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November 18, 1990 | MICHAEL A. LUTZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS
David Klingler threw an NCAA-record 11 touchdown passes and tied the NCAA season record of 47 scoring throws in a season, leading No. 12 Houston to an 84-21 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday. A week ago, the Texas Longhorns beat Houston, 45-24, knocking the Cougars (9-1) out of a chance to win the national championship and ending their 12-game winning streak. Klingler wanted to put that behind them in a hurry.
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May 11, 2003 | Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press
Brad Sullivan's face bears a constant reminder of how lucky he is to be alive, let alone one of college baseball's most dominant pitchers. "My scar's on my face and I can see it every day when I look in the mirror," the University of Houston junior right-hander said. "It makes me think that I'm really here to do something. God gave me a second chance." When Sullivan was 10, he was riding in the back seat of a car driven by one of his sisters when a truck accidentally slammed into it.
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October 22, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were throwing passes and breaking records like crazy Saturday in the Astrodome, which may need a new name in honor of University of Houston quarterback Andre Ware. The Warehouse? Although Ware played only the first half in Houston's 95-21 Southwest Conference victory over Southern Methodist, he passed for 517 yards, a National Collegiate Athletic Assn. record for a half, and helped the Cougars reach another remarkable NCAA milestone--1,021 yards of total offense.
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January 20, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two giants of college basketball squared off in a historic game in Houston's Astrodome 31 years ago, and the one with two eyes won. That would be Houston's Elvin Hayes, who had a career game, while UCLA's Lew Alcindor--later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar--had maybe the worst of his college career. Result: Houston 71, UCLA 69, before 52,693, at the time the largest crowd to see a basketball game in America.
SPORTS
February 13, 1990
Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware of the University of Houston won the Davey O'Brien national quarterback award.
SPORTS
September 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Houston defensive back Zach Chatman was permanently suspended from the football team after his arrest on charges of carrying a gun on campus, Athletic Director Rudy Davalos said. Chatman was stopped Saturday by campus police officers who were searching various people at the site of a campus party.
NEWS
April 2, 1988 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Paul C. W. Chu, a leader in the evolving superconductor revolution, ended a vigorous recruiting tug-of-war Friday by rejecting UC Berkeley's efforts to lure him from the University of Houston, university sources said. Chu, who hedged his answer when faced with a March 1 deadline, complied with a second deadline Friday morning by calling P. Buford Price, chairman of Berkeley's prestigious physics department, to announce that he will stay in Texas.
SPORTS
June 2, 1990 | Associated Press
The University of Houston has withdrawn its football scholarship offer to UCLA's Willie Crawford, Athletic Director Rudy Davalos said. Crawford, the son of the former Dodger outfielder, was sentenced to 60 days in the Los Angeles County Jail Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to an assault charge. Crawford also was fined $250, ordered to pay $410 restitution and placed on two years' probation. He will begin his sentence June 20.
SPORTS
July 13, 1988 | Associated Press
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. formally notified officials at the University of Houston Tuesday of its investigation into allegations of recruiting violations and that coaches frequently gave cash to football players. School officials released copies of the three-page letter from the NCAA.The school has until Oct. 17 to respond to the letter. The allegations center on the Cougar football program from 1978 to 1984, when Bill Yeoman was head coach.
SPORTS
September 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Chuck Weatherspoon, University of Houston running back, is free on $500 bond after being charged with a misdemeanor in connection with the assault of another student Saturday. Richard Labs, 33, said he was attacked "out of the blue" and suffered a black eye. "I don't know what provoked him," Labs said. Weatherspoon, 22, a senior from La Habra, faces a court appearance Friday. Weatherspoon, who set an NCAA rushing record last season by averaging 9.
SPORTS
November 29, 1998 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sophomore guard Chad Hendrick and a couple of Houston teammates had just finished basketball practice when they looked at their new coach and wondered if he still had it. After listening to a few digs and put-downs, the first-year coach decided to take the players up on their challenge. Despite being dressed in slacks and street shoes, Clyde Drexler didn't even have to warm up to answer their question.
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January 20, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Game of the Century," it was called. An audacious claim, considering there were still 32 years of basketball to play. The UCLA-Houston clash in the Houston Astrodome on Jan. 20, 1968--30 years ago tonight--wasn't the best game ever played, but it was one that changed college basketball. It was spectacular--No. 1 UCLA against No. 2 Houston, Lew Alcindor against Elvin Hayes, a battle of two unbeaten teams with UCLA's 47-game winning streak on the line.
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October 4, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's pressure all around, not because of what might happen but because of what's supposed to happen today at the Rose Bowl when No. 22 UCLA plays Houston. The Bruins (2-2) are big favorites, so they are supposed to beat the Cougars. Houston (1-3) gives up points and rushing yards in carload lots, so Heisman Trophy voters are supposed to be able to look at their Sunday papers and marvel at the exploits of UCLA running back Skip Hicks. Pressure. Win big because you're a 25-point favorite.
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October 2, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Love Coach, my husband coaches my son in football, but last week he put another boy in my son's place at quarterback. I love my son, but I also love the guy who benched him. What should I do?" Kim Helton, alias Love Coach, might get a question like that Friday morning at KRBE radio in Houston, just before he gets on a plane to Los Angeles. But he figures it won't be Pam calling.
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September 16, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his double-quarterback/triple-tailback offense poised for another game of chess moves and high point production, USC Coach John Robinson takes a final nonconference look at his Trojans tonight. The opponent in the Coliseum is Houston, which has lost to Florida, 45-21, and Louisiana Tech, 19-7. This same matchup occurred two years ago, when USC beat Houston, 49-7, but Robinson says he expects nothing like that tonight. "Houston wasn't very good then, and they're much better now," he said.
NEWS
July 9, 1993 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Not so long ago, Paul C.W. Chu was just another physics professor at the University of Houston, doing the things he loved. He taught for a living and gardened for fun. When he could, he would slip on a comfortable old lab coat and indulge in a little basic research. Chu still wears his lab coat most days. But almost everything else about his life has changed.
NEWS
July 24, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the hoopla over the opening of the Richard M. Nixon presidential library last week settles down, a quiet but fierce battle is heating up in Texas over the site of the future George Bush library. It is not likely to be built for several years, even if Bush is turned out of office in 1992. But Bush's decision about where to put the library is expected to be announced at any time.
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November 14, 1988 | From Times staff and wire reports
A computer virus that appears to be a version of one created in Pakistan has infected programs used by University of Houston business students, causing a nuisance but posing no real danger, officials say. The original so-called "Brain" computer virus was traced to a computer store in Lahore, Pakistan. Some students have reported losing data, but university official Michael Walters said he knows of no one who has lost an entire term paper or other large quantity of work.
SPORTS
April 20, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walking through a darkened tunnel at the Forum, Don Chaney wears a starched white shirt, a patterned silk tie and a gray suit somber enough to match the mood of the Detroit Pistons. This is a team going nowhere fast and Chaney, an assistant coach, is along for the ride. Not far away, John Tracy is at work on a brightly lighted sound stage at Lorimar Studios.
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September 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Houston defensive back Zach Chatman was permanently suspended from the football team after his arrest on charges of carrying a gun on campus, Athletic Director Rudy Davalos said. Chatman was stopped Saturday by campus police officers who were searching various people at the site of a campus party.
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