Joining the newly minted American Athletic Conference in 2013, the University of Houston has established itself as THE athletic power house in the City of Houston. The on-field and academic success of the football team is merely the tip of the iceberg as the Cougars can brag about top conference finishes, national rankings and quality academics among the sports not starting with a “foot” and ending with a “ball.”
Students electing to attend football games this Fall not only have the opportunity to enjoy the newest iteration of Robertson Stadium (currently under construction, pictured above, and opening for the 2014 season) but also a renaissance in the University of Houston tailgating scene and the potential to find themselves in the midst of a national broadcast (all home games this Fall are slated for national broadcast). Just last year, Men’s Basketball played host to the eventual National Champions, the UConn Huskies. Unfortunately, the Cougars were poor hosts as the Huskies were unable to walk away with a win. The nationally ranked Cougar Women’s Tennis program received the programs third ever invitation to the NCAA Tennis Tournament. The list continues as the Cougar Athletic Program builds its impressive resume!
But, how is this important to the good students of UHLC? First, it provides a cost-free alternative environment for the inevitable study break. Per uhcougars.com (the university’s athletic site), “[a]ll UH Main Campus students are admitted FREE to regular season [enter sport here] home games. Each student must present a valid Cougar Card ID card for admission. Tickets are not issued; all student sections are general admission. Admission is first-come, first-serve and based on availability.*” Second, regardless of where you’ve come from, you now have the opportunity to expand your horizons and become a part of the Cougar family and immerse yourself in the campus environment!