Athletics

Did somebody say #HTownTakeOver? Our student athletes never quit, and that effort shows, whether it’s on the field or in the classroom. We’ve ascended in national rankings in more than one sport, and we’re only going higher as the cheers get louder.

From TDECU Stadium to the planned Baseball Player Development Center at Darryl and Lori Schroeder Park and the Dave Williams Golf Academy to a new Indoor Football Practice Facility, the University has shown a strong commitment to our student-athletes and coaches. But, we’re not known for sitting still: we’re moving forward, further, faster, and need your support to continue our athletic legacy.

Our goal is to build a premier collegiate athletic program, and state-of-the-art facilities are key to attracting top players and coaches. In basketball, the Fertitta Center and the Guy V. Lewis Practice Facility will allow us reclaim Houston’s rightful place among the hardcourt elite and revisit the glory days of Phi Slama Jama. Similarly, the Indoor Football Practice Facility will propel Cougar football to a new level.

When you give to athletics, you are building competiveness, camaraderie and Cougar pride — sometimes, from the ground up. Whether you’ve been cheering for decades or only just learned the fight song, this powerhouse runs because of your support.

  • 2015 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Champions
  • 1 Heisman Trophy
  • 17 NCAA Team Titles
  • 62 NCAA Individual Championships
  • 66 Olympians (Including 20 Gold Medals)
  • 131 Conference Championships
  • 935+ All-American Award Winners

For more information, contact Katina Jackson, Associate Athletics Director for Major Gifts, at 713-743-0837, or kjackson@central.uh.edu.

Houston Ranked Preseason Top 25

HOUSTON — Highlighted by the return of its top four hitters from 2016 and a pitching staff that ranked No. 2 in the nation a year ago in ERA, Houston Baseball has earned a Preseason Top 25 ranking by Perfect Game, polling in at No. 20, announced by the organization Wednesday.

Accompanying a core group of veteran returners, the Cougars are also expected to rely heavily on its newcomer class, which was ranked among the nation’s Top 30.

Houston joins East Carolina (10) as the only two American Athletic Conference schools recognized by Perfect Game in the Top 25, while the Cougars sit third-best among Texas schools with TCU polling in at No. 1 and Texas at No. 17. Rice is right behind Houston at No. 21.