Falcons soar past Cougars, punch ticket to area round
“Edinburg North is so good in the run that finally I had to have some guts and call some pass plays,” Cantu said. Linebacker Frank Quintero delivered a lights-out performance, forcing a pair of fumbles during the contest, including one inside the 5 to keep Edinburg North out of the end zone. “Our defense really stepped up tonight,” Cantu said. It is nice to see the improvement and to be able to beat a district champ like Edinburg North. We respect Edinburg North so much.myrgv.com
Edinburg North, Edinburg Vela to open season with Peanut Butter Bowl
Edinburg North, Edinburg Vela to open season with Peanut Butter BowlBy BRYAN RAMOSStaff WriterEDINBURG — Edinburg North and Ednburg Vela are set to kick off the 2022 football season with an intra-city rivalry game between the Cougars and SaberCats on Aug. 26 at Richard R. Flores Stadium in Edinburg. North and Vela are among 40 high schools and communities throughout central and south Texas participating in Peanut Butter Bowls in their season openers this year. Edinburg Vela head coach John Campbell, who coached in San Antonio prior to taking over the SaberCats’ program, thought it would be good to bring the idea to the RGV for the first time. Can the North community get more donations than the Vela community, so it’s a friendly rivalry that all goes back to a good cause. What better way to do it than against our crosstown sister school in Edinburg Vela?myrgv.com
Technology to speed up 911 response time, and UH coach Kelvin Sampson (April 5, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: Missouri City uses new technology to improve 911 response times, City Council Member Mike Knox answers questions about issues facing the city, UH men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson talks about the Cougars' last two NCAA tournament runs, and we talk with Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver.houstonpublicmedia.org
VYPEU: Photo Gallery Cy Creek Advances to Area
Monday February 14th, the Cypress Creek girl’s basketball team faced of the Westside Wolves at Delmar Fieldhouse. Both teams fought for the Bi-District Championship. The Cougars won over Westside with a score of 70-54, they will face off either Katy or Dulles in the area round of playoffs.
UTRGV women’s basketball beats Chicago State for second straight WAC win
The UTRGV women’s basketball team won its second straight Western Athletic Conference game, downing Chicago State 58-47 on Thursday at the Emil & Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center in Chicago, Ill. The Vaqueros (6-9, 2-1 WAC) exploded early and outscored the Cougars 23-6 during the first quarter to take a commanding lead and never looked back. Freshman guard KaCee Kyle scored 14 points on 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point range, while sophomore forward Sara Bershers added 10 points and four rebounds. Sophomore guard Maria Llorente added eight points and two steals off the bench.myrgv.com
Texas State wraps up non-conference play with loss at Houston, 80-47
Texas State dropped its final non-conference game of the season on the road Wednesday, falling to No. 13 Houston, 80-47."I thought we ran up against a juggernaut today.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Pac-12's head coach vacancies are likely to grow
Three of those were in the Pac-12, with Washington, Washington Sate and USC all dismissing their coaches in the midst of the regular season. Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich refused to get vaccinated although it was required of state employees.news.yahoo.com
Still Hunting: Cougars cruise past Bears, keep playoff hopes alive
The Cougars have checked two wins off that list after defeating fellow playoff hopeful PSJA High 28-7 on Friday night at Richard R. Flores Stadium. Edinburg North quarterback Evan Medrano tossed three first-half touchdowns to three different receivers and scored on the ground from 2 yards. While the Cougars’ attention lies on Juarez-Lincoln, they’ll keep an eye on the Week 11 matchup between Edinburg High (4-5, 4-3) and PSJA High. If the Bobcats beat the Bears, Edinburg High clinches District 31-6A’s No. 4 seed as they’ve recorded wins over both Edinburg High and PSJA High.myrgv.com
Rolovich situation lingers as Washington St hosts Stanford
It took a little longer than expected, but Washington State seems to be rolling. The Cougars' defense is proving to be stout as evidenced by their performance the past two weeks. The state of Washington has set a deadline of next Monday for all public employees — including the Cougars coach — to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.news.yahoo.com
Edinburg Vela surges past Edinburg North for fifth straight win
