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Men's basketball defeats North Texas

(02/11/14 12:00am)

The Rice University men's basketball team showed some positive results at Tudor Fieldhouse over the weekend with a 75-70 win against the University of North Texas on Thursday, Feb. 6. Rice missed its chance to complete the sweep at home, falling 66-56 to the University Tulsa on Saturday, Feb. 8. Rice is now 7-16 overall with a 2-8 record in Conference USA. The Owls only have one game this week, heading on the road to play at Louisiana Tech University on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Ruston, La.




Men's basketball snags first conference win against Charlotte

(01/28/14 12:00am)

The Rice University men's basketball team won their first Conference USA basketball game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 25, beating the University of North Carolina, Charlotte 71-69. This victory ended an eight-game losing streak that began after the Owls lost to the University of Houston on Dec. 21. Earlier in the week, Rice lost to Marshall University 73-63. With their 1-1 record over the weekend, Rice is now 6-13 overall and 1-5 in C-USA play.


Luke Willson: From Armed Forces Bowl to Super Bowl

(01/28/14 12:00am)

Just 13 months ago, senior tight end Luke Willson (Lovett '13) took off his Rice Owls jersey for the final time after playing the United States Air Force Academy in the 2012 Armed Forces Bowl. Now, after being drafted in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 NFL draft, he is playing on the NFL's grandest stage: Super Bowl XLVIII. The Thresher interviewed Willson to talk about the game of his life and to reflect on his days as a Rice Owl.


Men's basketball drops to 0-4 in Conference USA

(01/21/14 12:00am)

The Rice University men's basketball team did not secure its first conference victory of the season, falling 84-62 to the University of Southern Mississippi on Jan. 16 and 58-41 to Tulane University on Jan. 18. With the losses, the Owls fell to 5-12 overall and 0-4 in Conference USA play. Rice will return to Tudor Fieldhouse this weekend to host Marshall University on Jan. 23 and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte on Jan. 25.



Football to play for C-USA championship

(12/04/13 12:00am)

For the first time since the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, the Rice football team has a chance to win an outright conference championship after beating Tulane University 17-13 last Saturday, Nov. 30. With the victory, the Owls won the Conference USA West Division and will be hosting the conference title game this Saturday, Dec. 7 against Marshall University at 11 a.m.




Football ready for homecoming

(11/13/13 12:00am)

After an unusual 17 days without a game, the Owls will be back at Rice Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. to play Louisiana Tech University. The Bulldogs started the season off slowly with a 1-4 record but have since won three of their last four games, bringing their record to 4-5. If Louisiana Tech can win two of its last three games, it can still go to a bowl game.


Crew team strives to compete in national regattas

(11/06/13 12:00am)

While most students are familiar with the football, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams, there is another little-known sports team trying to make a name for itself at Rice. The crew club team meets every morning, either in Clear Lake to practice in the water or in the back of Tudor Fieldhouse to practice on land. This small but dedicated team is making an effort to announce its presence not only to other universities, but also to its own student population.




45-19 win moves Owls closer to bowl game

(10/22/13 12:00am)

Rice Owls football took one giant step Saturday toward back-to-back bowls for the first time in Rice University history with a 45-19 win over New Mexico State University. Redshirt senior quarterback Taylor McHargue ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Owls to victory. Redshirt senior running back Charles Ross returned from an injury to rush the ball 26 times for 167 yards and a touchdown.



Future tennis stars shine in USTA tournament at Jake Hess Stadium

(10/09/13 12:00am)

Even though Rice men's tennis team is on hiatus right now, there is still some high-level tennis action going on at Jake Hess Stadium with the United State Tennis Association Futures event, which started Oct. 5 and ends Oct. 13. The main draw, which starts Wednesday, will feature 32 of the best young players in the world, ranked from 300 to 800 in the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings. The winner of the event will take home $15,000, along with ATP points that will help boost the winner's international ranking and chances at entering future events.