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    Sunday, Aug. 24

    Photo Gallery | Feature

    Season Ticket members and fans of Houston Football enjoyed a first glance of TDECU Stadium at Sunday's Community Day.

    Houston Athletics paid tribute to its Heisman Andre Ware with the unveiling of an on-field No. 11 at the 11-yard line on John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium. Other Houston Greats, including members of the 1989 team, QB's Case Keenum, David Klingler and Kevin Kolb were in attendance celebrating this honor.


    Saturday, Aug. 23

    Photo Gallery

    Houston Football took the field at TDECU Stadium for the first time as a full team for a pregame walk-thru in preparation for the season opener on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. vs. UTSA.


    Friday, Aug. 22

    Houston coaches Jamie Christian, Ricky Logo, David Gibbs and Travis Buoachesh all sat down with Kevin Eschenfelder for one-on-one interviews Friday for CSN Houston.


    Thursday, Aug. 21

    Photo Gallery

    Houston Football and head coach Tony Levine announced the 2014 Captains on Thursday.

    THE CAPTAINS:
    - Senior WR Daniel Spencer
    - Senior DL Joey Mbu
    - Junior RB Kenneth Farrow
    - Senior LB Derrick Mathews
    - Senior OL Bryce Redman
    - Junior DB Trevon Stewart


    2014 Houston Football Luncheon

    Houston Football welcomed in those who continue to support the program at the welcome back Luncheon, presented by Cougar Pride.



    Wednesday, Aug. 20

    Photo Gallery

    TDECU Stadium: Under the Lights

    With just #9days until kickoff ... check out some shots from TDECU Stadium - Under the Lights.


    Greenberry Named to Earl Campbell Award Watch List

    Houston's Deontay Greenberry added his name to yet another national watch list on Wednesday when he was named to The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List.

    The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in FBS football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.


    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Photo Gallery

    Houston Football took advantage of the Houston Texans training facility off campus on Tuesday after chances of rain hit the local area. The Cougars continue preparation for UTSA with a full-pads workout. Only #10days until kickoff.


    Monday, August 18

    Photo Gallery | Player Profile: Adrian McDonald

    With #11days until kickoff at TDECU Stadium, the Cougars' Training Camp preparation has their focus now on UTSA. A short one-hour practice was set up to focus solely on Game 1 of the 2014 season.


    Player Profile: Adrian McDonald

    Learn more about your Coogs and junior safety Adrian McDonald in this week's Player Profile.


    Sunday, August 17

    Mic'd Up: Dan Hammerschmidt

    Mic'd Up: Dan Hammerschmidt

    Hear what running backs coach Dan Hammerschmidt had to say when he was mic'd up during Training Camp practice last week.


    Saturday, Aug. 16

    Photo Gallery1 | Photo Gallery2 | #ALSIceBucketChallenge |
    Practice Report

    Practice #17 - 6:00 p.m.

    The Cougars broke out the full pads for the second practice on Saturday and wrapped the week with a scrimmage. #13days until kickoff at TDECU Stadium.

    Hear what head coach Tony Levine, sophomore FB Tyler McCloskey and senior LB Derrick Mathews on Saturday's scrimmage.


    Houston Football Head Coach Tony Levine was challenged to accept the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with that, he accepted.

    Check out the video of Levine and find out who he challenges.


    Practice #16 - 9:30 a.m.

    Two-a-days have returned and the Cougars hit the field for the first practice on Saturday with a scrimmage slated for the evening portion.


    Friday, Aug. 15

    Photo Gallery | Player Profile

    Player Profile: Cameron Malveaux
    Meet sophomore defensive end Cameron Malveaux


    CSN Houston and Houston Football radio play-by-play voice Kevin Eschenfelder sat down with Houston Football student-athletes Daniel Spencer, John O'Korn, Rowdy Harper, Efrem Oliphant, Kenneth Farrow, Efrem Oliphant, Trevon Stewart and Joey Mbu for one-on-ones to discuss the Cougars' upcoming 2014 season at TDECU Stadium.


    Houston Football took in Practice #15 of Training Camp on Friday morning with a very drill-focused day. The Cougars will continue the August workouts on Saturday with another two-a-day scheduled.


    Thursday, Aug. 14

    Photo Gallery | Mic'd Up: Vernon Hargreaves

    Hear what linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves had to say when mic'd up during a Training Camp practice this week.


