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Ragin' Cajuns grind it out against Rice Owls | Video

UL-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux praises his team for winning a tough game against the Rice Owls, who made a strong run in the seventh inning.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
June 01, 2015

WATCH: Rice Ends 20 Inning Game Against Houston With RBI Double

Rice and Houston were not going to go down without a fight during Sunday's game. The two fought so hard that the game did more than just go into extra innings. They played an extra game! It took forever, but eventually the Rice Owls pulled out the victory with an RBI double by Leon Byrd in the 20th inning (yes, they played 20 freaking innings).The loss eliminated the Houston Cougars...
Via FatManWriting
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitching and Defense! Rice Survives in Houston Regional

Houston, TX– There wasn’t a lot of offense to go around between the University of Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls. Pitching ruled the game and costly mistakes by Houston cost them in this battle between cross-town rivals. There was virtually no offense until the top of the fifth when Rice scored the first two runs of the game. Tristan Gray led-off the inning with a single...
Via Baseball Essential
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice Owls 2015 Preview and Prediction

Rice is enjoying its most successful three-year stretch in program history, highlighted by a 2013 Conference USA championship. David Bailiff's...
Via Athlon Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Regional: What to know about Rice baseball team

The Rice Owls have made the NCAA Regionals 21 straight seasons, but enter this year on a two-game losing streak.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
May 28, 2015

Rice advances with 82-54 win over North Texas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Marcus Jackson sank four 3-pointers and finished with 28 points to lead ninth-seeded Rice to an 82-54 win over No. 8 seed North Texas in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament Wednesday night. Seth Gearhart, Max Guercy and Van Green added 10 points apiece for Rice (12-19), which controlled the boards 46-33 and held North Texas to just 28.8 percent...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice nips Texas-San Antonio 76-74

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Marcus Jackson and Seth Gearhart both went for 20-plus and Rice survived a last-second miss to nip Texas-San Antonio 76-74 on Thursday. Jackson had 25 points with six 3-pointers for Rice (11-18, 8-9 Conference USA) while Gearhart was 5 of 6 from downtown and finished with 23 points. Rice used an 11-point run early, including a pair of Seth Gearhart 3-pointers, to...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Guercy, Gearhart carry Rice past FAU, 76-69

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Max Guercy and Seth Gearhart combined to score 49 points and Rice fended off Florida Atlantic from the free-throw line to secure a 76-69 win Saturday. Rice (10-16, 7-7) is battling for one of four remaining spots in the Conference USA tournament. Eight teams have clinched berths, including North Texas, which clinched by beating Florida International on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

College Baseball Notebook: Week 1

What We Learned: College Baseball Week 1 Best Series No. 13 Rice Owls vs No. 10 Texas Longhorns Texas and Rice are absolutely as good as advertised. Although, I think Rice is even better than advertised. That is a gutty team that refuses to strike out. They have a fastball aggressive lineup that will battle every pitch until they force you into a mistake. Freshman Ryan Chandler is...
Via Baseball Essential
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Rice’s John Clay Reeves Homering Unmistakably

Rice University and the University of Texas feature two of college baseball’s most talented teams, according to sources familiar with that particular situation. The two are playing each other this afternoon in Houston, Texas — a game to which, not unlike yesterday’s Villanova-NC State contest, the author has directed his attention mostly to verify that […]
Via Fangraphs
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice beats Middle Tennessee 71-68 in double overtime

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Jackson scored 24 points, including the game-winning free throw in the second overtime, and Rice beat Middle Tennessee 71-68 Thursday night, handing the Blue Raiders their fourth straight loss. Max Guercy scored 16, and Bishop Mency and Seth Gearhart scored 10 apiece for the Owls (8-15, 5-6 Conference USA). Rice led 27-18 at halftime, but Middle Tennessee's Reggie...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gearhart's 31 leads Rice upset of W. Kentucky, 72-68

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Seth Gearhart scored a career-high 31 points as Rice upset Western Kentucky, 72-68, knocking the Hilltoppers out of sole possession of first place in Conference-USA Saturday night. Gearhart's layup with 2:01 left to play gave the Owls (7-15, 4-6 C-USA) the lead, 66-65, and he pushed it to a three-point lead with a layup off a feed by Marcus Jackson with 1...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nahshon Ellerbe is Officially Headed to Rice University