EDINBURG — The Edinburg Vela SaberCats raced out to a 14-point lead less than six minutes into their game against crosstown rival Edinburg North. By the time the scoreboard clock struck zeroes, however, Edinburg Vela scored 49 unanswered points during a 63-12 thrashing of Edinburg North on Friday at Richard R. Flores Stadium. We made some mistakes and it was a little frustrating early on,” Edinburg Vela head coach John Campbell said. Everyone faces adversity, so I just told our guys ‘heads up,’ and we just executed and things went well for us,” the quarterback Campbell said. Next for the SaberCats is a crosstown rivalry game between District 31-6A’s unbeatens as Edinburg Vela hosts Edinburg High (3-2, 3-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Richard R. Flores Stadium.myrgv.com
QBs Guerra, Medrano lead Eagles, Cougars into 31-6A showdown
EDINBURG — Senior quarterbacks Kevin Guerra and Evan Medrano are in their first years as starters at Mission High and Edinburg North, respectively. Friday night, Guerra will lead Mission High into a pivotal District 31-6A contest against Medrano and Edinburg North at 7:30 p.m. at Bill Pate Stadium in Hidalgo. The process of becoming a starting quarterback began last year for North’s Medrano, a former receiver. During the offseason, Edinburg North head coach Damian Gonzalez and staff spoke to Medrano about his role in the Cougars’ offense. Edinburg North averaged just 216 yards in five games last season.myrgv.com
Heading North: Medrano set to lead revamped Coogs’ offense
EDINBURG — Edinburg North’s Evan Medrano made his first start at quarterback on the biggest stage of the Cougars’ 2020 season — a bi-district playoff game against District 32-6A co-champion Harlingen High. While Edinburg North lost 38-3, the wide receiver-turned-quarterback said it was a valuable experience that helped his mindset entering his senior season as the Cougars’ starter. The offense will adjust to play to Medrano’s strengths as a former speedy receiver, but Gonzalez said the Cougars will attack by air more often. North will kick off 31-6A competition with a rivalry game against Edinburg Economedes on Sept. 10 in Edinburg. “We stress to continue to work hard every day and it’s going to pay off with a playoff berth, and hopefully a district title,” Gonzalez said.myrgv.com
Houston Stumbles As Defense, Rebounding Falter In Final Four – Houston Public Media
Houston had reached the program's first Final Four in nearly four decades through tough defense and relentless rebounding. But the Cougars struggled with both areas in Saturday's 78-59 loss to Baylor in the national semifinals.houstonpublicmedia.org
UH Beats Syracuse, Securing First Elite 8 Appearance In 37 Years – Houston Public Media
Quentin Grimes scored 14 points to help Houston beat Syracuse 62-46 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. That sent the second-seeded Cougars through to their first regional final in 37 years, earning a matchup with No. Houston (27-3) came in holding opponents to a national-low 37.3% shooting, and then harassed Syracuse (18-10) into just 28% (14 for 50). "It's the best defense that that we've seen this year and they deserved to win," coach Jim Boeheim said. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.houstonpublicmedia.org
UH Football Hopes To Play Long-Awaited Season Opener – Houston Public Media
The Cougars have had five games either canceled or postponed because of the pandemic, pushing their season opener back again and again. In more than 25 years of coaching college football, Houston's Dana Holgorsen had dealt with only two canceled games before this season. He and the Cougars have had five games either canceled or postponed because of the pandemic, pushing their season opener back again and again. Their first cancellation came in July when Washington State called off its game as the Pac-12 put the football season on hold. "So, we've been ready, we've stayed ready and now it's time to go play."houstonpublicmedia.org
UH loses Senior Forward Fabian White Jr. to ACL injury
HOUSTON University of Houston senior forward Fabian White Jr. will miss the 2020-21 season after suffering a knee injury, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced Wednesday evening. Practicing in a recent workout on his own, White tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which was confirmed by an MRI on Tuesday. I feel badly for Fabian. He had worked really hard to have a great senior season, Sampson said. White was one of only two Cougars to start all 31 games in 2019-20, averaging 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
UH, Rice basketball clash tonight at Tudor Fieldhouse
Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty ImagesHouston - City bragging rights are on the line tonight as the University of Houston takes on Rice inside Tudor Fieldhouse. While the short five- mile drive from the UH campus to Rice's base on South Main, it is technically considered a road trip for the Cougars. Then again, they've done these short trips before. "It's a 5- mile trip for us but remember not long ago before Fertitta Center opened, we had 19 two mile trips," said UH Head Coach Kelvin Sampson referencing UH's former temporary home at Texas Southern. Rice's last win over UH: January 30, 2013 ( 79-69)Coogs leadersFreshman Caleb Mills and Jr.
