Dustin Rensink

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Blogging 24/7 on my one, true love: Houston Cougar women's volleyball.

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Banged-up Cougars reeling on and off the field

A plethora of injuries, most notably the life-threatening one to D.J. Hayden, has the Cougars struggling to find their footing.

Cougar Basketball: Defining Expectations

What do you expect from the 2012-13 Cougar basketball team? Whatever your expectations may be, SB Nation Houston breaks down what will have to be done from a win-loss standpoint to make it happen.

UH-UTEP Preview Q&A

It's Cougar vs Miner preview time, as bloggers for each team take a look at Saturday's game.

SMU Blows Out Coogs In Record Fashion

The Cougars traveled up to SMU on Thursday hoping to stay unbeaten in Conference USA play. But nine turnovers and 72 points later, they found out that they're still not ready to compete.

Have Coogs Come Far Enough To Handle Mustangs?

The Houston Cougars would like to believe that they're a different team than the one that began the season 0-3. They'll get a good indication of whether or not that's the case when they take on SMU in Dallas on Thursday.

UH On The Right Track After Bucket Win

The Houston Cougars weren't perfect on Saturday, but many of their demons from the first three games were quieted. Here's what they still have to work on moving forward.

A&M, TCU Highlight Lousy Schedule For Cougar Basketball

The Houston Cougar men's basketball program released its full schedule on Friday. One wonders if they were able to do so with a straight face.

Cougars Face Stiff Test In UCLA

The Bruin running attack looks poised to go wild against Houston on Saturday. Will the Coogs have an answer?

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Cougars Show Signs Of Life In Louisiana Tech Loss

David Piland threw for a mile on Saturday night, but it wasn't enough, as Louisiana Tech outpaced the Cougars 56-49.

No Chicken For You: Cougar Basketball Down A Man

Highly-touted Cougar recruit Chicken Knowles won't be eligible in the 2012-13 season. Here's what it means for Houston.

Nowhere To Go But Up: Houston-Louisiana Tech Preview

The level of competition is certainly being turned up a few notches on the Cougars on Saturday. But will Houston's play rise to meet the challenge?

Despite Surreally Disappointing Defeat, Nesbitt's Resignation, All Is Not Lost For The Cougars

Tony Levine has a lot on his mind. Like how his team lost to Texas State, and why the Coogs will have their second offensive coordinator in as many games. But don't push the panic button just yet.

Despite Cut, There's Plenty Left To The Case Keenum Story

Somecrazyhow, John Beck was tabbed as the Texans' third-string quarterback instead of Case Keenum. But that doesn't mean Keenum doesn't have a bright professional future in front of him.

Gut Check Time For Houston After Shocking Season-Opening Loss

The Cougar lost by 17. At home. To the least-talented team on their schedule. But that doesn't mean that the season is over.

Cougars Heavily Favored In Big Cat Showdown: Houston-Texas State By The Matchups

At first blush, Houston looks like it shouldn't have much trouble with Texas State on Saturday. But a closer look reveals that no, Houston really shouldn't have much trouble with Texas State on Saturday.

Rice-UCLA By The Matchups: Owls Find Themselves Underdogs In Season Opener

The Rice Owls are underdogs as they open the season against the UCLA Bruins on Thursday. But that doesn't mean an upset isn't possible.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Position Preview: Quarterbacks

The first Cougar football since the Ticket City Bowl victory is just days away. Our final position preview focuses on David Piland and the quarterbacks.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Position Preview: Defensive Line

Converted linebacker Lloyd Allen leads a re-engineered four-man front for the Cougars in 2012.

Houston Cougar Basketball To Face Texas A&M December 1st

No, your eyes don't deceive you, that is actually a Houston-Texas A&M game in a major men's sport.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Position Preview: Wide Receivers

Who will be the next Patrick Edwards for Houston in 2012? With four departing seniors, there is plenty of playing time up for grabs.

Longhorn Advises Wimpy Roadtrips, Perpetuates Stereotype

Are you down-to-earth enough to wear your school's colors to a road game, without worrying about whether or not the heathens supporting the other school are about to murder you? Then you're probably not ESPN writer and UT-Austin alumnus Bryan Curtis.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Position Preview: Linebackers

Senior Phillip Steward leads a linebacking unit that looks like one of Conference USA's best, despite two big losses due to graduation.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Position Preview: Running Backs

Despite a heavy focus on the UH passing game, Charles Sims and the Cougar running backs have sprinted past the competition consistently for the past several years. Expect more of the same in 2012.

Cougar Football "Receiving Votes" In USA Today Preseason Poll

The 2012 pre-season coaches poll has been released, and the Cougars are unranked. It defies logic. UH graduating players are "system" players, so they don't get drafted. But they're so good that the team falls from #14 to #39. Go figure.

UCF Postseason Ban Shakes Up C-USA

Central Florida was hit with a one-year ban from the football and men's basketball postseason on Tuesday. The aftershocks could be felt as far away as Houston.

Future Cougar John O'Korn Hits The Recruiting Trail

Many college football fans actively avoid recruiting news, and with good reason. Highly-rated recruits don't pan out, under-the-radar prospects end up being stars, and 18-year old kids change their...

(Not Exactly) Breaking News: ESPN Still Hates The Big East

It's no secret that ESPN has been anti-Big East since the conference turned down the network's TV contract. But in recent months, the "Worldwide Leader" has turned up the heat in its smear campaign.

2012 Houston Cougars Football Position Preview: The Secondary

Led by star D.J. Hayden, the Cougar secondary features depth, talent and experience in 2012. So much so that UH may soon be defined by its prowess on defense, rather than offense.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Positional Breakdown: Offensive Line

With four returning starters on the offensive line, that position looks like one of the greatest strengths of the 2012 Houston Cougar football team.

2012 Houston Cougars Football, Positional Breakdown: Special Teams

SB Nation Houston's position-by-position preview of the 2012 Houston Cougars begins with a look at the Special Teams.

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