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

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 Mike Garrity:: 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.


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

Thu, 02 Feb 2012

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.


UH Announces Friday Afternoon Celebration Event

Fri, 09 Dec 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Todd Whitting Returns to Houston as Baseball Head Coach

Fri, 02 Jul 2010

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.


Todd Buchanan Named Houston Women's Basketball Head Coach

Thu, 22 Apr 2010

By None:: Following a successful five-year run as the head coach at Houston Baptist that followed a stint as the top assistant on the Cougar sideline, Todd Buchanan was announced Wednesday as the new head coach of the University of Houston women's basketball team.


James Dickey Introduced as Men's Basketball Head Coach

Thu, 01 Apr 2010

By None:: A veteran of multiple NCAA Tournaments, James Dickey was introduced Thursday afternoon as the University of Houston men's basketball head coach.


Press Conference to Announce New Basketball Coach 1 p.m., April 1

Thu, 01 Apr 2010

By None:: UH will host a press conference announcing the new men's basketball coach at 1 p.m., April 1 in the Athletics/Alumni Center's Great Hall. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this event.