Friendswood senior Weston Owens and junior Reid Nickerson each crack a smile when they admit that they’re not the fastest safety duo in District 24-6A.
A grim-faced Tom Herman could hear the whoops and hollers of SMU players as the Houston coached tried to explain a shocking 38-16 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night.
Houston head coach Tom Herman has learned something about his team, which is in the midst of a grueling stretch of nine straight games to open the season.
Following Houston’s 38-31 win over Tulsa on Saturday, running back Dillon Birden was quick to credit the Cougars’ offensive line for his three-touchdown performance.
The Houston Cougars returned home Saturday night against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane looking to get back on track after last week's loss to Navy. After a back-and-forth first half the teams went to halftime tied at 17. The game remained close in the second half before two solid defense series delivered the Cougars to a 38-31 win in the final seconds.
With the game tied late, Houston head coach Tom Herman didn’t think twice about trusting his defense to come up with a stop against a Tulsa offense it had trouble bottling up all game long.
For just the second time in two seasons under head coach Tom Herman, the Houston Cougars are looking to bounce back from a loss.
When Oregon State’s Kendall Hill takes the field on special teams against Utah on Saturday in Corvallis, Ore., he’ll be on the lookout for the Utes’ Brian Allen.
Houston head coach Tom Herman had one point he wanted to make clear during his weekly news conference Monday after his team lost to Navy, 46-40, over the weekend.
With every Navy touchdown, No. 6 Houston saw its hope of playing for the national championship become a little more distant.
No. 8 Texas A&M outlasted ninth-ranked Tennessee, 45-38, in double overtime Saturday to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1994 after starting the previous two seasons with five wins before losing.
Baker Mayfield first donned the giant gold cowboy hat — awarded to the winner of the Red River rivalry — then ran around the field with the Oklahoma Sooners flag.
Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo knows he and his team will have their work cut out for them Saturday when the Midshipmen host sixth-ranked Houston, the highest ranked team to visit Annapolis, Md., since 1984.
Like Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins, Linell Bonner has become the go-to receiver on his team, leading the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars through five games with 33 receptions for 439 yards and two touchdowns.
The sixth-ranked University of Houston Cougars returned home Thursday night against the University of Connecticut Huskies with a goal of avenging last year's 20-17 loss. Both teams started out slow with no scores in the first quarter, but Houston opened things up in the second and cruised to a 42-14 victory.
Houston quaterback Greg Ward Jr. was able to walk off the field Thursday night at TDECU Stadium with his head held high. The senior QB had a career night and was responsible for five touchdowns as the sixth-ranked Cougars rolled to a 42-14 win over the Huskies.
A 20-17 loss at UConn last season is still the only blemish to Herman’s career record, which now stands at 18-1 after the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars easily handled the Huskies on Thursday night at TDECU Stadium.
Even if a demanding schedule wouldn’t have kept Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman and his offensive coaches up at night, the UConn Huskies’ defense probably still would have.
Had Houston's season gone as planned, D'Eriq King would have spent Saturday night standing on the sideline as the Cougars' third-string quarterback.
No matter how hard he tried, D’Eriq King couldn’t ignore Ed Oliver as the 6-2, 240-pound defensive tackle made his way off the practice field Tuesday at the University of Houston.
It was appropriate that Ed Oliver was the one who helped Steven Taylor cross the goal line on Taylor's pick-six because of the contributions of the Cougars’ defensive line.
Even though his team won’t be playing today after beating Cincinnati, 40-16, on Thursday night, Tom Herman and the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars could have an influence on one of the day’s marquee matchups between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 14 Oklahoma.
While head coach Tom Herman insists his players train and prepare the same way each week, given the short week of practice in advance of Thursday’s game at Cincinnati, Herman made some changes to the team’s practice schedule.
A season-opening win over Oklahoma may have made national headlines and vaulted Houston into the top 10, but the sixth-ranked Cougars insist Thursday’s conference opener at Cincinnati is a bigger game than the team’s opener against the Sooners.
Even without starting quarterback Greg Ward Jr. and running back Duke Catalon, the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars had no trouble with FCS-level Lamar in a 42-0 win Saturday
The University of Houston Cougars shutout the Lamar Cardinals at home on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars weren't phased by a three hour weather delay in the first quarter.
In addition to being serious about football, Houston Cougars running back Duke Catalon is also serious about horses.
Last Saturday’s Houston-Oklahoma game was played in front of a capacity crowd, and afterward, athletic director Hunter Yurachek said UH’s home opener at TDECU Stadium on Saturday against Lamar should be a sellout, as well.
The University of Houston has been building toward this moment.
