The Houston Cougars play in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Houston in the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Houston has participated in 26 bowl games since the team's inception in 1946. They have won nine postseason contests, including three National Championship Games.
The Houston Cougars have an all-time record of 936-459-38. They have made a total of $140 million in revenue since 2002. Their home stadium is TD Ameritrade Park at Texas Marketers Square, also known as UH Stadium. The facility has 21,500 seats with another 1,000 in club seats.
There are currently 12 teams that participate in college football's Bowl Game season. The season typically starts in early November and ends with the College Football Playoff championship games. Teams can qualify for various bowls by winning or losing during the season. If a team wins their conference but loses their match-up against a higher ranked opponent, they can still qualify if someone else loses their game.
The Houston Cougars have played in three National Championship Games (1947, 1951, and 1953) and have a 3-1 record. They have not yet gone beyond the second round of the playoffs.
The next season will be the Houston Cougars' 50th year of existence as a team.
The Houston Texans are a member of the National Football League. The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league comprised of 32 clubs divided evenly between the NFC and the AFC (AFC)...
With the addition of the Houston Texans to the NFL, the league was restructured into eight divisions, with four clubs in each division and four divisions in each conference. At the same time, the league attempted to keep the old alignment's historical rivalries while also seeking to order the clubs regionally. The Texans are a part of the American West Division along with the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Texans have never won more than 9 games in a season or made the playoffs. They have been to the postseason twice - 2001 and 2002 - but lost both matches. Humble Cajun Stadium is now known as Reliant Stadium and it has been home to the Texans since 2002. The team is owned by Bob McNair who also owns the Tennessee Titans.
Houston has no professional sports teams besides the Texans. The Rockets left for New Orleans in 1995 and haven't returned. The Astros moved to Austin in 2013 after 56 years in Houston. The Oilers were drafted in 1964 in Memphis and played their first two seasons in Houston before moving to Oklahoma City in 1969.
Texans fans have long awaited their team to return to the playoffs. However, with new management in place, there is hope that the wait will come to an end soon.
Football in the American Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division I FBS level is represented by the Houston Cougars. The conference began in 2013 after former Big 12 member Texas A&M left for the Southeastern Conference.
Houston has been a football powerhouse since its inception. The Cougars have made the College Football Playoff twice, in 2014 and 2017. They also appeared in the 2015 Fiesta Bowl after winning the AAC Championship that year.
They're currently led by 41-year-old head coach Dana Holgerson, who replaced Tony Levine after he was fired following the conclusion of the 2018 season. Under Holgerson, Houston has won 30 games in three seasons but has not reached a bowl game yet due to poor performance against top-tier opponents.
The Cougars' most famous player is Andre Johnson, who played all nine years of his career in Houston before being traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2014. He's one of only two players in NFL history with over 100 catches in each of their first eight seasons - the other is Marvin Harrison - and holds many school records including most receptions (1,409) and receiving yards (22,236).
With 891 victories, Texas is the second-ranked NCAA Division I FBS program in college football history, passing Nebraska during the 2016 season. The Longhorns' all-time record was 891-359-33 as of the completion of the 2016 season (.709). They have won or shared the Southwest Conference title for 13 years in a row and have made the College Football Playoff each of the last two seasons.
In addition to its overall number of wins, Texas's NCAA winning percentage (.811) is also second only to Alabama's.922. The Crimson Tide have won more national championships than any other team with nine. Ohio State is third with eight titles.
Texas has been ranked No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches Polls three times: 1975, 1996, and 2011. It is the only school to ever be ranked No. 1 in both polls simultaneously. The '75 squad went 12-0 and was voted by both voters as the top team in the country. That team was coached by Darrell K Royal, who died on November 12, 2007 at the age of 73 due to heart disease. Royal led Texas to 11 winning seasons in his 14 years at the helm, including 9 straight from 1969-77 when the Longhorns advanced to the Cotton Bowl every year except one. He was named the National Coach of the Year in 1975 after leading Texas to its first No. 1 ranking in the nation.