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    November 10, 2014

    College Football Week 11 Recap: We Were So Close To Utter Chaos!

    Before we get to a recap of the weekend that was in college football, a brief PSA on whose opinion to listen to and whose to ignore when it comes to the expansion of the College Football Playoff from four teams to eight teams. (SIDE BAR: It's hilarious that we haven't even been through the process ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Cougars Defeat Temple, But Does It Count If No One's There To See It?

    The Houston Cougars (4-3) defeated the Temple Owls (4-2) 31-10 on Friday night. The game wasn't as close as the final score indicates, as the Cougar defense kept Temple bottled up for most of the night. The game was a bit of a yawner as the Cougars no longer offer up the high-flying Air Raid offense ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Cougars Whip The Rebels While Rice Embarrassed By Old Dominion

    Morning football, evening football, there was plenty of college football for Houston-area fans on Saturday as Rice hosted Old Dominion in the morning and UH hosted UNLV that night. There were also plenty of seats available so that fans could come to the stadiums and watch the games, but those seats ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Coming into the season, we all knew the Texans' schedule was relatively light. Granted, every team on the Texans' schedule was looking at the Texans as one of their opponents to justify thinking the same thing. But here we are, two weeks in, and with the Texans at 2-0, the Colts at 0-2, and the NFC ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    College Football 2014: Jameis Winston's Heisman Highlight Reel Begins (VIDEO)

    College football is back, and for this we should all be grateful. It was quite the opening weekend over the holiday! The season kicked off with an unexpected Thursday night beatdown by the Texas A&M over the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, launching the career of Kevin Sumlin's next Heisman T ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Even After Leaving, Manziel Still Dominates SEC Conversation

    HOOVER, Alabama - The question was irrelevant, but Johnny Manziel hardly was. After delivering his opening statement at Southeastern Conference Media Days, the first question Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin answered - or heard, rather - was about his Heisman Trophy-winning former quarterback, Manziel. ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Kevin Sumlin and the Texans: Buyer Beware

    Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin may one day be a great NFL coach. He's a strong leader with an innovative offense, glowing personality and enormous local buzz -- all at only 49 years old. It's easy to see where the hype comes from. There's also the concern, however, that Sumlin isn't even among the curre ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Aggies, Tigers, and Utes (Oh My!)

    Before we get to this week's best bets (or, as they're back to being called after last week's 2-3-1 week, this week's "best bets to fade Sean"), a moment of silence for Blockbuster Video's retail store. DISH Corporation, the owner of the Blockbuster brand, announced that it's shutting down its rema ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Texas A&M Gives Kevin Sumlin A Nice, Big Raise

    So how much are an 11-2 record, a Heisman Trophy, a win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, a Cotton Bowl rout of Oklahoma, and a top ten recruiting class worth? Well, if Kevin Sumlin's new contract that he inked earlier this week with Texas A&M is any indicator (and really it's the only indicator) the val ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Move Over, Johnny Football! Kevin Sumlin To Be Named WWE World Champion On Sunday

    2012 was an unbelievable whirlwind for Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin. After quickly making the transition from Houston to College Station last spring, Sumlin went to SEC Media Day in July and basically learned that the respect level from the rest of the SEC for his Aggies was practicall ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    College Football: Bear Bryant Award Finalists Revealed (Aggies Will Be Happy)

    If you're a prominent, successful college football player or coach, it is usually necessary to block out the second week of December. This is when most of the college football awards are handed out, the week after the regular season ends. For many, it's an exhausting, circuitous journey across the n ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    6 College Football Coaching Changes: From Shadiest to Slimiest

    UH's departed skipper makes the cut​From status-seeking coaches to wheeling-and-dealing athletic directors, the post-season shake-up of college football head coaches has been a bit curious. The top (lowest?) six moves are ranked here on a scale of shady to slimy ("mildly shady" being a 1 whi ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: The Year Just Past In Cougar Sports

    John RoyalCase Keenum was the Man of the Year for the Cougars​Yes, it's that time of year. That time of year when I take a look back at the year just past. On Friday, I looked back at the sports year for the Rice Owls. Today, let's take a look at the top 25 events, in no particular order, f ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Watch Out Big East, Here Come the Cougars

    The Cougars are going to have a new home starting in 2013.​The expansion of the Big East has been a long-expected announcement, especially seeing as how several members of the conference are on the verge of departure. And one of the long-rumored names of this expansion has been the University ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over, the Coogs' BCS Dreams Are No More

    Dandy Don was singing in the third quarter.​It's easy to blame the dual distractions of the BCS and Kevin Sumlin's future when trying to explain the Houston Cougars' (12-1) 49-28 loss to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (11-2) in the C-USA Title Game on Saturday. It's easy, but it's wrong. It ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Coogs Versus Southern Miss for All the Marbles

    One more win and the Coogs are BCS-bound.​The distractions are there for the 12-0 Houston Cougars, the number six team in the BCS standings. Distractions like which BCS bowl game they're playing. Distractions like which team they're playing in that BCS bowl -- current projections being Michi ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Five Reasons Kevin Sumlin Should Not Go to A&M

    Even as Cougar fans are trying to enjoy their first BCS run, eagerly anticipating a CUSA title tomorrow, they are worried. Texas A&M has fired coach Mike Sherman, and rumors are rampant that the Aggies will go after Sumlin as their next man. You really can't blame Sumlin for moving up and likely m ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Kevin Sumlin Has Been Contacted by Arizona State, No Wait, He Hasn't...

