March 17 (Tues.) 6:30 pm; Rice at Houston
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The Rice baseball team, 15-6 overall and in first place in the Conference USA standings at 6-0, begins a four-game road swing starting on March 17. The Owls play one game at crosstown rival Houston on Tuesday before a three-game Conference USA weekend series at Old Dominion March 20-22. First pitch against UH is set for 6:30 pm at Cougar Field. It's the first of a three meetings this season vs. Houston where the annual Silver Glove Trophy is on the line. UH is scheduled to visit Reckling Park on April 14. The third meeting between the crosstown foes is set for Constellation Field in Sugar Land on May 12.
Audio Broadcasts - Catch Every Rice Baseball Game On The Web
Every Rice baseball game this season is scheduled for a live audio broadcast around the world on the Internet at RiceOwls.com. Tune-in to the pregame show 15 minutes before each game's first pitch. Fans attending home games can listen to the Rice broadcast at Reckling Park via an FM proximity transmitter. The FM frequencies for the in-stadium broadcasts at Reckling Park is 99.7 FM. J.P. Heath is back for his seventh season as the regular voice of the Owls. Fellow Rice broadcasters like Alex Del Barrio and Gerald Sanchez are also scheduled to do selected games over the course of the season.
Follow The Tweeting Rice Owls
The official Rice baseball Twitter account is @RiceOwlsBSB while the Rice Athletics department is @RiceOwlsdotcom. Twitter is perhaps the fastest way to get weather-related changes to the schedule/updated start times.
National Rankings Update Owls Continue To Climb
Rice is nationally-ranked in a host of different college baseball polls. The Owls are No. 7 in two polls, and in the Top 10 of six overall. Here's a closer look at some of the latest national rankings, and changes from last week (as available at press time):
Poll Current Previous
CollegeBaseballDaily.com 7 8
College Sports Madness 7 8
D1Baseball.com 8 10
NCBWA 8 10
USA Today/ESPN 8 11
Baseball America 10 12
Collegiate Baseball Magazine 15 18
PerfectGame.com 22 24