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  • RICE UPDATE
    Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Rice Baseball This Week, May 25-31

    Friday - Monday
       Houston Regional l Fan Guide l NCAA Regional Results 
       Game Notes: UH l Rice l UL-LA l HBU
       Twitter: UH l RiceUL-LAHBU

    Friday             
       Gm 1   2:30  pm      (2) Rice vs. (3) UL-LA  GT l Audio l ESPN3     
                                       Blake Fox (8-2, 3.34) vs Wyatt Marks (6-1, 3.25)      
       Gm 2   7:00 pm       (1) UH vs. (4) HBU  GT l ESPN 3    
    Saturday
       Gm 3   2:30 pm       Gm 1 loser vs. Gm 2 loser
       Gm 4   7:00 pm       Gm 1 winner vs. Gm 2 winner           ;
    Sund
    ay
       Gm 5   2:30 pm       Gm 3 winner vs. Gm 4 loser   
       Gm 6   7:00 pm       Gm 4 winner vs. Gm 5 winner
      
    Monday (if necessary)
       Gm 7  7:00 pm        Gm 6 winner vs. Gm 6 loser 
  • Selected Rice Events This Week, May 25-31

    Tuesday (3:30 - 6:30 pm CT) 
       Rice Farmers Market, West Stadium Lot 
    Wednesday (6:30 - 8:30 pm CT) 
      Coaches Caravan, Houston  Online Registration
    Thursday-Saturday 
      NCAA Track Championship West Preliminary Round, Austin
  • Football News (May 25, 2015)

    C-USA Football (Thanks, Larry George!):
    Coach Rankings (Sporting News)
  • Professional Baseball News (May 29, 2015)

    Player Moves:
    On May 21, Bryan Price was placed on the temporarily inactive list.  And, on Tuesday, JT Chargois was promoted to AA Chattanooga from Hi-A Fort Myers. 

    MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
    David Aardsma
    (0-1, 2.55) recorded his league-leading 15th save for AAA Oklahoma City and John Simms (2-4, 4.60) was the winning pitcher for Hi-A Potomac.  Read more

    Josh Rodriguez (.306) went 2-for-4 with a strikeout for AA Binghamton and Shane Hoelscher (.353) homered for the second game in a row for A Asheville.

    Complete Owls stats are here.
  • College Baseball News (May 29, 2015)

    UL Lafayette Preview (Thanks, Walt Greenberg!):
    Yesterday, Walt Greenberg started a UL Lafayette preview thread on the message board. You can check it out here.

    Houston Regional:
    What to know about Rice (NOLA.com)
    UH benefits from California juco pipeline (Houston Chronicle)
    Cajuns freshman pitcher Marks ready to start vs. Rice (The Advocate)
    Young Cajuns grew up fast after slow start (The Advocate)
    Cajuns taking loose approach (NOLA.com)

    NCAA Regionals:
    What to watch for in the Big Dance (Eric Sorenson)
    Regional Central (D1Baseball.com)
    Regional Central (Baseball America)
    Regional Preview (Perfect Game)


    Collegiate Baseball All-Americans:
    Yesterday, the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams and National Player of The Year were announced by Collegiate Baseball.  Read more.
  • Other Sports News (May 29, 2015)

    Rice Track:
    Roper Places 18th at NCAA West Prelims (Rice Owls)
    Filip Finishes 21st in Long Jump at NCAA West Prelims (Rice Owls)
  • Other News (May 29, 2015)

    CSI Web Adventures:
    CSI success is no mystery (Rice News)

    Wesley Wallace (1950 - 2015):
    On May 10, Dr Wesley Wallace passed away after a year fighting cancer.  A native New Yorker, he received a BA from Rice in 1972 and a masters and PhD from the University of Washington in 1976 and 1981, all in Geology.  After working for Arco Alaska, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks for 30 years and was recognized as a world-class field geologist.  Click here for the Daily News-Miner obituary. 

    Rice History Corner:
    Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Women's Room, 1926".
  • Rice Trivia (May 29, 2015)

    Guest Trivia Answer:
    First, thanks to John Wolda for the guest trivia question!

    Rice Athletic Hall of Fame member Wendy Wood-Yang ’86, a four-year tennis letter-winner (1983-84-85-86) and a two-time All-American (1985-86), is the daughter of knuckleballer Wilbur Wood, a three-time MLB All-Star (1971-72, 1974).  Effective May 1, Decker Brands appointedWendy, previously a general manager at New Balance, as the new brand president for Teva. 

    Way to go, Jimmy Disch, Tom Stallings, Ted Richard, Rick Sheridan, Rod Boane, Bob Reinhold, Betty Bixby, Ann Bixby, Peter Fasullo, Bev Schorre, Bryant Wilkinson, Sallie Schwall and Mike Ross! 

    Next trivia question next Tuesday!

  • Rice Update by Alan Shelby
    A condensed version of the Update is available by email
    Corrections, comments and updates welcome