Sports Clips:

Herman championing student involvement with team – When the Cougars open their season at home against Tennessee Technological University, head coach Tom Herman expects great things from students. In fact, Herman expects the students to continue showing up at a high level for the entire year.

Development facility next step toward prominence – In late September of 2014, construction began on the Houston Basketball Development Facility, the next step in Houston’s plan to compete on a national scale. The process began with the construction of TDECU Stadium, which was finished last summer in time for the Cougars 2014-2015 season. The development facility is phase two in a plan for Houston to re-energize their athletic programs and return their amenities to a world-class level.

Herman’s offense yielding tangible results – When head coach Tom Herman took over the football program at Houston, the prospect of a high-octane offense rivaling that of the Cougars during the Case Keenum-era was on the minds of fans, and fans expectations have certainly been met.

Houston downs FSU, clinch 13-1 season with Peach Bowl win – The Cougars dominated defensively to earn a 38-24 win over the Florida State Seminoles and clinch the title of Peach Bowl champions in Atlanta, which head coach Tom Herman called “the greatest win” in his life. Under Herman, the Cougars had arguably the best season in UH history, finishing 13-1 with a conference championship win and a Peach Bowl championship, giving the Cougars and their fans the success they wanted.

Hofheinz renovation project, $20 million donation announced – The Board of Regents approved the start of a renovation of Hofheinz Pavilion on Thursday in its monthly meeting and announced an anonymous donation of $20 million that will help in the renovation costs, with a total project budget set at $60 million.

Commentary Clips:

Lewis was a legend who guided UH to new heights – Guy V. Lewis was a Cougar for life. From attending UH and playing basketball, to coaching his entire 30-year head career for the Cougars, Lewis did some spectacular things for the University and for the game of basketball.

For Cougars, football season was oh so sweet – The 2015-2016 season is in the books, and as the calendar turns to a new year, we have a chance to look back and dissect just what made the Cougars the dominant team they were in Tom Herman’s first season.

By the numbers: Houston’s Big 12 dreams – Among speculation of the Big 12 looking toward expansion, Houston supporters  have expressed a desire to see the Cougars selected for membership. While UH seems to be the sensible decision in expansion, rumors indicating that Houston is a candidate have sent Cougar supporters into a fever pitch. But, does adding the Cougars to the Big 12 really make sense?

Athletics quickly gains ground on the elite – Ask the average Texan what the best college athletic programs are and the answer will likely be either the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University. But it looks like it might be time to consider UH one of the elite few.

News Clips:

SGA holds first ever town hall meeting, offers students chance to voice concerns – The UH Student Government Association held a town hall meeting on Wednesday night providing students with a means to bring comments and concerns directly to its members. The meeting was the first of its kind and focused primarily on future developments on campus. A new resolution by last year’s administration changed the meeting format to appeal to a wider base of students, while still stressing senator involvement with their constituents.

SGA passes UHin4all, aims to enroll all undergrads in program – The Student Government Association has passed UB-52004 UHin4all, which calls for the expansion of the UH in 4 graduation program to automatically enroll all students. The UH in 4 graduation plan hopes to increase four-year graduation rates by guaranteeing a fixed tuition for the duration of the students’ enrollment in the program.

Students unite to ‘take back the night’ – Students, several organizations and specials guests came together Thursday night for “Take Back the Night,” an event raising awareness for sexual assault, harassment and rape on college campuses.

Life & Arts Clips:

A guide to all of Houston’s names – Houston isn’t just any city — Houston is our city. It has an identity all its own, with many names to match the faces. Whether you’re a new Houston transplant or a long-time native, here’s a quick guide to help you learn a few of the terms you might hear in your time at UH.

Houston barbecue’s best – Houston is a hub for all kinds of food, all of them delicious. But there’s one thing Houston does better than almost any other city in the United States – barbecue. In Texas, we know our grilled meats, and there’s a variety of places to choose from. It’s hard to drive a few miles without hitting at least a couple of barbecue restaurants, so this is to help you in your pilgrimage for the best of Houston’s grilled and smoked delicacies.

Superhero franchises flying high – The film industry has pillars for different time periods. There is often a certain genre of movie which dominates a stretch of time and produces some masterpieces and instant classics. For now, it’s the dynasty of superheroes.

Top things to help you get some shut eye – Most college students struggle with falling asleep every once in awhile, but there are some very easy things that can help even the most energized night owl stop stressing and start sleeping.

More than just coffee: Houston’s late night eateries – Whether you’ve been craving a slice of pie or a Greek gyro after a long day of cramming for exams, Houston’s night scene serves up a wide variety of dining options that stay up with you during finals season. These restaurants offer the biggest and best of Houston’s eateries while leaving their doors open way past midnight.

In The Game Clips:

In The Game, Season 7, Episode 1 – Men’s baseball, men’s basketball and Jherrod Stiggers approaches 1,000 points.

In The Game, Season 7, Episode 2 – Tom Herman’s first recruiting class, men’s basketball drops a close game to SMU and Cougars’ baseball sweeps Minnesota.

In The Game, Season 7, Episode 9 – Spring football gets underway with the Red/White spring game, a pair of track athletes make their mark and women’s tennis experiences disappointment in conference play.