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College pitcher tries to trick runner with devilishly sneaky pickoff move

Rice Owls senior pitcher Blake Fox attempted to pick off a runner at first base Sunday with one of the trickiest moves you'll ever see. Fox, a lefty, takes off is glove and hides the ball while he wipes his brow with his right arm, then dropped his glove to the ground and tossed the ball to first. The move didn't work, but it was very cool. Don't underestimate Blake Fox's sneakiness...
Via Fox Sports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford Football recruiting: Analysis of Paxton Segina commitment

Paxton Segina announced on Twitter Saturday his commitment to Stanford University, despite being previously committed to Rice University. “It was always between Rice or Stanford for me,” Segina said. “I was committed to Rice until Stanford would offer. Because I see football as finding a way into a really great university.” Segina originally was going to follow in his father...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2016  |  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

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 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 bowl victories...
Via Associated Press
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

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

Video: Fat guy touchdown celebrations are best served with Rice

When the Rice Owls' offensive line isn't practicing blocking schemes, it's working on its fat guy touchdown celebrations.
Via Gamedayr
December 30, 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 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 Associated Press
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 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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