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SPORTS 10/1/19 8:56pm

Twin Smirnova sisters deliver with talent, experience

Originally from Russia, sophomore tennis players Anastasia and Victoria Smirnova are twin sisters, and both have been playing tennis with their family since they were six years old. Though the Smirnovas’ parents were athletes themselves, they played a slightly different sport: table tennis. 



SPORTS 9/29/19 1:01pm

Football stumbles against LA Tech

Rice football fell short against Louisiana Tech University in overtime, 23-20, on Saturday night at Rice Stadium in the team’s first game against a Conference USA opponent. The Owls currently have zero wins and five losses on the season.



SPORTS 9/24/19 9:04pm

Men’s club lacrosse integrates women into team

The club lacrosse team is not vastly different from the various other club teams Rice has to offer. They’re a team that competes with other schools and continues to grow in size. But one way in which this team is unique is the make-up of the 27 people on it.


SPORTS 9/24/19 9:03pm

Nicole Lennon: ‘Fast, Athletic, Emotional’

For her groundbreaking play during the first four weeks of the season, junior outside hitter Nicole Lennon has been named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week four times. No other player in Rice history has earned that award four times in an entire season.


SPORTS 9/24/19 9:01pm

Soccer scores win over Charlotte

Rice soccer edged its way past the University of North Carolina, Charlotte 49ers with a successful penalty kick to give the Owls a 1-0 win this Sunday afternoon in their Conference USA opener.






SPORTS 9/17/19 9:51pm

Powderpuff: A new season begins

Eleven teams are set to play in the 21st annual season of Rice women’s flag football competition following Hanszen College’s 13-6 victory over McMurtry College last December in the powderpuff championship game.


SPORTS 9/17/19 9:49pm

Soccer falls to undefeated Oregon State

Rice soccer lost 2-1 in an overtime match against undefeated Oregon State University this Sunday at Holloway Field. Rice was coming off of a 3-2 defeat at  Southern Methodist University, while Oregon State came into the game following a 5-0 victory against the University of Houston and had given up only one goal all season. 





SPORTS 9/10/19 9:14pm

Owls’ Moonshot: Beat UT

In 1962, during his famous “We choose to go to the moon” speech at Rice Stadium, President John F. Kennedy posed a question to the audience. “Why does Rice play Texas?” Kennedy said.



SPORTS 9/3/19 10:15pm

Leading by example: Adams energizes Owls’ defense

 As the summer wanes and the unrelenting Houston sun glares on, Rice football returned to their early season grind during Sunday’s practice. Players ran through various drills and game situation simulations and at the heart of it all was senior defensive lineman Myles Adams. Adams and the team were running situation simulations to improve upon the team’s most recent 14-7 loss to Army West Point.