More than two years ago, I blogged about the current state of athletics at the University of Houston. See what’s new around campus since then with this update!
In 2014, after completing TDECU Stadium, the University of Houston made the decision to part ways with football Head Coach Tony Levine and brought in former offensive coordinator and Broyles Award winner, Tom Herman. In Coach Tom Herman’s first year, UH not only gained its first conference championship since 2006 but also beat the Florida State Seminoles in the “New Year’s Six” Peach Bowl on December 31, 2015.
In men’s basketball, 2016 saw a return to post-season play with the team receiving a bid to pay in the NIT. While still looking for a return to Phi Slama Jama glory, the 2016-2017season will see construction start on the next generation of basketball facilities.
2014 saw the addition of the women’s golf team to Cougar Athletics. Not only was an invitation received to the NCAA San Antonio Regional received in its inaugural year but woman’s golf received a follow up invitation to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional in year two.
It’s no secret that the University of Houston is working hard to put itself in the best position possible to attract one of the “Power Five” athletic conferences should the winds of expansion blow through college athletics, once again.
With the increased interest in Cougar Athletics, it’s positive to note that tickets to athletic events remain free to all Cougar Card carrying students!