Maurice Wharton was named the assistant athletic director of ticket operations on January 24, 2011. His broad range of responsibilities include supervision of event planning and game day operations, staffing and event reconciliation, as well as the hosting of possible postseason competitions. Wharton will also oversee the online/gameday ticket sales on a daily basis and day to day operations of the ticket office.
Prior to joining Rice, Wharton was employed at Georgetown University in Washington, DC as the ticket manager from 2007-11 managing the ticket sales and operations for football, women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse as well as assisting with men's basketball.
Before Georgetown, Wharton was at Robert Morris University as a graduate assistant for marketing and ticketing in the Colonials athletic department while earning his M.S. in Education and a B.S. in sports management from Delaware State University.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Wharton currently resides in Houston.
Men’s Basketball Opens Road Swing at...
01/18/2017 - M. Basketball - Rice begins a two-game road trip this Thursday, Jan. 19, when it travels to Ruston, La., to face Louisiana Tech. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. CT...
Owls Return Home to Host Louisiana Tech on...
01/17/2017 - W. Basketball - After 18 days away from home, the Rice Owls finally return to Tudor Fieldhouse on Thursday when they host the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters at 7 p.m.
Volleyball Releases Spring Schedule
01/18/2017 - W. Volleyball - Rice volleyball head coach Genny Volpe announced on Wednesday the team's 2017 spring schedule, which will get underway on Saturday, Feb. 25 when...
Obiozor Selected C-USA Co-Athlete of the Week
01/17/2017 - W. Track - Rice senior jumper Cybil Obiozor was named the Conference USA Co-Female Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Zhang Earns C-USA Athlete of the Week Honors
01/17/2017 - W. Tennis - Rice junior Wendy Zhang has been named Conference USA’s first Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week of the 2017 season after posting an...
Ho and Zhang Spark Owls in Metroplex Finale
01/16/2017 - W. Tennis - Alison Ho and Wendy Zhang picked up wins in singles and combined on a win in doubles to highlight the efforts for Rice on the final day of the...
Mike Rhoades Radio Show Continues Tonight from ...
01/16/2017 - M. Basketball - The Mike Rhoades Radio Show continues tonight at 7 p.m. from the Gorgeous Gael Irish Bar (5555 Morningside Drive).
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01/15/2017 - W. Tennis - Lindsey Hodge picked up her second win of the spring without losing a game while Alison Ho and Priya Niezgoda ground out three-set wins to...
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