RICE OWLS NEWS

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

Owls lose Mouchantaf for season

Rice senior defensive tackle Stuart Mouchantaf, a Conference USA preseason all-conference selection, will miss the 2014 season after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, coach David Bailiff said Thursday. Mouchantaf, who played in eight games last season before suffering the injury, was reinjured during recent rehab and required additional surgery.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

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

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

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
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