10 things to know as the University of Houston prepares for their opener against Oklahoma
Houston travels to Norman, Oklahoma to play the fourth-ranked Sooners in the season opener. Every season Holgorsen leads a nationally-ranked high power offense. Replacing consecutive Heisman winners at quarterbackLast year's 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray passed for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 1,137 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. The Houston defense allowed 275.5 passing yards per game, while giving up an average of 57.8 points in their losses last season. Also, their top three rushers returning: Patrick Carr (893 yards, 5 TD), D'Eriq King (784 yards, 14 TD), and Mulbah Car (334 yards 2 TD).
KPRC2s Fall Football Guide
HOUSTON It's the greatest time of the year for sports fans across Houston - football is back! Our KPRC2 team is fired up for the new season and ready to preview all the gridiron action in our annual "Fall Football Guide 2018." We talked about every level of the game from the Texans to college football to the top high school teams. There's no shortage of high school seniors grabbing the attention of college recruiters. We'll highlight some of the must-watch local players from around Houston and reveal how reigning state champ Cy Fair High School hopes to bring home another trophy.
Tilman Fertitta hopeful for Houston's opportunity to join Big 12
HOUSTON – When Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby revealed that the Big 12 had voted to explore expansion for the ten team conference, many schools across the country wanted to be at the front of that line. University of Houston Board of Regents chairman Tilman Fertitta spoke with KPRC Channel 2 on Wednesday about the opportunity for Houston. ESPN conducted an anonymous survey of Big 12 coaches having them choose their top two candidates, not currently in a Power 5 conference, for expansion. For some reason they want to hold the eyeballs against us like they already own them in the Big 12, which I think the SEC does. "I don't care if there is 2 or 4, I just want the University of Houston in," Fertitta added.
UH 2013 Signing Day Class
HOUSTON – With a recruiting class that included 13 Texans, Houston announced 26 signees Wednesday, the first day of the college football letter of intent signing period. The class, which is comprised of 20 high school athletes, five junior college transfers and one four-year transfer, is one that leaves Houston head coach Tony Levine elated. "This is a class that we are excited about as it meets our needs in all areas. Houston signed one player each from the states of Florida, Kansas and New York. With signing day complete, Houston now turns its attention to spring practice, which begins on Monday, March 4.
UH football star makes comeback after injury
Hayden was on his way to a stellar senior season with the Cougars this past fall. But, during a routine Monday practice at the Cougars' facility in November, Hayden's life flashed before his eyes. "I think about it every day," Hayden said. He's here twice a day giving it 100 percent since he was cleared a month ago." Arnold and Hayden believe with medical clearance already in place, the sky is the limit.
UH releases renderings of new stadium
On Wednesday, UH unveiled the renderings of the new, yet to be named, football stadium. Last week, demolition crews started demolishing the 70-year-old Robertson Stadium on the school's southeast Houston campus. They are now working to remove the stands along the Scott Street side of the stadium. For more on the new UH football stadium, visit www.houstonfootballstadium.com. Photos: UH releases stadium renderings
UH Football player hopitalized
HOUSTON – Houston football player D.J. Hayden was transported by ambulance from the University of Houston football practice facility to Memorial Hermann Hospital for evaluation of an injury sustained in practice Tuesday afternoon. At this time, medical information and status can only be provided by an attending physician from Memorial Hermann Hospital. UH officials tell KPRC Local 2 they will pass on updates as they receive them. Hayden has had a productive 2012 season recently being named CUSA's Defensive Player of the Week honors for his 2 interception performance against the UTEP Miners.
Poor performance leaves Coog fans devastated
HOUSTON – On a day the University of Houston faithful were looking for destiny, instead found devastation. The Cougars' 49-28 loss Saturday in its Conference USA Championship game against Southern Miss was a shocking end to and otherwise flawless regular season. A record crowd packed Robertson Stadium and at times provided an electric atmosphere in the first half. That was before the Cougars allowed a 21 point third quarter by the Golden Eagles, sending many fans headed towards the exits. The season isn't completely over, but hopes for a spot in the Sugar Bowl are all but gone.