Coogs to Play in Conference USA Title Game

With a 73-14 win over Rice on Saturday, the 20th-ranked University of Houston football team clinched the Conference USA West Division for the first time since 2006 and will face East Division champion East Carolina at 11 a.m. (CST), Saturday, Dec. 5 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C., for the 2009 C-USA Championship.

Tickets to the game are on sale now at for $40 each.  Tickets for University of Houston students are free with a valid student ID.  Students are limited to one ticket and must sign up at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office for their ticket before the end of the day Thursday.


Ticket orders received prior to 5 p.m., Wednesday, will be allocated in the following order:

1. Cougar Pride donors with season tickets.

2. Season ticket holders.

3. Cougar Pride donors without season tickets.

4. Public orders.

Tickets ordered after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, will be allocated into the best available location within the block of tickets received from East Carolina.

Tickets will be available for pick up beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday until 10 a.m., Friday, at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office. Any tickets not picked up by 10 a.m., Friday, can be picked up on game day at the Houston Will Call gate at Gate 5 of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CST), Saturday.


Tickets for current University of Houston system students are free. Students must present their valid Cougar Cards at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office before close of business on Thursday, December 3 to reserve their ticket. Students who reserve a ticket will be able to pick up that ticket at Gate 5 of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CST), Saturday.

Students needing additional tickets may purchase them at the public price of $40 each.


The Houston Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to accommodate fans wishing to call or stop by and purchase their C-USA Championship Game tickets. Purchased tickets will not be available for distribution until Thursday to ensure time for the tickets to arrive from East Carolina.

On-line ticket sales are available 24 hours a day at

Additional information on the C-USA Championship can be found on