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Bowling Green, KY
Thursday, Sept. 1
(7:00 pm; CBS CS)


The 2015 season....

The 2014 season...

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2013: That champ-
ionship season...

 The 2012 season...
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The 2011 season....

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The 2010 season...

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The '09 season...

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'08: A season to remember...

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The '07 season...

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The '06 season....





Fifth-year senior quarterback Tyler Stehling has fulfilled expectations during August drills and is secure in his position as starting quarterback going into the season opener (Rice SID photo)

HOUSTON (Aug. 21) – The Rice Owls closed out their August training camp regimen this weekend in anticipation of a return to school- day scheduling with the commencement of fall classes on Monday.

Camp was broken amid a uniform spirit of optimism, and with a sense that several key weaknesses emanating from last year's disappointing 5-7 campaign have been addressed during the (semi) two-a-days of August -- if not completely. It's a palpable sensation, said the usually sanguine running back, Jowan Davis.

"I like the feeling we have this year," the Sealy senior noted. "It's so much different than last year. Even when we are not at practice, everybody is together, laughing and joking around. We had some of that last year, but this year feels like everybody is on the same page. It's not just one group that is leading. You see a lot of the younger guys coaching each other up."


'Everybody starts undefeated'

Owl veterans have their say looking to fall drills

Rice senior linebacker Alex Lyons, the only Owl named as a pre-season first-team all-conference selection, converses with media members in the new  Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center auditorium on Thursday, in antcipation of upcoming fall drills (David Speed Elder photo)

Football preview set for Aug. 24 at the brewery
( -- Aug. 23)
Wright, Lyons named team captains
(@RiceFootball --  Aug. 23)

Owls enter new season in new home
(The Rice Thresher -- Aug. 23)
Fall drills over, Rice approaching for WKU
(Bowling Green Daily News -- Aug. 23)
Covington adjusting to DE position
(CBS Houston -- Aug. 22)
Darik Dillard had a cool internship this summer
(KHOU-TV11 -- Aug. 21)

Bounce-back year might be Rice's pre-season slogan
(San Antonio Express-News -- Aug. 21)
Army football camp concludes with scrimmage
(Pointer View -- Aug. 19)
Cadet QB Bradshaw back at camp after reports he'd left
(Army Times -- Aug. 19)
Brohm upping intensity of WKU preseason practice
(CN/2 -- Aug. 19)
Army's Bradshaw back at practice
( -- Aug. 19)
Brohm:  WKU keying on Rice every day
( -- Aug. 18)
Will Army be bowl eligible this season?
(CBS Sports -- Aug. 18)
Even without Doughty, WKU aims to maintain success
(Charlotte Observer -- Aug. 18)
Owls make progress after second scrimmage
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- Aug. 18
Training camp snapshots: second scrimmage
( -- Aug. 18)
Team reviews rules changes at Thursday scrimmage
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 18)
Recapping Scrimmage II, video highlights
( -- Aug. 18)
Football preview set for Aug. 24 at St. Arnold's
( -- Aug. 18)
Former Rice star Covington determined to improve
(Houston Chronicle -- Aug. 18)
USM still top dog in C-USA West
(CBS Local -- Aug. 18)
'You know that you're one play away from going in'
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 17)
Owls are determined to go bowling again
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- Aug. 17)
Hmmm....Institute presents to Big 12, after all
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- Aug. 16)
If Big 12 wants academic powerhouse, how about Rice?
(Dallas Morning News -- Aug. 16)
Sign up for new, improved OwlVision
( -- Aug. 15)

New QB settles in, freshmen impress
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- Aug. 14)
Rice football FanFest photo gallery
( -- Aug. 14)
DB says talented freshmen forcing his hand
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- Aug. 13)
Wright, Long pace receivers at first scrimmage
( -- Aug. 13)

JT Granato to Trevor Long closes out the scoring
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 13)
Video recap of Rice's first fall scrimmage
( -- Aug. 13)
Owls look to forget 2015 and return to winning ways
(Houston Press -- Aug. 12)
Pollard:  'The adrenaline is always pumping'
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 11)
Owls slog it out on first of scheduled two-a-days
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 10)
Rice preps for season opener at Western Kentucky
(KPRC TV2 Houston -- August 9)
Owls practice in full pads, humidity
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 9)
Karaoke machine slated to make its return
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 8)
Day 3 drills focus, naturally, on fundamentals
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 6)
'After three bowl games, I honestly think we got complacent'
( -- Aug. 6)
What to expect from Rice quarterback Tyler Stehling
(Underdog Dynasty -- Aug. 6)
'I really feel fortunate to be in this position' - Stehling
( -- Aug. 5)
Owls in shorts, helmets on grass Day 2
(@RiceFootball -- Aug. 6)
USA Today has Rice ranked ranked 3rd in division, 64th overall
(USA Today -- Aug. 5)

New facility adds to Rice's comfort level re realignment
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- Aug. 4)
DB:  Few drops, otherwise good to go on Day One
( -- Aug. 4)
Fifth-year seniors get first look at Patterson
( -- Aug. 4)
Full DB Media Day press briefing video
( Aug. 4)
Even Rice made the Top 100
(Texas Monthly -- Aug. 3)
Rice earns seat at dinner party of the college gods
(Paper City -- Aug. 3)
New Rice SC:  'We challenge them in different ways'
( -- Aug. 3)
Rice goes one-home-two-away on schedule with LSU
( -- Aug. 2)

Coming up:  Moving Day
Football Facility nears completion

Rice Associate Athletic Director Ryan Bucher walks local media through the 98 per cent completed Brian Patterson End Zone Facility, scheduled to open concurrently with Fall drills (PTH photo)
End Zone Facility Video Tour, Part One... 
End Zone Facility Video Tour, Part Two...

