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Vince
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:07 am    Post subject: Houston Reply with quote

Here are some articles in the Houston Chronicle about the Cougars invite from the Big East. Houston sounds ready to accept ASAP. Ths would be a great choice, nice large market, decent football and basketball tradition, Texas.

http://blog.chron.com/sportsjustice/2011/10/its-a-great-day-for-the-university-of-houston/

http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2011/10/report-big-east-plans-to-invite-uh-to-join-conference/

http://blog.chron.com/jeromesolomon/2011/10/big-east-invitation-for-uh-could-mean-sumlin-stays-for-awhile/
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i believe that decent is a bit of an understatement when describing their tradition. Their basketball tradition is as good as any school who hasn't won a national title (which puts it in very good standing in comparison to a lot of the BE) and their football tradition is better than that of any of the six remaining BE football schools with the possible (and only possible, due to recent success) exception of WVU.

Seriously, Houston and a DFW (SMU now that we lost TCU) school have been considered for expansion by the BE years ago. I am convinced that both Houston and SMU will jump at the invitations (as long as they are for all sports). We would deserve losing major conference status if we don't pull the trigger on this move (which is the current rumor).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sticking with decent. Cincinnati played with Houston in CUSA for a couple of years. I think I know the program pretty well. They've had some good basketball players in the past and NBA hall of famers, but have never won a NCAA title. Their basketball stadium holds about 8K which is small for the Big East. The football stadium holds 32K and the football program has not done much until recently ranked in the top 25.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are building brand new venues for both football and basketball.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're raising money to update the football stadium and sports complex. Not even halfway to their goal. Hopefully, the new conference or Big East will help them improve their status. Here is a little more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Cougars

http://www.uhcougars.com/index-main.html#00
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