4:44 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014

Owls receive commitment from pair of recruits

It’s been a good 24 hours for first-year coach Mike Rhoades. The Owls secured a verbal commitment for the class of 2015 on Friday from Marquez Letcher-Ellis, a 6-7 power forward from Montverde Academy in Florida. On Saturday, the Owls received a verbal commitment from Josh Hall, a 6-6 guard from Genesis Academy in Virginia. […]

Gameday Central: Rice hosts North Texas in C-USA clash

The Owls (3-3) look to avenge last season’s loss to the Mean Green (2-5). Follow the action here.

Rice getting DE Zach Patt back after four-game injury absence

Rice defensive end Zach Patt has been cleared to play after missing more than a month with a leg injury, coach David Bailiff said after Thursday’s practice. Patt, who began the season as one of the Owls’ starters on the defensive line, missed four games. He was replaced by Graysen Schantz, who is having a […]

Owls lose tight end for remainder of season

Rice tight end Connor Cella will miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, coach David Bailiff said Monday. Cella broke his ankle in the Owls’ 41-21 win at Army on Oct. 11. He missed time in preseason camp and to begin the season with a rib injury. Cole Hunt and Robby Wells […]

Former Rice standout lineman Larry Whitmire dies

Former All-Southwest Conference lineman Larry Whitmire, a tri-captain on the 1957 Rice football team that upset top-ranked Texas A&M, passed away Thursday in Houston, the school announced Saturday. Whitmire was a three-year starter on the Owls line, earning All-SWC first-team honors as a senior. He joined King Hill and Matt Gorges as captains in 1957 […]

Tommy Lewis, the man who made Cotton Bowl tackle from bench, dies

Former Rice football star Dick Maegle had fond memories Monday of the man who joined him in college football lore more than 60 years ago via the famous “bench tackle” play – Tommy Lewis, a former Alabama player who died Sunday in Huntsville, Ala., at age 83. Maegle was en route to a 95-yard touchdown […]

Gameday Central: Rice travels to face Army

The Owls (2-3) seek their third straight victory as they take on the Black Knights (2-3) in West Point, NY. Get updates from the game here.

Gameday Central: Rice hosts Hawaii in non-conference matchup

The Owls (1-3) look for their second straight win as they take on the Warriors. Get updates from the game here.