The UH Connection: Robert Wuhl, Brett Cullen & Guy Lewis plan Final Four visits
Although the University of Houston isn't in the Final Four this year, a number of former students-turned-celebrities will be in town for the big basketball weekend.
Comedian Robert Wuhl, who played a sports agent in the HBO series Arli$$, will bring his radio show to Reliant Stadium on Friday morning. Wuhl studied acting at UH, and launched the national daily talk show, which covers sports, business and entertainment, in January. He will stay over for the NCAA basketball semifinal games on Saturday.
Veteran actor and UH grad Brett Cullen will take in both of Saturday's semifinals and the final game on Monday, as well as the Shell Houston Open on Sunday. Cullen has appeared in dozens of popular TV shows, including Castle, Lost, The West Wing and Friday Night Lights. He also stars is the independent movie, Skateland.
Another one-time UH drama student, Dennis Quaid, was set to join good friend Cullen (who introduced Quaid to his wife), but nixed plans at the last minute when he was called to do a promotional tour for his new movie, Soul Surfer. Quaid, who now makes Austin home, has told UH Alumni Association president Michael Pede he hopes to attend the university's No Limit Texas Hold 'Em poker showdown later this year.
Pede also is organizing a big event to honor legendary former UH basketball coach Guy Lewis on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Houston Alumni Center. The event, "Guy V. Lewis: Celebrating Houston's Basketball Pioneer," celebrates UH's five Final Four appearances under Lewis. Among those expected to attend: UH basketball greats Elvin Hayes, Don Chaney, Clyde Drexler, Otis Birdsong and David Rose. Tickets for the general public are $5 each.