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In a year full of achievements, the Rice women’s basketball team finally accomplished the most important one of all. The Owls won the Conference USA Championship Saturday night, defeating Middle Tennessee State University 69-54 to earn the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2005.
Rice will have a chance to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday after a 64-57 comeback win over Western Kentucky University in the Conference USA Tournament semifinal on Friday night.
Rice women’s basketball led wire-to-wire in a 61-43 victory over the University of North Texas in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA basketball tournament. The Owls will take on Western Kentucky University in the semifinals Friday evening.
Although the No. 1-seeded Rice women’s basketball team doesn’t tip off its Conference USA Tournament opener until Thursday morning, there was plenty of action around the league Wednesday.
With the regular season over, both the Rice women’s and men’s basketball teams are heading to Frisco to compete in the Conference USA tournaments. The women enter their tournament as the No. 1 seed after winning the regular season conference championship, while the men will be underdogs as the No. 11 seed in the 12-team field. The winner of each clinches a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Here’s a look at how Rice stacks up.
The number of undergraduates studying computer science has more than doubled since 2014, an increase that department head Luay Nakhleh said will require an investment in the department.
The Rice mechanical engineering department is overhauling its major requirements beginning in Fall 2019 including reducing the number of required hours and adding specializations, according to department head Laura Schaefer.
Nicky Adams has stepped down from her position as head coach of Rice soccer to take the head coaching job at Syracuse University, according to a press release from Rice Athletics.
The athletic department presented plans for an inflatable dome designed to be used by multiple varsity and club athletic teams to members of the Student Association, sparking concern among some members of the student body.
The folding chair former head coach Wayne Graham used to occupy was nowhere to be found at last Wednesday’s Rice baseball practice.
After Rice women’s basketball closed the 2016-17 season by winning the Women’s Basketball Invitational championship, outgoing senior Maya Hawkins, who had just been named the tournament’s most valuable player, made a bold statement.
As Shani Rainey laid under the basket clutching her leg during the final game of the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational, she already knew what was wrong.
Undergraduate applications to Rice University in 2018 increased by roughly 30 percent over 2017, according to a press release from the university.
Two recent incidents involving an investigation into on-campus thefts have sparked conversations about racial profiling at Rice.
Reports surfaced this week that Michael Deem, a professor of bioengineering at Rice University, is under investigation for his involvement in creating the first genetically modified human beings.
Forbes estimates the size of the fantasy football market to be between $40 billion and $70 billion per year, but Ben Schragger’s company, Fantasy Football Live, earns zero of these dollars.
The president of Rice University introduced the former president of the United States to the crowd at the Baker Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala by listing three things the Thresher Backpage wrote 11 years ago that the two men have in common. Both David Leebron and Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School, served as presidents of the Harvard Law Review and married women who are way out of their league.
Rice volleyball clinched the Conference USA Tournament championship for the first time since 2009 with a 3-0 sweep of Florida International University on Sunday. The win clinches the Owls a berth in next month’s NCAA Tournament.
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