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    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

  • Selected Rice Events This Week, July 25-31

    Tuesday (3:30 - 6:30 pm CT)
       Rice Farmers Market, West Stadium Lot
  • Rice Baseball:

    The first day of classes of the fall semester is Monday, August 22.
  • Football News (July 27, 2016)

    Rice Football:
    David Bailiff looks to rebound in 10th season at Rice (Houston Chronicle)
  • Professional Baseball News (July 27, 2016)

    Tyler Duffey:
    Today at 7:10 pm CT, Tyler Duffey (5-7, 5.71) is scheduled to start for Minnesota against Atlanta.  Read more. 

    MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
    John Simms
    (7-4, 3.08) pitched 5 shutout innings but got a no-decision in game 2 for AA Harrisburg and Zech Lemond (3-4, 6.11) was the losing pitcher for Hi-A Lake Elsinore.

    Anthony Rendon (.257) went 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI for Washington.  Shane Hoelscher (.262) tripled for Hi-A Modesto.

    Complete Owls stats are here.
  • College Baseball News (July 25, 2016)

    Owls in Summer Ball:
    Weekly Update (Rice Owls, July 24)
  • Other Sports News (July 27, 2016)

    Arte Culver '06:
    The new head men’s basketball coach of Covenant College is three-year Rice basketball letterman Arte Culver (2004-05-06).  Read more.
  • Other News (July 27, 2016)

    Idse Heemskerk:
    Rice postdoc wins Branco Weiss Fellowship (Rice News)

    Nancy Akers (1925 - 2016):
    Nancy Akers, the wife of longtime Rice professor Bill Akers, has passed away.  She was a founding member of the Shepherd Society and supported the Shepherd School through scholarships.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

    Rice History Corner:
    Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "How Tall is Willy?"
  • Rice Trivia (July 27, 2016)

    Trivia Answer:
    Two-time Rice tennis letterwinner Sean Wade (1987-88) placed 83th in the marathon in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for New Zealand.

    Way to go, Bev Schorre, John Wolda, Sallie Schwall, Ann Bixby, Mike Ross, Tom Stallings, Bob Toone, Jimmy Disch, Bob Reinhold, Peter Fasullo, Rod Boane, Betty Bixby and Bryant Wilkinson!

    Next trivia question tomorrow!

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