Houston Rumors & News

  • Houston's L.J. Rose may miss non-conference slate with foot injury

    CBS Sports "Houston's L.J. Rose, who was expected to be a starter for the Cougars this season, likely won't be ready until American conference play with a slow-to-heal foot injury, Kelvin Sampson told CBS Sports Tuesday. "We'll likely save him so he's ready for conference play," Sampson said. Rose,a..." November 03

  • Houston lands commitment from 3-star shooting guard Brooks

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson picked up his first commitment for 2016 early Sunday from Armoni Brooks, regarded as one of the top shooters in the state of Texas. Brooks, a 6-4 shooting guard from Round Rock McNeil, picked the commitments over offers from Kansas..." September 08

  • University of Houston to sign dismissed Oregon basketball player

    Houston Chronicle "Damyean Dotson, the former Yates star who was at the center of a sexual assault investigation that led to his dismissal from the University of Oregon, plans to resurrect his basketball career at home. Dotson on Wednesday will sign a national letter of intent to play at the University of..." April 15

  • Houston's Jherrod Stiggers to turn pro, has hired agent

    CBS Sports "University of Houston junior guard Jherrod Stiggers has decided to turn professional, and has hired an agent, according to a release from the team. “I appreciate the support from all my coaches and teammates during the last four years, especially Coach Sampson. He has been a mentor and father..." April 01

  • UH point guard L.J. Rose to miss rest of season

    Houston Chronicle "Houston junior point guard L.J. Rose will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Rose suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday’s loss to Cincinnati. He will undergo surgery to repair the right foot, the same he broke and underwent surgery on last summer. " February 23

  • Buffalo landed former top 100 recruit on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Torian Graham committed to his third school on Christmas Eve. The former N.C. State commit and Houston guard decided to transfer to Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Graham left the Houston program on Nov. 17, days after the Cougars’ 77-74 season-opening win..." December 29

  • Houston PG Rose expected to return on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Houston point guard L.J. Rose is expected to make his season debut on Saturday against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Kelvin Sampson told CBSSports.com on Tuesday morning. The 6-4 Rose has yet to play this season due to a broken foot." December 17

  • Report: Houston guard decides to leave the program

    College Basketball Talk "New Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson relied heavily on junior college transfers to rebuild the Cougar roster this spring when he took over the job. One of those key junior college signees was guard Torian Graham, a former N.C. State signee out of high school who ended up at Chipola College in..." November 17

  • UH point guard L.J. Rose out until at least late December

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston point guard L.J. Rose will be out until at least late December with a foot injury, coach Kelvin Sampson said Tuesday. Rose was originally expected to miss three to four months, a timetable that would have put his return at the end of November. “I would be surprised if..." October 21

  • Houston commits to building $25 million practice facility

    Houston Chronicle "Before he took the job, Kelvin Sampson wanted assurances the University of Houston was committed to building a basketball development facility. "If you are the coach at the University of Houston, you want to be in a fair fight," said Sampson, the former Rockets top assistant who signed a..." September 24

  • Houston lands commitment from junior college forward

    College Basketball Talk "Houston and head coach Kelvin Sampson landed a commitment on Sunday as junior college Class of 2015 forward Xavier Dupree committed to the Cougars. A 6-foot-9 forward from Paris Junior College in Texas, Dupree was originally committed to Arkansas State out of high school before going the junior..." September 15

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Kent lands transfer big from Houston

    CougCenter "News broke on Sunday that Valentine Izundu, a 6'10" center who played his first two years at the University of Houston, would be transferring to WSU. When Ernie Kent arrived to Pullman in March as the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University he had several scholarships to fill...." July 29

  • Former UH guard Danuel House transfers to A&M

    Houston Chronicle "Danuel House averaged nearly 13 points per game during his two seasons at UH. Former Houston guard Danuel House said Sunday he will attend Texas A&M. "I (would) like to thank God and my family for supports and the schools that offer me but I will be attending The University of Texas A&M,"..." June 02

  • LSU basketball eyes Houston transfer Danuel House

    The Advocate "The LSU men’s basketball team’s search to fill two roster spots zeroed in on an early target in Houston transfer Danuel House. The Cougars swingman, a former five-star recruit, is one of the few quality options left in a quickly shrinking pool of players trying to find new schools. A source..." May 24

  • Former UH basketball player Thomas heading to Oklahoma

    Houston Chronicle "Former University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas said Sunday he plans to transfer to Oklahoma. Thomas was granted his conditional release from UH program in April following the hiring of coach Kelvin Sampson. He picked the Sooners over Miami (Fla.). "It was a tough choice," Thomas..." May 19

  • Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson chooses Houston

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kelvin Sampson has landed his first major recruit at Houston. According to the Indianapolis Star, Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson decided to become a Cougar on Thursday while on a visit to Houston. "(Coach) Sampson is ready to get it rolling again at Houston with the rest of the coaching..." May 09

  • Former NC State commit Torian Graham signs with Houston

    College Basketball Talk "Days after losing its two top scorers to transfers, Houston scored a commitment from a former top 100 recruit on Sunday morning. Torian Graham, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from the Class of 2012 who spent the past two seasons at Chipola Junior College (Fla.), announced via Twitter that he had..." April 20

  • Houston releases TaShawn Thomas, Danuel House with restrictions

    CBS Sports "Since Kelvin Sampson took over at Houston, the biggest storyline has been the Cougars refusing to grant releases to TaShawn Thomas and Danuel House, the team's two leading scorers. On Friday, we got something of a resolution -- but it's not over just yet. "Just released with three..." April 19

