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    December 16, 2011

    The Top Moments In 2011 Rice Owls Sports

    John RoyalRice's Anthony Rendon became a very rich baseball player this summer​It's that time of year. The time for end-of-year lists and bests of, etc. And I'm not immune to tossing off an easy post. So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the Top 25 Events in Rice Ow ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Welcome To The Latest, Greatest Must Win Game For The Cougars

    ​The Cougars are one game short of regular-season perfection. One game short of the team's best win total. Ever. One game short of the Conference USA title game. A BCS Bowl is just over the horizon. Of course, the Cougars haven't played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Tulsa's overall record ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Owls Defeat The Miners While The Cougars Remain Perfect

    ​If the Rice Owls only played football in November at home and against non-BCS conference schools, they'd be an unstoppable force. Like on Saturday when they played their most complete of the season in defeating UTEP 41-37. Unfortunately for the Owls (3-6, 2-4 in conference), they also have ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Did The Cougars Run Up The Score On Rice? Does It Really Matter?

    Photo by Fred TraskRun it up, says Case​I've got a friend who is just starting out as a sports agent. His sport is football. It appears that there's this pre-season list of college players that is put together by scouts that can be purchased by agents. And this list provides the pre-season ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Oh Yeah, And The Cougars Win Back The Bayou Bucket

    Photo by Aaron SprecherJust another record-breaking night for the Cougars.​Check out our slideshow of last night's rainy Bayou Bucket game. Houston's Tyron Carrier took the opening kickoff 100-yards for the touchdown to quickly put the Cougars up 7-0. Then the rain hit and the Rice Owls came ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Cougars Near Perfection While Owls Stumble to Victory

    The Rice Owls hosted the Memphis Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Houston Cougars hosted the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday night. It was a doubleheader of football action that saw the Houston Cougars play perhaps their best all-around football game since the Jack Pardee era while the Owls got ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Blue Hair and Mohawks: Notes From the Rice Owls Media Day

    Pity the fool who mocks the Mohawk.​The Rice Owls' media day on Saturday was a bit looser than the media day held by the Houston Cougars on Friday afternoon. There were more players available. There was more laughter. The coaches mingled with the press. Spirits were high. It's not that th ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Rice Owls Plunder The Pirates

    The Owls soar over the Pirates​The Rice Owls have shown glimpses of what the offense can do when everything comes together. The running game has worked at spots. The passing game to the tight ends has been mostly effective. Teams have had trouble with the Owls when running the wildcat.But th ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Rice Tries To Downgrade The Golden Hurricane

    Last week Notre Dame, this week Rice​The Rice Owls (2-6) didn't play football last weekend. They rested up, got some players back from injury, and got back to stressing that need to work on the fundamentals. And they watched this week's opponent go into South Bend and defeat Notre Dame on na ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Rice Owls Battle The Little Things

    neilfein If only the football team was this fearsome​I've got a confession to make. I've got this thing for mediocre mid-`90s alt-rock, specifically, Bush. I mention this because whenever I attend a Rice press conference, or do the interview thing after the games, the one thing I hear over ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Rice Faces Improving Baylor, Hoping To Cut Down On Key Mistakes

    Art Briles comes back to Houston with a good QB​The Rice Owls and Baylor Bears used to play each other every season. Then the Southwest Conference imploded. The Bears used some political clout to get into the Big 12, a conference where they've been outclassed every season. The Owls have bounced ar ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Rice Faces Northwestern In Battle Of The Brainiacs

    The Rice of the north meets the Northwestern of the south​The Rice Owls (1-1) open the Rice Stadium portion of their home schedule on Saturday night when they host the Big 10's Northwestern Wildcats (2-0). But despite last week's 32-31 come from behind win over North Texas, the Owls know that they ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Rice Hopes To Keep Momentum Against North Texas

    Owls take on Mean Green, or whatever North Texas is calling itself these days​The Rice Owls played a hell of a football game last Saturday. They played a game that nobody, except for themselves, thought they were capable of playing. They shut down the Texas Longhorn running game, and they even sho ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Cowboy Tales From The Rodeo: He's Not A Bum On The Street

    Bull rider Tyler Smith. ​Rodeo cowboys basically live on the road, traveling with men and women crazy enough to ride, rope and wrestle live animals for a paycheck. Each day, Hair Balls is asking a different cowboy to tell us a little bit about himself and his wildest story from a life of rodeo. Na ... More >>

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    July 29, 2004

    Brutal Bronx

    More than three decades after Indian, not much has changed

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    July 15, 2004

    She's Baaack

    Tamarie Cooper gets even more neurotic in Tamalalia 9

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    July 15, 2004

    Good Fellows

    A snake and a lady in a bikini take up residence at Space 125 Gallery

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    July 8, 2004

    Love and Marriage

    Stages sings songs of heterosexual hookups

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    July 1, 2004
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    April 5, 2001