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  1. Houston’s Danuel House, TaShawn Thomas request scholarship release

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT

    TaShawn Thomas

    With Houston having denied their initial requests to be allowed to transfer, Danuel House and TaShawn Thomas will file appeals.

  2. Report: Houston to hire Kelvin Sampson with five-year deal

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

    Kelvin Sampson

    Kelvin Sampson re-entered college basketball’s coaching scene on Wednesday as he agreed to a deal with the Houston Cougars, according to reports.

  3. Houston head coach James Dickey steps down

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

    James Dickey

    Houston head coach James Dickey announced he will step down from the position on Monday afternoon due to a private family matter.

  4. AAC Tournament: Houston upsets No. 25 SMU

    Mar 13, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

    smu houston

    Houston has now won five of its last six games as the Cougars upset No. 25 SMU, 68-64, on Thursday in an American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal game.

  5. Houston upsets No. 21 Memphis at home

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

    L.J. Rose,Michael Dixon Jr.

    No. 21 Memphis became the second ranked team to get dropped by Houston in Hofheinz Arena, falling 77-68 to the Cougars in a loss that will certainly look bad on the Tigers’ resume come Selection Sunday. Danuel House led three players in double figures with 19 points and L.J. Rose chipped in with seven points,…

  6. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Shabazz Napier, UConn This decision…

  7. Houston upsets No. 17 UConn 75-71

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Tione Womack

    The Houston Cougars led by as many as 21 points in the first half before entering the break with 18-point lead. No. 17 Connecticut would storm back, taking its first lead with less than four minutes to play on a DeAndre Daniels three. Despite blowing the game-long lead the Cougars battled back and pulled off…

  8. Danuel House out indefinitely after arthroscopic knee surgery

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

    Legends Classic

    The Thanksgiving break wasn’t good for Houston’s basketball team. The Cougars not only got swept at the Barclays Center by Pitt and Texas Tech in the Legends Classic, they announced on Monday that star guard Danuel House is out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He’ll be back this season, but a timetable for his…

  9. Houston forward ‘Chicken’ Knowles eligible to play immediately

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

    Houston Athletics

    On Tuesday the Houston basketball program received the good news it has been waiting for, as the NCAA declared redshirt freshman Danrad “Chicken” Knowles eligible to play immediately. Knowles, who was a Top 100 prospect out of high school had to sit out last season for academic reasons. “We are grateful that the NCAA has…

  10. Houston still waiting to hear about Chicken Knowles’ eligibility

    Nov 5, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    James Dickey

    Danrad “Chicken” Knowles was a four-star forward, ranked No. 54 overall in the Class of 2012 by Rivals. Last season, he was expected to be an impact freshman for the Houston Cougars, in program’s final season of Conference USA play, however he was ruled academically ineligible and was forced to miss the entire 2012-2013 season.…

  11. American Athletic Conference 2013-14 Preview: Louisville comes back strong

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    AP photo

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  12. Oregon guard Joseph Young granted immediate eligibility by NCAA

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    University of Houston Athletics

    With the news that Joshua Smith was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA earlier this week, many wondered who else would be in line to benefit from such a measure before the start of the 2013-14 season. Friday morning the Oregon Ducks received the good news regarding junior guard Joseph Young, adding a prolific scorer…

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