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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner Set for Wednesday, Nov. 2

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POSTED: September 13, 2022 -- 10:58 a.m. CT

The Houston Cougars Men's Basketball program will host its annual Tip-Off Dinner on Wednesday, November 2, and fans are invited to purchase tickets and tables as the Cougars prepare for the start of the 2022-23 season.

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., inside the UH Hilton (4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston 77004). Dinner and the program start at 7 p.m., with Head Coach Kelvin Sampson introducing the 2022-23 Cougars as well as his coaching and support staffs.

Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available, and fans are encouraged to purchase soon. For more information, fans can email Director of Operations Lauren Sampson by clicking here.

As part of the program, Sampson and the Cougars will recognize Houston letterman and long-time broadcasting great Bill Worrell for his years of support of the program.

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Worrell was a three-year letterman with the Houston Baseball program from 1964 to 1966 but is most known for his award-winning broadcasting career. In appreciation of his time behind the microphone and his long-time support of the University of Houston, he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor in 2016.

With a voice recognizable by Houston sports fans, Worrell served as the television voice of the Houston Rockets for more than three decades and had a role in the Houston Astros booth for 20 years.

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