|Monday, October 18, 1999||
Volume 65, Issue 40
$1M scholarship hike to attract top students
Mike Green (2) carries the ball past UNC defenders during the Cougars' 20-12 win over the Tar Heels. Green rushed for 130 yards, including one touchdown.
UH President Arthur K. Smith has pledged an additional $1 million in
scholarships next year to help attract top-level students to the University.
Last month, I spoke about how Houston is quickly becoming a progressive
city when it comes to building into a first class community. Bayou Place,
Enron Field and the new football team all have seriously enhanced the view
of this city to outsiders. Now, another task is at hand to ensure that
Houston will have all the major facilities and venues to bring in tourism
and business here.
With what at first appeared to be a show that would never get started
as the crowd stood outside of Instant Karma for nearly 45 minutes chowing
down on hamburgers, the doors finally opened and the fans packed like sardines
into the small venue. But an amazing performance by The Verve Pipe made
the wait worth it.
By grinding the North Carolina defense into the turf with their running game and obliterating the Tar Heels' offense with their smash mouth defense, the UH gridiron warriors have catapulted themselves into a position that teems with possibilities.