8:05 AM EST, Sat January 31, 2015

Rice sweeps Conference USA baseball preseason honors

Rice is the unanimous pick to win the Conference USA baseball title, receiving all 12 votes from the league’s coaches in the preseason poll released Wednesday. The Owls swept the preseason awards, with catcher John Clay Reeves picked as C-USA player of the year and lefthander Blake Fox tabbed as pitcher of the year. Fox […]

Lance Berkman won’t be on Rice baseball coaching staff this season

Lance Berkman will not serve as student assistant on the Rice baseball coaching staff this season, citing time constraints, head coach Wayne Graham said. Berkman, a two-time All-American and national player of the year for the Owls, informed Graham of his decision Monday. Berkman continues to work toward his degree and is enrolled in classes […]

Denton Guyer defensive tackle Carl Thompson commits to Rice

Rice picked up a commitment from Denton Guyer defensive tackle Carl Thompson. Thompson, the anchor of the defensive line for two-time Class 4A state champion Guyer, picked the Owls over a list of 18 offers from Football Bowl Subdivision schools, including Vanderbilt, Duke, Minnesota and UConn. He originally committed to Kansas prior to his senior […]

Looking at the top NFL draft prospects from Texas schools

Thursday night brings the deadline for underclassmen to apply for the NFL draft. Some of college football’s biggest names, such as Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Florida State counterpart Jameis Winston, the past two Heisman winners, already have declared for the draft, along with the likes of Alabama receiver Amari Cooper. Closer to home, Houston […]