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Swimming takes down defending C-USA champ

(11/01/17 7:33am)

For three straight years, Rice swimming has finished second in the Conference USA Championship. For three straight years, Florida International University has finished first. It wasn’t the conference championship meet, but on Friday, the Owls exacted some revenge on FIU, defeating the Panthers 136.5-84.5 in a dual meet in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to senior Kaitlyn Swinney, it was a signature win for Rice.




Athletic Director discusses state of Rice sports

(10/18/17 5:10am)

The comment section on the Thresher Facebook page for Madison Buzzard’s opinion piece titled “Rice football must build a winning culture” was something to behold. It all began when Stephanie Marten-Ellis commented, “I feel like this is only an issue because we’re in Texas. Does [the Massachusetts Institute of Technology] even have a football team? [Editor’s note: It does.] Who cares.”



V2C2 committee’s bureaucracy may fail to obtain strong ideas from students

(10/04/17 4:25am)

The Student Association voted last week to create a 10-member standing committee that will enumerate 100 or more ideas for Rice’s Second Vision for the Second Century. The original Vision for the Second Century motivated Rice to construct McMurtry and Duncan Colleges, expand the international student population and fund more research on campus. V2C2 may incite changes of similar magnitude, and so while we’re pleased that students are being consulted in this vision for the next 100 years at Rice, the current plan for obtaining student input is remarkably problematic. Because of the structure of the committee and the process through which ideas will be chosen, the student body as a whole will have limited influence on V2C2.




Kyle a star on and off the court

(09/13/17 6:56pm)

Being a student-athlete requires hours of work each day. Double majoring at Rice is hardly easy either. McKay Kyle does both. And in just two years at Rice, the junior volleyball player and economics and sport management double major has already appeared on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, the C-USA All-Tournament Team and the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. To Kyle, though, she’s not doing anything too special.


Soccer splits a high-scoring weekend

(09/13/17 6:47pm)

Rice soccer’s offense picked up where it left off in last week’s 4-1 win, scoring six goals over a span of two games this weekend to split its road contests. The Owls fell to No. 18 University of Memphis with a 3-1 loss before rebounding with a 5-2 thrashing of the University of Tulsa on Sunday. Rice now heads into the conference season with a record of 3-2-1.










Soccer rebounds from frustrating opener with 4-0 win

(08/22/17 4:09pm)

On a sweltering Houston day that left even fans in the bleachers soaked in sweat, the Rice soccer team earned its first win of the year with a 4-0 victory over Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. The win followed a 2-1 season-opening loss to the University of Texas, Austin. Head coach Nicky Adams said the team did a great job moving on from a tough loss.