UTEP Miners

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    September 11, 2014

    Fan Fighting League 2014 Is Underway! Texas Tech And UTEP Fans Brawl

    Beauty is probably in the eye of the beholder when it comes to the proliferation of cameras (security, cell phone, or otherwise) in public places. I mean, I'm guessing right about now, Ray Rice (and to a "walls are closing in" extent, Roger Goodell) probably longs for the days where to take a pictu ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Cougars Mine The Miners, Get The Win

    When does a 45-35 win over a conference foe not feel like a win? The Houston Cougars weren't too happy about their 45-35 win over UTEP on Saturday night. The fans weren't too happy either. So the Cougars might now be 4-4 on the season. Their bowl hopes are still viable. But getting the win just didn ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Coogs for the Cure: Great Sports, Great Cause this Weekend

    The University of Houston Athletics Department's Coogs for the Cure is giving you a chance to have fun while raising money in the battle against breast cancer this weekend. Come cheer your favorite team, whichever one it may be, when UH takes on Rice in volleyball and soccer, and then takes on the U ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Shocking News: The Owls and Cougars Not Going Dancing

    There might still be a month left in the season for several college basketball teams. But the alumni, students, and fans of Rice and the University of Houston are either going to have to ignore March Madness, or they're going to have to find some other teams for whom to cheer. That the Houston Coug ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Rice Owls Reach the Rarified Air of Basketball Success

    Something a little magical happened at Rice's Tudor Fieldhouse Wednesday night. Something that basketball fans don't see too often. Something Rice fans have never seen. It wasn't just that the Owls (16-12, 7-6 in conference) came back from a 15-point first half deficit to defeat the UCF Knights ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    James Dickey Offers Up an Apology As SMU Smacks Down the Coogs

    John RoyalThe Cougar Dolls were about the only things worth cheering at Hofheinz Pavilion last night​James Dickey was not a happy man last night. He prowled the Houston Cougars sidelines like a caged animal, scowling, barking commands, pleading to his players. Shouting out at them to play de ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    UTEP Mines Another Win Against the Owls

    John RoyalBen Braun argues a call made against the Owls on Saturday​It's becoming a rather common story for the Rice Owls. Fall behind. Make a big comeback. Fall short in the closing minutes. Lose the game. It's one that happened again on Saturday as the Owls lost to the UTEP Miners by th ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Cougar Basketball: Miners De-Claw the Cougars

    John RoyalAdam Brown prepares to make his move​The largest crowd of the season showed up at Hofheinz Pavilion Saturday night for Houston's game against the UTEP Miners. And what they witnessed was perhaps the most physical game played by the Cougars in several seasons. But the largest crowd ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Houston Cougars Blow Away the Golden Hurricane

    John RoyalKirk Van Slyke tips off against Tulsa to start the game​James Dickey preaches the importance of defense to his players. If the Houston Cougars can't score, the thinking goes, they can still win the game by shutting down the offense of the other team. So when the Tulsa Golden Hurric ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Alvin Brooks Gets A Second Chance With UH Hoops

    It may look like a mausoleum, but it's home for the Coogs​The story of the University of Houston men's basketball team can be seen as one of rebirths, second chances, starting over.Head coach James Dickey hasn't been a head coach since losing his job at Texas Tech in 2001. His associate head ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Game Time: Yeah, My Bracket Blows, But At Least I'm Not This Guy

    ​Sometimes I forget that the cushy little sports world I live in is not the end-all and be-all. For the better part of the last two weeks, it has felt like everything was crashing down around me as housewives and receptionists everywhere had outpicked me on their March Madness brackets using such ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    UH Makes An Odd Choice For Its Basketball Program

    ​When Tom Penders resigned last week, University of Houston Athletic Director Mack Rhoades made it clear that he was looking for more than just a head coach of the basketball team. He was looking for a partner. Somebody who would not only turn the team into a winner, but would also grow the pro ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Game Time: Cheer Up Coogs Fan, There's Still A Chance Mack Rhoades Just Has A Killer Sense Of Humor

    ​Today is the first day of the Shell Houston Open. If you remember, last year the first day had to be postponed because of some nasty winds that had blown into the Houston area. Suffice it to say that if there is a strong breeze in the Houston area on this first day of the Shell Houston Open, it's ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Exit, Tom Penders; Enter.....To Be Determined

    Photo from wikipedia​It was rather surreal inside the Carl Lewis Auditorium at the University of Houston Athletics/Alumni Center yesterday afternoon. Let's start with members of the Houston media actually showing up for something that didn't involve a free buffet -- there hasn't been that large ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Penders Is Definitely Not Leaving "To Spend More Time With His Family"

    Photo courtesy UH​What has been rumored since even before the basketball season began came true today. There was a press conference at the University of Houston in which it was announced that Tom Penders would not be returning as the head coach of the Houston Cougars.There was a strangeness abou ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Tonight: The Coogs In The Big Dance

    Photo courtesy UH​The improbable post-season run of the Houston Cougars continues tonight as they face the fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins in a first-round Midwest Regional match-up. It's no secret that Maryland, which tied Duke for the regular-season championship of the ACC, is the favorite in ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Coogs Stay Alive, Beating Marshall

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars were coming off a two-game losing streak, and they were playing the Marshall Thundering Herd, one of the surprise teams of C-USA (but also coming off a two-game losing streak). With the losing streak, the Cougars were falling out of contention in C-USA, and a ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Players-Only Meeting Helps Inspire Coog Win

    Photo courtesy UH​A glance at the box score from last night's 75-65 Cougar win over the UTEP Miners might make one think that the key to victory was Kelvin Lewis nailing three three-pointers on his way to 13 points and 10 rebounds. Or maybe Maurice McNeil roaming the paint for 12 points and 10 r ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    UH Loses: Fans Tossed From The Game

    Photo by UH​Hofheinz Pavilion was a rather interesting place to be on Saturday night. There was the Houston Cougars playing a conference opponent in front a national television audience. There was a close game that saw the Cougars down by only one point with 1:19 remaining in the game.Oh, yeah, ... More >>

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    January 12, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season when college hoops smashed the color barrier

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    December 23, 2004

    Have a Bowl

    Big-time college pigskin comes to Reliant Stadium