Nahshon Ellerbe is officially headed to Rice. Height: 5’9 Weight: 190 Position: RB Highlights:
Via TopSportsReport
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Covington Interview | Defensive Tackle, Rice

DraftSeason: First things first Christian, How’s the knee doing and what stage of the recovery process would you say you are in?Christian Covington: The knee is doing great. I’m ahead of schedule with recovery and I’ve already started movement on it. It shouldn’t be too much longer until I’m back in the mix of things. I’m already back to jogging and working on my explosiveness...
Via DraftSeason
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch 4'9" 140 pound walk on RB Jayson Carter get a carry in his last game, the 2014 Hawaii Bowl

4'9" 140 pound walk on running back Jayson Carter got a carry in his last game for the Rice Owls vs Fresno State Bulldogs in the 2014 Hawaii Bowl. Turned the corner too...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

HONOLULU (AP) -- Two touchdown passes in a span of 19 seconds were all Driphus Jackson needed to give Rice the spark it needed in the Hawaii Bowl. The defense took it from there. Jackson had his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice set a Hawaii Bowl record by holding Fresno State without a touchdown Wednesday night in a 30-6 victory that completed...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

4-Foot-9 Rice Running Back Gets Carry In Blowout Hawaii Bowl Win (Video)

Jayson Carter has been a part of the Rice football team since 2011, but as of Wednesday morning, he had touched the ball just once in his college career. The walk-on running back, who checks in at 4-foot-9, 140 pounds, received his first carry for the Owls last October but didn’t see any game action during the 2014 regular season. During the fourth quarter of Rice’s 30-6 win...
Via NESN.com
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice Owls Make School History With Win Over Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl

Post season success is not something the Rice Owls football program is accustomed to. Since 1912 the team has been to a bowl game just a dozen times including Wednesday's Hawaii Bowl against Fresno State. That's an awful long history and not too many bowl games, but if recent history is any indication the Owls may become post season regulars.Should that be the case they will be setting...
Via FatManWriting
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson's 3 TDs lead Rice to Hawaii Bowl win over Fresno State

  Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday night in the Hawaii Bowl. The Owls (8-5) started the season 0-3 and ended it with their second bowl win in the last three years. Jackson was accurate with his arm and dangerous with his feet...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State vs. Rice: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Hawaii Bowl

The night before Christmas will feature the the Hawaii Bowl – a match up between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Rice Owls. Fresno State (6-7) is a far cry from the team they were a year ago but would like to end the season with a win over Rice (7-5) in this bowl game. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamar holds off Rice 79-72 in OT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Tyran de Lattibeaudiere made the game-tying free throw in regulation and scored five points in overtime to help Lamar beat Rice 79-72 on Monday night. Marcus Jackson's 3-pointer with 3:18 left in regulation gave Rice a 64-63 lead, but the Owls went scoreless the rest of the way. De Lattibeaudiere made the first of two free throws with 1:59 left to knot the game...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice beats NAIA school St. Thomas (TX) 72-61

HOUSTON (AP) Andrew Drone scored a career-high 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Rice beat NAIA school St. Thomas (TX) 72-61 on Thursday. Drone was 5 of 6 from the floor and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line. Seth Gearhart added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and both Drone and Gearhart had their first career double-doubles. Bishop Mency and Marcus Jackson finished with 13 and 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno St.-Rice Preview

Awful starts to the season nearly cost Fresno State and Rice the chance to make a bowl game, but they recovered enough to earn a matchup in paradise. The Bulldogs would like to make this visit to Aloha Stadium much more memorable than the last. Fresno State makes its second appearance in three years at the Hawaii Bowl looking to snap one of the nation's longest active bowl losing...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice holds off St Edwards, 54-49

HOUSTON (AP) Andrew Drone scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Rice to a 54-49 victory over St. Edwards on Saturday night. With the game tied at 40 with just over seven minutes remaining, The Owls scored eight of the game's next nine points, capped off by a Bishop Mency jumper to push their lead to seven. St. Edwards would get within three after two Frankie Mgbolu...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alaska-Anchorage beats Rice 65-54 for 7th place

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Travis Thompson had 28 points and Alaska-Anchorage beat Rice 65-64 on Saturday in the seventh-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout. Anchorage took the lead for good at 47-44 on Thompson's 3-pointer with 7:51 left. It sparked a 12-2 run and Thompson scored eight points during that stretch. Max Guercy made four free throws to pull the Owls (1-5) within 59...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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