The No. 15 University of Houston Cougars opened their season Saturday against No. 3 University of Oklahoma in the Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. The Cougars held the lead at halftime and never looked back en route to a 33-23 upset victory.
For the Houston Cougars’ defense, slowing down the Oklahoma Sooners’ offense sounds simple enough.
The Houston Cougars entered fall camp looking to establish a new slot receiver to replace their most productive pass-catcher from a season ago, Demarcus Ayers.
Kenith Pope has had a hand in numerous victories for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Tom Herman’s response was very succinct when the University of Houston head coach was asked for his thoughts about the Cougars being picked to repeat as American Athletic Conference champions.
Tom Herman hasn’t shied away from speaking up on matters that affect the football program at the University of Houston.
Former Clear Creek standout Kaliq Kokuma is one of four candidates vying for the No. 2 running back role with the Houston Cougars.
For all of the returning talent from last season’s Peach Bowl-winning squad coupled with the incoming players from the highest-rated signing class in program history, a major on-field question beyond the X’s and O’s remains for UH.
Coming off the program’s first conference championship in nearly a decade and a milestone victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl, University of Houston head coach Tom Herman had a simple message for the returning members of his team.
After hosting 110 teams and raising more than $3,000 during the inaugural Cougar Beach Bash, the sand volleyball tournament returns to East Beach with more than 150 players preregistered for the event.
Galveston College outfielder Tyler Webb was named a National Junior College Athletic Association baseball All-American, and infielder Mariah Garcia and pitcher Maitlin Raycroft received All-America softball honors.
Kristin Vesely is ready to start a softball version of the H-Town Takeover at the University of Houston.
After scratching her first attempt in the women’s triple jump, University of Texas freshman Asa Garcia knew the chance to reach the NCAA outdoor track and field championships would hinge on her next shot.
Brandon Wilson’s family and friends weren’t about to miss seeing him on the big stage. After all, it was part of the reason why he decided to attend the University of Houston.
Like other rookies in NFL minicamps, Trevon Stewart is ready to hit the practice field.
After a solid freshman season with the Galveston College Whitecaps, shortstop Mariah Garcia's performance this year as a sophomore has made those numbers look pedestrian, both on the field and off.
There will be 253 players selected during this week’s NFL draft in Chicago, and Nolan Frese isn’t expecting to be one of them primarily because of the position he plays.
Almost 45 minutes after the Houston Cougars concluded practice Tuesday, quarterback Greg Ward Jr. was still throwing out on the field at TDECU Stadium.
Offensive lineman Colton Freeman has played in his final game for the University of Houston. Freeman, a sophomore, who experienced a reoccurrence of stingers that cost him three games last season, will move into a student assistant role with the football program, the school announced Thursday.
In just her second track and field meet as a member of the Texas Longhorns, Asa Garcia captured first place in the triple jump during Friday's Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the UT campus.
With scouts and team representatives from 31 organizations present at the Cougars’ NFL Pro Day, Thursday’s event was Trevon Stewart’s opportunity to impress potential suitors and convince one to select him in next month’s draft.
All eyes at the University of Houston's NFL Pro Day on Thursday were on cornerback William Jackson III, but linebacker Elandon Roberts also turned heads.
Even though it had been four months since he was last on the mound, Aaron Garza’s instincts were still the same: strike the batter out.
Alexa Anzaldua was certain her career was over. After a successful two-year stint playing softball at Paris Junior College, Anzaldua transferred to the University of Houston in the fall, content being a typical college student. But then she got a call that changed her plans.
Eight games into the season and the University of Houston baseball team has already experienced a four-game winning streak and a four-game losing skid.
The University of Houston head baseball coach has been in the process of meeting with architects to finalize plans for the program’s new 20,000-plus square-foot development facility and clubhouse.
Santa Fe alum alum Micaela Bouvier, a redshirt sophomore at Northwestern State University, is well known for her pitching prowess, but her stroke at the plate earned her Southland Conference Hitter of the Week honors.
Houston Cougars left-hander John King admitted he was surprised to learn he had been named the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
On a sun-splashed field in the middle of a 77-degree day, the University of Houston baseball team went through one last spring workout Thursday before today’s season opener against the Villanova Wildcats at newly named Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.
Members of the athletics department, faculty and staff have made a concerted effort to reach out and engage students at the University of Houston.
Clear Brook's Corey Julks and Pearland's Connor Wong spent the summer before their sophomore year playing together with Mizuno Houston Select. Their experiences from that summer led to them being roommates at the University of Houston and enjoying a successful first season in college.
Dickinson’s huge signing class and the final group of signees in La Marque Independent School District history were among the most notable stories from National Signing Day in Galveston County on Wednesday.