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Crow went to the funeral for King Hill.


(03-18-2020 07:29 PM)grOWLer Wrote:  As the old guy here, I have to put the the Rice - Aggie game of 1957 at the top of my list. The Bear Bryant-coached Aggies were ranked #1 and featured the Heisman winning John David Crow at running back. They put bleachers on the end zone concourse to boost the seating capacity to 72,000 and I do not remember seeing an empty seat. The final score was 7-6, with King Hill scoring the points and making an ankle tackle on John David to prevent a touchdown. The campus rocked the week of the game with impromptu pep rallies every night. It was the best athletic event I have ever attended.
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(03-18-2020 07:29 PM)grOWLer Wrote:  As the old guy here, I have to put the the Rice - Aggie game of 1957 at the top of my list. The Bear Bryant-coached Aggies were ranked #1 and featured the Heisman winning John David Crow at running back. They put bleachers on the end zone concourse to boost the seating capacity to 72,000 and I do not remember seeing an empty seat. The final score was 7-6, with King Hill scoring the points and making an ankle tackle on John David to prevent a touchdown. The campus rocked the week of the game with impromptu pep rallies every night. It was the best athletic event I have ever attended.

Eleven-and-a half of the 12 pages in the Fall 2007 issue of "The Cornerstone" (the publication of the Rice Historical Society) are devoted to a fabulous account of this game -- and the lead-up to it and its school-spirit legacy -- written by James Greenwood III ('58) (It was originally written in 1981, and revised in 2007.)

Here's the link (no paywall): http://ricehistoricalsociety.org/images/...ne_F07.pdf
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One of the best reads in a long time.

In the end, the game was decided much as it is these days - turnovers and clock management.
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It's interesting to see how big time Rice football was from the late 40s to the mid 60s. We played against 6 Heisman winners--Doak Walker, Alan Ameche, John David Crow, Pete Dawkins, Billy Cannon and Gary Beban. All but Ameche played at Rice Stadium. (or old Rice) We had LSU, Purdue, UCLA, Army, Alabama, Florida, Penn State, Stanford, Georgia Tech, etc. all coming to Houston.
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(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 09:40 AM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Don't forget, after tearing down the goalposts to celebrate the TCU win, I was told that students watching the game in Lubbock all filed down to HRS and did it again after Tech. THAT to me was pretty dang cool and part of what I meant by 'knowing' each other.

That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

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Quote:As a student, loved watching Rice ALMOST take down (H)Akeem and PSJ.... think it was 1982?

That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update
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(03-19-2020 12:33 PM)bobreinhold1 Wrote:  It's interesting to see how big time Rice football was from the late 40s to the mid 60s. We played against 6 Heisman winners--Doak Walker, Alan Ameche, John David Crow, Pete Dawkins, Billy Cannon and Gary Beban. All but Ameche played at Rice Stadium. (or old Rice) We had LSU, Purdue, UCLA, Army, Alabama, Florida, Penn State, Stanford, Georgia Tech, etc. all coming to Houston.

And that's a big reason why I came to Rice. And Rice screwed up their end of that deal. Today I would probably go to Notre Dame or Georgia Tech.
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(03-19-2020 12:46 PM)Hambone10 Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 09:40 AM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Don't forget, after tearing down the goalposts to celebrate the TCU win, I was told that students watching the game in Lubbock all filed down to HRS and did it again after Tech. THAT to me was pretty dang cool and part of what I meant by 'knowing' each other.

That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

Quote:
Quote:As a student, loved watching Rice ALMOST take down (H)Akeem and PSJ.... think it was 1982?

That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

According to sports-reference.com, in 1982 Rice lost to UH 61-63 at Hofheintz Pavilion and 69-75 at what sports-reference calls "Tudor Fieldhouse", so both games were pretty close.
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(03-19-2020 03:29 PM)WestGrayStreetOwl Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 12:46 PM)Hambone10 Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 09:40 AM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Don't forget, after tearing down the goalposts to celebrate the TCU win, I was told that students watching the game in Lubbock all filed down to HRS and did it again after Tech. THAT to me was pretty dang cool and part of what I meant by 'knowing' each other.

