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    UH Fan Shop to Close in Athletics Center on Friday; Reopen in New Location July 23

    Young fans and old fans will appreciate the new location for the UH Fan Shop.
    Young fans and old fans will appreciate the new location for the UH Fan Shop.

    July 13, 2012 | Season Ticket Information | 2012 Football Schedule

    HOUSTON - As the UHFanShop prepares to close its door for the final time in the Athletics/Alumni Center, fans are invited to a Flash Sale on Friday ONLY with big discounts off a variety of merchandise.

    Located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center, the UHFanShop will close its doors at 5 p.m., Friday for good. Until then, fans can receive 25 to 50 percent off select merchandise TODAY only.

    The UHFanShop, which is operated by Barnes and Noble, will reopen at 8 a.m., July 23 in a bigger, permanent location - the parking garage on the north end of Robertson Stadium. This new location will provide a much larger area for a greater variety of merchandise with more parking spots and ease of shopping for all Cougar fans.

    "Fans will appreciate our new location for the UHFanShop," assistant athletics director for marketing, promotions and sales Rob Stewart said. "More space means more Cougar merchandise, and parking for all fans looking to purchase the latest gear will be considerably easier. We look forward to opening at the new location on July 23 and invite all our fans to join us on that day."

    As the UHFanShop makes the transition to its new home, fans can still purchase their Cougar gear 24 hours a day, seven days a week at

    Houston Football season tickets are on sale now in the Athletics Ticket Office, and fans have options for as low as $140 when purchasing.

    To purchase season tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Fans can buy season tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the Red and White Tickets tab at and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

    A year ago, the Cougars posted a 13-1 mark to set a school single-season record in wins and capped the campaign with a dominating 30-14 win against No. 22 Penn State during the TicketCity Bowl.

    Running back Charles Sims led the Cougars in 2011 with 821 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. The electrifying junior also was a receiving threat out of the backfield, hauling in 51 catches for 575 yards and four scores to rank fourth on the team.

    Sophomore linebacker Derrick Mathews finished second among the Cougars with 106 tackles during his first collegiate season, while senior linebacker Phillip Steward led the team with six interceptions and added 77 tackles.

    After sitting out as a redshirt a year ago, sophomore quarterback David Piland will take the reins from NCAA record-setting signal-caller Case Keenum. Starting most of the 2010 season, Piland threw for 2,641 yards and 14 touchdowns on 201-of-345 passing during his true freshman season.

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