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June 3, 2010

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HOUSTON - With training camp continuing to draw closer, the University of Houston football team was picked No. 26 in The Sporting News Preseason Top 100 Poll, which was released Thursday.

The Cougars return 18 starters from last year's team which finished 10-4, advanced to the Conference USA Championship Game and competed in the program's fifth straight bowl game. It was the program's first 10-win season since 1990.

However, being ranked among the nation's best is nothing new for Cougar fans. A year ago, the team entered the Associated Press and Coaches top 25 polls for the first time since 1991, climbing as high as No. 12.

Leading the way offensively is senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Case Keenum. In 2009, Keenum led the nation with a school-record 5,671 passing yards and 44 touchdowns, becoming only the second player in NCAA Division I-FBS history to enjoy multiple 5,000-yard passing seasons during his career.

Linebacker Marcus McGraw returns for his junior season after leading the Cougars and ranking among the national leaders in tackles for the second straight season. A year ago, the Arlington, Texas, native posted 156 tackles, including a team-best 75 solo stops, with four sacks, three forced fumbles and six pass breakups.

Now entering his third season at Houston, head coach Kevin Sumlin has posted an 18-9 record during his career and is the only coach in school history to lead his team to back-to-back bowl appearances during his first two years.

With the Cougars' 34-28 win against Air Force during the 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Sumlin guided Houston to its first bowl win in nearly three decades.

 

 


THE SCHEDULE
The Cougars kick off the 2010 season when they play host to Texas State on Sept. 4 on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium. It will be the first of six home games for the Cougars this season.

Robertson Stadium has become one of the nation's most intimidating venues, and the hometown fans will have plenty of chances to see the Cougars in action. Houston enters the 2010 campaign as winners of its last 15 home games, the nation's fourth-longest active home winning streak.

In 2010, the Cougars square off against some of the nation's top teams, including eight squads ranked in The Sporting News Preseason Top 100 Poll.

Texas Tech was the highest ranked Cougar opponent in the poll, coming in at No. 36. The Cougars travel to Lubbock on Nov. 27 to meet the Red Raiders.

Other Cougar opponents ranked in the preseason poll were UCLA (No. 46), UCF (No. 47), Tulsa (No. 55), Southern Miss (No. 57), Mississippi State (No. 59), SMU (No. 67) and UTEP (No. 77).


TICKETS
Season tickets are now on sale, and fans are encouraged to buy early as tickets are going at a record pace.

Fans can order their season tickets now by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or by clicking the Tickets link at UHCougars.com. Fans also can 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.

09/03/16
Oklahoma
vs Oklahoma
Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium)
TBA
Tickets
09/10/16
Lamar
Lamar
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
TBA
09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
09/29/16
UConn
UConn
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:30 PM
10/15/16
Tulsa
Tulsa
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
10/29/16
UCF
UCF
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/17/16
Louisville
Louisville
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/25/16
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
TBA
12/03/16
vs TBD
TBD
TBA

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