That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

Quote:
Quote:As a student, loved watching Rice ALMOST take down (H)Akeem and PSJ.... think it was 1982?

That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

According to sports-reference.com, in 1982 Rice lost to UH 61-63 at Hofheintz Pavilion and 69-75 at what sports-reference calls "Tudor Fieldhouse", so both games were pretty close.

Is there an online resource for Rice baseball rosters, results in the 80s? I poked around sports reference and a few other sites yesterday, couldn't find anything.

A favorite, if hazy memory: the improbable but heroic home run against UT circa 1988 to win the game (or maybe just a late inning) by Chuck Weiss (sp?). Pretty sure Bud and Alex were calling the game. Pretty sure it was a Friday night game.

Would be fun to find the box score for that game to test my memory against reality.
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(03-16-2020 11:42 PM)Baconator Wrote:  Everything about the CWS in 2003 was amazing. I was sitting in the 2nd row behind the Rice on-deck circle for the final game, so close I felt like I was in the dugout. And the afterparty downtown was unreal...but I think my favorite moment was when we beat Texas the second time, to eliminate them and move into the finals. All the Rice fans made their way back to the team hotel expecting a big party. But the bar had already closed down...enough people showed up that they re-opened the bar and we drank and partied for hours. Frankie B. Mandola (RIP) stood up on the top of the bar and the whole room got as quiet as Fondren Library. Frankie yelled: "Rice 5...A$$holes 4" and the place erupted.

That's it. Justin Ruchti's single. My favorite moment.
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(03-19-2020 04:49 PM)Old Sammy Wrote:  
(03-16-2020 11:42 PM)Baconator Wrote:  Everything about the CWS in 2003 was amazing. I was sitting in the 2nd row behind the Rice on-deck circle for the final game, so close I felt like I was in the dugout. And the afterparty downtown was unreal...but I think my favorite moment was when we beat Texas the second time, to eliminate them and move into the finals. All the Rice fans made their way back to the team hotel expecting a big party. But the bar had already closed down...enough people showed up that they re-opened the bar and we drank and partied for hours. Frankie B. Mandola (RIP) stood up on the top of the bar and the whole room got as quiet as Fondren Library. Frankie yelled: "Rice 5...A$$holes 4" and the place erupted.

That's it. Justin Ruchti's single. My favorite moment.

In Houston, there was a Rice watch party at the R Room for that game, and I remember how we all just exploded when the ball got through the infield. Then we all went to the Ginger Man afterward, and Rice fans owned the place. Several had great fun going around saying things like "You really gotta give those Longhorns credit, they put up quite a fight."
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(03-17-2020 12:24 PM)Kayjay Wrote:  My favorite moment? I have spent more than 33 years watching the Owls play basketball and I can say the November 30, 2004 game against UH was my favorite when Lorenzo Williams drove baseline to baseline with seconds on the clock to hit a reverse jump shot and beat the Tommy Penders Coogs 74-73. After the game Brock Gillespie jumped on the scorers table and took a bow pointing directly at the UH fans who were standing in disbelief that the Owls had pulled off their 3rd straight win in the series. Michael Harris, Jason McKrieth , JR Harrison all had big games but Zo had the killer instinct when it counted that evening.

I was going to write this as one of my top 3 moments as well but my memory kept everything about that game except the opponent. For some reason I thought it had been against UTEP. I was there that day too, and I agree, those final 10 seconds were crazy.
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(03-19-2020 12:46 PM)Hambone10 Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 09:40 AM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Don't forget, after tearing down the goalposts to celebrate the TCU win, I was told that students watching the game in Lubbock all filed down to HRS and did it again after Tech. THAT to me was pretty dang cool and part of what I meant by 'knowing' each other.

That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

Quote:
Quote:As a student, loved watching Rice ALMOST take down (H)Akeem and PSJ.... think it was 1982?

