Rice defensive lineman Blain Padgett found dead in apartment

Rice University defensive lineman Blain Padgett was found dead in his apartment on Friday, the university confirmed in a statement. Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren and Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard offered these statements on the passing of Blain Padgett: Mike Bloomgren: “Our team is devastated by this news. All of my thoughts right now are how best to help Blain’s...
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16 days ago

Top takeaways from the NFL Divisional round

For the most part, we bore witness to another slate of NFL Playoff action that lacked drama we have seen in previous years.That came to a crashing halt on Sunday, with the Jacksonville Jaguars pulling off an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then, on Sunday evening, the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints played one of the greatest postseason games in recent history. It...
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January 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Biggest chokes in the history of the NFL playoffs

Some playoff performances are remembered for the wrong reasons. Whether it's a crucial drop, untimely turnover or simply blowing a huge lead, devastating results can outlast even the positive things accomplished in the postseason.These are the 20 biggest chokes in the history of the NFL playoffs.
January 01, 2018  |  Discuss

Rice blocks season-high 10 shots, beats FIU 89-78

MIAMI (AP) Marcus Evans had four 3-pointers, 27 points, six rebounds and four assists, Egor Koulechov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and Rice beat Florida International 89-78 on Thursday night. Rice, which won its third straight, has scored 80-plus in 16 games this season to tie a program record set in the 1970-71 season. Evans was 8 of 17 from the floor and hit seven straight...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

18 years ago, a shocking gaffe sent the Falcons to their last Super Bowl

Sometimes the sum of the journey is a greater thrill than the final destination.Such was the case for the 1998 Atlanta Falcons, who had a wild ride to Super Bowl XXXIII before being upended by John Elway and the Denver Broncos, 34-19,  in Miami on Jan. 31, 1999.The Dirty Birds were the word back then -- as they are today, heading into next weekend's Super Bowl LI matchup against...
Via FOX Sports
January 26, 2017

Old Dominion holds off Rice 62-56 in C-USA opener

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) B.J. Stith had 18 points and Old Dominion opened Conference USA play with a 62-56 win over Rice on Saturday. Zoran Talley had 12 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting and Brandan Stith had 10 rebounds to go with nine points. The Monarchs (8-5) struggled down the stretch. But a free throw by Brandan Stith with 1:07 to play, and a layup by Jordan Baker 38 seconds...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Koulechov scores 20 on perfect shooting, Rice rolls 93-63

HOUSTON (AP) Egor Koulechov had a perfect day shooting, scoring 20 points to lead Rice to a 93-64 win over Division II St. Edward's on Thursday. Koulechov made all six of his shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and all six of his free throws. Marcus Jackson added 12 points and Connor Cashaw 11 for the Owls (8-2). Rice shot 61.5 percent in the first half (16 of 26...
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December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

McCaffrey prepares for possible final home game for Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz saw Christian McCaffrey run the football earlier than most. Their high school teams played twice, and Schultz said he and his teammates were helpless to stop McCaffrey. ''Our entire defensive game plan was structured around him. He tore our defense up,'' Schultz said. ''I remember one play he broke like six tackles and went...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Stehling accounts for 3 TDs; Rice beats Charlotte 22-21

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tyler Stehling threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores, including the go-ahead touchdown with about three minutes left, capping Rice's come-from-behind 22-21 victory over Charlotte on Saturday. Stehling finished with 279 yards passing and ran for 93 yards. Zach Wright had 12 receptions for 111 yards for the Owls (2-8, 1-6 Conference USA). Charlotte...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Singletary, FAU set offense records in 42-25 win over Rice

HOUSTON (AP) Devin Singletary rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns, setting a school single-game rushing record, Jason Driskel threw two TD passes and Florida Atlantic set a program record for 653 total yards in running away from Rice 42-25 on Saturday. After romping 66-yards for a fourth-quarter score, Singletary broke Alfred Morris' single-game rushing record of 198 yards...
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November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Higgins explodes, Louisiana Tech cruises past Rice, 61-16

RUSTON, La. (AP) Ryan Higgins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Trent Taylor become Louisiana Tech's career leader in receptions and the Bulldogs beat Rice 61-16 on Saturday night to become bowl eligible. Boston Scott rushed for 132 yards and three scores and Higgins completed 18 of 25 passes for 292 yards and added 106 yards rushing - including a 71-yard TD run that...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Stehling throws for 407 yards, 5 TDs in Rice's first win

