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Josh Pettitte Leaves Baylor for Rice

A lot has happened in the Pettitte house over the last fourteen months. In February, then-high school senior Josh threw a no-hitter.  Four months later, he found himself drafted by the New York Yankees, heading to Baylor on a baseball scholarship, shelved due to Tommy John surgery and now, without even throwing as much as a pitch for the Bears, there’s this. True freshman RHP...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rice CB Phillip Gaines Records Fastest Unofficial Time in 40-Yard Dash for Defensive Backs

There is a lot more that a defensive back needs than speed in order to be successful in the NFL, but it sure doesn't hurt to be the fastest guy in the room. On the last day of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis it appears that honor is going to go to Rice defensive back Phillip Gaines.His unofficial time of 4.34 edged out Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert by .01 seconds.From Bleacher...
Via FatManWriting
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Clip Owls at Minges

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- ECU (15-13, 4-9 C-USA) held off the Rice Owls (7-19, 2-11 C-USA)with a 67-55 victory at Minges Coliseum Saturday.
Via eastcarolina.scout.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Replacements: Conference USA Says Goodbye to Taylor McHargue

It seems like this year there is an epic clearout at the quarterback position throughout the FBS, with seniors graduating and juniors (and sophomores) declaring. Not just any old quarterback either – multi-year starters who have been the face of their franchise. So, who’s in the battle for the thankless job of replacing these stars?   Logan Kilgore, Middle Tennessee State A...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii announces 24-man football recruiting class, schedules series with Rice

University of Hawaii head football coach Norm Chow's reputation as a brilliant offensive mind is well known, but his knack for play-calling has yet to produce wins for the Rainbow Warriors due to the limited talent on the roster.On signing day, Chow took a step toward reversing that trend by securing 2014 commitments from 24 high school and junior college prospects and transfers...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice falls 44-7 to Miss. State in Liberty Bowl

Rice didn't show its best side in the Liberty Bowl and failed to reach a team goal for one of the few times this season. The Owls (10-4) saw their four-game winning streak come to a crashing halt Tuesday, falling 44-7 to Mississippi State in the most one-sided game in the Liberty Bowl's 55-year history. Rice, which won the Armed Forces Bowl last year, was seeking to earn...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice's Offensive Lineman Will Be Ready When They Make a Fat Guy Play of the Day (someday...)

There are certain things that do not happen often in football games, but the least common thing has to be the Fat Guy touchdown. Lineman are not meant to score; they either block so someone else can or tackle guys that are trying to. However, occasionally it happens.From time to time you see a team that runs a play for a lineman (typically lined up as a tight end or fullback. Occasionally...
Via FatManWriting
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Who is Dak Prescott?

Tonight’s Liberty Bowl match up between the Bulldogs of Miss State and the Rice University Owls will give Miss State fans a last look until next season at their up and coming quarterback, Dak Prescott. While this season he may best be know on the field for his 4th quarter Egg Bowl victory, when an injured Prescott came off the bench, and with a bold move from Coach Dan Mullens...
Via KC Sports Ninja
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Rice Reveals New Helmets For Today’s Liberty Bowl

The Rice Owls are looking to knock off the big bad SEC and Mississippi State this afternoon in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and they are looking to do so in style. The team’s equipment manager just revealed some new-look helmets that the Owls will wear for the game — they are very Oregon-like: The 2013 Liberty Bowl helmet. Blue wings with a R in the back. pic.twitter.com/GRzsC5KYLd...
Via College Spun
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Owls copy Oregon Ducks helmet for Liberty Bowl

Really? You couldn’t come up with your own helmet? This new Rice Owls helmet for the Liberty Bowl is a carbon copy of the Oregon Ducks helmet. A little imagination and creativity never killed anyone. [@PhilHecken] The post Rice Owls copy Oregon Ducks helmet for Liberty Bowl appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Owls vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will take place on Tuesday with the Rice Owls and Mississippi State Bulldogs facing one another. Mississippi State (6-6) can finish above .500 with a win while Rice (10-3) would not mind adding a win to their record in this one. Coverage of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl between Rice and Mississippi State will air on ESPN beginning at 4:00 pm ET from the Liberty...
Via Tireball.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting the Liberty Bowl: Rice vs. Mississippi St

This is sort of a home game for Mississippi State who outclass the Rice Owls on paper. Then again Rice has been one of the best stories in college football this season. MSU owns the lions share of pro-prospects in this contest...
Via draftinsider.net
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice’s offensive line has some awesome touchdown celebrations, you know…just in case

Fat Guy Touchdowns are a rarity in football, and that’s part of what makes them so special and awesome. But what’s more awesome than a Fat Guy Touchdown? A Fat Guy Touchdown followed by a Fat Guy Celebration. The Rice Owls offensive line has spent the year coming up with creative touchdown celebrations after practice, just in case they were to ever score a touchdown in an actual...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice’s offensive line has some awesome touchdown celebrations, you know…just in case