    Practice #14 - 6:20 a.m.

    The Cougars continued their preparation for the season opener with their third straight 6 a.m. practice in full pads.


    Wednesday, Aug. 13

    Photo Gallery | Stadium Update

    TDECU Stadium Update: Check out some of the finishing touches being made to our new home. #16days until kickoff.


    Practice #13: 6:20 a.m.

    For the second straight morning, Houston Football broke out the full pads at 6:20 a.m. on a cool and clear morning. #16days until kickoff.


    Tuesday, Aug. 12

    Feature

    Player Profile: Luke Stice

    Want to know a little more about your Coogs? Check out junior FB Luke Stice's Player Profile.

    Houston Football took the field bright and early Tuesday morning to pick up where the left off following the limited practice on Monday evening.

    ESPN All-Access in on campus all day and will be taking in a full-day's worth of Houston Football Training Camp. Continue to check back for more details on when that segment will air.


    Monday, Aug. 11

    Photo Gallery | Practice Report

    Lightning struck Houston once again and forced the Cougars indoors for a light walk-thru and stretch. Practice #11 will pick-up and conclude on Tuesday morning.



    Sunday, Aug. 10

    Player Profile: Tyler McCloskey

    Player Profile: Tyler McCloskey

    Learn more about sophomore fullback Tyler McCloskey in this Player Profile.


    Saturday, Aug. 9

    Photo Gallery

    6 p.m. - Practice #10

    Houston Football closed its first full week with the second practice of Saturday under a beautiful Houston sunset. Saturday evening's practice featured Training Camp's first scrimmage, a evenly-contest 50-minute affair was highlighted by a 12-yard scoring strike from John O'Korn to Wayne Beadle.

    The Houston Video department caught up with senior offensive lineman Rowdy Harper and junior safety Adrian McDonald post practice.



    Photo Gallery

    9 a.m. - Practice #9

    Houston Football began its second two-a-day session of Training Camp with an early Saturday morning practice in preparation to scrimmage later that evening.


    Friday, Aug. 8

    Photo Gallery | Mic'd Up: Tony Jeffery

    6 p.m. - Practice #8

    Lightening appeared near the Houston Football practice fields, forcing the Cougars indoors after a few short drills outside. Due to the continued threat of lightening, Practice #8 of Training Camp was shortened. The Cougars will return to two-a-days on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.


    Mic'd Up: Tony Jeffery

    Check out what outside receivers coach Tony Jeffery had to say during practice on Thursday when he was mic'd up.


    Thursday, Aug. 7

    Photo Gallery 1 | Photo Gallery 2 | Player Profile: Alex Cooper

    6 p.m. - Practice #7

    Houston Football broke out full pads for the first time during its 2014 Training Camp. Thursday evening's practice also marked the first practice of full contact, while focusing on all aspects of the game in preparation for the season opener on Aug. 29 at TDECU Stadium.

    Thursday also marked the first day of two-a-day workouts. Check out the photo galleries from the entire day's work.


    Player Profile: Alex Cooper


    NFL.com: O'Korn Looking to be an Elite QB
    By: Bryan Fischer, 24/7 CFB Writer

    John O'Korn, sophomore, Houston Houston has had a number of quality quarterbacks and O'Korn appears to be next in line. A terrific freshman season earned him AAC Rookie of the Year honors after he threw for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns in just 11 starts. He's 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and surprisingly mobile. O'Korn has a strong arm, and showed off good anticipation when dropping back and excellent accuracy. He should continue to get better, and the Cougars' offense should allow us plenty of chances to see him throw.

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    8 a.m. - Practice #6

    Two-a-Days have arrived and your Cougars took the field bright and early at 8 a.m. to continue workouts during the 2014 Training Camp. Players were in shoulder pads and shorts in preparation for its first practice Thursday evening decked out in full pads.


    Wednesday, August 6

    Photo Gallery | Feature: Pool Workout

    6:00 p.m. - Practice #5

    Houston Football welcomed newest teammate Jacolby Rogers to his first practice of Training Camp where the Cougars took in a light, walk-thru workout inside the friendly confines of the Athletics/Alumni Center and Yeoman Field House.

    Thursday will mark the first practice where the Cougars will be decked out in full pads for its two-hour workout.


    The Cougars enjoyed a nice pool workout midway through the day on Wednesday and Tyus Bowser and strength coach Brian Odom break down the importance of the workout as we near the end of the first week of Training Camp.

