Rice Owls

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Rice University athletic teams are known as the Rice Owls. The name comes from the owls in Rice's crest. Rice participates in NCAA Division I athletics. A member of Conference USA, Rice sponsors teams in seven men's and seven women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Rice was a member of the Southwest Conference until its breakup in 1996. Rice then joined the Western Athletic Conference before joining C-USA on July 1, 2005. Rice is the fifth-smallest school competing in NCAA Division I FBS football measured by undergraduate enrollment. Rice's sports rivalry include cross-town Houston Cougars.

Football

Rice Owls college football
First Season
1912
Team History
Rice Owls (1914-present)
Rice Grays (1912-13)
Conference
Conference USA (2005-present)
Western Athletic Conference (1996-2004)
Southwest Conference (1915-96)
Independent (1912-14)
Venue
Rice Stadium (1950-present)
Rice Field (1913-49)
West End Park (1912)

Programs by season

1930s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1937
January 1, 1938 vs. Colorado Cotton Bowl

1940s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1941
November 8 vs. Arkansas Rice Field
1944
October 14 at Tulane Tulane Stadium
1948
October 9 at USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1949
September 24 vs. Clemson Rice Stadium
October 15 at SMU Cotton Bowl
January 2, 1950 vs. North Carolina Cotton Bowl

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1951
November 17 vs. Texas A&M Rice Stadium
1953
October 24 at Texas Memorial Stadium
November 14 vs. Texas A&M Rice Stadium
January 1, 1954 vs. Alabama Cotton Bowl
1954
September 18 vs. Florida Rice Stadium
1956
December 1 at Baylor Baylor Stadium
1957
October 26 at Texas Memorial Stadium
January 1, 1958 vs. Navy Cotton Bowl
1958
September 27 at Stanford Stanford Stadium
November 15 vs. Texas A&M Rice Stadium
1959
October 24 at Texas Memorial Stadium

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1960
January 2, 1961 vs. Ole Miss Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1961
October 21 vs. SMU Rice Stadium
October 28 at Texas Memorial Stadium
December 16 vs. Kansas Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1963
October 26 at Texas Memorial Stadium
1964
September 26 vs. LSU Rice Stadium
1965
October 23 at Texas Memorial Stadium
1967
October 28 at Texas Memorial Stadium
December 2 vs. Baylor Rice Stadium

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1971
October 23 at Texas Memorial Stadium
1972
October 28 vs. Texas Rice Stadium
1974
October 12 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
1975
September 13 at Houston Astrodome
1976
November 27 vs. Houston Rice Stadium
1977
October 8 vs. TCU Rice Stadium
November 12 at Baylor Baylor Stadium
1978
October 14 at TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium
1979
October 6 at Texas Memorial Stadium

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1980
September 13 at Clemson Memorial Stadium
1981
September 12 at Texas Memorial Stadium
1987
October 24 vs. Texas A&M Rice Stadium
1988
November 5 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1999
September 18 at Texas Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1960s 1969
1970s 1975 • 1977
1980s 1982

Men's Basketball

Rice Owls men's college basketball
First Season
1914-15
Team History
Rice Owls (1914-present)
Conference
Conference USA (2005-present)
Western Athletic Conference (1996-2005)
Southwest Conference (1914-96)
Venue
Tudor Fieldhouse (1950-present)

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1970s 1979-80
Conference USA
Full Members Charlotte 49ers • Florida Atlantic Owls • FIU Panthers • Louisiana Tech Bulldogs • Marshall Thundering Herd • Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders • North Texas Mean Green • Old Dominion Monarchs • Rice Owls • Southern Miss Golden Eagles • UAB Blazers • UTEP Miners • UTSA Roadrunners • Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Football Venues Apogee Stadium • Jerry Richardson Stadium • Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Joe Aillet Stadium • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Legion Field
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Big East Conference • West Coast Conference