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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Playing Fields. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5548.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Playing Fields. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5548

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Transcript SO long... OL' SWC With the impending break up of the SWC, the Cougars have joined forces with teams from the Metro and Great Midwest Conferences, as well as other independent teams. Although the conference may no longer be in existence after next season, the memories will last forever. UH joined the conference in 1977. As SWC freshmen, the cougars proceeded to win the league title in football and advanced to the Cotton Bowl where the coogs whipped Maryland 30-21 and finished the season at 11-2. Two years later, the coogs made an encore performance at the Cotton Bowl. This time, however, the results were different as Notre Dame came from behind to win 35-34. Nevertheless, the team posted a 9-3 record. By far the most entertaining period of cougar football began in the 1987 with the run and shoot offense installed by then coach Jack Pardee. During the reign of the run and shoot, Andre Ware won the Heisman Trophy and at least one cougar receiver led the nation every year in both catches and yardage. The Basketball team, like the football team, had an impressive opening season in the SWC. The coogs advanced to the 4th round of the post season NIT before losing a close game game to St. Bonaventure 94-91. Their record was an impressive 29-8. The glory years of coog basketball were from 1982- 1984 as the coogs advanced to the final four all three years. Phi Slama Jama, as the team was known as, played for the national championship in 1983 and 1984. Although they lost both years, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajawon are still going strong with their NBA careers. Although he has since retired, former UH golf coach Dave Williams is the most successful coach in UH athletic history. His success reached epoch proportions in 1985 when he won the school's most recent national golf championship, giving him a sweet 16 championships during 32 years of coaching. At the end of this academic year, the SWC will begin its official break-up. Because of a lack of television revenue and declined competiveness from a national perspective, the present teams that make up the SWC have decided to join super conferences. University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor are joining forces with the Big Eight, thus making it the Big 12. Rice University, Southern Methedist University and Texas Christian University have agreed to join the WAC. Our beloved Cougars will unite with remnants of the Metro and Great Midwest Conferences to form the Conference USA. The new Conference USA: University of Louisville- Cardinals Tulane University-Green Wave University of Cincinnati- Bearcats University of Southern Mississippi-Golden Eagles University of Memphis- Tigers The additional schools will only compete in basketball: University of Alabama- Bermingham, University of De Paul, University of Marquette, University of North Carolina- Charlotte, South Florida University and University of St. Louis. -Don Jones Houstonian 1995 90