Introducing Adam Coleman, the
new Chronicle Rice Beat reporter

Native Houstonian and Texas Tech grad Adam Coleman has been designated full-time Rice beat reporter by the Houston Chronicle and is now on the job.  We spoke with Adam after Friday's EZF press tour. Here's Adam's take on his new beat  (PTH photo, video)

JaCorey Shepherd feels good and ready
(CBS Philly -- July 31)
Rice looking for payback in road opener
(Bowling Green Daily News -- July 30)
Take a tour inside Rice's new athletic facility
(Houston Chronicle <AC> -- July 29)
Scroll for raw videos of Rice EZF tour
(Adam Coleman / @RiceChron -- July 29)
Jordan Taylor impresses at Broncos camp
( -- July 29)
Looking at C-USA contenders for possible re-allignment
(Murfreesboro Daily News-Journal -- July 29)
2016 Rice schedule is perfect for night Owls
( -- July 28)
Bailiff happy to be back at Rice
(San Antonio Express-News -- July 26)
DB looks to rebound in tenth season at Rice
(Houston Chronicle -- July 26)
Hard-working Dillard now at NASA
(San Antonio Express-News -- July 25)
Darik Dillard continues to amaze
(Houston Chronicle -- July 25)
Experienced Rice squad hopes to return to post-season
(Sports Chat Place -- July 21)
Rice has best 2017 recruiting class in C-USA
(Underdog Dynasty -- July 5)
Rice leads nation in athlete graduation success
( -- April 13)

Blue 30, Gray 17

PADS 'A POPPIN' --  Austin Walter breaks for big yardage in action during Friday night's spring game (David Speed Elder photo)

Owls showcase up-tempo offense in spring game
(Houston Chronicle -- April 9)
Blue defeats Gray in annual spring game
( -- April 9)
Opener moves to Sept. 1
( -- April 8)

Owls announce 2016 honor jerseys
( -- April 7)
Okam named DL coach
( -- March 29)

Rice adds games against Houston
(Houston Chronicle -- March 22)l
Can Owls bounce back from 2015 disappointment?
(SB Nation -- Feb. 11)
Rice is the hardest job in Conference USA
(Underdog Dynasty -- April 4)

New line coach calls KU assignment 'dream job'
( -- April 4)
Owls hold second spring scrimmage
( -- March 24)
Owls hold initial spring scrum
( -- March 18)
Spring football review:  defense
( -- March 12)
Spring football review: offense
( -- March 11)

2016 Signing Day
Rice Football Signing Day Central....

The unblinking eye of the video cam focused on Rice football's crop of new sign-
ees, as Head Coach David Bailiff and assistants faced media Wednesday at the R-Room (PTH photo)

Bailiff sees Rice's recruiting glass as half full

(Houston Chronicle --  Feb. 3)
DB says staff fended off numerous enemy flip attempts
( -- Feb. 3)
One recruiting service rates Rice 125th, 14th in C-USA
(24/7 Sports -- Feb. 3)
Rice adds 18 on National Signing Day
(KHOU-TV -- Feb. 3)

Rice Athletics promotes student attendance
(The Rice Thresher -- Feb. 3)
No more Mr. Rice Guy -- Casey all in at U of H
(Houston Chronicle -- Jan. 26)
Flashback:  Rice gets commit after sending letter to his cat
(Bleacher Report -- Jan. 28)
Stanford poaches Segina -- as if they needed him
( -- Jan. 28)
Rice recruit, nixed by academic standards, lands with UNT
(Denton Record-Chronicle -- Feb. 3)

 Latest headlines...
 Last update: 08/23/16 10:48 PM

This week's scoreboard....

C-USA 2016 kickoff coverage

(Rice begins at 1:14:40)
Spring game
postgame videos
Tyler Stehling
'My first four years didn't go exactly the way I wanted them to, but I got a big promotion; it's an opportunity...'
Coach Bailiff
'Tremendous effort tonight...we held out some guys, didn't let them play, made it hard sometiem to flow, but really I thought it pretty clean'

'We just want to win each day; we forget about yesterday; we're not worried about tomorrow... the competition at practice has been tremdous'
Signing Day videos
Coach Bailiff
'We identified a talen- ted group who continued to improve during their senior years, but held firm on their commitment to become Owls despite offers from a number of schools as this process wound down'
Coach Lynch
'Quarterback Sam Glaesman, from Waco Midway, is a guy that really is a good athlete for the quarterback position; he can make things off schedule; he can make things happen when the play breaks down'
Coach Patterson
'With the package and the type of competition we face, speed is of the essence.  Our corners live on an island; they've got to be sure they take away the first read'