5:29 PM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014

Carl Lewis wants to help make UH the best college program ‘in the world’

By Richard Dean Carl Lewis was one of the most accomplished track and field athletes in history with nine Olympic gold medals. Lewis was big on the track, and he has just as big plans for the University of Houston track and field program. “The leadership that we’re going to take is in making this […]

Gameday Central: UH opens TDECU Stadium against UTSA

The Cougars are ushering in a new era in the 40,000-seat TDECU Stadium tonight. Get live updates from new stadium here. Scoreboard

UH to wear helmet decals to honor Robert Newhouse and Sam Hairston

The University of Houston football team plans to wear helmet stickers this season in honor of former lettermen Robert Newhouse and Sgt. 1st Class Sam Hairston. Newhouse, who played running back for the Coogs and went on to a pro career with the Dallas Cowboys, died in late July after a battle with heart disease. […]

Roadrunners’ plan for opener with Cougars is to ‘Make ‘em bleed a little bit’

The UTSA Roadrunners know they’re going to get a good test on opening night against the Houston Cougars in the inaugural game at TDECU Stadium, so they’re preparing to jump on the Cougars early to alleviate some of the excitement. “We’re going to have to jump on Houston quickly. No question about it. They have […]

Quartet of true freshmen to crack UH’s depth chart

Four true freshmen will be on the University of Houston two-deep roster when released Tuesday. The first-year players who will see action to begin the season – wide receiver Steven Dunbar, offensive tackle Marcus Oliver, outside linebacker Matthew Adams and cornerback Howard Wilson. Dunbar is the backup at one of the inside receiver spots behind […]

UH unveils tasty treats on TDECU Stadium menu

Are your tastebuds ready for some football? With the opening of TDECU Stadium comes a few new food items on the menu this season. Here is a sneak peek of some of the food that will be available at the University of Houston’s new stadium (prices were not available): Blitz Burger: burger topped with sliced bratwurst. […]

Redshirt freshman earns playing time at linebacker for Cougars

Redshirt freshman Caleb Tucker has worked his way into the playing rotation at strongside linebacker, coach Tony Levine said Monday. “He’s had a great camp,” Levine said. Tucker is expected to see significant playing time along with sophomore Steven Taylor on the strongside. Taylor made nine starts and was fifth on the team with 89 […]

Video: UH’s Kelvin Sampson accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out Popovich, Van Gundy and Harden

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien isn’t the only Houston coach taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which is part of a program launched by the ALS Association to raise money for those fighting ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. UH men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson has joined the fray as he accepted […]

Former UH football player Sam Hairston killed in Afghanistan conflict

Former University of Houston football player and Sgt. 1st Class Sam Hairston was killed earlier this week in Ghazni, Afghanistan when his unit took small-arms fire from the enemy, the Defense Department announced Wednesday according to a release from the school. A linebacker and defensive lineman with the Cougars from 1997 to 2000, Hairston appeared […]

Cougars make moves on offensive line

Eight days into preseason camp, the Cougars have made their first significant personnel change. Damien Parris has moved to left tackle, and Alex Cooper is now at right tackle. Coach Tony Levine said after Monday’s weather-shortened practice that the move was to get Parris “to his more natural spot” on the left side. If you […]

Academics hold back incoming UH defensive lineman

Davious Ballard, a member of the University of Houston’s 2014 football signing class, failed to qualify academically and will not enroll in school for the fall semester, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. Ballard, a defensive tackle from Irving, is expected to enroll at Tyler Junior College. It was unlikely Ballard would […]

UH football camp: NCAA denies Marrs’ appeal, Rogers visits practice

Kyle Marrs’ appeal to play immediately at the University of Houston after transferring from Oklahoma was denied by the NCAA, coach Tony Levine said Wednesday. Marrs, a 6-5, 321-pound tackle from San Antonio who was expected to provide depth on the offensive line, must sit out this season and will have three years of eligibility […]

Video: Behind the scenes at Coogs football video shoot

The Coogs will kick off the season against UTSA on Aug. 29 at the new TDECU Stadium. Above is a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s intro video shoot for the 2014 campaign.

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