Athletics


The University of Houston is the home to one of the most storied athletics programs in the nation. The Cougars have won 62 NCAA individual championships and 17 NCAA team titles, now been in 21 bowls, appeared in five NCAA Finals Fours in men's basketball, and earned a berth to the College World Series.

In addition, UH can boast of more than 899 All-America award winners and 39 Olympic medal winners (including 20 Gold Medals). Cougars have reached elite status in several professional sports- a Master's champion, a NBA MVP, a Cy Young Award winner, and three of the NBA's Top 50 Greatest Players.

But our athletes aren't limited by the 17 intercollegiate sports offerings. Each year, thousands of students participate in more than 30 intramural activities through our Campus Recreation programs.

And our award-winning, 264,000 square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center provides state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a world-class natatorium, and plenty of court space for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to enjoy.

Athletics

American Athletic Conference Debuts New Logo

Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: The American Athletic Conference unveiled its new logo and marks today, giving the reinvented conference a new visual identity. The creation of the logo and marks is a part of the ongoing branding of The American, formerly known as the Big East.


UH Athletics Posts Record Academic Achievements

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: In fall 2012, 344 scholarship student-athletes across UH’s 16 varsity sports recorded the department's highest ever fall semester grade point average.


Unveils New Football Stadium Renderings

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: The University of Houston Athletics Department has unveiled renderings of its new on-campus, state-of-the-art stadium set to open on August 30, 2014.


Major Demolition on Robertson Stadium Begins Dec. 10

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: Major demolition of the 70-year old Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston will begin on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. as Houston supporter Joe Chastang will be the first to run the heavy machinery responsible for the demolition.


HoustonPBS UH Moment: Did LiDAR Uncover the Lost City?

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: With LiDAR technology, UH researchers at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) can map remote areas of the world, not easily accessibly by foot. The work being done by NCALM caught the attention of filmmaker Steve Elkins, who asked them to map a remote rainforest in Honduras that may contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca.


UH Moores Opera Center Brings 'Salsipuedes' Back to Houston

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 EST

By Mike Emery:: Houstonians were the first to experience the late Daniel Catán’s “Salsipuedes, A Tale of Love, War, and Anchovies.” This month, the operaitc comedy returns to town courtesy of the University of Houston’s Moores Opera Center.


UH Students Designing Posters for Houston Zoo Events

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 EST

By Mike Emery:: University of Houston graphic communication seniors recently applied their talents to posters detailing the plights of several endangered species. Zoo patrons will have an opportunity to view these works during two upcoming special events: “Mane Event” Oct. 4 and “An Evening with Jane Goodall” on Oct. 10.


Houston Athletics Names Architects for New Football Stadium

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00 EST

By None:: Plans for the new University of Houston Football stadium took a major step forward Tuesday with the hiring of PageSoutherlandPage/DLR Group as the facility's architects, Houston Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced.


Students Turn Out in Record Numbers to Support Fee Increase for New Stadium

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EST

By Mike Emery:: UH Athletics Director Mack Rhoades praises passage of fee increase, calling it a "turning point" for the university and its athletics program.


Houston Secures TicketCity Bowl Victory Over Penn State, 30-14

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 00:00:00 EST

By None:: The University of Houston Cougar football team defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas. Quarterback Case Keenum threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 30 - 14 win.


Tony Levine Named Houston's Head Football Coach

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:00:00 EST

By None:: UH Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced that Tony Levine has been named the school's 12th head football coach.


UH Announces Friday Afternoon Celebration Event

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: UH has officially accepted an invitation to join The BIG EAST Conference and will enter the league for the 2013-14 academic year. With this exciting announcement, Houston Athletics has called for a "celebratory" press conference for Friday afternoon (Dec. 9) at 1 p.m. in the Moores Opera Center. UH students, alumni and fans are encouraged to attend this event.


University of Houston Joins BIG EAST Conference

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:00 EST

By Shawn Lindsey:: The BIG EAST Conference Board of Directors, by a unanimous vote of its Presidents, extended the invitations for membership. UCF, Houston and SMU will begin competing in all BIG EAST-sponsored sports in the 2013-14 academic year, while Boise State and San Diego State will start competing in football in the 2013 season.


Houston Accepts Bid To 2012 TicketCity Bowl: No. 17 Cougars Face No. 23 Penn State at Cotton Bowl Stadium

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:00:00 EST

By None:: The University of Houston has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl. The Cougars will face the Penn State Nittany Lions at 11 a.m., Jan. 2 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.


Houston's City Hall Celebrating Undefeated UH Football Season

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 EST

By Mike Emery:: Fans will be wearing their best Cougar red this week to support the UH football team as it prepares for the Conference USA championship game on Dec. 3. The school’s colors also will be prominently displayed downtown as Houston’s City Hall will be illuminated with red lights to support the Coogs’ efforts.


UH Swimming Coach Mark Taylor Passes Away

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EST

By None:: UH head swimming coach Mark Taylor passed away late Friday evening of an apparent heart attack in Austin, Texas. His wife, Lorraine, and his two sons, Troy and Zane, survive Taylor, 50.


Alum on Mission to Keep Cougar Pride Flying High

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

By Mike Emery:: UH alum Don Chaney launched the spirit campaign, CrankItUpCoogs. On his own time, he traveled around the city asking business owners to hang red UH flags in front of their establishments.


Coogs Victorious Over UTEP, 54-24

Sat, 11 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EST

By None:: Bryce Beall rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns to lead Houston to a 54-24 victory over UTEP.


Todd Whitting Returns to Houston as Baseball Head Coach

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EST

By None:: Returning to his alma mater, Todd Whitting rejoined the University of Houston baseball program as its head coach on Friday, Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced.



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