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...
Via The Comeback
15 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...
Via Sportsnaut
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 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 —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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

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

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-star...
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

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

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 Josh...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 18, 2014  |  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

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.
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Scout Team Running Backs Gets First Career Carry; Becomes Shortest Player in FBS

The Rice Owls do not get mentioned very often for their football acumen. Folks just don't think of them when it comes to football when there are so many other, bigger programs in the state of Texas. They will make it into the news after Saturday's 45-10 spanking of UTEP though. Why? Because they officially have the shortest player in the FBS. Late in the game the Owls decided...
Via FatManWriting
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice's 4-foot-9 RB debuts vs. UTEP

College football's smallest player got the biggest carry of his career on Saturday afternoon. Jayson Carter, a 4-foot-9, 135-pound walk-on running back at Rice saw his three years of hard work with the Owls' scouting team pay off as he made his collegiate debut against UTEP, late in the fourth quarter. "That young man is here ever day busting his tail on the scout team. He deserves...
Via FOX Sports
October 27, 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 Chris Boswell’s onside kick against Houston (VIDEO)

via YouTube After Rice University cut the University of Houston’s lead to 31-26 in the final minutes Saturday, Rice asked placekicker Chris Boswell to get fancy on the ensuing onside kick.  And kinda like McDonald’s ketchup, Roswell got fancy indeed. With six guys lined up to his left and four to his right, Roswell lined up as though he was going to kick it left-footed, his natural...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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