Cougars prepare for 4th game in first 18 days of season
2019 Getty ImagesHOUSTON - The University of Houston football team will face Tulane on Thursday night in New Orleans. It'll be the fourth game for the Cougars over an 18-day span. The team doesn't want to use that as an excuse for their 1-2 start to the season. After this one is over Thursday, we got one game in 22 days, so we will have plenty of time to recuperate. We're not supposed to not win cause we are underdogs, this has been challenging, in what amounts to four games in 18 days."
King's 3 TDs help Houston beat Prairie View 37-17
Houston quarterback D'Eriq King passes during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Prairie View, Saturday. HOUSTON - D'Eriq King threw for a touchdown and ran for two more scores as Houston beat Prairie View 37-17 on Saturday night. The Cougars struck early, capping their first drive with Witherspoon's longest field goal of the night, a 46-yarder. Witherspoon booted a 22-yard field goal late in the quarter and the Cougars were up 34-10 at the break. Houston scored only once in the second half, on Witherspoon's 29-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, to push it to 37-10.
4 things to watch in Houston-Prairie View A&M game
The Cougars will be the favorite this week against Prairie View A&M. Here are some things to watch Saturday at 7 p.m.:1. A fast start is expected when Houston hosts Prairie View A&M in their home opener at TDECU Stadium. After Week 1, Tucker leads the FCS in rushing yards (188), plus the yards per carry average with 17.1. In Prairie View's season opener against Texas Southern, Tucker had 298 all-purpose yards.
10 things to know as the University of Houston prepares for their opener against Oklahoma
Houston travels to Norman, Oklahoma to play the fourth-ranked Sooners in the season opener. Every season Holgorsen leads a nationally-ranked high power offense. Replacing consecutive Heisman winners at quarterbackLast year's 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray passed for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 1,137 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. The Houston defense allowed 275.5 passing yards per game, while giving up an average of 57.8 points in their losses last season. Also, their top three rushers returning: Patrick Carr (893 yards, 5 TD), D'Eriq King (784 yards, 14 TD), and Mulbah Car (334 yards 2 TD).
University of Houston quarterback ready for 2019 season after 2018 injury
It is no secret DEriq King is one of the best quarterbacks in college football, but hes also one of the most slept on. HOUSTON - It is no secret DEriq King is one of the best quarterbacks in college football, but hes also one of the most slept on. During the 2018 season, King was responsible for 50 touchdowns and over 3,600 yards. Ive been working on sliding the summer," King said. Entering his senior season, his teammates say hes taken that leadership to a new level.
Security guards caught on camera roughing up Houston fans
The University of Houston is investigating why a postgame celebration looked more like a brawl. Football fans rushed the field on Saturday after the Cougars beat Temple for the conference championship. Cameras captured security guards hired by the school beating some of the fans. Manuel Bojorquez reports.cbsnews.com