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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1968 - Campus Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/1726/show/1389.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1968 - Campus Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/1726/show/1389

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1968 - Campus Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 17, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/1726/show/1389.

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Title Houstonian 1968
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title Campus Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript A spirit explosion rocks the dome after UH defeats UCLA and takes over the nation's number one team spot. Cheerleaders Chuck Gibbs and John Maisel are overwhelmed by the Cougars' victory, left. Bigger than the "greatest show on earth," a 55,000 plus crowd jams the dome for the basketball tilt, below. Left, amidst the pandemonium one fan goes unnoticed just Ions enoush to grab a souvenir. Basketball Rips I Dome Apart; Spirit Hits New High This coed, along with other eager, reaching fans, takes part in a pre-game souvenir ritual for basketballs thrown into the stands by the cheerleaders, right. The Cougar Cagers' number two national ranking brought on an even bigger spirit surge as students staged a "sleep-in" in front of the Athletic Department for tickets to the UCLA- UH "game of the century." Fifty-five thousand cheering, jeering fans crammed the Astrodome to watch Big Red displace a California great. Then, as Elvin Hayes coolly dropped in the winning points the cry, "we're number one," grew to deafening heights and fans poured onto the court. It was official . . . Cougars— best! The Coogs played out the rest of the season, dumping teams as they went. Finally, the NCAA semi-finals brought up the "rematch of the century" in Los Angeles. Avid supporters begged, pleaded and paid more than double the price for a ticket as student spirit grew to a climatic peak. For the entire year campus spirit and pride had grown to enormous proportions, ridding the air of apathy. UH boasted championship baseball, basketball, football and golf teams. In LA, one dream died as the mighty Coogs bowed humbly to UCLA. But in victory and defeat, an outstanding athletic program amid tremendous and unprecedented school spirit made 1967-68 truly the Year of the Cougars. 76 77