University of Houston

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University of Houston
City: Houston, Texas
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball[1]
Colors: red, blue
Mascot: Shasta (Cougars)

University of Houston is a Texas public university founded in 1927.[2] It was ranked a fourth tier school in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[3]


Houston currently has 6 men's and 8 women's sports teams.[1] The football program has won 6 bowl games (while losing 9 and tying 1).[4] It has also made the men's basketball Final Four six times, though never winning a title (losing in 1983 on a last-second shot to North Carolina State).