In the early hours of the weekdays, when most students are still asleep, Rice student-athletes are already training.
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Last week, the Big 12 finally made its decision regarding expansion. And no, Rice was not invited to join the conference.
Listen, I know. It’s not fun to read the sports section right now. Was it ever? I don’t know.
Following her sophomore season, senior cross country runner Cali Roper did something no Rice runner had done before.
While many Rice students are recovering from sleepless Friday nights, members of the Rice sailing club spend their Saturday mornings cutting through the water, racing boats out of Lakewood Yacht Club.
For the first time in years, Rice sports are in the national spotlight. The Big 12 Conference is looking to add two more institutions, and Rice is one of 11 universities being considered for membership.
Football season begins Thursday night for the Rice Owls, and that means it is time for the first annual Thresher Sports game-by-game predictions.
Twenty years after a breakup with its Southwest Conference compatriots, Rice is pleading with them to get back together.
The flag in left field flies every night; its end beginning to fray. The words on its bright white background — “2003 National Champions” — commemorate the greatest achievement in the history of Rice Athletics.
The Rice men’s tennis team began the season ranked No. 58 in the country. Over the course of their winningest season in 12 years, however, the Owls have moved all the way up to No. 26 and entered the Conference USA tournament as the top seed.
At the beginning of the season, the Rice baseball team looked like it was destined for an unspectacular year.
Women’s basketball senior forward Alyssa Lang logged heavy minutes for the Owls this season, playing 26 minutes per game and averaging 5.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
A packed Reckling Park crowd of 5,478 fans watched the Rice University baseball team earn its first win of the season over a top-10 team in a 4-3 upset victory over No. 3 Texas A&M University Tuesday night.
The Final Four has attracted all kinds of celebrities, public figures and fans to Houston this weekend.
This weekend, the biggest college sporting event in the country was held just down the street from our school.
Rice’s No. 40 men’s tennis team faced a tall task going into its weekend match against No. 9 Texas Tech University.
I have often heard it said that Rice is not a “sports school.” Supposedly, Rice is a place where students value academics while the athletic program operates in the background, quietly raising money for the school while students toil away in Fondren.
The Rice baseball team has won its conference championship every year since 1996. Over the weekend, the Owls began their quest to continue this streak when they traveled to San Antonio to play a three-game series against the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Two weekends from now, Houston will host the biggest college basketball event of the year: the Final Four.