RICE OWLS NEWS

Hill's 4 TD passes lead No. 7 A&M over Rice

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- No. 7 Texas A&M didn't do much celebrating after a 38-10 win over Rice on Saturday night. The Aggies improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2010, but weren't overjoyed with the victory because they thought they could have played much better. "Guys weren't very happy with how they played tonight," coach Kevin Sumlin said....
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Rice Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Texas A&M Aggies will look to continue their attack on the scoreboard as they host the Rice Owls on Saturday. No. 7 Texas A&M (2-0) is making a strong case for itself to start the season. They host Rice (1-0) at Kyle Field in College Station, TX. Coverage of the game between Texas A&M and Rice will air on ESPN2 beginning at 9:00 pm ET. The Odds: Texas A&M are...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rice to take on Texas A&M without leading receiver Jordan Taylor

Rice wide receiver Jordan Taylor has been ruled out for Saturday’s game at Texas A&M. Taylor, the Owls’ leading receiver last season, has been held out of practice for more than a month with a sprained left foot. He recently began jogging after having a boot removed from his foot. Taylor on Thursday said he will attempt to practice next week in hopes of being ready for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rice WR Zach Wright Scores First Touchdown Ever For Rice Against Notre Dame

Rice and Notre Dame have been playing football for about as long as anyone can remember which kind of makes it seem crazy that this 26-yard strike from Driphus Jackson to Zach Wright is the first that the Owls have ever scored against the Fighting Irish, but it is.To put the play in to context a little, this is just the fifth time the two teams have ever played so maybe it is not...
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rice Owls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images On Saturday the Rice Owls and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will kickoff their 2014 NCAA football season. Rice will be traveling to take on No. 17 Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN. Coverage of this game will get underway on NBC beginning at 3:30 pm ET. The Odds: Notre Dame is a 21 point favorite against Rice. The over/under for this contest is 51 total...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anti-Preview: Notre Dame VS Rice

Welcome back to another season of Anti-Preview’s on Subway Domer. Sorry about last season you guys. You know… reasons and all that ****. But here we are at the dawn of the 2014 season. The offseason was going well and staying quiet until a just recently when this whole “academic fraud” thing popped up out of nowhere. Oh well… TIME FOR THE SEASON TO START! RICE Most Irish...
Via Subway Domer
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Trick Shot Monday: the Rice Edition

It's finally here. No more waiting. No more intra-squad scrimmages. It is time for the real thing--college football! First up for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be the Rice Owls, but before the Owls something else has to come first.Trick shot Monday!The first Trick Shot Monday of the 2014 season had a special twist to it. One of the guys had received an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rice loses starting DT Mouchantaf due to injury

Rice Owls football coach David Bailiff announced that his football program this Fall will be without starting Defensive Tackle Stuart Mouchantaf.  Mouchantaf suffered a setback in his recovery from knee surgery and will now work towards returning for the 2015 season. Mouchantaf started the first eight games last season before he was injured in the game against UTEP and reinjured...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer Who Lost U.S. Open Bid On Scorecard Gaffe: ‘I’m A Huge Idiot’

Golfer Landon Michelson is still kicking himself over the mental lapse that cost him a chance to compete at the U.S. Open. Michelson, a 22-year-old recent graduate from Rice University, shot a 71 in each of his two qualifying rounds Monday at Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla. — a score that should have qualified him for Open, which begins next week. The amateur signed...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice Lands Quarterback Recruit By Sending Letter To His Cat (Photo)

Cats, so hot right now. First, there was the viral video of the so-called “hero cat” in California, who saved a young kid from a stray dog (and earned the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Minor League Baseball game in the process). Now, the Houston Chronicle brings us the story of Rice University scoring a sought-after Texas high school quarterback named J.T. Granato...
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rice Owls changed the recruiting game by sending a letter to a recruit’s cat

If you knew that the best way to get JT Granato to sign at Rice University was by sending a letter to his cat, please come down and collect your check for one million dollars because that’s exactly what happened. According to SBNation, this is what the Rice Owls sent to JT: “As you know we’re […]
Via Throw The Flag
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

JT Granato commits to Rice after coach writes letter to his cat

The Rice Owls desperately want JT Granato to be their quarterback of the future. The Houston Kinkaid High School junior is a three-star recruit who led his team to an undefeated record last season, throwing for 3,500 yards, 42 touchdowns and only nine interceptions in the process. Earlier this week, Rice offensive coordinator Billy Lynch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice Owls football coach sends handwritten recruiting letter to prospect's cat

The Rice Owls picked up a football commitment from a quarterback this week after co-offensive coordinator Billy Lynch sealed the deal with a handwritten recruiting letter. And not just any handwritten recruiting letter either. This one was written to the prospect's cat.The Houston Chronicle has the contents of the letter:As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign third-round draft pick Gaines to contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have signed third-round draft pick Phillip Gaines. The cornerback out of Rice became the third of the Chiefs' six draft picks to sign their contracts when he agreed to a deal Thursday. Sixth-round picks Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, both offensive lineman, had already signed their contracts. Terms of the contracts have not been disclosed...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 18, 2014  |  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

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
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