After an extremely eventful week of Houston Cougar sports, the now 100% strep throat free Pawdcast tackles a game effort but tough regular-season ending loss to Memphis. The game itself is discussed along with the now-concluded regular season. Staying with football, we also discuss the dismissal of Mark D'Onofrio and the long term prospects of the Cougar defense.
But there's some positive news! Cougar men's basketball received their first test in the form of the BYU Cougars in Provo and passed with flying colors to improve to 4-0. Not only do we revel in a statement road win, but WE FINALLY HAVE A NEW BASKETBALL ARENA and a big game with Oregon to preview at that arena.
But wait, we also discuss a 1-1 week for Cougar women's basketball and the conclusion of Cougar Volleyball season with Kaddie Platt's 200th win.
It's a Dustin solo episode (feel better soon Sam) and it's the last game of the Cougar football regular season, with everything coming down to one game for the AAC West. In Houston's way stand the smack-talking Memphis Tigers. With D'Eriq out, and Ed returning, what are the odds the Cougars pull one out?
On the hardwood, Kelvin Sampson's squad is 3-0, and getting its first big test of the year with a roadtrip to BYU to face the other Cougars. And on the women's side, UH looks to bounce back from its 2-3 start.
Plus, which program just earned itself a #13 national rankings? You'll have to listen to find out! Unless you saw it on Twitter. Or Facebook. Or UHCougars.com.
In a game that left us scrambling to look up the definition of a Pyrrhic victory, the Cougars came out with an A-effort on both sides of the ball, and kept their AAC West title hopes alive with a blowout win over Tulane. But unfortunately, Thursday's game also saw D'Eriq King tear his meniscus, meaning he's out for the rest of the year. We're here to break it all down, including what to expect from a Clayton Tune-led offense going forward. And of course we didn't forget your #FourWordReviews.
Plus the Cougar basketball programs continued their seasons, with the men's team picking up a comfortable-if-underwhelming victory over the hated Rice Owls, while the women's team suffered a frustrating come-from-ahead defeat.
Well, it's come to this: with 2 regular season games left any hope of a division title and resulting glory rides on a Thursday night showdown with the Tulane Green Wave and we brought on our good friend JP Gooderham of FearTheWave.com for a SIXTH time to discuss the Tulane Green Wave. In addition, the guys lean fully into the existential dread of Cougar Football at the moment and the remaining season such as it is.
The bad news is we have to talk about a Cougar football loss that featured a frighteningly familiar slow start on offense and a nonexistent defense, this week to the surging Temple Owls. But the good news is we not only discuss the football game (+your Four Word Reviews) but we get the happier task of discussing the opening game(s) for Cougar men's and women's basketball.