The Rice University football team fell short in their comeback attempt against Old Dominion University in front of 17,588 spectators on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Rice Stadium. Despite making a 21-point comeback culminating in a game-tying touchdown with just over a minute remaining, the Rice football team could not overcome the Monarchs.
After consecutive losses to currently top-10 ranked teams, the Rice University football team (0-2) returns home this weekend to face off against new conference foe Old Dominion University. After facing the University of Notre Dame’s fourth-ranked scoring defense and Texas A&M University’s fourth-ranked scoring offense, the Owls look to earn their first win of the season against a Monarchs team that is playing its first full season in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest division of collegiate football.
Ben Braun, the Rice University men’s basketball coach, announced his immediate resignation on Thursday, March 13, marking the end of his six year tenure with the Owls despite having two years remaining on his contract. During his time in Houston, Braun compiled a 63-128 record, which included a record of 12-49 over the past two seasons. Rice finished this season with 18 losses out of 20 games, including a last-second loss to the University of North Texas in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.