Painting faces symbol of Cougar pride
were ready to face the
crowd with their war
colors on. Students
rushed to the sidelines
to drum up some school
spirit. Cheers went up,
voices rose to let the opposing team know the
Bleacher Creatures were
watching. These creatures cheered for Cougar football team at every home game.
president of Bleacher
Creatures said, "Our
main focus is to support
University of Houston
athletics. We want to
display a large amount
of Cougar Spirit. We go
together and we go in
loud. People need to understand take pride of
had 450 members, and
it was founded more
than five years ago by
David Beteke. The
Bleacher Creatures have
made themselves a part
of the Cougar tradition
and took pride of their
Creatures met to paint
their faces in the Astrodome parking lot before
the home football games.
They increased Cougar
spirit during the good
and bad times.
"Bleacher Creatures were a visible part
of the crowd at most athletic events," said
Rhodes, "a bunch of
people needing a reason
to party, but in a visible
way . It is easy to yell for
a school that you love."
Painted in their red and white faces,
the bleacher creatures stand in the
front row of the stadium and cheer
the Cougars on to victory. Photo by
South Tower 15th floor: Sean Sutton, Rob Balian, Brad Coffer,
Marcelino Rangel, Baldemar Rodriguez, Glenn M. Boehler, Shad!
Nimri, Stephen J. Huff, Chris Robertson, Steve Perra (R.A.), Kyule
Foerster. Photo by Mark Lacy.
The Bleacher Creatures supported
the Cougars through the good and
bad times. Mitch Rhodes is coaching
some young Cougars the importance
of school spirit. Photo by Noel Stone.
(far right) Shasta helps to lead the
bleacher creatures into a roaring cheer
to support the Cougars. Houstonian
South Tower 16th floor: Wendy Andrepont, Shari Wever, Robert
Hayes, Steve Kellond, Kecia Cherry, Dawn Dozier, Melinda Koonce,
Faye Safavi, Lisa Noble, Hilda Reyna, Melissa Garcia, Thu Ta, Judd
Techmanski, D. Irene Gonzalez (R.A.) Photo by Mark Lacy.
South Tower 17th Floor: Pete De Acetis, Mark Sebring Carl Deason,
Matt Westrup, George Larach, Scott Shetman. Photo by Mark Lacy