HOUSTON (AP) Tyler Stehling threw for 407 yards and five touchdowns, both career highs, and Rice raced to a 65-44 victory over Prairie View on Saturday. Austin Walter had two touchdown receptions and ran for a third score. Stehling threw scores to five different receivers and the Owls (1-6) amassed 634 yards against the FCS Panthers (4-3). Wide receiver James Mayden also threw...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio holds on to beat Rice 14-13

HOUSTON (AP) Dalton Sturm threw two touchdown passes in the first half and Texas-San Antonio held on to beat Rice 14-13 on Saturday night. UTSA (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Rice (0-6, 0-4) is off to its worst start since losing its first nine games and finishing 2-10 in 2009. Sturm threw a 75-yard TD pass and a 28-yard score...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas sneaks by Rice 42-35 in 2OT

HOUSTON (AP) Willy Ivery plunged in from 4-yards out, Rice's Darik Dillard was stuffed on 4th-and-1 on the ensuing drive, and North Texas escaped Rice with a 42-35 win in 2OT on Saturday night. Jeffrey Wilson led North Texas (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA) with 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Mason Fine added 224 yards through the air with a touchdown. Dillard sent the game...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rice marching band issues statement after ‘satirizing’ Baylor sexual assault scandal

The Rice marching band made headlines after mocking the Baylor sexual assault scandal on Friday night. The marching band aligned itself in the form of the Roman numeral IX, highlighting Baylor as an accused violator of Title IX. Rice's MOB band making fun of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal at halftime. Referring to Title IX here pic.twitter.com/kp39MsoZKi — Adam Coleman (@RiceChron...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Baylor coach Briles defends decision to attend Baylor-Rice game

Baylor had a rather unexpected supporter in the stands on Friday night in the form of Art Briles, and the disgraced former coach defended his decision to attend the team’s 38-10 victory over Rice. Several fans spotted Briles sitting among the regular fans during the first half before leaving just before halftime. @Baylor Art Briles in the house. pic.twitter.com/0v6hpD9xmb —...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Rice marching band references Baylor's sexual assault scandal in halftime show

Rice didn’t hold anything back in Friday’s contest against the Baylor Bears. Not on the field—Rice got whipped 38-10, passing for 31 yards, rushing for 234, ultimately coughing up 638 total yards. No, the team’s marching band decided to use the halftime show to poke fun at Baylor’s sexual assault scandal while former head coach Art Briles watching from the stands. Here is a picture...
Via The Sports Daily
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 12 Division 1 football teams in the state of Texas

There are 12 Division-1 football teams in the state of Texas. How many of these "bigger and better" teams can you name?Clue: Conference
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rice player solves Rubik’s Cube…behind his back in under a minute

Rice left tackle Calvin Anderson can do so much more than a simple three-point stance while protecting his quarterback. Anderson, a sophomore, has a photographic memory and puts it to use by solving a Rubik’s Cube a few times in the locker room before each game. Most of the general population can’t solve the puzzle once. Anderson, though, can do it behind his back in the neighborhood...
Via The Sports Daily
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

White throws for 517 yards as W. Kentucky beats Rice 46-14

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Mike White threw for 517 yards and three touchdowns in his debut as starting quarterback as Western Kentucky opened the season and Conference USA play with a 46-14 drubbing of Rice. White, who was 25 for 31 passing, is only the third quarterback to throw for 500 or more yards in Western Kentucky history. The Hilltoppers had two receivers top 100 yards...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Evans scores 32, leads Rice over Southern Miss 76-74 in OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Marcus Evans matched a career-best with 32 points, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left in overtime to give Rice a 76-74 victory over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night for its fourth-straight win. Evans was 12 of 19 from the field and made 6 of 9 free throws. Connor Cashaw added 13 points and Max Guercy had three points, nine assists...
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February 25, 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 Richard...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts scores 27, Middle Tennessee crushes Rice, 87-73

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts hit six 3-pointers and finished with 27 total points and Middle Tennessee cruised to an 87-73 win over Rice on Saturday night. Perrin Buford had 23 points and eight rebounds and Reggie Upshaw scored 18 points and eight rebounds of his own for the Blue Raiders (14-5, 6-1 Conference USA), who have never lost in their three all-time home games...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio holds off Rice 85-80 behind Wilson's 23

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Christian Wilson scored a career-high 23 points, Ryan Bowie had 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Texas-San Antonio held on to beat Rice 85-80 on Sunday. The Roadrunners (3-12, 1-1 Conference USA) had a 12-1 run to go up 73-52 with 8:06 to play but the Owls (5-10, 0-2) immediately responded with 13 straight to close within eight with 5:35 to play. The...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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