Feb. 3, 2012
Rain or shine, this Friday & Saturday (Feb. 3-4) is the biennial Rice Baseball Alumni Weekend. Please follow the official Rice Athletics R Blog, Twitter site and Facebook page for the latest updates regarding the local weather's impact on the outdoor events.
Rain or shine, this Friday & Saturday (Feb. 3-4) is the weekend for Rice Baseball Alumni. Here are updated items for the weekend, including the ones that are contingent on the weather.
All non-game activities including all alumni introductions, autographs with the 2012 Owl team, and season-ticket pickup will be at Fox Gym due to weather expectations. Fox Gym is the indoor facility adjacent to the front entrance of Reckling Park (and west of Tudor Fieldhouse).
Fans should plan on going to Fox Gym first (not Reckling Park) by 10 am
Baseball Alumni should plan on registering at Reckling Park beginning at 9 am.
The alumni-vs.-alumni game could be cancelled due to weather. That determination could be a game-time decision (11 am), and will be considered a final decision.
If the weather cancels the game all activities remain in Fox Gym.
If the weather is satisfactory, fans ans alumni can move over to Reckling Park and play ball!
If the weather is satisfactory, the teams for the home run derby have been set. The Rice varsity team will consist of junior Jeremy Rathjen and freshman Skyler Ewing. The Rice alumni team for home run derby will consist of Matt Lorenz ('97), Adam Zornes ('08) and Anthony Rendon ('11).
Season-tickets will be available for pickup and ticket staff will be on-hand to take new orders. Free posters and baseball schedule cards will be available.
As part of Alumni Game weekend, Centennial historian Dr. Melissa Kean will deliver the second Rice Baseball Alumni Lecture on Feb. 3 (Fri.) at 6 pm in the Rice Stadium R Room. The topic of her speech will be "The Early History of Rice Athletics and Why It Mattered." Those interested in attending Dr. Kean's Friday lecture should RSVP here.
Online Alumni Game registration form for the Rice baseball alumni is still accessible through the Rice University Baseball Players Association (RUBPA) website: here Participating alumni with questions should email Steven Herce.