Phi Slama Jama Documentary airs Oct. 18

Oct. 4, 2016

HOUSTON - As the college basketball season draws closer, University of Houston Men’s Basketball fans will want to mark their calendars and set their DVRs for 7 p.m. (CDT), Tuesday, Oct. 18, on ESPN.

Phi Slama Jama, a documentary directed by Chip Rives, will premiere in the network’s award-winning 30 for 30 series. Fans should check their local listings for additional airings.

The documentary features interviews with numerous Cougars from the early 1980s, including Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Reid Gettys and Benny Anders as well as writers and broadcasters who covered the team, including UH alumnus and CBS Sports broadcasting great Jim Nantz and former Houston Post sportswriter Thomas Bonk, who first coined the Phi Slama Jama nickname.

Phi Slama Jama will be the first of three new 30 for 30 documentaries airing in October, November and December. On Nov. 1, Hit It Hard takes a look at the life and career of golfer John Daly, while Catholics vs. Convicts returns to the unforgettable 1988 football game between Notre Dame and Miami (Fla.) and airs on Dec. 10 following the Heisman Trophy presentation.

Season tickets for the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program’s 2016-17 campaign are now on sale through the Houston Athletics Tickets Office.

For as low as $80, fans can purchase season tickets to all 16 regular-season game plus two exhibition contests during the final season inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 2 seating is available for only $130, while fans can enjoy Reserved 1 seating for $225.

The Cougars open the season on Nov. 5 when they play host in an exhibition game to UNC Pembroke, the alma mater of Head Coach Kelvin Sampson.

Houston opens the regular season at 7 p.m., Nov. 11, when it meets Morgan State inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars square off in 15 more regular-season home contests with games against 2016 NCAA Tournament participants UConn, Temple, Cincinnati and Tulsa as well as Rhode Island, Harvard and Cornell.

Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order season tickets.

Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men’s Basketball games with valid IDs.

Main campus students may purchase up to two (2) student guest tickets to each Men’s Basketball game for $5 each, based on availability.

JOIN the 50-50-CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men’s Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.

Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.

To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

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