Rice blocks season-high 10 shots, beats FIU 89-78

MIAMI (AP) Marcus Evans had four 3-pointers, 27 points, six rebounds and four assists, Egor Koulechov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and Rice beat Florida International 89-78 on Thursday night. Rice, which won its third straight, has scored 80-plus in 16 games this season to tie a program record set in the 1970-71 season. Evans was 8 of 17 from the floor and hit seven straight...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Security grounded a drone flying over Falcons practice

As the Falcons practiced at Rice University before Super Bowl LI last week, security had an issue to deal with: Someone flew a drone overhead. “Security officers grounded a drone that was sent airborne by one of the residents in the neighborhood on Thursday,” wrote Peter King, who was selected to be the only reporter…
Via Pro Football Talk
15 days ago

Stanford football to open 2017 season in Australia

The Stanford football program announced on Monday afternoon that it will be opening the 2017 season in Australia. Stanford will face off against the Rice Owls on Aug. 26 as part of the annual College Football Sydney Cup in the Land Down Under. The matchup had previously been rumored, but was confirmed via social media. Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago

ODU dumps Rice 80-72 behind Stith's double-double effort

HOUSTON (AP) Brandan Stith had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Zoran Talley scored 15, and Randy Haynes added 14 points and Old Dominion beat Rice 80-72 on Thursday night to end a two-game losing streak. Old Dominion (12-8, 5-3 Conference USA) led 39-29 at halftime and led by double figures until the final 50 seconds of play. Rice has lost four of its last six games. B.J. Stith finished...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

18 years ago, a shocking gaffe sent the Falcons to their last Super Bowl

Sometimes the sum of the journey is a greater thrill than the final destination.Such was the case for the 1998 Atlanta Falcons, who had a wild ride to Super Bowl XXXIII before being upended by John Elway and the Denver Broncos, 34-19,  in Miami on Jan. 31, 1999.The Dirty Birds were the word back then -- as they are today, heading into next weekend's Super Bowl LI matchup against...
Via FOX Sports
25 days ago

Stormy Houston weather turns Rice football stadium into a lake

The Rice Universtiy Owls were under water Wednesday morning. The football field at Rice Stadium was a lake Wednesday morning due to the torrential rain that has battered Houston for the last three days. Houston television station ABC-13 shared a photo of the flooded stadium on Twitter. The @RiceUniversity football stadium underwater this morningMORE FLOOD PHOTOS --> https...
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January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Old Dominion holds off Rice 62-56 in C-USA opener

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) B.J. Stith had 18 points and Old Dominion opened Conference USA play with a 62-56 win over Rice on Saturday. Zoran Talley had 12 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting and Brandan Stith had 10 rebounds to go with nine points. The Monarchs (8-5) struggled down the stretch. But a free throw by Brandan Stith with 1:07 to play, and a layup by Jordan Baker 38 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Koulechov scores 20 on perfect shooting, Rice rolls 93-63

HOUSTON (AP) Egor Koulechov had a perfect day shooting, scoring 20 points to lead Rice to a 93-64 win over Division II St. Edward's on Thursday. Koulechov made all six of his shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and all six of his free throws. Marcus Jackson added 12 points and Connor Cashaw 11 for the Owls (8-2). Rice shot 61.5 percent in the first half (16 of 26...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

McCaffrey prepares for possible final home game for Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz saw Christian McCaffrey run the football earlier than most. Their high school teams played twice, and Schultz said he and his teammates were helpless to stop McCaffrey. ''Our entire defensive game plan was structured around him. He tore our defense up,'' Schultz said. ''I remember one play he broke like six tackles and went...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Stehling accounts for 3 TDs; Rice beats Charlotte 22-21

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tyler Stehling threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores, including the go-ahead touchdown with about three minutes left, capping Rice's come-from-behind 22-21 victory over Charlotte on Saturday. Stehling finished with 279 yards passing and ran for 93 yards. Zach Wright had 12 receptions for 111 yards for the Owls (2-8, 1-6 Conference USA). Charlotte...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Higgins explodes, Louisiana Tech cruises past Rice, 61-16

RUSTON, La. (AP) Ryan Higgins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Trent Taylor become Louisiana Tech's career leader in receptions and the Bulldogs beat Rice 61-16 on Saturday night to become bowl eligible. Boston Scott rushed for 132 yards and three scores and Higgins completed 18 of 25 passes for 292 yards and added 106 yards rushing - including a 71-yard TD run that...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Stehling throws for 407 yards, 5 TDs in Rice's first win

HOUSTON (AP) Tyler Stehling threw for 407 yards and five touchdowns, both career highs, and Rice raced to a 65-44 victory over Prairie View on Saturday. Austin Walter had two touchdown receptions and ran for a third score. Stehling threw scores to five different receivers and the Owls (1-6) amassed 634 yards against the FCS Panthers (4-3). Wide receiver James Mayden also threw...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio holds on to beat Rice 14-13

