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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

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 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

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

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’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

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
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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