join Kelvin Sampson’s coaching staff

Alvin Brooks, who has served as associate head coach at the University of Houston, plans to join new coach Kelvin Sampson’s coaching staff. “I look forward to working with Kelvin Sampson,” Brooks said after Thursday’s introductory press conference. Sampson also plans to hire his son, Kellen, who spent the last three seasons at Appalachian State.

New UH coach Kelvin Sampson could make over $1 million a year

New University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson’s five-year deal will pay him at least $4.5 million, a person close to the situation said. The incentive-laden package could push Sampson’s yearly salary over $1 million. Sampson, who has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Rockets, will be introduced as […]

Kilgore running back commits to UH

The University of Houston has picked up its second football commitment for the class of 2015 from Kevrin Justice, a running back from Kilgore. Justice (6-0, 185 pounds) rushed for 1,966 yards and 36 touchdowns in leading Kilgore to the Class 3A Division I state championship game last season. Oral commitments are non-binding. The first […]

New Zealand native transfers to UH football team

Offensive lineman Ben Dew, who played the past three seasons at Hawaii, plans to transfer to the University of Houston, the school announced Tuesday. Dew started five games at right guard last season. He will enroll at UH as a junior upon completing his undergraduate degree in May. UH plans to petition for Dew to […]

Rankings add to rivalry: UH, Rice to meet in Top 20 baseball matchup Tuesday

Get ready for a Top-20 showdown. In advance of Tuesday’s game against crosstown rival Rice, the University of Houston climbed six spots to No. 17 Monday in the Baseball America poll. The ranking is the highest for the Cougars since being No. 14 on May 29, 2006. Rice (19-6) is ranked No. 10. The Owls […]

Houston baseball falls to visiting Lamar

Lamar’s pitching staff surrendered only two runs on eight hits, as the Cardinals rallied for a 4-2 victory over No. 21 Houston Tuesday evening at Cougar Field. Lamar improved to 14-8 with the victory, while handing the Cougars only their fourth loss of the season (15-4). The Cardinals picked up the win despite not having […]

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