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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Leading WR Peace reportedly academically ineligible


Senior receiver Dewayne Peace, was the Cougars’ leading pass catcher in 2012   |  File photo/ The Daily Cougar

Senior receiver Dewayne Peace, was the Cougars’ leading pass catcher in 2012 | File photo/ The Daily Cougar

The Cougars may have lost another key component on offense. Senior receiver Dewayne Peace is academically ineligible and no longer with the team, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Last season, Peace served a three-game suspension for violation of team rules. Nevertheless, he led the team with 54 catches for 602 yards and two touchdowns.

Peace was not a projected starter, he practiced with the second team during the spring.

Arizona added to ’17, 18 slate

UH and Arizona have agreed to play in 2017 and 2018, the programs announced Tuesday.

The Cougars will travel to Tucson, Ariz., in 2017. The following year the Wildcats will visit the Cougars.

“Our department is committed to scheduling quality non-conference opponents and this type of match up is one that rewards both our team and our fans,” said Houston Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades.

Boise transfer added

Lee Hightower, a defensive back who transferred from Boise State, joined the program Monday.

Hightower started 11 of 15 games in his last two seasons at Boise. Hightower served suspension from his former team for violating team rules in 2012. He will have to sit out this season but will have two years of eligibility left.

Staff changes

Dallas Blacklock, who spent the last two seasons as a head football coach at Sharpstown High School, was announced as the football program’s director of high school relations.

Tony Teykl was also named the associate director of operations, he was a part of UH’s athletics marketing department.

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