3:38 PM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014

Rice starting tight end out 4-6 weeks with fractured rib

Rice starting tight end Connor Cella will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured rib, coach David Bailiff said Thursday. Cella had 13 catches for 130 yards and one touchdown in 14 games last season. Robby Wells will take over the job at tight end in Cella’s absence. Also, Jordan Taylor, the Owls’ top receiver, has […]

Owls’ opponent dismisses four key players for academic fraud

No. 17 Notre Dame, the Owls’ Aug. 30 season opening opponent, has dismissed four key players for academic fraud. The four players, according to a report by FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, are wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore. Everett Golson, who sat out last season […]

Kidney disease forces Rice lineman out of football

The loss of starting senior right guard Drew Carroll at the start of preseason camp will add to what already was a new-look Rice offensive line. Carroll announced Sunday that he must quit football because of kidney disease that will eventually require a transplant. The Owls had already planned to move junior Andrew Reue, who […]

Lance Berkman to join Rice’s coaching staff as student assistant

Lance Berkman is returning to Rice – this time in the dugout. Berkman, a two-time All-American and college baseball National Player of the Year in 1997, will join Wayne Graham’s coaching staff as a student assistant. Berkman received the OK from the university on Thursday to enroll in classes for the fall semester and begin […]