July 12, 2012
HOUSTON - Fans are encouraged to join the University of Houston Athletics Department and Seat `Em Up Campaign members for Happy Hour on Thursday, July 19 at Lucky's Pub prior to the start of the Coaches Road Tour event.
Happy Hour specials run from 5-6 p.m., for all in attendance with the Seat `Em Up Campaign or affiliated with Houston Athletics. The Coaches Road Tour follows at 6 p.m., with football Head Coach Tony Levine, baseball Head Coach Todd Whitting and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades.
Fans attending the Happy Hour will have the opportunity to speak with Athletics Department staff members and other fans regarding the upcoming football season and have another chance to lock in seats for the final season in Robertson Stadium.
All Seat `Em Up Campaign volunteers and guests in attendance will be recognized prior to the start of the Coaches Road Tour, while everyone in attendance at the Happy Hour will have multiple opportunities to win prizes such as sideline passes, an autographed 2012 Houston Football poster and an autographed helmet.
Lucky's Pub is located at 801 Saint Emanuel Street in Downtown Houston.
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 UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
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.