University of Houston Announces Men's Basketball Game Promotions

Nov. 12, 2007

The University of Houston has announced its men's basketball game promotions for the 2007-08 season which include former Cougar All-America player and current UH men's basketball director of operations Michael Young having his jersey retired on December 18 and former UH head coach Guy Lewis being honored as a 2007 College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee on Jan. 12.

In addition, members of the Cougar and Texas Southern football teams will participate in a halftime pep rally on Nov. 21 to help celebrate the first ever football game between the two schools and local radio personalities from radio station Party 104.9 will be in attendance at the Coastal Carolina game on Nov. 26. Below is a game-by-game list of promotions for each man's basketball game throughout the 2007-08 season.

Nov. 9 vs. Morehead State- Meet the Cougars
Cougar fans get their first look at the men's and women's basketball teams as part of a UH basketball doubleheader. Following each game, each team will have a post-game autograph session for fans to get autographs of their favorite players. In addition, a ticket from either game will allow fans to attend both games.

Nov. 21 vs. Texas Southern - Cougar Football Classic Kickoff
Players and Coaches from both the Cougar and Texas Southern football teams will participate in a halftime pep rally during halftime to help celebrate the first ever football game between the two schools.

Nov. 24 vs. Grambling State - Cougar Football/Basketball Doubleheader
Cougar fans will have a chance to watch both the UH football and men's basketball teams play a double header. The football game against Texas Southern kicks off at 2:30 p.m. and discounted tickets to the men's basketball game against Grambling State will be available for purchase at the football game.

Nov. 26 vs. Coastal Carolina - Party 104.9 Night
Personalities from local radio station Party 104.9 will be in attendance to help support Cougar basketball.



Dec. 1 vs. Middle Tennessee State - Armed Forces Night
Members of the U.S. military will be able to purchase discounted tickets as UH begins its "Toys for Tots" drive in which Cougar fans can donate toys for the local "Toys for Tots" program.

Dec. 4 vs. Toledo - Youth Basketball Night
Members of youth basketball teams wearing their official team jerseys or T-shirts receive free admission.

Dec. 8 vs. Southern - Scout Night
The first 250 Girl or Boy Scouts will receive an official University of Houston Scout Night patch for their uniforms.

Dec. 18 vs. Kentucky - Tribute to Michael Young
Former Cougar great and current UH men's basketball director of operations Michael Young will be saluted at halftime when UH retires his jersey.

Saturday, Dec. 29 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff - Youth Group Night
Local youth groups will be recognized during the game.

Saturday, Jan. 12 vs. Arizona - UH Basketball Legends Night
Legendary Cougar Basketball Coach and recent College Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, Guy V. Lewis, will be honored at Halftime. There also will be a reunion for members of the 1967-68 and 1982-83 Cougar basketball teams.

Saturday, Jan. 19 vs. UTEP - Cougar Dance Fever
Throughout the game, local dance teams will perform and compete for the 2008 "Cougar Dance Fever" Championship trophy.

Saturday, Jan. 26 vs. Marshall - "All UH" Day
The Cougars will celebrate "All UH" Day as UH System students are admitted to the game for free and UH System faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 vs. Memphis - Red Rage
All Cougar fans are encouraged to wear red and a select number of fans will receive free red T-shirts.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 vs. Tulsa - "Coogs for a Coog" Night
All Houston Cougar student-athletes are encouraged to come out and support their fellow Cougars.

Saturday, Feb. 16 vs. SMU - "Family Night"
Families can purchase discounted tickets, and compete throughout the game in various on-court activities. A Cougar "Family of the Year" will be chosen at the game, and fans can have their pictures taken with Shasha and Shasta.

Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. Rice - Cougar Spirit Night
The Cougar Spirit groups will perform at the game with the "Spirit of Houston" Drum Line and Cougar Dolls giving a special halftime performance.

Wednesday, Feb. 27 vs. Southern Miss - Camper Reunion
Participants of the 2007 Tom Penders Summer Basketball Camp will be admitted free to the game if they wear their Camp T-shirt.

Wednesday, Mar. 5 vs. UCF - Senior Night and Greek Games
In the final regular season home game, the five senior members of this year's Cougar basketball team will be recognized before the game and a special Senior Night highlight video will be shown at halftime. In addition, the Second Annual "Greek Games" featuring the UH Greek organizations take place throughout the game.

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