    The 'Roctations' (Defensive Line) provided all Cougars with a short clip of what may come later in the year...


    TDECU Stadium Update: Video board is on and testing, while John O'Quinn Field lettering is being assembled below the screen.

    Within the stadium, locker room renovation continues.


    Tuesday, Aug. 5

    Photo Gallery | Practice Report

    6:00 p.m. - Practice #4

    The Cougars continued Training Camp with Practice #4 on Tuesday evening. Despite some threatening early-day rain showers, the team was able to take in a full-day's work outside.

    Jacarra Nelson opens the mic up to senior linebacker Efrem Oliphant and sophomore wide receiver Demarcus Ayers as they speak on Training Camp and what is expected after a successful 2013 campaign.


    Balanced Houston One of The American's Best

    College Football Countdown: #38 Houston

    "What's clear is that Houston seems to possess the best balance of any team in Levine's short tenure. The defense stands among the top three in the conference. The offense may end up being the best, particularly in the passing game, but the Cougars do need to make a stronger commitment to running the football - the running game will never be UH's greatest strength, but Jackson and Farrow must be viewed as two key cogs in the overall attack. Perhaps the best aspect of the offense is its potential: O'Korn, for example, is only going to improve during his second full season as the Cougars' starter." - USA TODAY Sports

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    Monday, Aug. 4

    Photo Gallery | Feature

    6:00 p.m. - Practice #3

    For the first time during Training Camp, the Cougars broke out their shoulder pads for Practice #3 on the outdoor turf on a beautiful evening in Houston.


    University of Houston Chancellor/President Dr. Khator addressed the Houston Football team on Monday afternoon prior to the Cougars' position meetings and third practice of Training Camp.

    A memorable quote: "Make a statement." - Dr. Khator


    Sunday, Aug. 3

    6:00 p.m. - Practice #2

    Houston Football took the field for Practice #2 - a light, walk-thru workout - on the outdoor turf field in preparation for a busy week ahead. The team took part in position group meetings on Sunday leading up to the second practice of Training Camp.


    Photo Gallery | Feature: Day in the Life of Trevon Stewart

    Ever wonder what it is like for a Houston Football player once Training Camp begins? Trevon Stewart is mic'd up for Day 2 and give you the behind-the-scenes access in A Day in the Life with the junior defensive back. (Filmed Saturday, Aug. 3)


    Saturday, Aug. 2

    6:00 p.m. - Practice #1

    Photo Gallery | Practice #1 Report

    The Cougars took the field for the first practice as the 2014 Houston Football squad. The practice was open to fans and media following the conclusion of record-setting attendance at Fan Appreciation Day, which saw 1,733 fans show their support. Reminder: Season Opener: vs. UTSA on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. at TDECU Stadium.

    Check out sights and sounds in the Practice #1 Report when Jacarra Nelson interviews defensive end Trevor Harris and wide receiver Shane Ros post practice.


    Behind-the-Scenes Feature of the 2014 Football Intro Video

    Check out sights and sounds of behind-the-scenes of the Houston Football intro video that was shot on Friday. Catch the full version on Aug. 29 at TDECU Stadium for the Cougars' home opener vs. UTSA at 8 p.m.


    3:30 p.m. - Fan Appreciation Day & Cougar Youth Experience

    Houston Football welcomed Cougar Nation into the Athletics/Alumni Center on Saturday afternoon for Fan Appreciation Day, where the fans (8th grade and under) were able to take part in the Cougar Youth Experience and receive FREE autographs from their favorite student-athletes before the first official practice kicked off.

    Photo Gallery


    10 a.m. - Media Day Press Conference

    Head Coach Tony Levine, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator Travis Bush and Defensive Coordinator David Gibbs met with the media on Saturday morning in preparation for the Cougars' first practice that evening.

    Photo Gallery | Press Conference1 | Press Conference2

    Tony Levine Quotes | Travis Bush Quotes | David Gibbs Quotes

    Part 1: Tony Levine

    Part 2: Tony Levine


    Selected student-athletes: Deontay Greenberry, John O'Korn, Trevon Stewart, Bryce Redman, Efrem Oliphant, Kenneth Farrow, Rowdy Harper, Daniel Spencer, Joey Mbu and Derrick Mathews met for one-on-one interviews with the media following the formal press conference.

