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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

Christian Covington Interview | Defensive Tackle, Rice

DraftSeason: First things first Christian, How’s the knee doing and what stage of the recovery process would you say you are in?Christian Covington: The knee is doing great. I’m ahead of schedule with recovery and I’ve already started movement on it. It shouldn’t be too much longer until I’m back in the mix of things. I’m already back to jogging and working on my explosiveness...
Via DraftSeason
January 12, 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

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
August 30, 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

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

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 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 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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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