December 16, 1990
Houston football Coach John Jenkins has agreed to a four-year contract. Jenkins, who led the Cougars to a 10-1 record in his first season, will make an estimated $175,000 per year.
December 2, 1990 |
Houston's David Klingler passed for a record 716 yards and seven touchdowns, including a 95-yard play, to lead the 11th-ranked Cougars to a 62-45 victory over Arizona State at Tokyo Dome Saturday. Klingler surpassed the record of 690 yards set by Matt Vogler of Texas Christian in a 56-35 loss to Houston Nov. 3. "I don't like close games," Klingler said after the 4-hour 20-minute game. "I'd like to just go out there and get it over with quickly, but they forced us to keep scoring."
November 18, 1990 |
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.
November 10, 1990 |
Starting the season as the replacement for 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, University of Houston quarterback David Klingler had one simple goal. Said Klingler: "To basically not let there be a drop-off from what Andre did last year." Has he accomplished his mission?
October 24, 1990 |
Tom Ford sent his resume to such schools as Minnesota, Missouri and Utah, and it arrived with all the others from people wanting to be the next athletic director. Ford's credentials: For two years, he had been athletic director at a Division I institution, a school with a big-time basketball program that had made it to the Final Four shortly before he took over. But Ford had a red-flagged resume. He didn't even get an interview--until UC Irvine came along.
September 18, 1990 |
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.
September 6, 1990 |
Spoooooooon. Hey, Chuck Weatherspoon, the eyes of Texas are upon you, good buddy. After a season-long ban, Texans--heck, folks nationwide--can catch you and those high-scoring Houston Cougars on TV this year. Tough break about missing a bowl game again, though. NCAA sanctions can be rough. But never mind that stuff, Spoon, tell us about all those yards you've gained as Houston's one-and-only super back?
July 24, 1990 |
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.
June 2, 1990 |
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.