    Photo Gallery | Houston Student-Athletes

    Houston Student-Athlete Quotes


    8:30 a.m. - Media Day Photo Shoots

    Houston Football student-athletes spent their Saturday morning taking care of several photo ops, which included photo head shots, video head shots and position group photos outside on the practice turf. Below are some behind-the-scenes of Saturday morning's activities.

    Photo Gallery


    Friday, Aug. 1

    Houston Football officially kicked off the 2014 season with a welcome back luncheon, a press conference introducing the newest member of the Cougars in 15-year old Jacolby Rogers and wrapped up Aug. 1 with a team meeting, led by head coach Tony Levine.

    The team will begin bright and early on Saturday, taking part in Media Day, Fan Appreciation Day and its first official practice on Saturday.


    5:00 p.m. - Welcome Back Team Meeting


    Fifteen-year old Jacolby Rogers Joins Houston Football Program

    Photo Gallery | Press Conference

    The Houston Football program announced the signing of 15-year old Jacolby Rogers Friday afternoon in the Carl Lewis Auditorium on the Houston campus. Head coach Tony Levine was on hand to welcome Jacolby, his mother, Wilores Johnson, Jacolby's twin sister, NaTaschia, and older brother, Christopher, as Jacolby signed his letter of intent to officially join the Cougars.

    Jacolby was diagnosed with Renal Disease in 1999 at the age of one. He underwent a kidney transplant six months later. Unfortunately, by the age of three his body had rejected the transplant, and he has been on dialysis since. Although his dialysis treatments are three times a week, every week, year round, he never complains and is a true fighter. His condition is chronic, and he is on a transplant list, waiting for a donor.

    In signing his letter of intent to join the Houston program, Jacolby agreed that his favorite football team is the Houston Cougars and that he will wear red on every Cougar Red Friday and every Houston gameday.

    As a member of the Houston Football program, Jacolby agreed to provide his best effort in school and will give the Houston staff updates on his academic progress throughout the year. He also agreed that in addition to his twin sister, NaTaschia, and older brother, Christopher, he has gained over 100 new brothers by signing with Houston.

    Jacolby, whose favorite musical artist is Michael Jackson, enjoys playing video games and drawing.

    This Signing Day event was facilitated by Boston-based nonprofit organization, Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Team IMPACT children are drafted on to local college athletic teams and, in effect, become official members of the team from Signing Day through to graduation, attending practices, games and social events while forming unparalleled relationships with the student-athletes and coaching staffs.

    ABOUT TEAM IMPACT:
    Team IMPACT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Team IMPACT children are drafted on to local college athletic teams and, in effect, become official members of the team from Draft Day through to Graduation. At Team IMPACT, they envision a future where the lives of children facing the hardships associated with adverse issues and events will have access to expanded team-based support networks in order to significantly enhance their quality of life and to fill their lives with more love and laughter. Team IMPACT also strives to provide team-based organizations everywhere an easy and efficient way to have a powerful impact on the lives of children in their community. Established in 2011, Team IMPACT has already matched over 400 children with collegiate teams, improving the quality of life of hundreds of courageous children and touching the lives of over 10,000 student athletes. For more information, please visit: www.goteamimpact.org.


    12:30 p.m. - Kickoff Luncheon

    Photo Gallery | Feature


    10:00 a.m. - Caption this video. #IntroVideo

    Photo Gallery

    9:00 a.m. - A sneak peek of the Intro Video shoot that will be played at every home game on the new video board at TDECU Stadium.


    8:00 a.m. - A quick look at the 3rd Annual Family Kickoff Luncheon setup in the Athletics/Alumni Center.


    Practice Schedule
     All practices closed to public, except Aug. 2
    Sat. Aug. 2

