That's How You Hail Mary

Despite being beat in every way possible in the first half, Houston's pulled within reach at halftime thanks to this Hail Mary at the end of the second quarter—enabled by an especially doofus-y move by BYU, which held the ball itself with only seconds remaining. » 9/11/14 10:46pm 9/11/14 10:46pm

Why Texas State Got A 16th-Place Vote In The AP Poll

For the time being, the Texas State Bobcats are the only team to be undefeated in their FBS history. Sure, they're just 1-0 all-time, joining the WAC this season after 23 years in the I-AA/FCS Southland conference. But that one was a stylish one. It was a 30-13 walloping of Houston, in Houston, that forced the… » 9/05/12 11:20am 9/05/12 11:20am

The University Of Houston Rolls Out A Shocker Of A Billboard

"For some, this hand gesture means something else. On the bright side, a lot of potential students just think they learned something about the open-mindedness of UH girls." [Austinist] (H/T Eric) » 1/03/12 11:00pm 1/03/12 11:00pm

Courtney Coxian Women Confront Snapping-Turtle Problem:…

Before Greivis Vasquez can take his "poor man's Manu Ginobili" routine to the next round, he'll have to lance the proverbial boil that is Aubrey Coleman and the Houston Cougars. Make a sweat pun whenever Gary Williams is on screen. » 3/19/10 10:00pm 3/19/10 10:00pm

Epic Rant Exposes Dark Side Of Houston Cougar Baseball

There are few things people enjoy more than listening to an angry parent complain about their kid's lack of playing time, but when it's a single-page, 16,000-word website with lots of CAPS LOCK, that's a different story. » 6/12/09 4:00pm 6/12/09 4:00pm

Tom Penders Accuses ESPN Of Video Witchcraft, Not Returning Calls

OK, you recall how Houston's Aubrey Coleman used Chase Budinger's face as a doormat on Sunday. Coleman was ejected and then suspended, but that's not the end of our story. » 1/28/09 5:50pm 1/28/09 5:50pm

Yep, That's A Late Hit

Crowd noise can be a problem when you're on the road, but sometimes it affects the home team as well. Like when you're blitzing the quarterback and you don't hear the refs blow the play dead and suddenly you find yourself "unabated to the quarterback." And then, maybe you break his collarbone. It happens » 11/11/08 1:30pm 11/11/08 1:30pm. Such was…

Houston, We Have A Compound Fracture

As someone old enough to remember seeing "The Theisman Incident" on live TV, I like to consider myself an aficionado of horrifying bone-melting leg injuries. If you were watching the gridiron donnybrook between Houston and Marshall last night—and really, why would you be?—you witnessed one that will certainly get its… » 10/29/08 10:00am 10/29/08 10:00am

Houston Cougars

1. Fluffin' Ain't Easy. Guess who's scored the most points in a D-I game this year. It's not Michael Beasley, it's not O.J. Mayo, and it sure as hell isn't Tyler "I can't get this look off my face" Hansbrough. No, it's Rob "Fluff" McKiver, who dropped 52 on Southern Miss to break Larry Bird's single-game record of 44… » 3/16/08 4:07pm 3/16/08 4:07pm

Basketball Refs: Sweethearts, Ain't They?

In a story we mentioned previously, Houston coach Tom Penders was assessed a technical foul after he collapsed onto the court due to a heart condition in a game against UAB on Sunday. Now Conference USA officials are blasting the officiating crew, who refused at the time to take back the technical, even though Penders… » 1/24/06 12:45pm 1/24/06 12:45pm