That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

Wow, you mentioning the TCU game brings back another memory. When the clock got toward the end, all the student section started cheering "goal - POST" and waving their hands 'Tomahawk style' to the South end goal posts.

The campos and the their bevy of hired friends from other local law enforcement agencies (airport cops, etc) quickly threw about 10 officers around that goal post, being the alert and adroitly reacting force they are.

When the clock hit 0:00 the student section surged out of the seats and onto the field, but ignoring the direction of the group tomahawk and steamed towards the north goal posts -- ones the 5-0 posse seemingly forgot about. And while the rent a cops from the airport started to react --- Officer Ken and Sgt Willy did the 'right thing' ---- they didnt even try to make it north.

There was one loan student / volunteer with the campos who quickly reacted and beat the crowd to the north posts. But, lets just say 200:1 is a really terrible set of odds to try and win against.

Absolutely hilarious fake out.

Man, I had completely forgotten about that until you mentioned the TCU goalpost takedowns. Well Ham, that is one step towards your social rehabilitation for being the underlying cause for my adverse Lubbock police relationship and history.....
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(03-19-2020 06:40 PM)tanqtonic Wrote:  Wow, you mentioning the TCU game brings back another memory. When the clock got toward the end, all the student section started cheering "goal - POST" and waving their hands 'Tomahawk style' to the South end goal posts.

The campos and the their bevy of hired friends from other local law enforcement agencies (airport cops, etc) quickly threw about 10 officers around that goal post, being the alert and adroitly reacting force they are.

When the clock hit 0:00 the student section surged out of the seats and onto the field, but ignoring the direction of the group tomahawk and steamed towards the north goal posts -- ones the 5-0 posse seemingly forgot about. And while the rent a cops from the airport started to react --- Officer Ken and Sgt Willy did the 'right thing' ---- they didnt even try to make it north.

There was one loan student / volunteer with the campos who quickly reacted and beat the crowd to the north posts. But, lets just say 200:1 is a really terrible set of odds to try and win against.

Absolutely hilarious fake out.

I remember that vividly -- that was awesome. I was part of the group (service organization) making the obvious gestures toward the south end zone, really selling it. To this day I admire how, seemingly without a word being passed, everyone in the student section knew that the gesture was a misdirection and that we were all going to storm the north goal post.
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(03-19-2020 04:41 PM)ausowl Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 03:29 PM)WestGrayStreetOwl Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 12:46 PM)Hambone10 Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 09:40 AM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Don't forget, after tearing down the goalposts to celebrate the TCU win, I was told that students watching the game in Lubbock all filed down to HRS and did it again after Tech. THAT to me was pretty dang cool and part of what I meant by 'knowing' each other.

That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

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Quote:As a student, loved watching Rice ALMOST take down (H)Akeem and PSJ.... think it was 1982?

That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

According to sports-reference.com, in 1982 Rice lost to UH 61-63 at Hofheintz Pavilion and 69-75 at what sports-reference calls "Tudor Fieldhouse", so both games were pretty close.

Is there an online resource for Rice baseball rosters, results in the 80s? I poked around sports reference and a few other sites yesterday, couldn't find anything.

A favorite, if hazy memory: the improbable but heroic home run against UT circa 1988 to win the game (or maybe just a late inning) by Chuck Weiss (sp?). Pretty sure Bud and Alex were calling the game. Pretty sure it was a Friday night game.

Would be fun to find the box score for that game to test my memory against reality.

In 1988, UT came to Cameron Field ranked very high, like #2 or #3. IIRC, we won one game (the middle one?) something like 6-4 on a HR by Jay Knoblauh. But I'm pretty sure it was an afternoon game. I remember thinking, sometime during our great baseball run, that that one relatively meaningless game in a series loss was probably the biggest win for the baseball program in my 4 years at Rice.
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This a great thread. For season-long continuous thrills, it’s hard to beat the 1969-70 Owls basketball squad winning SWC. Autry was rocking. Back before games commonly on TV with innumerable timeouts, etc. to stop the game flow. Gary Reist and Tom Myer lighting it up. The Silent K emoting from the bench.
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(03-20-2020 11:05 AM)MJY Wrote:  
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(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

Quote:That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

According to sports-reference.com, in 1982 Rice lost to UH 61-63 at Hofheintz Pavilion and 69-75 at what sports-reference calls "Tudor Fieldhouse", so both games were pretty close.

