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The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
I know June is the most common month to announce big changes, being the end of the official school year, but I was not expecting this. OK, I was expecting it some day, but not this year. As a donor, admittedly a quite minor one, I received this email:




Fellow Owls,

We write you today to inform you that the Rice University Board of Trustees has voted to discontinue our participation in NCAA Division 1 athletics.

Much has changed in college sports since Rice began at the highest level in 1912, and much of that change has occurred in the last three decades. During this time the expectations of world-class facilities and support has increased to an unsustainable level. In addition, our scholars are now subjected to travel levels unthinkable in the era of compact conferences.

Our athletic program will assume Division I Independent status as of June 30, 2020 and begin the process of re-classifying into Division III after voluntarily withdrawing from Conference USA next year.

Although no decision had officially been reached yet, we have options in Division 3 to align with like-minded peer academic institutions that were unavailable to us before. The University Athletic Association, the only NCAA conference to have all of its member schools affiliated with the Association of American Universities, has graciously offered to welcome us.

As always, Rice University will do everything possible to support our student-athletes. Those choosing to remain will have their scholarships honored throughout this transition. Any who choose to transfer will have the full support of our administration. Our students and their success continues to be a top priority.

Rice University will always celebrate its years of competition and high level success in NCAA Division 1 sports. We count on your continued support of our student-athletes as we begin the next chapter for our university and students.

An official announcement will be released Monday, June 3rd, with a press conference to be held later that day.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Tudor III, Chair, Board of Trustees
David W. Leebron, President
Joe Karlgaard, Director of Athletics

05-30-2019 08:42 AM
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Wow! I had planned to draft Rice in the later rounds of our Conference draft later today. I guess not now.
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Is this true?
05-30-2019 09:09 AM
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(05-30-2019 09:09 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Is this true?

First thing I thought too with all the fake posts

But it is written by a Rice fan
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Ya im not sure what to think. Would C-USA stay at 13 or add one back? If so who? Would UTEP go to the MW to make it 12?
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Fake news
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If it is Fake news... I'm friggin pissed

Enough of this BS

We need new mods
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(05-30-2019 09:21 AM)mturn017 Wrote:  It's true. Here's the link.

https://csnbbs.com/thread-876097-post-16...id16094639

This is not the contest entry I've been preparing.
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(05-30-2019 09:09 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Is this true?

It’s in italics. Of course it’s true.
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Believable. But I'm not buying it. And I hope it's not true.
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This gives me pause from the O.P.

"In addition, our scholars are now subjected to travel levels unthinkable in the era of compact conferences."

The conference they are joining is more far flung than what they are leaving. I call BS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University...ssociation
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(05-30-2019 10:10 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  This gives me pause from the O.P.

"In addition, our scholars are now subjected to travel levels unthinkable in the era of compact conferences."

The conference they are joining is more far flung than what they are leaving. I call BS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University...ssociation

It is, of course, BS. But not for that quote. Current travel levels were unthinkable back when Rice was in the SWC - that's the era whoever fabricated this transparent troll was alluding to.
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I realize this is satirical, but I like Rice, I was/am hoping they’d get into the Mountain West or American (as a replacement for Houston).
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Wait, Is Rice dropping down? So Much Trolling if not. This place needs cleaned up my gosh.
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Can we add a [satire] label or something... just to keep the goofiness at least not mixed up with the real stuff?
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(05-30-2019 11:02 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  Can we add a [satire] label or something... just to keep the goofiness at least not mixed up with the real stuff?

Did anyone check the Rice Athletics website?

Nothing there.



When these fake stories started, I started a thread saying that I thought these were not a good idea. Guess what, it got a response from a moderator referring to the post suggesting fantasy threads. Shortly thereafter the thread was deleted.
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(05-30-2019 11:11 AM)NotANewbie Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:02 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  Can we add a [satire] label or something... just to keep the goofiness at least not mixed up with the real stuff?

Did anyone check the Rice Athletics website?

Nothing there.



When these fake stories started, I started a thread saying that I thought these were not a good idea. Guess what, it got a response from a moderator referring to the post suggesting fantasy threads. Shortly thereafter the thread was deleted.

Agreed. Stupid from the get go.
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Looking forward to the Rice-Southwestern game in 2025.
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(05-30-2019 11:19 AM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:11 AM)NotANewbie Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:02 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  Can we add a [satire] label or something... just to keep the goofiness at least not mixed up with the real stuff?

Did anyone check the Rice Athletics website?

Nothing there.



When these fake stories started, I started a thread saying that I thought these were not a good idea. Guess what, it got a response from a moderator referring to the post suggesting fantasy threads. Shortly thereafter the thread was deleted.

Agreed. Stupid from the get go.


whole thing is beyond stupid
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