    Practice #1: 6:00 p.m. (open to public) |

    Sun. Aug. 3
    Practice #2: 6:00 p.m.
    Mon. Aug. 4
    Practice #3: 6:00 p.m. |
    Tues. Aug. 5
    Practice #4: 6:00 p.m. |
    Wed. Aug. 6
    Practice #5: 6:00 p.m. |
    Thur. Aug. 7
    Practice #6: 8:00 a.m.
    Practice #7: 6:00 p.m. |
    Fri. Aug. 8
    Practice #8: 6:00 p.m.
    Sat. Aug. 9
    Practice #9: 9:00 a.m.
    Practice #10: 6:00 p.m.
    Sun. Aug. 10
    • No practice
    Mon. Aug. 11
    Practice #11: 6:00 p.m. |
    Tues. Aug. 12
    Practice #12 : 6:30 a.m.
    Wed. Aug. 13
    Practice #13: 6:20 a.m. |
    Thur. Aug. 14
    Practice #14: 6:20 a.m. |
    Fri. Aug. 15
    Practice #15: 8:20 a.m. |
    Sat. Aug. 16
    Practice #16: 9:30 a.m. |
    Practice #17: 6:00 p.m. |
    Sun. Aug. 17
    • No Practice
    Mon. Aug. 18
    Practice #18: 6:00 p.m. |
    Tues. Aug. 19
    Practice #19: 6:00 p.m.
    Wed. Aug. 20
    Practice #20: 1:00 p.m.
    Thur. Aug. 21
    Practice #21: 6:00 p.m.
    Fri. Aug. 22
    Practice #22: 6:00 p.m.
    Sat. Aug. 23
    Practice #23: 7:00 p.m.
    Sun. Aug. 24
    Practice #24: 4:30 p.m. |
    Mon. Aug. 25
    • No Practice
    Tues. Aug. 26
    Practice #25: 4:30 p.m.
    Wed. Aug. 27
    Practice #26: 4:30 p.m.
    Thur. Aug. 28
    • No Practice
    Fri. Aug. 29
    • Season Opener vs. UTSA: 8:00 p.m. (TDECU Stadium) | Tickets
    PHOTO GALLERIES
    Andre Ware Honor (Aug. 24)
    Community Day (Aug. 24)
    Stadium Walk-Thru (Aug. 23)
    Football Luncheon (Aug. 21)
    Under the Lights (Aug. 20)
    Practice #19 (Aug. 19)
    Practice #18 (Aug. 18)
    Practice #17 (Aug. 17)
    Practice #16 (Aug. 16)
    Practice #15 (Aug. 15)
    Practice #14 (Aug. 14)
    Practice #13 (Aug. 13)
    Practice #11 (Aug. 11)
    Practice #10 (Aug. 9)
    Practice #9 (Aug. 9)
    Practice #8 (Aug. 8)
    Practice #7 (Aug. 7)
    Practice #6 (Aug. 7)
    Practice #5 (Aug. 6)
    Practice #4 (Aug. 5)
    Practice #3 (Aug. 4)
    Practice #2 (Aug. 3)
    Practice #1 (Aug. 2)
    Fan App. Day (Aug. 2)
    Media Day (Aug. 2)
    Jacolby Rogers (Aug. 1)
    Kickoff Luncheon (Aug. 1)
    Intro Video Shoot (Aug. 1)
    PRACTICE REPORTS

    Mic'd Up: Dan Hammerschmidt (Aug. 17)
    Practice #17 (Aug. 16)
    Mic'd Up: Vernon Hargreaves (Aug. 14)
    Practice #11 (Aug. 11)
    Practice #10 (Aug. 9)
    Mic'd Up: Tony Jeffery (Aug. 8)
    Practice #4 (Aug. 5)
    Practice #1 (Aug. 2)

    FEATURES

    Community Day (Aug. 24)
    Player Profile (Aug. 18) #ALSIceBucketChallenge (Aug. 16)
    Player Profile (Aug. 15)
    Stadium Update (Aug. 13)
    Player Profile (Aug. 12)
    Player Profile (Aug. 10)
    Player Profile (Aug. 7)
    Team Pool Workout (Aug. 6)
    Dr. Khator Speech to Team (Aug. 4)
    Trevon Stewart: Day in the Life (Aug. 3)
    Sneak Peek: Intro Video (Aug. 2)
    Student-Athlete Presser (Aug. 2)
    Levine Presser1 (Aug. 2)
    Levine Presser2 (Aug. 2)
    Jacolby Rogers (Aug. 1)
    Kickoff Luncheon (Aug. 1)

    NEWS/RELEASES
    CBSSports.com: Houston Fighting (Aug. 21)

    Greenberry Named to Earl Campbell Award Watch List (Aug. 20)

    Football Announces QB Ben Hicks to Signing Class (Aug. 18)

    Cougars in the NFL (Aug. 13)

    NFL.com: O'Korn (Aug. 7)

    USA TODAY Sports: Houston (Aug. 5)

    Fan Appreciation Day (Aug. 2)

    Jacolby Rogers (Aug. 1)


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