Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chandi Jones and Sancho Lyttle

It's easy to focus on collectibles of the male athletes, but let's look at the ladies today. We have two of the best ladies basketball players in UH history: Chandi Jones and Sancho Lyttle.

Chandi Jones was Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2001 and was Conference USA Player of the year in 2002, 2003, & 2004. She was 2nd team All American in 2004 and is the all time UH scoring leader.

Sancho Lyttle was an All-Conference USA first teamer in 2005 and was an All American Honorable mention.

Both players were selected in the first round of the WNBA draft.

Today's cards are the 2004 WNBA Fleer Ultra #98 for Chandi Jones and 2006 WNBA 10th Anniversary #34 for Sancho Lyttle.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

1957 UH vs USM Football Program

Think that the University of Houston didn't play Southern Miss prior to Conference USA? Think again. UH played USM once before on November 9th, 1957.

Southern Miss (or Mississippi Southern as they were known then) came into the game with a perfect 7-0 record including 6 shutouts and only 6 points in the 7th game. UH came in at 2-4-1.

But UH was not to be denied this day. After it was over, UH won 27-12. The Coogs were led by Claude King who scored twice and average 12 yards per carry. The Coogs would end the season by winning their next 2 games to end with a 5-4-1 record and their second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championship. USM would lose 2 of their next 3 including the Tangerine Bowl and have a final record of 8-3.