Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 11 Houston.
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, University of Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson used social media to solicit donations from coaching colleagues to be distributed to families affected by the devastation in Houston. Specifically, what he wanted was clothing—new t-shirts and shoes, something athletic…
The Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday that Houston pitcher Seth Romero has been dismissed from the Cougars’ program. The dismissal was triggered by a fight between Romero and a teammate, and seems to have been the final straw for Houston coach Todd Whitting. The dismissal marked the third time Whitting has had…
Less than a week after one of the Baylor officials directly involved in the sexual assault scandal landed a job, another seemed primed to possibly snag one of his own—until the school in question said “fuck that.”
Louisville came into this evening’s game with Houston with a decent chance of making the playoff. Even if Alabama and Clemson win out, all they had to do was win out and inevitably leapfrog the loser of the Ohio State-Michigan game. Instead, they are in the process of getting turned into jelly by the Cougars, who hold…
A new report indicates the insufferable Big 12 expansion saga will mercifully be coming to end within the next three days.
After swapping leads with Houston throughout the first half, Navy pulled away in the last two quarters to come away with a huge upset by a score of 46-40.
Third-ranked Oklahoma has its hands full on the road in Houston, and the Cougars made things even worse by returning a missed Sooners field goal the length of the field—with returner Brandon Wilson hurdling his own teammate along the way. It’s 26-17 midway through the third quarter.
John Lopez of Houston station Sports Radio 610 published a report on Dec. 13, 2015, that claimed Houston Cougars football coach Tom Herman had met with former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen in Houston. Nothing came of it until Jan. 5, when the Houston Chronicle reported that Allen was transferring to Herman’s…
Houston won its first AAC title yesterday with a 24-13 win over Temple. Afterward, Cougars fans rushed the field to celebrate their team’s championship, only to earn a series of beatdowns from the rent-a-cops guarding Houston’s stadium:
Navy needed a win at Houston to earn a historic shot at its first major bowl in decades, but the Cougars are closing the door on that dream thanks to this incredible catch and run by wide receiver Demarcus Ayers.
Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when…
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.
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…
"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)
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.
Quick looks at all the early afternoon conference tournament action.
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