D. Ryan Monceaux
The Caddy that zigs
Greg "Cadillac" Anderson, one of the most prolific players in UH basketball history, was arrested late last week in Jackson, Miss., on felony drug and money laundering charges.
Anderson was indicted by a Mississippi Grand Jury on the two felony charges Thursday. Another possible charge, an intent-to-peddle-heroin charge, has yet to filed.
Anderson is the ninth-highest scorer in Cougar history. He also played on the 1983-84 squad with Hakeem Olajuwon that won a school-record 32 games and went to the NCAA Final Four.
Football schedule finalized
The 1998 UH football schedule was finalized last week and includes game times and sites the Coogs will venture to in '98.
The season will kickoff Sept. 5 with a game in Berkeley, Ca., against the California Golden Bears at 2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
The home schedule kicks off at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This will be one of two home games slated for prime time. The other will be against Memphis Oct. 3. All home games will be played in Robertson Stadium this season.
Other games of note include UCLA in town Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m., at Tennessee a week later for a night game against the Vols, and Southern Miss will be in town for Homecoming on November 7 at 2:30 p.m.
UH will end the season with two straight home games at Cincinnati Nov. 14 and end the season at the Louisiana Superdome versus Tulane Nov. 21.
Other schedules announced
Three UH women's teams have finalized their schedule for the 1998 campaign. Soccer, volleyball and women's basketball have all announced their fall schedules.
UH soccer will make it's debut on September 1 as Coach Huston's team travels to Saint Louis to take on the Lady Bilikens. The first ever home match will be Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. against Texas in Robertson Stadium. Robertson will be the home venue for soccer until a new soccer field is completed.
The C-USA champion volleyball team will begin the defense of their title also September 1, but at home in Hofheinz against Southwest Texas State at 7:30 p.m. The team will then travel to Reno, Nev., to participate in the Nevada Invitational Tournament. Coach Walton's team looks to improve on the 23-10 record of a year ago, and also to advance further than the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
First-year Cougar head coach Joe Curl has released the women's basketball schedule for the upcoming season. Curl's team will begin its season at home against Long Island November 13 at 7 p.m. in Hofheinz. Other notable games for the Lady Coogs include a November 18 meeting here against Texas, and the Hobby Hilton Tournament, which begins December 5 in Hofheinz.
Robertson Moving along
The ongoing renovations to Robertson Stadium are coming along nicely. Steel beams have been set along the top of the home side of the bleachers to be used as the structure for the new luxury suites that will be built. The luxury boxes will go in front of the press box on the home side and along the bottom of the old box on the visitor's side. The luxury suites will be in place for the 1998 season, with more renovations to be completed in the summer of 1999.
Drexler and Co. camping out
With summer in full bloom, it is only fitting to see Cougar head coaches in full gear with summer camps. Joe Curl finished his camp up June 18, while new men's basketball coach Clyde Drexler is only beginning his two weeks of camps.
Drexler assembled a group of Houston area head coaches to work with him and the UH assistant coaches in running the Clyde Drexler Summer Camps. The first session began Sunday and runs through Thursday. The same schedule will be repeated beginning next weekend for camp number two.
Drexler's contract with the university guarantees him at least $50,000 a year from these camps. However, if more than that is made, rest assured the contract states he gets all of that, too.
His contract also states he can Robin Hood and give up to 25% of the external funding to his assistants, at his discretion.