Beyond Sport

A look beyond the field of play.


Night of the Owl

Night of the Owl 2017

SAAC Celebrates the Year's Successes
Rice Athletics

This is Rice Athletics

An inside look.
Emmanuel Ellerbee

Emmanuel Ellerbee

LB walks us through what it takes to be a scholar-athlete.
Renovated Lockers

Volleyball Locker Room Reveal

Volleyball Got its First Glimpse of Renovated Lockers
Becky Wade

Run the World

Becky Wade Runs the World After Rice Graduation
Refreshed Brand

New Brand

Rice Athletics unveils refreshed brand identity
American Football

Annual Football Clinic

The Rice Owls Teach International Students about American Football
Goalie Who Saves Dogs

Bluebelle's Rescue

Unconventional Students at Rice: the Goalie Who Saves Dogs' Lives
Brand Refresh

'Smart' Dumbbells

Student-Athletes Develop Enhanced Dumbbells for Solo Workouts
Brand Refresh

Brand Refresh

Rice Athletics recaps brand refresh week
STEM-letics Academy 2017

STEM-letics Academy 2017

Rice Athletics hosts STEM-letics Academy
AD Announcement

AD Joe Karlgaard Announcement

Men's Basketball Learns the Name of its New Coach.
Challenging Convention Everyday

Challenging Convention Everyday

Rice University students turned a fish pump into a lifesaving-breathing machine for babies.

Rice Owls Down Under

Work, play and more work for the Rice Owls down under in Australia
T-Joe Breaux, Keeping the Owls in Gear

Keeping The Owls In Gear

No challenge is too great for Rice's ace in the hole, Assistant AD for Equipment T-Joe Breaux.

The Rice Owls Head To Cuba

The Rice University baseball team will embark on a 12-day trip to Cuba beginning Nov. 23. Los Buhos (The Owls) will play five games against Cuban Baseball Federation teams, attend classes and explore Cuba's culture.
Ziggy Cancer

Ziggy Signs With Team

With the help of Team IMPACT, Rice University head football coach David Bailiff inked 7-year-old Fre'derick "Ziggy" Stoval-Redd of Mississippi to a national letter of intent to become an honorary member of the team.
Brian Nordstrom

Gridiron To The Workforce

Rice Owls defensive end Brian Nordstrom was a redshirt freshman walk-on with the football team in 2011 when he arrived at Rice. As a redshirt, Nordstrom was allowed to practice with the team, but he wasn't permitted to suit up and play in his first year at Rice.
Mighty Casey

Unconventional Students: Mighty Casey

When you choose to go down one path in life, you can always wonder what might have happened if you had chosen another. Four years after Casey Clark decided to come to Rice University on a swimming scholarship, it's hard to imagine any other path being more successful.
Navy SEAL Training

Navy SEAL Training

In the early morning hours on Sept. 5-7, Rice University men's basketball completed SEAL Team physical training to aid in the physical conditioning required for head coach Mike Rhoades' relentless style of play in addition to developing mental toughness and team unity.
Meat Thermometer

High-Tech Meat Thermometer

Five Rice University seniors are trying to make sure grill masters never undercook or overcook their steaks again.


Sam McGuffie

An American's Dream

As he stood on the podium in Pyeongchang, South Korea in March, Sam McGuffie had every reason to imagine himself in a similar position less than a year later when the Winter Olympics return to this same venue.
Addison Owen

Behind the Scenes

Growing up, young kids in all areas of the world dream of becoming professional athletes. However, for the majority of them that dream of working in and around professional sports eventually becomes a fantasy.
Darik Dillard

Senior Reflection: Darik Dillard

Darik Dillard reflects on his journey from high school recruit to Rice graduate, four-time letter winner and one of the top 10 rushers in school history.
Kevin Reilly

Senior Reflection: Kevin Reilly

This summer on the R Blog we will be featuring several graduating seniors with reflections on their careers at Rice University. The second installment features Kevin Reilly of the golf team.
Adaeze Obinnah

Senior Reflection: Adaeze Obinnah

This summer on the R Blog we will be featuring several graduating seniors with reflections on their careers at Rice University, beginning first with Adaeze Obinnah of women's basketball.
Anniina Ala-Seppälä

Senior Reflection: Anniina Ala-Seppälä

This summer the Athletics Department is featuring several graduated seniors with reflections on their careers at Rice University. The second installment features Anniina Ala-Seppälä of the swim team.