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.
Game Day Fan Central: Rice hosts Charlotte on...
11/27/2015 - Football - Rice wraps up the 2015 season on Saturday when the Owls host Charlotte at 2:30
Men's Basketball Hosts UC Riverside
11/26/2015 - M. Basketball - Rice welcomes UC Riverside this Friday, Nov. 27, to Tudor Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Harvard
11/27/2015 - W. Basketball - The Rice women's basketball team will host the Harvard Crimson on Saturday evening in the Owls' second home game this season.
Rice Earns First Win of the Season with 92-84...
11/25/2015 - M. Basketball - Rice placed six players in double-figures on its way to picking up its first win of the season, 92-84 over Lamar, Wednesday night at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Men's Basketball Closes Roundball Showcase...
11/24/2015 - M. Basketball - Rice finishes out the Roundball Showcase this Wednesday, Nov. 25, when it hosts Lamar. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
Owls Rally Falls Short at McNeese St.
11/25/2015 - W. Basketball - Rice sophomore Shani Rainey registered the Owls' first double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds but turnovers proved costly in a ...
Baseball Announces Latest Signing Class
11/24/2015 - Baseball - The Rice baseball program has signed ten new standouts in the early period who will join the team for the 2017 season, head coach Wayne Graham...
Owls Head to McNeese State on Wednesday
11/24/2015 - W. Basketball - The Rice Owls make their third appearance away from Tudor Fieldhouse this season on Wednesday when they face the McNeese St. Cowgirls of the...
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