Fat Guy Touchdowns are a rarity in football, and that’s part of what makes them so special and awesome. But what’s more awesome than a Fat Guy Touchdown? A Fat Guy Touchdown followed by a Fat Guy Celebration. The Rice Owls offensive line has spent the year coming up with creative touchdown celebrations after practice, just in case they were to ever score a touchdown in an actual...
Via The Nosebleeds
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty Bowl breakdown: Mississippi State vs. Rice

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Rice Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Rice (10-3, 7-1 in Conference USA) ranked No. 16 nationally in rushing yards for the season, at 240 per outing. Mississippi State, in turn, posted only middling rankings, SEC-wise, for scoring defense (8th) and rushing defense (7th) -- something that creeps a little doubt into MSU's seven-point...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty Bowl breakdown: Mississippi State vs. Rice

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Rice Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Rice (10-3, 7-1 in Conference USA) ranked No. 16 nationally in rushing yards for the season, at 240 per outing. Mississippi State, in turn, posted only middling rankings, SEC-wise, for scoring defense (8th) and rushing defense (7th) -- something that creeps a little doubt into MSU's seven-point...
Via Fox Sports South
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty Bowl breakdown: Mississippi State vs. Rice

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Rice Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Rice (10-3, 7-1 in Conference USA) ranked No. 16 nationally in rushing yards for the season, at 240 per outing. Mississippi State, in turn, posted only middling rankings, SEC-wise, for scoring defense (8th) and rushing defense (7th) -- something that creeps a little doubt into MSU's seven-point...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice comes back to beat Div. II Northwood 69-56

Austin Ramljak and Keith Washington scored 14 points each and led two other Rice players in double figures as the Owls defeated Division II Northwood (Texas) 69-56 on Thursday. Rice (5-5) trailed by one point at the end of the first half (32-31), but went on an 11-0 run after the break to lead by 10 points with 17:53 left to play. The Knights couldn't get closer than eight for...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Football Team Goes Nuts in Locker Room After Earning Bid to Liberty Bowl (Video)

The Rice Owls are headed to the Liberty Bowl, and they could not be more excited. A longtime college football doormat, the Owls knocked off Marshall to claim the Conference USA championship on Saturday, their first outright league title since 1957. A Liberty Bowl representative visited the team after the game to extend an invitation to take on Mississippi State in Memphis on New...
Via NESN.com
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Rice Football Players Go Nuts When They Find Out They Are Playing In The Liberty Bowl

At times, its seems like the college football season boils down to “championship or bust.” We see teams such as Oregon, Ohio State, Baylor, and Alabama disappointed by the opportunity play in BCS bowls that aren’t for the national title, and often fans dismiss non-BCS bowl wins as more of a consolation than an accomplishment. Really though, just making a bowl game is quite...
Via College Spun
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Owls Go Nuts About Playing In Liberty Bowl (Video)

Every year people complain about there being too many bowls and how no one cares about bowl games outside of a handful. What we often forget is that the players that get to go to these games are often really pumped up to go to say Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. Here is a video of Rice freaking out about getting to go to that bowl against Mississippi State: http://youtu.be/_j5soT9Vlg8...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice beats S. Alabama 96-93 in 3OT on 3 at buzzer

Max Guercy hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Rice a 96-93 victory of South Alabama in triple overtime. Guercy scored the final seven points for the Owls (4-5) in the third overtime, including a jumper to tie the score at 93-93 with 1:09 left and the game-winner. Guercy finished with 20 points while Sean Obi had 25 points and 19 rebounds for Rice. Augustine Rubit...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice wins first conference title since 1957 with win over Marshall

Rice clinched its first outright conference title since 1957, running over Marshall 41-24 in the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The Owls (10-3) relied on their bruising ground attack to subdue the Herd (9-4), with running backs Charles Ross and Luke Turner delivering via versatility. Rice gained 250 of its 489 yards on the ground. Ross rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice wins C-USA title with 41-24 win over Marshall

Rice clinched its first outright conference title since 1957, running over Marshall 41-24 in the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday. The Owls (10-3) relied on their bruising ground attack to subdue the Herd (9-4), with running backs Charles Ross and Luke Turner delivering via versatility. Rice gained 250 of its 489 yards on the ground. Ross rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice tops Santa Clara with last-second layup 67-66

Keith Washington took the ball coast-to-coast to score the game-winning layup with 0.3 seconds remaining in Rice's 67-66 victory over Santa Clara in the consolation game of the Cable Car Classic on Saturday. Washington drove the length of the court after Santa Clara had taken its first lead of the game on Brandon Clark's layup with 7 seconds to go. The Owls (3-4) shot 17...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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