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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Right Around The Corner:

    Orientation Week for new students is August 16 - 21 and the first day of classes is Monday, August 24.
  • Selected Rice Events This Week, August 3-9

    Tuesday (3:30 - 6:30 pm CT) 
      Rice Farmers Market, West Stadium Lot
  • Football News (August 3, 2015)

    Christian Covington:
    No time like the present for Texans rookie Covington (Houston Chronicle)
  • Professional Baseball News (August 4, 2015)

    Tyler Duffey:
    Yesterday, Minnesota selected the contract of Tyler Duffey from AAA Rochester and he is scheduled to start at Toronto tomorrow night at 6:07 pm CT.  Read more.

    All Rice fans are invited to a watch party for Tyler’s MLB debut at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2525 Rice Blvd, in Rice Village.  Thank you, Carrie Wall!

    MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
    Skyler Ewing (.235) went 2-for-3 with a run, 2 RBI and a walk for A Augusta and Shane Hoelscher (.316) went 3-for-6 with 3 doubles, 3 RBI and a walk for A Asheville. 

    Complete Owls stats are here.
  • College Baseball News (August 4, 2015)

    Sam Houston State Baseball:
    Former Bearkat infielder Ryan Farney (SHSU ’15), who was a member of the 2009 West U Little League Senior National Championship team with John Williamson, will be a Sam Houston State baseball graduate assistant coach for the 2015-16 season.

    Owls in Summer Baseball:
    Last night, Bourne defeated Wareham, 7-1, in game 1 of the first round (best-of-3) of the Cape Cod Collegiate League playoffs.  Game 2 is tonight at 6 pm CT. 

    Tonight, the Santa Barbara Foresters, featuring Willy Amador, Ryan Chandler and Glenn Otto, play the Valley Center (KS) Diamond Dawgs in the winner’s bracket at the NBC World Series in Wichita, scheduled at 9 pm CT.

    Senior League World Series, Bangor:
    Yesterday, the West U Little League Seniors defeated US Southeast, 8-2in their second game of the Senior League World Series in Bangor ME.  Next up, the team (“US Southwest”) plays US East (Upper Moreland PA LL) at 4 pm CT today. 
  • Other Sports News (August 4, 2015)

    Rice M Basketball:
    Trio Named to NABC Honors Court (Rice Owls)
  • Other News (August 4, 2015)

    254 Texas Courthouses (Thanks, Rick Sheridan '86):
    Leonard Lane '74 has recently updated his very interesting website.  You can check it out here!
    Lee Ruth Schroeder Krieg (1942 - 2015):
    On July 20, Lee Ruth Schroeder Krieg passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1965.  In 1970, she and her husband Dan moved to Lubbock where he became a professor at Texas Tech.  She was a longtime volunteer with Lutheran Social Services, Girl Scouts, United Way and other organizations.  She is predeceased by, among others, Dan who passed away on June 18.  Later this year, they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Click here for the Lubbock Avalanche-Tribune obituary.
  • Rice Trivia (August 4, 2015)

    Trivia Question:
    Name the only twin brothers to win the Bob Quin Award.  Email your answer here.

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