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January 27, 2016

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Rice Football:
Football Signing Day Event Set for February 3 (Rice Owls)

James Casey:
No More Mr. Rice Guy: Casey all in at UH (Houston Chronicle)

January 25, 2016

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NFL Playoffs:
Yesterday, Denver defeated New England, 20-18, in the AFC Championship game to advance to the Super Bowl.  Klein Kubiak ‘13 is a Player Personnel Assistant and Jordan Taylor ’14 is on the Practice Squad for the Broncos.  Also, Patti Lipoma Kraft ’87, a member of the Rice Board of Trustees, is married to Jonathan Kraft, president of the Patriots. 

January 24, 2016

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NFL Playoffs:
Today, Denver hosts New England in the AFC Championship game.  Klein Kubiak ‘13 is a Player Personnel Assistant and Jordan Taylor ’14 is on the Practice Squad for the Broncos.  Also, Patti Lipoma Kraft ’87, a member of the Rice Board of Trustees, is married to Jonathan Kraft, president of the Patriots. 

January 20, 2016

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Drew Mehringer '10:
Near-death experience shaped the life of Rutgers offensive coordinator (NJ.com)

January 19, 2016

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NFL Playoffs:
On Sunday, Klein Kubiak and Jordan Taylor (Denver) defeated Chris Boswell (Pittsburgh) in the Roommate Bowl.  Watch here a 2012 C-USA video feature on Klein and Chris.  (Thanks, Ellen Pierce!)

In the loss, the Wizard of Boz was perfect, with 3 field goals (43, 28, 47) and 1 PAT.  In total, he kicked 7 field goals in the postseason, tying a Steelers record for most field goals in a single postseason.  (Thanks, Jeff Farney and John Wolda!)

Also, on Sunday, Luke Willson’s postseason came to an end as Carolina defeated Seattle, 31-24.

 

January 17, 2016

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OJ Brigance:
College sports opens doors to success for NCAA Honors recipients (NCAA)

Jordan Taylor:
'Sunshine' Makes an Impact on Broncos' Playoff Push by Chuck Pool (Rice Owls)

UTSA Football:
Wilson to UTSA is a 'tremendous loss' for UTSA (The Advocate)

January 16, 2016

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OJ Brigance:
Yesterday, OJ Brigance received the NCAA Inspiration Award at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio.  Read more.

Larry Izzo:
Texans hire former Rice standout as special-teams coordinator (Houston Chronicle)


UTSA Football:
UTSA taps LSU assistant coach Frank Wilson as head coach (ESPN)

January 15, 2016

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Luke Willson:
Luke Willson eyes return vs. Panthers (The Seattle Times)

January 14, 2016

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State of Texas Football (Thanks, Larry George!):
Way-To-Early rankings for 2016 (Dave Campbell)

James Casey:
Casey and Herman reunite on the UH coaching staff (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Rice vs. LSU".

January 13, 2016

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Rice Football:
Trip to Pittsburgh Completes Owls 2017 Non-Conference Schedule (Rice Owls)

College Football:
How Much Is Your Favorite Team Worth? (Wall Street Journal)

Chris Boswell:
Signing Chris Boswell pays dividends for Pittsburgh Steelers (UPI)
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