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 Coaches' Caravan tour:  Houston
Coaches, admins pump enthusiasm into Owl fans
$12 million new cash in hand doesn't hurt
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HOUSTON (July 31) -- The upcoming football season began to generate buzz in earnest Wednesday evening, as a decent, but could-have-been-better, crowd occupied the Tap Room at St. Arnold Brewery to hear tidings of comfort and joy from Rice football coaches and administrators while the fresh brew lubricated proceedings at a relaxing clip.

Perhaps the most refreshing cheer of all came from an announcement by Senior Executive AD Rick Mello that the old Institute has just received a $12 million gift toward construction of the oft-announced, but continually evasive, end zone facility at Rice Stadium, which apparently now is in the cards for real.

"We recently got an elite gift," Mello told the crowd, "and as a result we're 80 per cent of the way there, 80 per cent."

"There" is apparently $30 million, an amount necessary to complete a multi-phase reworking of the North End Zone of HRS, together with a spruce-up of what remains.
Continues....
Caravan rolls to successful close....

Rice head coach David Bailiff chats with attendees at Wednesday evening's Coaches' Caravan held at the St. Arnold Brewery in Houston; the event closed out a round of four rollout meetings held around the state, in anticipation of the opening of fall drills (PTH photo; report, videos, photos to follow)

Fall drills to begin Aug. 4 


In 2014 Spring Game action, WR Temi Alaka hauls in deep sideline pass while J.T. Blasingame does his best to break up the play; Alaka turned heads with his receiving performance during spring drills (Mark Anderson photo)


Latest headlines:

Stung by beatdown, Marshall gunning for Owls
(Charleston Gazette -- July 30)
Rice receives major donation for end zone improvements
(Houston Chronicle -  July 30)
2014 Caravan wrapup at St. Arnold's
(RiceOwls.com -- July 30)
Nwosu will compete for SMU starting job
(Dallas Morning News -- July 30)

Owls have to replace some key pieces
(Pregame.com -- July 28)

Leebron has pushed university to grow
(Houston Chronicle -- July 27)
Marshall star RB nabbed for third time; off team
(Yahoo Sports -- July 27)
Owl from Vancouver not a likely NFL candidate, but...
(MyFootball.com -- July 27)
OG on Berkman:  'He loves to teach hitters'
(Houston Chronicle -- July 26)

ODU sells out season tix for sixth straight year
(Augusta Free Press -- July 26)
Rice aims for seat at post-season's big table
(Houston Chronicle -- July 23)
Kinkaid Rice recruit hopes to repeat league crown
(Houston Chronicle -- July 22)

Ag DB leaves team over brushup at Rice
(Austin American Statesman -- July 22)
LSU kicker a transfer to Rice
(NBCSports -- July 22)
Aggie MVP punches out Jones weanie, faces charges
(Bryan Daily Eagle -- July 21)
Joe Karlgaard can see the future from his office window
(Houston Chronicle -- July 21)
Player-baiting NTSTC students say goal line stand against Rice was 'incredible' - but no more of that, says league
(Denton Record-Chronicle -- July 20)
Wanna pick up extra ND ticket on Stub Hub?  You'll pay for it  

(Forbes -- July 18)
Texas Football: DB has led Rice on meteoric rise
(DCTF -- Jully 18)
 C-USA, Sinclair Broadcast Group announce TV pact
(RiceOwls.com -- July 18)
Flashback:  Rice football a family tradition for Winships
(Cypress Creek Mirror -- Jan. 26, 2011)

Bailiff interview on KZDC 1250 ESPN San Antonio
(KZDC1250ESPN -- July 17)
Owls picked second by a hair in C-USA West
(Examiner.com/Rice -- July 17)
Malcom Hill nominee for Good Works award
(Frisco Enterprise -- July 17)

Three Owls on pre-season coaches all-league team
(RiceOwls.com -- July 16)
Two weeks left to buy tix for road games at ND, A&M
(RiceOwls.com -- July 15)

Ex-Denison star Taylor looks to have break-out year at Rice

(KTEN --  July 15)
Bryce Callahan named to Jim Thorpe list

(RiceOwls.com -- July 11)

It's Bednařík, Nagurski, Outland Trophy watch lists for Covington

(Houston Chronicle -- July 10)

Owls chasing their third straight bowl bid

(Orlando Sentinel -- July10)

Covington joins nation's elite

(YourHoustonNews.com -- July 10)
Unionization:  which private schools are next?
(SB Nation -- July 9)
Farrimond in consideration for Ray Guy Award
(Examiner.com/Rice -- July 9)
Rice breaks into top half of BCS schools in preseason rank

(USA Today -- July 3)
Irish should be around 10-point favorite against sneaky Owl team
(Inside the Irish -- June 30)
Boswell et le coup du foulard
(NRC.nl -- June 25)

This year to be major test of sustainability for Rice

(Rant Sports -- June 24)
Rice should provide easy win for Aggies

(Bleacher Report/Texas A&M -- June 17)
Rice, Bailiff unknown commodities for ND
(Irish Illustrated  -- June 16)

Purdue, Navy, N'western less formidable ND foes than Rice

(Bleacher Report/Notre Dame -- June 16)

ND's new defense a complicated overhaul

(Bleacher Report/Notre Dame -- May 30)

Rice receivers shine in spring game

(Houston Chronicle -- April 12)

Can school with less than 4,000 students win championship again?

(Bleacher Report/Notre Dame -- Mar. 6)

Signing day 2014
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With championship trophy in background, Rice head coach David Bailiff meets press, expounds on his 2014 signing class, one by one (PTH photo)

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Bailiff hopes class will lead to another C-USA title
(Houston Chronicle -- Feb. 6)
Strange signing day turns includes Alaskan's saga
(Newsweek -- Feb. 6)
Chalk up one for Mello:  Owls fill open date with Hawaii
(FBSchedules.com -- Feb. 6)
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(RiceOwls.com -- Feb. 5)
Texas-heavy class includes signee from North Pole, Alaska
(Houston Chronicle -- Feb. 5)
Rice signs 18 Texas players, one from Alaska
(KHOU.com -- Feb. 5)
Crosby's Walter twins sign with Rice
(KHOU.com -- Feb. 5)
Owls were able to fend off late interest by bigger schools
(Houston Chronicle -- Feb. 5)
Murphy, Cavanaugh's star offspring headed for Tech
(Waco Tribune-Herald -- Feb. 5)
Owls will face Old Dominion at home; Southern Miss on road
(Houston Chronicle -- Feb. 4)
Former Rice TE earns Super Bowl ring
(KHOU.com -- Feb. 2)
Luke finds fit with Seahawks
(Houston Chronicle -- Feb. 1)
Veteran Yoxall named new Rice S&C coach
(Fort Bend News -- Feb. 1)
A new recruiting frontier? Alaskan's path to Rice
(Sports Illustrated -- Jan. 30)
The Boz finishes second at All-Star Challenge
(Your Houston News -- Jan. 29)

 Latest headlines....
 Last update: 07/31/14 11:50 PM


Twitter: Coaches Caravan, Houston...
Caravan:  Coach Bailiff, Thurmond, Edmonson, SrAD Mello take the mike

Rice AD Joe Karlgaard outlines his new vision

'By  embracing our past and learning from it, we have a chance to be great in every sport we play'
 
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2014 Signing Day videos

Coach Bailiff's signing day press conference