Paint the damn thing blue...
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Rice Stadium
Saturday, Sept. 5
(2:30 pm; ASN)


Spring game photos....

The 2014 season...

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2013: That champ- ionship season...

 The 2012 season...
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The 2011 season....

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The 2010 season...

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The '09 season...

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'08: A season to remember...

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The '07 season...

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The '06 season....

SEPTEMBER 12 CIRCLED ON THE CALENDAR -- Rice's all-conference senior OL Andrew Reue is nursing leg injuries and the question now is whether he'll be cleared to play for the Texas game (PTH photo)

HOUSTON (Aug. 16) – Nine days into their August training camp regimen, the Rice Owls scrimmaged on the Rice Stadium field turf here Saturday, and in so doing gave cause for at least restrained optimism to coaches, players, and the several dozen family and fans who had gathered in the morning heat to watch the proceedings.

"I liked the way the offense came out and executed," Rice head coach David Bailiff said afterwards. "And I liked the effort, the enthusiasm and just the personality that the defense played with."

That didn't mean the veteran Rice mentor, now in his ninth year as head coach on South Main, felt his charges were all ready for prime time – a few were; a lot weren't, he concluded.

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A sampler of our history columns by the late Froggie Williams, one of Rice's all-time greats

Rice Spring Game

Owl defenders dominated play all evening as the Grays outpointed the Blues, 40-16, in Friday's Spring Game, the capper for Rice football's spring drills schedule (David Speed Elder photo)

HOUSTON (April 11) – Rice Owl football fans who were hoping for a gaze into a clear crystal ball might have left Rice Stadium somewhat frustrated here after Friday night’s Blue-Gray Game, as the events of the evening yielded up not a lot of tangible information regarding this team’s fall 2015 prospects.

Several proven big-play producers had been held out of spring drills entirely, starting with quarterback Driphus Jackson and continuing with three top receivers and a couple of big men.

Rice coaches shuffled players in and out as if to give every squadman a piece of the action and a chance to show his wares. The ‘game’ was another one of those strange amalgams where points were accumulated by the defense for stops, as well as the offense for stats and scoring.

Rice wide receiver Dennis Parks uses goal post as stand-in for a super-tall defensive back in preparations for Friday's annual Spring Game (Mark Anderson photo)
Signing Day 2015...

Summer Rice football news....

'We are all Rice Owls'
(The Rice Thresher -- Aug. 27)
DB: 'It's not about being great; it's about being consistent'
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 27)
Owls look to make championship run
(The Rice Thresher -- Aug. 27)
Owls aim to be a post-season regular
(San Antonio Express-News -- Aug. 27)
Owls need health from DJ, leadership from Mooch
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 27)
Football, symbolism go hand in hand in Texas
(Fort Worth Staqr-Telegram -- Aug. 26)
Wounded warrior gives inspiring message to Wagner team
(Staten Island Advance -- Aug. 26)
Rice will cover COA for its athletes starting this year
(Houston Chronicle <SK> Aug. 25)
Twelve things you (probably) don't know about Luke Willson
( -- Aug. 25)
School bells ringing, team settles down to in-season routine
(Houston Chronicle <SK>  --Aug. 23)
Training camp 2015 -- second scrimmage highlights
( -- Aug. 23)
Defense emphasis in second scrimmage; Reue off crutches
(Houston Chronicle <SK>  -- Aug. 22)
Man behind the mask:  Ross Winship
(Houston Chroncile <SK> -- Aug. 22)
Pot boiling again at Baylor
(Texas Monthly -- Aug. 20)
Is Rice -- or UTEP, for that matter -- ready for national spotlight?
(Texas Football -- Aug. 20)
Owl walkon Tobola gets scholarship from Waco C of C
(Waco Tribune-Herald -- Aug. 20)
Mainah gets shot at Wagnah QB job
(Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel -- Aug. 20)
Rice's secret symbols, inside jokes and elaborate pranks
(Houston Chronicle -  Aug. 20)

Owls banged up; Reue out 4 weeks; DB concerned
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 19)
DJ named to Earl Campbell watch list
( -- Aug. 19)
Rice game said a 'nice payday' for Wagner
(Deseret News -- Aug. 18)

Aston Walter moved from corner to receiver
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 18)
Christian experiences first NFL action
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 17)
A different kind of pro prospect helps revive Rice football
(USA Today -- Aug. 17)
Coaches table Rice's hidden prize possession
(USA Today -- Aug. 17)
Rice aims for fourth straight bowl game
(Houston Press -- Aug. 17)

Led by veteran coach, Rice has spice
(Austin American-Statesman -- Aug. 16)
Rice developing receiving targets for Driphus
( -- Aug. 16)
Owls spend day helping frosh move in
(fkywithus -- Aug. 16)

Scrimmage 1 video highlights, player, coach comments
( -- Aug. 15)
Driphus shines in Owls' first scrimmage
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 15)
JP interviews of Reue, Pollard, DJ, Coach Thurmond, post-scrimmage
(SoundCloud/RiceVoice -- Aug. 15)
Training Camp '15 first scrimmage photos
( -- Aug. 15)
Remembering Waco High football great Froggy Williams
(Waco Tribune -- Aug. 15)
Early departures left Rice DL less than loaded
( -- Aug. 14)
Karaoke night rears its head once again
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 14)
Rice football karaoke vines -- if you dare
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 14)
How Owls got me to conquer fear
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 14)

