No. 47 Rice women’s tennis went 3-0 to finish off its road trip last week to move to 12-5 on the season.
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With a win and two losses to Florida Atlantic University (18-8-1, 7-2 Conference-USA) this weekend, Rice baseball fell to 9-21 (2-7 C-USA). Rice is now 3-11 in its last 14 games, with the majority of losses coming from a brutal seven-game losing streak in mid-March.
Despite a loss to Western Kentucky University to complete its regular season, Rice basketball finished 21-10 (11-7 C-USA) and captured the fifth seed in the Conference USA tournament.
When head coach Mike Rhoades arrived on Rice’s campus, he was taking over a program that had not had a 20-win season in a decade.
After just one year at Rice, sophomore shortstop Ford Proctor is already making a name for himself.
As a freshman, junior pitcher Glenn Otto wasn’t sure how much playing time he would get. The Rice baseball team was stacked with talented upperclassmen pitchers and Otto wondered if he was going to get any innings.
As a seventh grader, Egor Koulechov quit his soccer team in Volgograd, Russia. His family had moved to a new house, and without a car, practice was too far away.
Rice men’s basketball embraced the adage “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish” on Saturday.
The Rice Owls volleyball team (18-11, 10-4) finished its regular season on a high note, sweeping the University of Texas, San Antonio (19-7, 10-4) on Senior Day at Tudor Fieldhouse to avenge a defeat earlier in the season.
With less than a second remaining in in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament and Rice clinging to a 61-60 lead over Louisiana Tech University, senior forward Jasmine Goodwine fouled Brooke Pumroy on a fadeaway jumper, sending the Lady Techsters’ shooting guard to the free throw line with a chance to win the game.
The Rice Owls women’s basketball team had a motto in the 2015-16 season — “Overtime is Owl time” — due to their 4-1 overtime record.
Since 2004, the Rice University women’s volleyball team has compiled a 232-157 record, paving the way for eight winning seasons, one Conference USA championship (2009), three second-place finishes (2004, 2011 and 2012) and three berths to the NCAA tournament (2004, 2008 and 2009), the only three appearances in Rice volleyball history.
When Antonio Merlo came from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 to chair Rice’s economics department, he came with a lot more than a knowledge of economics and an Italian accent.
On Friday night, Rice Stadium will be rocking. In Rice’s first home game of the season, the Owls will take on No. 21 Baylor University in a primetime game on ESPN.
As a 16-year-old high school standout, senior captain Leah Mikesky committed to play volleyball at Florida State University.
Last season, the Rice volleyball team was soaring. After sweeping the University of Southern Mississippi, the Owls were 17-8 and were preparing for a home match against No. 22 Western Kentucky University.
In 2016, a Rice sports team came within inches of winning its third straight national championship.