    The Internet is awesome. Only on Twitter can you get a reporter (in this case, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic) to definitively state that University of Houston coach Kevin Sumlin has been offered the Arizona State head coaching job, and then have literally dozens of other journalists line up ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Cougars Looking to Cage the Bulldogs

    The UH coaching staff hopes the team shows up for the complete game against Louisiana Tech.​The Houston Cougars don't want to start off another game like they did last week. A start where the opposition, a clearly lesser school, jumps off to a lead. A start that finds the team struggling to ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Case Keenum and the Favre Rules: Notes from UH Media Day

    The Cougars would like Case Keenum to be a bit more like Brett Favre this season.​It's safe to say that the 2010 football season didn't pan out the way the Houston Cougars imagined it would. That team, to be paced by senior QB Case Keenum, was poised to take UH football to the next level with ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Cougar Football Is All Over Now

    The Cougar season is all over now​The Houston Cougars spoke about the importance of having a good game on Saturday. Not only would a victory over Texas Tech guarantee a bowl game for the Coogs, but it would allow the seniors to go out on a high note.So of course, in a season that has turned ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Houston Cougars: Still Knocking On The Bowl-Game Door

    Forget Heaven, the Cougars would be happy with a bowl game​The much-maligned Houston Cougar defense held the high-octane offense of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to only 28 points on Saturday night. But that wasn't enough because the high-octane Houston Cougar offense misfired throughout the ga ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Cougars Want To Get Physical, Physical

    The Cougars aim to get physical against Rice​Here's the thing about that Houston Cougars loss to Mississippi State last week. The defense was often in the right place, at the right time, to be able to make the play.They just didn't make the plays. They whiffed on tackles. They got blocked at ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    The Coogs Prep For The SEC's Mississippi State Bulldogs

    ​The Houston Cougars (3-1) won't be changing their offensive identity to suit whoever starts at quarterback this weekend. They are the team they were at game one. Or so said head coach Kevin Sumlin earlier this week. Never mind that a freshman will be starting the game. Never mind that the C ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    The Houston Cougars In Search Of A Back-Up Plan

    Nope, not the J-Lo kind of Back-Up Plan​The Houston Cougars are on their bye week. For most teams, this would be a chance to get some rest. To heal some injuries. To relax. To start focusing on the rest of the season. Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin isn't thinking this way, and his ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    UH Takes On Tulane With Some Very Untested QBs

    The Green Wave is not expected to bring much storm surge​The Houston Cougars might have lost 31-13 to the UCLA Bruins last week. And they might have lost quarterbacks Case Keenum and Cotton Turner for the season. But as they prepare for Saturday afternoon's home contest versus the Tulane Green Wav ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    UH Tries To Avoid Its History

    Deja vu all over again​A long time ago, in a football universe far, far away, the Houston Cougars were a dominant offensive force. Their run-and-shoot offense was putting up huge numbers on college teams nationwide. The team was regularly ranked in the Top 20, and though they had been on a probati ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    UH Seems A Little Testy With The Reporting On Case Keenum

    Case Keenum: Info is on a need-to-know basis​UH's Heisman trophy candidate, quarterback Case Keenum, suffered an injury in Friday night's victory against UTEP.What kind of injury? How bad? When will he be back? UH doesn't seem to want you to know.The Houston Chronicle's Cougar beat writer, Steve C ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    UH Looking For Lots Of Crowd Noise For Tonight's ESPN Game

    Bring the noise to Robertson Stadium for ESPN​Strange as it may seem, if things had gone a bit differently in the college career of Drew Bledsoe, Kevin Sumlin might not have ended up in Houston. But strange as it may seem, that's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.Sumlin's first ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Case Keenum: On Every Award's Watch List

    And the Heisman Trophy goes to......​Back during the Cougars media day, head coach Kevin Sumlin was asked about what type of improvement would be seen from quarterback Case Keenum this season. It's kind of trick question because, frankly, if one looks at the UH record book, there's really not much ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Cougar Football Opens With High Hopes For The...Defense?

    Case Keenum, your Heisman Trophy is waiting​The Houston Cougars got their 2010 football season underway on Friday, meeting for photos and their first practice while the team held its annual media day. \ Despite a successful 2009 season, the Cougars come into this season wanting to forget las ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    UH Steps Up With Sumlin Contract Extension; Will The Fans Do Their Part?

