By Chuck Pool (firstname.lastname@example.org) -
Rice Baseball is set to return to the NCAA Baseball tournament for a 22nd consecutive year and the Owls will host a watch party and media availability for the announcement of the 2016 NCAA Baseball Championship field of 64 teams on Monday at The Gorgeous Gael Irish Bar in Rice Village (5555 Morningside Drive) on Monday, May 30.
Doors for the event will open at 10:45 a.m. and the NCAA selection show will begin at 11 a.m.
Rice head coach Wayne Graham and members of the 2016 Rice baseball team will be on hand for the announcement of the Owls 22nd consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, which is both the fourth-longest active streak in the country, but also the fourth best streak in NCAA history.
Heading into Monday's announcement, the Owls' 22-year run is topped only by Miami (FL) with 43 consecutive berths, Florida State (38) and Cal-State Fullerton (24).