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SPORTS 10/31/18 12:41am

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back from tough season

The men’s basketball season is fast-approaching, and the team will aim to improve upon last campaign’s win total of just seven. Scott Pera is back at the helm in his second season as head coach of the Owls. Pera says he hopes to see steady growth as the season goes on.

SPORTS 10/31/18 12:41am

Soccer qualifies for C-USA Tournament

In the 58th minute of the Owls’ final regular season match at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, junior midfielder Lianne Mananquil received the ball after a free kick, took one touch and rocketed the game-winning shot of Rice’s 2-1 victory into the net.

SPORTS 10/31/18 12:40am

Volleyball win streak reaches record 13

On Sunday, Rice volleyball broke the team’s all-time record win streak with its 13th consecutive win of the season, defeating Conference USA foe University of Texas, El Paso in a come-from-behind five-set victory. 

SPORTS 10/31/18 12:39am

Women’s basketball poised for potential conference championship run

The women’s basketball team has seen steady improvement over the past two seasons, to say the least. In 2016-17, the Owls won the Women’s Basketball Invitational, and last season they took it a step further by qualifying for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. This year, the aspirations for this team are even higher; Rice is picked second (including five first place votes) in the Conference USA Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Tina Langley returns for her fourth season in charge as the Owls’ head coach.

SPORTS 10/24/18 1:05am

New quarterback, same result as Rice football loses to Florida International

Rice football’s season-long struggles continued on Saturday evening, as the team lost 36-17 on the road against Conference USA foe Florida International University. The Owls’ sixth straight loss dropped first-year coach Mike Bloomgren’s squad to 1-7 on the season and 0-4 in conference play. Since its season-opening victory over FCS opponent Prairie View A&M University, Rice has yet to win another game. 

SPORTS 10/17/18 12:58am

Revised Powderpuff schedule released

After one month’s worth of rescheduling, the Powderpuff coordinators have released an updated schedule of all remaining regular season and postseason games. Rescheduling was done after a confidential coaches’ and captains’ meeting.

SPORTS 10/17/18 12:57am

Swimming opens season with victory

Rice Fight Never Dies. It’s a phrase that has roots dating back to the 1920s. While the phrase has been used sporadically over the last century, it has recently become one of Rice Athletics’ main marketing slogans. 

SPORTS 10/17/18 12:56am

Rice Athletics weekend updates

It was a busy weekend for the Rice Owls. Several teams were in action, from cross country to soccer to swimming to football. With this in mind, here are a couple of the Owls’ highlights.

SPORTS 10/2/18 11:57pm

Football blown out by Wake Forest

In its first game this season against a Power Five-conference opponent, Rice’s football team struggled to get into the game, losing to Wake Forest University 56-24. The Owls came into the contest having lost their last three games, most recently against conference rival University of Southern Mississippi. The game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was the third road matchup in a row for Rice.

SPORTS 10/2/18 11:55pm

Men’s tennis opens with Texas Tamale Invitational

In its first home tournament of the year, the Rice men’s tennis team hosted the Texas Tamale Invitational over the weekend. Freshman Adam Oscislawski highlighted the tournament for the Owls with a win in straight sets on Sunday to take third place in the B Draw singles. 

SPORTS 9/29/18 5:38pm

The Final Kauntdown: Change is no reason to celebrate

The problem with hope is that it fades as long as success isn’t present. That’s why the average tenure of an FBS football coach is just 3.8 years, according to Business Insider. Any coach can sell hope for year one and year two, but without success by year three, they’re out the door.

SPORTS 9/25/18 11:43pm

Basketball teams pick up early verbal commits

Rice basketball has picked up a total of eight verbal commitments recently, with five on the women’s side and three on the men’s side. The commitments from these players come roughly two months before the first date they can officially sign.

SPORTS 9/25/18 11:42pm

Football struggles in C-USA opener

In a scene eerily reminiscent of the 2017 Owls and their anemic offense, the Rice football team gained only 262 total yards in a 40-22 loss to the University of Southern Mississippi on Saturday. The loss dropped Rice’s record to 1-3 for the year and handed the Owls a defeat in their conference opener.