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All the old stories about programs that moved from the G5 to the Power Five

Houston remains in search of Big 12 win after 49-28 defensive meltdown at Texas Tech

Cougars’ inability to record first half stop dooms them as they lose their sixth-straight to the Red Raiders.

2023 Week 5 Game Preview: Houston Cougars @ Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Cougars aim to get revenge on the Red Raiders after heartbreaking losses in 2021 and 2022. This time, as a Big 12 member.

True freshman Parker Jenkins shines as Houston flies past Sam Houston, 38-7

Parker Jenkins contributes 105 rushing yards and a hat trick of touchdowns in his first career start.

2023 Week 4 Game Preview: Sam Houston Bearkats @ Houston Cougars

Dana Holgorsen and the Cougars look for a bounce-back against the FBS newcomer Bearkats.

TCU spoils Houston’s first-ever Big 12 matchup in 36-13 decision

The Horned Frogs hold the Cougars offense out of the end zone completely in the first Big 12 matchup of 2023.

2023 Week 3 Game Preview: TCU Horned Frogs @ Houston Cougars

Houston plays and hosts its first conference game since departing from the AAC. A team with CFP experience waits on the other side.

Rice stuns Houston in 43-41 double overtime thriller to win first Bayou Bucket since 2010

The Owls stave off a Houston rally to pull off the signature win of the Mike Bloomgren era.

2023 Week 2 Bayou Bucket Game Preview: Houston Cougars @ Rice Owls

The Cougars have claimed the Bayou Bucket in seven straight meetings, but a hungry Rice eyes its first since 2010.

How former ECU cornerback Malik Fleming found his perfect fit at Houston

The All-AAC cornerback hand-picked the Cougars after lining up on the other sideline in 2021 and 2022.

Fleming’s playmaking launches Big 12 era for Houston with 17-14 win over UTSA

The former ECU cornerback picked off consecutive passes and shined on special teams in his Houston debut.

Houston unveils Oilers-inspired uniforms for UTSA opener

The Cougars break out a never-before-seen powder blue jersey for their first game boasting Big 12 status.

2023 Week 1 Game Preview: UTSA Roadrunners @ Houston Cougars

The Cougars and Roadrunners make their new conference debuts in a rematch of last year’s overtime thriller.

2023 Houston Cougars Football Season Preview

How do the Cougars shape up in year one of transitioning from the AAC to the Big 12?

Once a rival, Donovan Smith is now the leader facilitating Houston’s rise to Big 12 status

When Donovan Smith transferred in from Texas Tech, he needed to win over teammates who had only known one starting quarterback.

Cincinnati Bearcats initiated into new league at 2023 Big 12 Media Days

AT&T Stadium served as not only a welcoming for the Bearcats in their new league, but for first-year head coach Scott Satterfield as well.

UCF Knights initiated into new league at 2023 Big 12 Media Days

Gus Malzahn and the Knights took to the podium in Arlington to discuss life in a new conference.

Houston Cougars initiated into new league at 2023 Big 12 Media Days

Dana Holgorsen and Co. take the podium to discuss the Cougars’ long-awaited move to their new conference.

Houston announces stadium and facility upgrades to accompany move to Big 12

The Cougars kicked off their Big 12 membership with news of TDECU Stadium renovations and $140 million facility upgrades.

Happy Realignment Day! Full breakdown of all conference realignment moves for 2023

July 1 has arrived and 14 teams change conferences. Here’s a full breakdown of every move.

Houston lands USC CB Latrell McCutchin in transfer portal

McCutchin started two games on an 11-win Trojans squad last year before arriving in H-Town.

Which former AAC team is best poised for Big 12 success in 2023?

What expectations should Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF fans have for their inaugural Big 12 seasons?

Houston FS Gervarrius Owens selected 254th overall by New York Giants in 2023 NFL Draft

Houston secures its fourth selection of the 2023 NFL Draft, just five picks prior to Mr. Irrelevant.

Houston DE/FB Derek Parish selected 240th overall by Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023 NFL Draft

Parish lands in the seventh round to the Jaguars, which can utilize him in a multitude of positions.

Houston QB Clayton Tune selected 139th overall by Arizona Cardinals in 2023 NFL Draft

Tune heads to the desert in the fifth round after four years of serving as the Cougars’ starting QB.

Houston WR Tank Dell selected 69th overall by Houston Texans in 2023 NFL Draft

Tank Dell stays home in the city of Houston as he embarks on his professional career.

Houston RB Alton McCaskill enters transfer portal after missing entirety of 2022

McCaskill rushed for 961 yards and 16 touchdowns as a true freshman in 2021 before sitting out 2022 due to injury.