HOUSTON (AP) Dalton Sturm threw two touchdown passes in the first half and Texas-San Antonio held on to beat Rice 14-13 on Saturday night. UTSA (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Rice (0-6, 0-4) is off to its worst start since losing its first nine games and finishing 2-10 in 2009. Sturm threw a 75-yard TD pass and a 28-yard score...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas sneaks by Rice 42-35 in 2OT

HOUSTON (AP) Willy Ivery plunged in from 4-yards out, Rice's Darik Dillard was stuffed on 4th-and-1 on the ensuing drive, and North Texas escaped Rice with a 42-35 win in 2OT on Saturday night. Jeffrey Wilson led North Texas (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA) with 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Mason Fine added 224 yards through the air with a touchdown. Dillard sent the game...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rice marching band issues statement after ‘satirizing’ Baylor sexual assault scandal

The Rice marching band made headlines after mocking the Baylor sexual assault scandal on Friday night. The marching band aligned itself in the form of the Roman numeral IX, highlighting Baylor as an accused violator of Title IX. Rice's MOB band making fun of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal at halftime. Referring to Title IX here pic.twitter.com/kp39MsoZKi — Adam Coleman ...
Via Sportsnaut
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Baylor coach Briles defends decision to attend Baylor-Rice game

Baylor had a rather unexpected supporter in the stands on Friday night in the form of Art Briles, and the disgraced former coach defended his decision to attend the team’s 38-10 victory over Rice. Several fans spotted Briles sitting among the regular fans during the first half before leaving just before halftime. @Baylor Art Briles in the house. pic.twitter.com/0v6hpD9xmb ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Rice marching band references Baylor's sexual assault scandal in halftime show

Rice didn’t hold anything back in Friday’s contest against the Baylor Bears. Not on the field—Rice got whipped 38-10, passing for 31 yards, rushing for 234, ultimately coughing up 638 total yards. No, the team’s marching band decided to use the halftime show to poke fun at Baylor’s sexual assault scandal while former head coach Art Briles watching from the stands. Here...
Via The Sports Daily
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rice player solves Rubik’s Cube…behind his back in under a minute

Rice left tackle Calvin Anderson can do so much more than a simple three-point stance while protecting his quarterback. Anderson, a sophomore, has a photographic memory and puts it to use by solving a Rubik’s Cube a few times in the locker room before each game. Most of the general population can’t solve the puzzle once. Anderson, though, can do it behind his back in the neighborhood...
Via The Sports Daily
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

White throws for 517 yards as W. Kentucky beats Rice 46-14

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Mike White threw for 517 yards and three touchdowns in his debut as starting quarterback as Western Kentucky opened the season and Conference USA play with a 46-14 drubbing of Rice. White, who was 25 for 31 passing, is only the third quarterback to throw for 500 or more yards in Western Kentucky history. The Hilltoppers had two receivers top 100 yards...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

College Baseball: Rice Wins Series Over No. 16 ECU

Friday- #16 ECU 10 – Owls 1 Jon Duplantier looked really good for most of the night. One week after the 6-4 225 lb. righty struck out 14 against Central Florida, the junior struck out nine more in 6 2/3 innings against ECU on Friday night. Duplantier did allow four free passes, and six hits, in the game as he gave up four runs. Duplantier’s fastball was solid early as the righty...
Via Baseball Essential
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

College pitcher tries to trick runner with devilishly sneaky pickoff move

Rice Owls senior pitcher Blake Fox attempted to pick off a runner at first base Sunday with one of the trickiest moves you'll ever see. Fox, a lefty, takes off is glove and hides the ball while he wipes his brow with his right arm, then dropped his glove to the ground and tossed the ball to first. The move didn't work, but it was very cool. Don't underestimate Blake Fox's sneakiness...
Via FOX Sports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Evans scores 32, leads Rice over Southern Miss 76-74 in OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Marcus Evans matched a career-best with 32 points, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left in overtime to give Rice a 76-74 victory over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night for its fourth-straight win. Evans was 12 of 19 from the field and made 6 of 9 free throws. Connor Cashaw added 13 points and Max Guercy had three points, nine assists...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford Football recruiting: Analysis of Paxton Segina commitment

Paxton Segina announced on Twitter Saturday his commitment to Stanford University, despite being previously committed to Rice University. “It was always between Rice or Stanford for me,” Segina said. “I was committed to Rice until Stanford would offer. Because I see football as finding a way into a really great university.” Segina originally was going to follow in his father...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio holds off Rice 85-80 behind Wilson's 23

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Christian Wilson scored a career-high 23 points, Ryan Bowie had 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Texas-San Antonio held on to beat Rice 85-80 on Sunday. The Roadrunners (3-12, 1-1 Conference USA) had a 12-1 run to go up 73-52 with 8:06 to play but the Owls (5-10, 0-2) immediately responded with 13 straight to close within eight with 5:35 to play. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Artis, UTEP sink Rice with late basket, 61-60

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Dominic Artis scored a driving left-handed layup with 12 seconds left on Friday night and UTEP held off Rice 61-60 in the Conference USA opener for both teams. UTEP (9-5) led the entire game until Marcus Evans gave Rice (5-9) its first lead at 60-59 with 23 seconds left. After Artis put the Miners back on top, Evans' jumper rimmed out and Terry Winn blocked...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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