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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Athletics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6277.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Athletics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6277

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1997 - Athletics, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6277.

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Title Houstonian 1997
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Inscription The digitization and presentation of this yearbook was made possible by a gift from Ms. Lisa Burns in honor or her service as Houstonian editor.
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  • University of Houston
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Title Athletics
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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 HWES The Cougar mascot. Shasta, Utirs up Syracuse fans by pummeling the Orangemen mascot, then thrusting him into the goalpost. Shasta's game antics helped ignite the Cougar section of the crowd. Photo By: Lisa Chmiola Despite having little time to prepare and a long way to travel, nearly 2,000 Cougar fans made their way to Memphis to see the schools' first bowl game in eight years. Even though the scoreboard showed a loss at the end of the^game, most :elt the game was a win for the Cougars. „t was a dark and stormy morning. Thousands of students gathered patiently to claim their tickets. Wet and cold, many did not even board their Liberty Bowl buses until well after the appointed departure time of 7 a.m. Some had to board buses for , other hotels and hope they would end up somewhere near their hotel in Memphis. To say the least, the almost 12-hour trip each way was not the highlight of the weekend for most. "I only wish that the morning we left it would have been more organized;' said Matt Garza, a graduate student majoring in education, referring to the long lines outside of Hofheinz Pavilion for students to pick up tickets and bus assignments. Once on the road, most of the 41 buses and nearly 2,000 passengers made one 15-minute stop on the way. After sleeping, playing cards and watching movies, students were ready to hit the Bluff City and party. They found that downtowns Beale Street was the hot spot — actually the only spot — to celebrate. On the Road Lisa Chmiola Most students agreed that Memphians were friendly and welcomed Cougar supporters. "We definitely enjoyed them (Houston fans)',' said Charles Willoughby, senior manager of Silkyis, an Irish bar at the corner of Beale and Third streets. And even when students didn't behave, they found help was not far away. "If you're walking down Beale Stteetydrunk, the cops help you — they don't arrest you;' said Justin Cornett, a senior entrepreneurship major. « Perhaps the most exciting part of the yoyage — and the reason for it in the first place — was the football game. Played in Liberty Bowl Stadium under a dreary fog and intermittent rain mists, the Cougars faced the Syracuse Orangemen as a 16-172' point underdog. "I thought the<2oogs did a pretty good job;' said Kris Wethington, a graduate social work major who'drove down from Ohio to take advantage of her free tickets. "Syracuse was the favorite, but we didn't let them walk all over us; Even though the scoreboard showed a loss at the end of the^ game, the trip was a win for.the university. "We (UH) got some great p.r. out of it;' said Donna Turner, associate athletic duP sports information 242 Athletics