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

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Celebration Set for Feb. 1

Thu, 28 Jan 2016

By None:: Houston fans will have the opportunity to honor and celebrate the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Champions on Monday, Feb. 1. The University of Houston Football team will be feted at an event by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at TDECU Stadium, and at halftime of the Houston Men’s Basketball showdown vs. No. 8 SMU inside Hofheinz Pavilion.


Houston Lands at No. 8 in Final AP Poll

Tue, 12 Jan 2016

By None:: Following the second 13-win season in program history, Houston ended the 2015 season at No. 8 in the final Associated Press poll released early Tuesday morning, the highest final finish since finishing No. 5 in 1979.


UH Football Team Wins Peach Bowl

Thu, 31 Dec 2015

By None:: The University of Houston football team wrapped up its season as Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl champions. The Coogs beat Florida State University 38 - 24 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.


UH Football Team Wins Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl

Thu, 31 Dec 2015

By None:: The University of Houston football team wrapped up its season as Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl champions. The Coogs beat Florida State University 38 - 24 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.


Student Spirit Ambassadors Promoting Cougar Pride at Peach Bowl

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

By Mike Emery:: The Spirit of Houston Marching Band, UH Cheerleaders, Cougar Dolls and mascots are a crucial part of the game day experience. Rain or shine, these students promote Cougar Pride even when the chips are down. It’s not always an easy job, but it’s one that they enthusiastically embrace.


UH Mourns Loss of Former Basketball Coach Guy V. Lewis

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

By None:: The University of Houston community and basketball fans around the world are mourning the death of former Cougar men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis. Lewis died Thursday morning. He was 93 years old.


UH System Board of Regents Approves Raising Coach Herman's Contract to $3M

Thu, 19 Nov 2015

By Eric Gerber:: The University of Houston System Board of Regents voted Thursday to negotiate an amendment to the contract of head football coach Tom Herman, raising his annual salary to $3 million and increasing performance incentives.


UH Releases 2015-16 National Commercial: ‘Unleash the Power’

Wed, 09 Sep 2015

By None:: Building on its bold reputation and “Welcome to the Powerhouse” branding campaign, the University of Houston has released its 2015-16 institutional commercial, “Unleash the Power.”


Hunter Yurachek Named Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at UH

Tue, 28 Apr 2015

By None:: Hunter Yurachek, who was honored as the 2014 Under Armour Football Championship Athletic Director of the Year, has been named vice president for intercollegiate athletics and athletic director at the University of Houston.


UH Hires CSS Search Firm to Assist in Hiring of New Athletic Director

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

By Richard Bonnin:: The University of Houston has hired Atlanta-based search firm College Sports Solutions (CSS) to assist in its hiring of a new athletic director.


UH to Launch National Search for New Athletic Director

Mon, 09 Mar 2015

By Richard Bonnin:: The University of Houston will launch a national search for a new athletic director to replace Mack Rhoades, who has accepted the same position at the University of Missouri.


UH Launches Bold Reputation Campaign ‘Welcome to the Powerhouse'

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

By None:: UH’s Powerhouse campaign, which uses the slogans “Welcome to the Powerhouse” and “This is the House Innovation Built” and features high-impact photography and design, is expected to tally more than 65,000,000 impressions now through spring 2015.


Khator’s Fall Address Presents Roadmap to National Relevancy

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

By Richard Bonnin:: In an inspiring speech before an enthusiastic audience at Moores Opera House, UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator declared that success for the University of Houston is “critical to the city, and equally critical to the nation.”


University of Houston Releases 2014 National Commercial

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

By None:: The University of Houston has released its 2014 national commercial, which highlights the University’s 667-acre campus, including the new TDECU Stadium, and features students and athletes in action.


UH Partnering with Aramark to Transform Athletics Facilities’ Hospitality and Event Management Programs

Wed, 06 Aug 2014

By None:: The University of Houston today announced a long-term partnership with leading hospitality and facilities services provider Aramark to serve as the exclusive provider of venue management, food, beverage, retail merchandise and facility maintenance services at all of the University’s athletics facilities and Cullen Performance Hall.


University of Houston, TDECU Announce Stadium Naming Rights Agreement

Tue, 08 Jul 2014

By None:: The University of Houston and TDECU, the largest credit union in the Houston area, announced a naming rights gift Tuesday that rebrands the Houston Football Stadium as TDECU Stadium. The facility is set to open Aug. 29 when Houston hosts UTSA in a nationally televised showdown.


UH Honors College Presents Ultimate Talk Show - 'The Great Conversation'

Mon, 17 Mar 2014

By Mike Emery:: For more than two decades the college has delivered insightful discussions and gourmet dinners to Houstonians during “The Great Conversation.” At the heart of this annual fundraiser are meaningful supper chats led by esteemed experts and noted scholars.


UH Emerging as Pre-eminent University for Adaptive Athletics

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

By :: Beginning Friday (Jan. 31), UH will play host to the 2014 Cougar Cup Wheelchair Rugby tournament, featuring eight teams from as far away as Calgary and Switzerland. UH Professor Michael Cottingham says UH is looking to become only the second University nationwide to offer a wheelchair rugby program.


American Athletic Conference Debuts New Logo

Thu, 30 May 2013

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.