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November 20, 2014

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Trivia Question:
Name the four-year Rice football letterman who is a member of the UTEP football coaching staff.  Email your answer here. 

November 19, 2014

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Trivia Answer:
On November 17, 1973, Carl Swierc returned a kickoff 95 yards to score the winning touchdown at the end of the game as the Owls defeated the Aggies, 24-20, at Rice Stadium.  Then, the Rice MOB was held captive by a Texas A&M mob.  Presently, Carl is VP, Property Management at BPI Realty Services in Houston.

Video: 1973 Texas A&M vs. Rice (YouTube)
Mob Pearl Harbor Day (PTH)
Controversy continues after satirical MOB halftime (The Rice Thresher, 11/29/73)

Way to go, John Wolda, Joe Welsh, Charley Landgraf, Donald Bowers, Nicole Thomas, Tommy Clanton, Mike Ross, Jimmy Disch, Ann Bixby, Bev Schorre, Rod Boane, Jeff Ross, James Thompson, Ted Richard, Peter Fasullo, Guy Rollins, John Montana, Kyle Frazier, Sallie Schwall, Harvin Moore, Bryant Wilkinson, Betty Bixby, Bob Reinhold, Clif Crabtree, Doug Nicholson, Kirwin Drouet, Nancy Burch, Barney McCoy, Randy and Josh Schaffer, Janice Hartick, John Gladu, Terry Gaschen, Patti Fox, Kathleen Boyd and Rilda Whitmire! 

Next trivia question tomorrow!

November 18, 2014

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Trivia Question:
Forty-one years ago yesterday, the Rice MOB was held captive by a Texas A&M mob after the Owls defeated the Aggies, 24-20, at Rice Stadium.  Who scored the winning touchdown for Rice?  Email your answer here.

November 15, 2014

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Trivia Leaderboard (top ten plus ties):
86  Peter Fasullo, Mike Ross
85  Ann Bixby
83  Betty Bixby
82  Bryant Wilkinson, John Wolda
81  Bob Reinhold, Bev Schorre
78  Rod Boane
76  Sallie Schwall

November 14, 2014

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Trivia Answer:
John Marshall, Thomas Jefferson’s second cousin once removed, served as a US Representative (1799-1800), a Secretary of State (1800-1801) and a Supreme Court chief justice (1801-1835), thereby holding positions in all three branches of government.  Tomorrow, Marshall University, named after him, hosts Rice football. 

Way to go, John Wolda, Bev Schorre, John Montana, Jimmy Disch, Charley Landgraf, Bill Allison, Kirwin Drouet, Ty Buthod, George Webb, Joe Quoyeser, Sallie Schwall, Mike Ross, Lynda Crist, Guy Rollins, Rick Sheridan, Rod Boane, Jim Woodruff,  Peter Fasullo, Ralph Cooley, Bryant Wilkinson, Bob Reinhold, Larry Nettles, Ann Bixby, Steve Brown, Betty Bixby, Ted Richard, Richard Zansitis, Greg Mathews, Rilda Whitmore and Kathleen Boyd! 

Trivia Leaderboard and next trivia question next Tuesday!

 

November 13, 2014

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Trivia Question:
Name Thomas Jefferson’s cousin who served as a US Representative, a Secretary of State and a Supreme Court justice, thereby holding positions in all three branches of government.  Email your answer here.

November 12, 2014

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Trivia Answer:
Rice soccer went undefeated against the 3 SEC teams it played this season, defeating LSU and Vanderbilt and tying Arkansas in double OT.  On Friday, the C-USA Champions play at UT in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Way to go, John Wolda, Jimmy Disch, Joe Welsh, Ted Richard, Ann Bixby, Peter Fasullo, Bruce Baker, Bryant Wilkinson, Sallie Schwall, Bob Reinhold, Rod Boane, Tre Fischer, Rick Sheridan, Gene Walker, Jim Woodruff, Walt Greenberg, Mike Ross, Bev Schorre, Mark Antweil, Sharon Mathews, Kyle Frazier, Betty Bixby, Rick Schell, Guy Rollins, Rick Gerlach, Joan Krajca-Radcliffe and Steve Lukingbeal!

Next trivia question tomorrow!

November 11, 2014

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Trivia Question:
Name the Rice team that went undefeated against the 3 SEC teams it played this year.  Email your answer here.

November 8, 2014

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Trivia Leaderboard (top ten plus ties):
84  Peter Fasullo, Mike Ross
83  Ann Bixby
81  Betty Bixby
80  Bryant Wilkinson, John Wolda
79  Bob Reinhold, Bev Schorre
76  Rod Boane
74  Sallie Schwall

 

November 7, 2014

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Trivia Answer:
Wade Townsend was twice picked 8th overall in the the First-Year MLB Player Draft, by Baltimore in 2004 and by Tampa Bay in 2005. 

Next Sunday, November 16 in the R Room, Wade is participating on a panel discussion hosted by the Rice Historical Society and entitled  Former Owl Athletes: Life at Rice and Beyond”.  The panel also features Lindsey Maynard Cooksen ’04 (who has replaced Adam Peakes ’95), Bobby Dixon ’97 and Becky Wade ’12. The panel discussion follows a reception beginning at 3:30 pm. 

The event is free and open to the public but please RSVP to Karen Rogers by email or by phone (713 523-1815).

Way to go, John Wolda, Tre Fischer, Kyle Frazier, Rick Sheridan, Matt Moake, Ted Richard, Kathleen Boyd, Rod Boane, Walt Greenberg, James Thompson, Ann Bixby, Rick Gerlach, John Montana, Guy Rollins, Bob Reinhold, David Eldredge, Mike Ross, Sallie Schwall, Peter Fasullo, Betty Bixby, Nancy Burch, Bev Schorre, Randy Schaffer, Josh Schaffer, Mike Rash and Bryant Wilkinson!

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!    

 

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