  • Two Cougars request to transfer

    Houston Chronicle "A week after the hiring of coach Kelvin Sampson, the University of Houston's top two scorers are seeking to play elsewhere. Junior guard Danuel House and senior forward TaShawn Thomas had their requests to transfer denied and are currently going through the appeal process. House, a highly..." April 11

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    University of Houston is nearing an agreement with Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson to become head coach, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Kelvin Sampson agrees to be next Houston Cougars head coach

    CBS Sports "Houston has found its next head coach, and it's a name college hoops fans are very familiar with. A source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Wednesday that Kelvin Sampson has agreed to become the Cougars coach. Sampson, 58, was fired from Indiana in 2008 after an NCAA investigation into improper..." April 02

  • Houston head coach James Dickey stepping down

    CBS Sports "Houston head coach James Dickey is stepping down for personal reasons, the school announced on Monday afternoon. “This has been a difficult decision to make. I continually preach to my players about being an everyday guy, and the balance of your personal and professional life is a major part of..." March 24

  • Sources: Kelvin Sampson a leading candidate for University of Houston job

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has emerged as a leading candidate to become the head coach at the university of Houston, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. Sampson is expected to meet with school representatives soon to discuss the job. Sources told Yahoo Sports that the..." March 24

  • Louisville 94, Houston 65

    ProSportsDaily "Russ Smith scored a career-high 42 points and established school records for points in a half and a postseason game as the Cardinals advanced to the championship of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Memphis. Smith finished 14-of-22 from the floor in moving into sixth place on the..." March 15

  • Houston upsets SMU to reach American Athletic semifinals

    Houston Chronicle "For University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas, it was all about perfect timing. In the waning seconds of Thursday's quarterfinal game of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament against No. 25 SMU, Thomas orchestrated the play of the game. In one of its most complete games of..." March 14

  • Central Florida 104, Houston 83

    ProSportsDaily "Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points as the host Knights ended the Cougars’ four-game winning streak in the regular-season finale for both teams. Sykes, who missed Tuesday’s overtime loss at Temple with a foot injury, added eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals for Central Florida (12-17,..." March 08

  • Houston 78, South Florida 69

    ProSportsDaily "Danuel House had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the host Cougars held off a second-half charge to beat the Bulls. L.J. Rose had 16 points and five assists for Houston (16-14, 8-9 American Athletic Conference), which shot 55.1 percent from the field, including 12-of-23 from 3-point..." March 05

  • Houston 89, Temple 79

    ProSportsDaily "TaShawn Thomas recorded 24 points, four rebounds and three assists as the visiting Cougars downed the Owls. Danrad Knowles added 19 points on 7-of-7 shooting for Houston (15-14, 7-9 AAC), which finished 18-of-21 from the free-throw line. Danuel House notched 13 points and a game-high nine..." March 02

  • Houston upsets No. 21 Memphis in front of home crowd

    Houston Chronicle "The Houston Cougars pumped fists and bumped chests. Then came the smiles, a rare sight in a season that has offered very few reasons. The Cougars pulled off their biggest win of the season Thursday night, upsetting No. 21 Memphis 77-68 in front of an announced crowd of 3,628 at Hofheinz..." February 28

  • Houston 88, Central Florida 84

    ProSportsDaily "Danuel House went 8-of-8 from the foul line and scored 18 points to lead the Cougars to an American Athletic Conference victory at home. Jherrod Stiggers was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and scored 17 points for the Cougars (13-14, 5-9), who made 10-of-16 3-point attempts. TaShawn Thomas..." February 23

  • Moody crowd, students camping out for tickets help propel SMU to win over Houston

    Dallas Morning News "SMU players had a long plane ride home after Sunday’s loss to Temple. But their moods improved after arriving on campus and seeing students camped in front of the ticket office. On Wednesday night, the Mustangs made it worth the wait. They showed their gratitude by winning the game those..." February 20

  • Kilpatrick's 28 leads UC over Houston

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Maybe opponents are starting to figure out the University of Cincinnati’s defense. If that’s the case, it’s a good thing the Bearcats are showing signs of becoming a better offensive team as the postseason approaches. UC has been rock-solid defensively for most of the season but has allowed..." February 16

  • Smith leads No. 14 Louisville to win over Houston

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Despite a blowout of Houston three weeks ago at home, Louisville knew that the return game wouldn't be so easy. And it wasn't. Russ Smith scored 17 points and No. 14 Louisville weathered a second half Cougar rally to beat Houston 77-62 on Wednesday night. Luke Hancock added 15 points,..." February 06

  • Blackshear to miss Wednesday's Louisville basketball game with concussion

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion and will not travel with the 14th-ranked Cardinals to Houston for Wednesday's game. Blackshear, a 6-foot-5 junior, was slated to start in Louisville's reconfigured lineup featuring four wings and one big man, Montrezl..." February 04

  • Memphis Tigers beat Houston 82-59

    Memphis Flyer "Let's call tonight's Tiger victory a stabilizer. The country's 23rd-ranked team has spent much of January winning league games on the road (Louisville, Temple) and losing league games at FedExForum (Cincinnati, Connecticut). The schizophrenic performances yielded a 3-2 record in American..." January 24

  • After three years, ‘Chicken’ is headed to ‘The Bucket’

    College Basketball Talk "Some of you that are new to the college hoops blogosphere may not remember this story, but I certainly do. Three years ago, during the summer of 2011, the Louisville blog Card Chronicle discovered that there was an elite Class of 2012 recruit that went by the name Chicken Knowles. Louisville’s..." January 16