Is there an online resource for Rice baseball rosters, results in the 80s? I poked around sports reference and a few other sites yesterday, couldn't find anything.

A favorite, if hazy memory: the improbable but heroic home run against UT circa 1988 to win the game (or maybe just a late inning) by Chuck Weiss (sp?). Pretty sure Bud and Alex were calling the game. Pretty sure it was a Friday night game.

Would be fun to find the box score for that game to test my memory against reality.

In 1988, UT came to Cameron Field ranked very high, like #2 or #3. IIRC, we won one game (the middle one?) something like 6-4 on a HR by Jay Knoblauh. But I'm pretty sure it was an afternoon game. I remember thinking, sometime during our great baseball run, that that one relatively meaningless game in a series loss was probably the biggest win for the baseball program in my 4 years at Rice.

That's probably the game I'm thinking of - will continue my search to track down a box score. But I swear there was a night game circa 87 or 88 that Chuck W hit a home run to win or tie the game. Onward through the fog.
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(03-20-2020 12:38 PM)ausowl Wrote:  
(03-20-2020 11:05 AM)MJY Wrote:  
(03-19-2020 04:41 PM)ausowl Wrote:  
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(03-19-2020 12:46 PM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway


Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

According to sports-reference.com, in 1982 Rice lost to UH 61-63 at Hofheintz Pavilion and 69-75 at what sports-reference calls "Tudor Fieldhouse", so both games were pretty close.

Is there an online resource for Rice baseball rosters, results in the 80s? I poked around sports reference and a few other sites yesterday, couldn't find anything.

A favorite, if hazy memory: the improbable but heroic home run against UT circa 1988 to win the game (or maybe just a late inning) by Chuck Weiss (sp?). Pretty sure Bud and Alex were calling the game. Pretty sure it was a Friday night game.

Would be fun to find the box score for that game to test my memory against reality.

In 1988, UT came to Cameron Field ranked very high, like #2 or #3. IIRC, we won one game (the middle one?) something like 6-4 on a HR by Jay Knoblauh. But I'm pretty sure it was an afternoon game. I remember thinking, sometime during our great baseball run, that that one relatively meaningless game in a series loss was probably the biggest win for the baseball program in my 4 years at Rice.

That's probably the game I'm thinking of - will continue my search to track down a box score. But I swear there was a night game circa 87 or 88 that Chuck W hit a home run to win or tie the game. Onward through the fog.

Found a Neal Farmer article on the dbl header, not crystal clear, but looks like we're thinking of the same games - I must have mashed up the dbl header into one game, assigned CW's solo shot to the wrong game:

Owls, Longhorns split

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PUBLICATION: Houston Chronicle
SECTION: SPORTSDATE: APRIL 10, 1988
EDITION: 3 STAR
Page: 5

