RICE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
16 hours ago  |  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’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

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

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

Photo: Rice To Wear Helmets With Pink School Logo For Breast Cancer Awareness

Don’t look now, but Rice is having itself a nice season so far. The Owls are 5-2 on the year, with their only losses to Texas A&M and Houston, both which were very competitive games. This week, they won’t only be making a statement with their play, but also with their gear. Rice is the latest team to don pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Breast Cancer Awareness helmet...
Via College Spun
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston girlfriend is Breion Allen, a Rice basketball player

Jameis Winston has become one of the top quarterbacks in college football, and his girlfriend is also a notable athlete. Winston’s girlfriend is Breion Allen, who is a sophomore guard at Rice University. Allen is from Hoover, Alabama, while Winston is from nearby Bessemer and went to Hueytown for high school. The two have been […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice kicker pulls off wild onside kick

I have been trying to reproduce this on dog toys in my living room for five minutes now and can't seem to get it down: That's Rice kicker Chris Boswell pulling off one of the slickest onside kicks you'll see all year, and saving it for crosstown rival Houston. He takes about three-and-a-half steps, looking like he's kicking it to the left before poking it the other...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice's band gets in on the Manziel-bashing fun

The Rice Owls players made sure early during Saturday's game against Texas A&M they weren't going to just hand the Aggies a victory despite the odds stacked up against them. Even when the current Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel stepped on the field in the third quarter after serving his first-half suspension, the Owls didn't back down with some autograph-related jabs...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice linebacker making most of Manziel 'autograph' play

Maybe Johnny Manziel could learn a thing or two about self-promotion from Rice linebacker Nick Elder. It was Elder who Manziel gave the autograph motion to during Saturday's 52-31 Texas A&M win. And while Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin said after the game he didn't see the third-quarter incident, Elder is making sure everyone knows he was involved. Elder took to Twitter...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss
HE'S BAAAAACK

Johnny Manziel makes autograph gesture

Johnny Freakin' Football just doesn't care. Is the Texas A&M quarterback signing an air autograph for a Rice Owls defender?
Via Gamedayr
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx F McWilliams-Franklin to coach at Rice

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Lynx confirmed Wednesday that veteran forward Taj McWilliams-Franklin was named an assistant women's basketball coach at Rice University. McWilliams-Franklin, who's playing in her 14th season in the WNBA, will join the Rice team when the Lynx's season ends. She has played overseas during the past 10 offseasons, but she has a home in San Antonio...
Via Fox Sports North
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Owls to host NCAA regional

The Rice Owls will welcome Arkansas, Sam Houston State and Prairie View A&M to Reckling Park this weekend for regional action in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Baseball Championship. The Owls (40-17) will open NCAA play against Prairie View (28-23) at 6:00 on Friday at Reckling Park. Arkansas (39-19) and Sam Houston (38-2-00 will meet in the opener at 1 pm on Friday. The two...
Via Fox Sports Houston
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rice's Bailiff stands by ill recruit

HOUSTON -- You can take your cynicism and your bitterness and your disgust at collegiate recruiting and the NCAA and wrap it in some foil and and put it in the freezer for later. It'll keep. This is a different kind of recruiting story. Five months ago, David Wilganowski's heart stopped beating in the middle of a football game he was playing for Rudder High School in Bryan...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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