As the only senior on the Rice women’s basketball team, guard Wendy Knight has found a way to balance a busy life as a double major in mathematics and computational and applied mathematics with her demanding basketball career.
For the fourth straight year, Rice swimming finished second behind Florida International University at the Conference USA Championships.
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.
The Rice women’s basketball team lost its second game in a row on Saturday to Middle Tennessee State University, suffering its first losing streak since November.
Orlando, Florida had some Disney World magic for the Rice Baseball team last weekend, as the Owls earned wins in two of three games at the University of Central Florida Tournament to kick-start an optimistic 2018 campaign.
After winning the conference title and making its first NCAA tournament appearance in three years last season, Rice is on to 2018.
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.
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.
Twenty-six years ago, the movie “Wayne’s World” debuted in theaters. The day of the premiere, Feb. 14, 1992, Rice baseball lost 9-1 to the University of Texas, Austin to drop new 55-year-old head coach Wayne Graham’s career Division I record to 5-3.
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.
The men’s team will face the Louisiana State University Tigers this Sunday at the George R. Brown Tennis Center at 12 pm. The women’s team is on the road again, and will play University of Texas, Arlington on their courts on Feb. 9.
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.