12:25 AM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014

Rice’s Mike Rhoades adds three to basketball coaching staff

New Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades continued to build his staff Thursday, announcing the hirings of assistant coach J.D. Byers, director of operations Graham Bousley and strength and conditioning coach Nick Michael. Adam Gierlach will remain on the staff as video coordinator. Former Penn assistant coach Scott Pera was announced as Rhoades’ first hire […]

Rice’s Mike Rhoades adds Scott Pera to coaching staff

Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades made his first hire Tuesday, adding former Penn assistant Scott Pera to his coaching staff. Pera has 18 years of experience, including as former coach of Rockets All-Star James Harden at Artesia (Calif.) High School and Arizona State. “I’ve known Coach Pera for a long time. We’ve been great […]

Owls center Obi leaving program

Rice center Sean Obi has been granted his request to transfer from the school, a person close to the situation said Friday. Rice officials were not available for comment. Obi, 6-9, was named to the Conference USA all-freshman team this season after averaging 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds. The rebounding total ranked second nationally among […]

Scott Pera to join Rice men’s basketball staff

Penn assistant coach Scott Pera is expected to join Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades’ staff. Pera has spent the past two seasons at Penn following five seasons at Arizona State, where he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Pera coached Rockets All-Star James Harden at Artesia (Calif.) High School and later at Arizona […]

Rice to introduce Mike Rhoades as head basketball coach Thursday

Mike Rhoades will have to wait another day to arrive on the Rice campus. Rhoades, the Owls’ new men’s basketball coach, encountered a mechanical issue with his flight Wednesday that forced the postponement of his introductory press conference until Thursday. Rhoades comes to Rice from Virginia Commonwealth, where he was associate head coach. “Rice has […]

Rice baseball thumps Texas State

SAN MARCOS – The Rice baseball team efficiently scored 14 runs on 12 hits, but sophomore pitcher Caleb Smith stole the show with a solid start as the Owls defeated longtime rival Texas State 14-1 Tuesday night in San Marcos. The Rice offense quickly amassed seven runs over the first four innings on five hits, […]