    Photo courtesy UH​Let's hear it for UH Athletic Director Mack Rhoades. He got one of the nation's hottest coaches, Kevin Sumlin, to put his signature to a new six-year contract which is a rather a good deal for the Sumlin and the Cougars. The deal is for six years and $6.8 million with another ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    In Praise Of The Cougars And Kevin Sumlin

    ​There have been a lot of rumors circulating about Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin. Mostly rumors about him leaving the Cougars to take over as head coach of another, more high-profile college football team. But according to Steve Campbell at the Houston Chronicle, Sumlin is close to signi ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Coogs' Shot At A C-USA Title On The Line In Front Of A National Audience, Hostile Crowd

    Photo courtesy UH​Tomorrow is the day the Cougars have pointed toward since they won the Armed Forces Bowl back on New Year's Eve 2008. Tomorrow is the Conference USA Title Game, and all this season, the Cougar coaches and players have talked of playing in this game and winning the conference.And ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Coogs Roll Over Rice And Get Ready For The C-USA Title Game

    Photo courtesy UH​The Cougars had only one option on Saturday night. To advance to the C-USA title game, the Cougars had to defeat Rice. In 2008, the Cougars also had only option to take in order to advance to advance to the title game:  beat Rice. The Cougars went on to suffer an embar ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Coogs Roll Easily, Still Have Title Shot

    Photo courtesy UH​According to Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin, his team has yet to play a perfect game. Saturday, the Cougars defeated the Memphis Tigers 55-14 in what was easily their most dominating performance of the season.So, coach, was this game perfect?"Now looking at it, it ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Title Dreams Are Likely Gone, But Coogs Try To Regroup

    Photo courtesy UH​Nobody needs to tell the Houston Cougars that they messed up last Saturday. They're well aware of that fact on their own.But they're now trying to forget about what happened last week while they attempt to do the most important thing in the world: concentrate on Saturday's gam ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Coogs Pull Off a Last-Minute Win, Thanks to Fendi Onobun

    Photo by Fred Trask​Case Keenum delivered his standard Heisman-worthy performance. Charles Sims continued his fantastic freshman season. James Cleveland and Patrick Edwards caught key touchdown passes. But the Houston Cougars 50-43 last minute win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles can, p ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Coogs Hope To Keep Grabbing Those Turnovers

    Photo courtesy UH​"As a team, I still don't think we've played our best game," Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin stated at yesterday's media luncheon. "It's still out there for us. I think we can be better."The Cougars are 6-1 on the season, and if the team's best game is still out there wai ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Coogs Grind Out A Relatively Unimpressive Win

    Photo courtesy UH​"I still don't think we've played our best football yet," Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin said Saturday night. "To be 6-1,and as a coach, to think that you haven't played your best football yet is pretty encouraging."Sumlin's statements came not long after Houston's 38-1 ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Cougars Better Not Be Looking Past SMU, Sumlin Says

    Photo courtesy UH​"We've got our work cut out for us," Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin said yesterday about the team's game with the SMU Mustangs this weekend. And though that's pretty much coaching cliché number one, Sumlin is hinting at the actual truth this time out.The Mustangs, ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009

    UH vs. Texas Tech

    A promising UH football team looks to repel the Red Raiders

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    September 16, 2009

    Coogs Try To Forget About Their Biggest Win In Years

    Photo courtesy UH​"Everything just slowed down. It was in slow motion," Houston Cougar running back Bryce Beall told Hair Balls yesterday. "I just told myself, whatever you do, do not drop this ball. When it got in there I just made sure I grabbed it and held on tight and took it to the ground. ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Easy Win Over, Now UH Gets Ready For A Top-Ten Team

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars came out and dominated the Northwestern State Demons last Saturday, scoring on their first five possessions on the way to a 55-7 win. But this week's contest is going to be a bit tougher as the Cougars are traveling to Stillwater to take on the fifth-ranked ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Cougars' Run For The Title Begins Saturday

    Photo courtesy UH​The start of meaningful football games is finally here, and Saturday night at 6 p.m., the Houston Cougars start their quest to win the Conference USA Title when they take on the Northwestern State Demons of the Southland Conference at Robertson Stadium. The Cougars are starting t ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    At Least One Football Team In Town Is Supposed To Be Good This Year (Hint: They Don't Get Paid)

    ​Most of Houston's football focus is going to the Houston Texans, who are once again striving to produce an actual winning season. But there are several other football teams in Houston, and today, one of those teams officially reports for preseason camp.The team in question is the Houston Cougars, ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Houston: Cradle Of Black Coaches

    College football is getting a lot of well-deserved heat for its lack of minority head coaches at its highest level, the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1-A).Of the 119 coaches at FBS programs, only six are black. And that's in a sport where, safe to say, there are plenty of black player ... More >>

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