Over 80 percent of male Rice student-athletes and nearly 70 percent of female student-athletes reported stress levels of six or higher on a 10-point scale, according to a research study conducted by senior Julie Litver and juniors Mike Otoo and Molly Tilbrook.
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When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice last football season, junior Ben Schragger, a McMurtry College student and a pitcher for the baseball team, said he was unsure how to react.
In a season that has included its fair share of low points, Rice baseball now has a reason to celebrate.
Rice baseball entered the eighth inning on Sunday against the University of Southern Mississippi trailing 6-2, seemingly headed for its third straight loss and ninth in 11 games. But a five-run Owls rally, capped by an RBI single by freshman second baseman Trei Cruz, helped Rice salvage a game from the No. 14 Golden Eagles.
This year, Rice has completed its mission. All three of its major men’s sports teams — football, basketball and baseball — are bad. Finally.
On a blustery day on the track behind Rice Stadium, Rice students and alumni celebrated Beer Bike by watching the Graduate Student Association, Jones and Will Rice Colleges finish top-three in every race.
Rice women’s basketball had its season come to an end on Tuesday night, falling 93-73 at the University of New Mexico in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
Sorry, Rice. The baseball program just isn’t elite anymore. In truth, it has not been elite for years.
In its first home Women’s National Invitational Tournament game since 2006, Rice did not disappoint the Tudor Fieldhouse crowd.
For the second straight year, the Rice women’s basketball team is going to the postseason. The Owls have earned a berth in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.The WNIT is a step up from the Women’s Basketball Invitational, which the Owls qualified for and won last season.
Rice baseball rebounded from a four-game sweep in Palo Alto by winning two out of three games this weekend against Houston Baptist University this weekend. At time of print, Rice’s road game at Texas State University was ongoing on Tuesday night.
The first season of head coach Scott Pera’s tenure came to an end over the weekend, as Rice men’s basketball failed to qualify for the Conference USA tournament. The Owls finished the season with a record of 7-24, 4-14 in conference play.
The scene is a talk radio show solely dedicated to Rice Athletics. The host is taking callers during a segment on the past weekend of games. Of course, this is entirely fictional. Any radio show solely devoted to Rice Athletics would surely be taken off the air in a week due to low ratings.
In the first home game of his career, with Rice trailing 6-4 in the eighth inning, freshman second baseman Trei Cruz came to bat with the bases loaded.
For three seasons, the Owls have come up just short at the Conference USA Championships, finishing second to Florida International University every year. This year they are hoping for revenge.
The Rice women’s basketball team captured a signature win Saturday at Tudor Fieldhouse when it defeated conference leader Western Kentucky University 73-58. But the Owls have a quick turnaround.
After winning the conference title and making its first NCAA tournament appearance in three years last season, Rice is on to 2018.
It has been 15 years since Rice baseball claimed the school’s first and only national championship. The image of the team’s dogpile on the Rosenblatt Stadium mound is still etched in the memories of Rice fans a decade and a half later. But the season itself is memorable for far more than its finish.
Head coach Mike Bloomgren completed his first recruiting class at Rice on Wednesday by signing 17 players to National Letters of Intent, a binding commitment to play football for Rice.
Graham is in the final year of his contract. He expressed a desire to continue coaching beyond 2018 at the end of last season, but first Rice must renew his contract. Rice Athletics has yet to comment on whether this season will be Graham’s last.