RICE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 Associated Press
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hittle goes off for 31 as Incarnate Word tops Rice, 82-76

HOUSTON (AP) Kyle Hittle knocked down a season-high six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 31 points as Incarnate Word held off Rice, 82-76, Tuesday night to close out the nonconference portion of its schedule. Rice's Egor Koulechov took a feed from Max Guercy and turned it into a layup to tie the score at 20-20, then gave the Owls the lead on a 3-pointer. Bishop Mency made...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

South Alabama beats Rice 74-67 on strength of Boyanov

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Georgi Boyanov scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting and had 12 rebounds to lead South Alabama past Rice 74-67 Tuesday night. Egor Koulechov hit three free throws after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt to trim South Alabama's lead to 62-60 with 4:27 to play. Back-to-back layups by Boyanov and Tafari Whittingham pushed the lead to six when Marcus Evans made...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice senior Luke Turner broke down and thanked coach

Luke Turner, a senior running back for the Rice Owls, played his final game of his college football career this past week against Charlotte. Rice was able to get the job done and ended up winning the game 27-7. It is always emotional for a player to play his last game, which was the case for Turner this week. Following Rice’s big win over Charlotte, Turner broke down and thanked...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice WR Lance Wright out for 2015 with knee injury

Rice Owls freshman wide receiver Lance Wright has an injured knee and will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery soon. Stephanie Kuzydym of The Houston Chronicle reported Wright’s injury on Twitter. Rice WR Lance Wright is out for the season. He'll have surgery on his knee in coming weeks. — Stephanie Kuzydym (@stephkuzy) October 7, 2015 A former three...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice adds three-star PG to 2016 recruiting class

Class of 2016 three-star point guard Ako Adams, out of Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, has committed to the Rice Owls. Adams made the announcement on his personal Twitter page. I am thankful for the coaches who have Recruited me through this process. I have Committed to Rice University!
Via Campus Sports Net
September 06, 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

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

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
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rice had intense offseason workouts

Rice basketball was one of the worst teams in America during the 2013-14 season. The team went 7-23 with a 2-14 mark in the Conference USA, and the Owls were 334th out of a possible 345 teams in America in points per game. Fortunately for Rice hoops, the team returns a ton of talent, so the team won’t worry about a lack of experience. Another thing that the Owls have going for...
Via College Spun
August 27, 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

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 land J.T. Granato with recruiting letter to his cat

The Rice Owls send high school football recruit J.T. Granato's cat a recruiting letter.
Via Gamedayr
May 16, 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 Owls season preview

David Bailiff might as well be the most underrated head coach in College Football. The head coach of Rice has quietly turned the Owls into one solid football program. When he took over Rice in 2007, the Owls had only one bowl game appearance since 1961. Seven years later, here we are and Rice has made a bowl game in each of the last two years. Oh and they are the reigning Conference...
Via College Football Universe
April 03, 2014  |  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

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

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 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 have heartwarming celebration over Liberty Bowl invite

This video from the Rice Owls celebration over a Liberty Bowl invite is a heartwarming moment that shows the better side of collegiate athletics.
Via Gamedayr
December 10, 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 Associated Press
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 of 25...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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