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NEWS 2/5/09 6:00pm

Commentary: Detroit Lions major help for college football fans

"Lion football practice was delayed on Monday for two hours when one of the players looked down and noticed a suspicious-looking, unknown powdery substance on the practice field. He alerted the coaches, who immediately suspended practice and called the FBI to investigate. After a complete field analysis, the FBI determined the white substance, unknown to the players, was the goal line. Practice was resumed when FBI Special Agents decided that the team would not be likely to encounter the substance again." -http://ryansimmons.net/ michifun/lions.html


NEWS 9/4/08 7:00pm

Football begins play with win over SMU

After dismantling Southern Methodist University for the third year in a row, the Owls will look to jump out to a quick 2-0 conference start when they face the University of Memphis at 7 p.m. tomorrow night in Tennessee. Rice should have the upper hand in terms of momentum: While the Owls are coming off a solid victory, Memphis is trying to bounce back from a 41-24 loss to the University of Mississippi.


NEWS 8/28/08 7:00pm

Football ready to repeat SMU win

Tonight marks the start of the 2008 season for the football team as they face Conference USA foe Southern Methodist University in their first game of the year. The contest, which is being broadcast nationally on ESPN, marks the debut of SMU's $2 million a year head coach June Jones and his run-and-shoot offense, both of which join C-USA with much fanfare. The run-and-shoot is one of the oldest sorts of spread offenses, and Jones has been a run-and-shoot disciple since his playing days as a quarterback at Portland State in the mid-1970s.


NEWS 8/21/08 7:00pm

Commentary: Mustaches the difference for '08 Owls

Hoping to overcome a disappointing 3-9 season, the football team is committed to victory and unity in the 2008 campaign. This year marks the final campaign for a group of some of the most decorated Owl players in history and has potential to be a memorable one for numerous reasons.Some would argue that the most memorable part of the year has already begun. 2008 is the year of Mustache Madness. Per the request of senior quarterback Chase Clement, many of the Owls have grown mustaches with varying thicknesses and styles as a sign of team unity and to keep things light and humorous.


NEWS 4/17/08 7:00pm

Commentary: The confessions of a failed sports columnist

I surrender. I can't hack it. There's just not anything to write about in sports anymore. New men's basketball coach at Rice? Don't get me wrong, I was excited by the Ben Braun hiring, but coaches get hired and fired every day now.The baseball team, yet again, looks like it may round into form just in time for the stretch run of conference play and head into the postseason looking good.


NEWS 4/10/08 7:00pm

Offense edges defense 44-43 to round out spring season

Whether it is new positions or innovative techniques, spring football is a time for learning.Because of its didactic nature, it was no surprise that the offense's 44-43 win over the defense in the spring game was sloppy. The contest was the capstone to an entire semester of practice, which saw much improvement and change for many of Rice's players.