Williams Previews UH & UTEP

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The Rice women's basketball team hosts the Houston Cougars on Thursday (Feb. 23). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside Tudor Fieldhouse. The Owls will then play at UTEP on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. (CT) in El Paso, Texas.
Owl head coach Greg Williams previews the upcoming action:

Opening Day--Shooting for 7:05 first pitch

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openingdayrain.JPGLooks like we will have to wait a little longer to start the 2012 season....


The tarp is off the field, we are getting ready for a 7:05 first pitch

Happy Opening Day

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The final touches to Reckling Park are being applied in advance to the first pitch of the 2012 baseball season at Reckling Park. First pitch set for 4:30 for Rice vs. FIU.  Come celebrate former Owl Kenny Baugh's induction into the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame during pregame ceremonies and then settle in for the first game of the season.


Owls Hoops Coach Previews the Tulane and SMU Games

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The Rice women's basketball team plays two games on the road this week. The Owls are at Tulane on Thursday (Feb. 16) for a 7 p.m. start. Rice then plays at SMU on Sunday (Feb. 19) at noon. The SMU contest will be televised by FSN.
Head coach Greg Williams previews the Tulane and SMU games.

Brianna Hypolite scored a team-high 19 points and freshman Nakachi Maduka registered career-highs in scoring and rebounding with 13 points and 10 boards to lead the Rice Owls to a 55-48 victory over Tulsa on Sunday afternoon inside Tudor Fieldhouse. Below is the post-game press conference:

2011 Rice Volleyball Highlight Video

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Here is the 2011 Rice Owls Volleyball highlight video that was created by Daniel Kole and shown Thursday evening (Feb. 9) at the end of the volleyball awards banquet.

Coach Jim Bevan Updates Women's Indoor Track&Field

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Rice women's track and field coach Jim Bevan updates his team's status as well previews Saturday's stiff competition at the Texas A&M Invitational.

Jon Warren Comments on Rice Men's Indoor Track&Field

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Rice men's track and field coach Jon Warren comments on his indoor track and field team and previews Saturday's action at the tough Texas A&M Invitational.

Rice head women's basketball coach Greg Williams previews Sunday's home contest vs. Tulsa (2 p.m.) as well as the stretch run as the Conference USA season winds down with six games remaining.

Martens and Solomon Bound For Indy

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MVP8-NFL-Combine-logo-300x287.jpgImagine you have a chance to interview for the top companies in your chosen field, but that interview will take place over several days and rather that take place behind closed doors, it's held on the same field as the Super Bowl and televised nationally.


Former Rice All-America punter Kyle Martens and former All C-USA defensive end Scott Solomon will have just that chance, having formally invited to participate in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana from February 22-28.


This is the third time in the last four years the Owls have been represented at the Combine.  James Casey and Jarett Dillard participated in the 2009 Combine and both were taken in the fifth round of that year's draft.  Cheta Ozougwu participated last year and was taken by the Houston Texans with the final pick last April.


Over 300 players have been invited to this year's gathering of the top college draft prospects. The players will undergo audition and interview with executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams.


Their first two days are comprised of orientations, meetings with the NFL Players Association, physicals and other medical examinations and psychological testing.  The final day is when the bulk of the physical testing takes place.


Combine Schedule


Martens is one of 11 kickers who will participate, while Solomon will be in a group of 59 linemen.  Martens will be in the first grouping of prospects to be tested, arriving on Wednesday, February 22 and departing on Saturday.  The specialized testing for kickers and punters will take place on Friday, February 24. Solomon and the other defensive line candidates will arrive on Friday, February 24 and departing on Monday.  The bulk of their televised performance testing will take place on Monday, February 27.


Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation.


The Combine began 1982 in Tampa, Florida and 163 players were evaluated by teams who belonged to National Football Scouting, Inc.  Two additional camps were held to allow teams who were not members of National Football Scouting.  By 1985, the camps were combined into one centralized camp, which was held in Arizona.  The event moved to Indianapolis in 1987



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