Texas rode two home runs to rally past Rice 11-9 and gain a split Saturday against the Owls.
Rice beat No 2-ranked Texas 6-4 in the first game on Saturday, while Texas took the Friday game 15-2. The Owls drew sellout crowds of 2,200 both days.
Longhorn first baseman Brian Cisarik of Westchester popped a two-run homer in the second inning of the nightcap and designated hitter Mike Patrick slammed a three-run homer in the fourth. The homer for Patrick, who started his collegiate career at Rice, sailed over the scoreboard in the right-field power alley.
Rice countered with a three-run homer by Ben Mathews in the second and a solo shot by Charlie Weese in the ninth. Rice scored three runs in the third inning on five walks issued by UT pitchers Mike Bradley and Trent Turner. Texas pitchers finished the game giving up a season-high 11 walks.
Rice's victory allowed Texas A&M, which swept Baylor this weekend, to move into a share of the Southwest Conference lead with Texas.
``When I first projected our schedule at the first of the year,'' said Texas Coach Cliff Gustafson, ``I thought we could win five out of six (road games), and that's what we've done. If we can play well next week in Lubbock, we'll be in decent shape because most of our road games will be behind us.
``The fact we're tied with the Aggies ought to be something we can be proud of.''
In Saturday's first game, Owl left-handed curveballer John Pope handed the Longhorns their first SWC loss.
The Westbury product threw a six-hitter, struck out eight and walked six. He was aided by left fielder Jay Knoblauh's 11th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth inning.
``When you grow up in Texas, you want to go play at Texas,'' said an excited Pope. `If you don't go there, then you really want to beat Texas.''
``That victory gives us a little more momentum,'' said Rice Coach David Hall. ``We feel we could go to College Station next weekend and win a few.''
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(03-19-2020 12:46 PM)Hambone10 Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 04:11 PM)Jonathan Sadow Wrote:  
(03-18-2020 09:40 AM)Hambone10 Wrote:  Don't forget, after tearing down the goalposts to celebrate the TCU win, I was told that students watching the game in Lubbock all filed down to HRS and did it again after Tech. THAT to me was pretty dang cool and part of what I meant by 'knowing' each other.

That would've been a pretty long walk for those students watching the game in Lubbock to go all the way to Rice Stadium to tear down the goal posts... but I think we all know what you meant. For those still puzzled, that game was Raycom's "SWC Game of the Week" and was televised all around the state.

Sigh... okay Jonathan lol... Students (on campus) watching the game (in Lubbock).

I was trying to make the cool (to me) point that the game wasn't even in our stadium, but the students (at home, watching on TV) decided to tear down OUR goal posts (in Houston)

I recall someone complaining about the cost and Watson saying he'd pay for it every time... so the story goes anyway

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Quote:As a student, loved watching Rice ALMOST take down (H)Akeem and PSJ.... think it was 1982?

That was 1984, in the SWC tournament semifinals, when the Owls nearly erased a 15-point second-half deficit to fall to the Cougars 53-50. For Houston, which wound up as NCAA tournament final runners-up, it was its lowest point output in a game all season.

Wow, I would have guessed earlier than 84. For some reason I remember Ty Washington TORCHING (H)Akeem (at least relatively) and I thought Ty graduated before then. Thanks for the update

By the time the Lubbock game rolled around, the Campos had gotten a little wiser.

I watched the Tech football game alone in my room at WRC. I didn’t realize how many other students were watching, too.
Until after the winning kick, that is, when windows flew open and the now-familiar cheer of GOAL POSTS reverberated through the quad...

Some folks may have been walking, but most of us excitedly RAN to the stadium, where collectively, the dozens of us were turned back by a locked gate and a friendly campus police officer. The goal posts survived that day... but we definitely made a good effort.

(Also... crazy story to hear that Doran called it two days before... the storyline itself was crazy enough already)
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RE: Favorite Rice Sports Memory
One other favorite memory of mine is the 1968 men's (I think the only one we had back then) tennis team. At the time the SWC was contested by playing one match against each other team in the league. Matches were, IIRC, composed of 4 singles and 2 doubles matches for a total of 6 points. Rice went 42-0, and more amazingly did not lose a SET. And there were at least a couple of other SWC teams that were pretty highly regarded. Plus Butch Seewagen had one very impressive girlfriend.
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(03-20-2020 12:36 PM)Rice VMI 1969 Wrote:  This a great thread. For season-long continuous thrills, it’s hard to beat the 1969-70 Owls basketball squad winning SWC. Autry was rocking. Back before games commonly on TV with innumerable timeouts, etc. to stop the game flow. Gary Reist and Tom Myer lighting it up. The Silent K emoting from the bench.

And my childhood hero-Ted Melady….
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