Houston to wear city's name on back of jersey

Cougars unload donations at shelter (0:49)

The Houston Cougars football program returned to Houston and assisted with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey flooding victims. (0:49)

The Houston Cougars and Rice Owls will renew their rivalry for the first time since 2013 in the Bayou Bucket, and it could't come at a better time for the city.

The greater Houston area, still cleaning up from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, will have a respite with Houston and Rice playing their first game in the Bayou City since the storm hit. The Cougars will honor the people of the city by wearing "HOUSTON" on the back of their jerseys Saturday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN3).

Tonight when they host Rice, the Houston Cougars will wear "HOUSTON" on the backs of their jerseys, a reminder to the players that they're playing for the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Sam Khan Jr., ESPN Staff Writer369d ago

It will be an emotional night for a city that is still recovering from a historic storm. But for one night, things will be back to normal on the football field.

-- John Silver