Linebackers, DBs come up big in Thursday drills
(Houston Chronicle <SK> --  Aug. 13)
'We treat each other more like brothers'
(Austin American-Statesman -- Aug. 12)

Continued heat wave may curb two-a-days
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 12)
Christian reading C. S. Lewis while impressing onfield at Texans camp
(Texas Monthly -- Aug. 12)

Owls changing learning curve with virtual reality
(Houston Press -- Aug. 11)
Veteran Wagner QB Gehring injured, out for season
(Staten Island Advance -- Aug. 11)
Wagner Seahawks 2015 football promotional video
Team slogs, slugs it out in first full-pads workout
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 11)
DB says impressed with Driphus and Tyler Stehling
( -- Aug. 11)
Snapshots from Day 5 full-pads drills
( -- Aug. 11)

Rice QB Jackson's patience pays off
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 10)
Receivers shine in Day 4 workouts
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 10)

Page ready to add final chapter in Wagner career
(Staten Island Advance -- Aug.10)
Covington gets his NFL shot with Texans
(Houston  Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 10)
DB talks about Owls in NFL camps
(KHOU Sports Extra -- Aug. 9)
Seahawks report for fall camp
( -- Aug. 9)

Owls look to continue bowl skein
( --Aug. 10)
'I think this year it's going to be a little bit more gritty...'
( video promo -- Aug. 9)
DB upbeat after Saturday drills
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 8)
Replay of Rice Media Day radio broadcast
( --Aug. 8 <1hr+>)
Cella, Hunt TE battle heats up early
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 7)
Wagner's Houghtaling on his team with BYU radio jocks
( -- Aug. 7)

Rice counting on returning Mooch to anchor d-line
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 7)
Last year's loss to ODU stirs up new mindset
(Houston Chroncile <SK> -- Aug. 6)
Rice looks to sustain, build on past efforts
(El Paso Times -- Aug. 5)
Q&A with Rice AD Joe Karlgaard
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- Aug. 5)
New UH OC Applewhite dumps on his time at Rice
(Houston Chronicle -- Aug. 5)
Undrafted Callahan on verge of making Bears' roster
( -- Aug. 7)
DJ on Unitas watch list
( -- Aug.4)
Owls Fan Fest set for Aug. 22
(The Potpourri/Tomball -- Aug. 4)
Single-game tix now on sale
( -- August 3)
Nothing like present for Texans' rookie Covington
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- August 2)
Broncs' "Sunshine" Taylor could prove bolt of lightning
( -- August 2)
Record year of fundraising boost to Rice athletics
(Houston Chronicle <SK> -- July 31)
Solly's a guy Browns fans just have to like
(Cleveland Plain Dealer -- August 2)
End zone facility photo update
( -- July 31)
Some of Vance McDonald's best football still ahead of him
(San Francisco Chronicle -- July 25)
Wagner spring scrimmage video highlights
( -- April 25)
Rice steps up big-time, signs on with virtual reality firm
(Fox 26 Sports/Mark Berman -- July 28)

Wagner slips to No. 4 in league preseason poll
(Staten Island Advance -- July 28)
Rice will be WKU first-tme opponent this season
Bowling Green Daily News -- July 27)

Rice has foundation to build on 3-year run of success
(Houston Chronicle -- July 22)
Rice Owls at Conference USA 2015 football media day
( -- July 22)
Gaines has opportunity to build on solid rookie season
(Chiefs Digest -- July 25)
Rice adds USC to 2022 schedule
(Houston Chronicle -- July 21)
Driphus nominated for AllState 'Good Works' team
( -- July 20)
Owls have enough weapons to make some noise
(Sports Chat Place -- July 20)
Owls predicted second in preseason media poll
(Your Houston News -- July 15)
Stable Rice, once a doormat, shouldn't slip much
( -- July 13)
Rice isn't quite a tune-up game
( -- July 13)
DCTF rates Owls sixth out of 12 Texas Div. 1 programs
(Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine -- July 11)
Owls will need major overhaul of 'D' line
(Underdog Dynasty -- July 9)
Rice women's football clinic slated for July 27
(Your Houston News -- July 8)
Rice announces 2015 Hall of Fame class
(West U. Examiner -- July 5)
Rice chases fourth consecutive bowl bid despite key losses
(Orlando Sentinel -- July 3)
1949 Rice star Froggie Williams dead at 87
(Houston Chronicle -- June 24)
Rice's Lyons, Reue named to Lombardi watch list
(Atascocita Observer -- July 18)
Owls sign six-year-old with leukemia to letter of intent
(College Spun -- April 9)
Owls to be exciting, glitchy, and pretty good -- again
(SB Nation -- March 27)
Rice conference schedule is manageable
( -- May 5)
Owl 'D' has questions to answer for 2015
(SB Nation -- April 22)

 Latest headlines...
 Last update: 08/27/15 09:11 PM

Coach Bailiff on first scrimmage of season

Rice head coach David  Bailiff comments on his team's effort in the Owls' initial August  scrim- mage, held Saturday morning at Rice Stadium

'This is Rice football'

Rice Media Day--
Ross Winship

Rice Media Day-- Coach Bailiff

Rice head coach David Bailiff speaks to reporters at Thursday's Media Day luncheon (RME video)

C-USA Media Day

Coach Bailiff, Driphus Jackson, Stuart Mouchantaf talk about upcoming season