We're back on turkey day, thankful first and foremost that Donavan Mutin appears to be okay with nothing more than a concussion from his frightening injury on Friday. And as a nice added bonus, the Cougars won comfortably against a Memphis Tiger team that, as usual, was acting childishly.
We've also got more breakdown than is genuinely necessary (which is to say, any amount of breakdown) of Houston's upcoming regular season-ending matchup with UConn. And of course, we're covering the week that was, and the week that is to come, from the AAC, the Big 12, and the wider world of college football.
And of course, men's hoops had a strong week, taking its first loss of the season in a failed comeback bid against Wisconsin, sandwiched between absolute demolitions of Butler and Oregon. We're discussing the good, the areas of needed improvement, and the Coogs' upcoming game against Northwestern State.
Plus, women's hoops got a much-needed big win over a strong New Mexico squad to get themselves headed back in the right direction. We also discussed Houston's challenging coming week in Cancun.
And last but not least, Cougar women's volleyball is coming down the home stretch, with its regular season finale on Friday. We're talking the last 3 matches, and what Houston's odds are of extending their season past Friday.
Oh hey, we returned in our usual midweek spot to talk about the following Houston Cougar sports topics:
In the most satisfying way possible, Houston Cougar football methodically took apart the Temple Owls to stretch a 9-game win streak and clinch an appearance in the AAC football championship next month.
We talk about everything we can think of from last Saturday's Cougar victory, plus an AAC/Big 12 week with at least one delightful result involving a certain orange shaded school in the Texas capital city.
It was a 6ish month break that felt like years, but Cougar basketball finally returned on Tuesday night, as the Cougar men (fresh off hanging a Final Four banner) had to claw and scrap their way to beating Hofstra & half man/half-heat check Zack Cooks. The Cougar women scored a decisive, but very encouraging win over Howard.
We talked about an EIGHTH Cougar win in a row!
This one featured 2 return TDs (by the losing team) and a 97 yard TD run. So, it was your typical, ho-hum affair when UH and USF took to the gridiron last Saturday night. But we figured we'd find a way to talk about the game, read your 4 Word Reviews, and also take a look around the country towards the week 10 CFB slate.
Basketball season is just around the corner, and there's never been a better time to be a Houston Cougar. The men's team is coming off of a Final Four, and just earned the commitment from 5-star prospect Jarace Walker. The women's team has a loaded roster looking poised by bust down the door of the NCAA tournament.
And to help preview both seasons, we brought in two guys who know a lot more about the subject than us, in men's assistant coach Kellen Sampson, and women's head coach Ron Hughey! Two of the highest-energy, get-you-ready-to-run-through-a-wall personalities in the UH athletics department each gave us their insight on the state of their programs, and what to expect in the coming year.
We're thrilled to bring in a first-time guests in UH Assistant Athletics Director for Football - General Manager, Ryan Dorchester. He gave us his insight what it's like working for Dana Holgorsen, what the Big 12 move means for Cougar football, and how the sport as a whole is changing, among other topics.
We're also previewing Houston's upcoming game with USF, discussing both where the Bulls can cause some trouble, and also the areas where they're shockingly deficient. Plus we take a gander across the American, the Big 12, and the college football landscape.
It was also a huge week for Cougar soccer, who finished the regular season in style, beating Tulsa to jump to a program-best 2nd place finish. We're discussing the upcoming AAC tournament, and the possibility of a first-ever NCAA tournament berth.
Cougar volleyball also moved into sole possession of 2nd place in the AAC this past week. We're talking a dominant win, and an intriguing pair of road tests this coming week.
In case you hadn't heard, the Houston Cougar football team beat #19 undefeated SMU on Saturday, with Marcus Jones returning a kickoff 102 yards for the winning score in the closing seconds. We're back, and basking in the delirium of a play that instantly etched its place into Cougar lore. Plus, career days from Clayton Tune and Tank Dell to lead the Cougar offense, and a better defensive performance than you might glean from the final score helps Dana Holgorsen finally get that signature UH win.
Also, we welcome you to Dana Holgorsen and/or Clayton Tune-Doubting Amnesty Week, as we lead by example in encouraging everybody to air their worst takes, and then put them to bed and get 100% on board in supporting this team going forward.
And of course, we're reading the best of your #FourWordReviews from Saturday's wild action.
And to cap things off, as usual, we're giving you the rundown on the week that was in American Athletic Conference, Big 12, and general college football action.