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Six AAC players receive invite to 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

Tulane leads the way with three selections, while Charlotte, Rice, and Temple earn one apiece.

2024 Rice Owls National Signing Day Recap

Rice lands highest rated recruit in history in Lavonte Johnson, headlining Mike Bloomgren’s seventh class with the Owls.

Texas State wins first bowl ever, storms past Rice 45-21 in First Responder Bowl

Brian Holloway snags two pick-sixes as the Bobcats win the turnover battle 6-0 to fly past the Owls.

2023 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Preview: Texas State Bobcats vs. Rice Owls

Two Texas opponents that never met at the FBS level square off in the Lone Star State.

Rice 2023 First Responder Bowl notebook and storylines

The Owls aim for their first bowl win since 2014, led by quarterback AJ Padgett and WR Luke McCaffrey.

Rice and Texas State will play in 2023 First Responder Bowl

The first-ever FBS meeting between the Texas programs takes place in the Lone Star State.

Rice QB JT Daniels medically retires from football

Daniels officially concludes his college football playing career after four stops in six years.

McCaffrey’s stellar senior day propels Rice to bowl eligibility in 24-21 win over FAU

Luke McCaffrey sets a career-high with 12 receptions on senior day to lead Rice to its first 6-win season since 2014.

2023 Week 13 Game Preview: Florida Atlantic Owls @ Rice Owls

In the battle of the Owls, WHO will end their first AAC regular season on a higher note?

2023 Week 12 Game Preview: Rice Owls @ Charlotte 49ers

Rice continues its fight for bowl eligibility, looking to snap a 3-game skid at the house of Biff Poggi’s 49ers.

Week 11 AAC notebook: UTSA rolls, Memphis and Tulane survive stunning close-calls

Three teams with unblemished records remain heading into the penultimate week of the regular season.

2023 Week 11 Game Preview: Rice Owls @ UTSA Roadrunners

UTSA looks to remain unblemished in AAC play as Rice enters the Alamodome.

SMU outlasts Rice, 36-31, as QBs JT Daniels and Preston Stone exit with injuries

Mustangs improve to 5-0 in AAC play after their first close-knit victory of the season.

2023 Week 10 Game Preview: SMU Mustangs @ Rice Owls

After tearing through half its AAC schedule, SMU attempts to feast on an improved Rice team.

Tulane maintains unblemished AAC record, pushes past Rice, 30-28

The Green Wave only score 3 points in the second half, but it’s enough to prevent an Owl comeback in Houston.

2023 Week 9 Game Preview: Tulane Green Wave @ Rice Owls

Tulane hopes to keep a ranking beside its name while battling a much-improved Rice squad.

Candyman on campus: Meet Rice football’s gummy guy

Daniel Domian went viral after distributing gummy worms during Rice’s 42-10 win over Tulsa last Thursday.

Daniels and defense dominate Tulsa, 42-10, for Rice’s most lopsided FBS win since 2013

Owls bounce back with commanding road win in most complete game of the season.

2023 AAC Midseason Power Rankings

Reigning champion Tulane leads the pack at the season’s midway point, with Memphis, SMU, and Tulane in the mix.

2023 Week 8 Game Preview: Rice Owls @ Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Two 3-3 AAC teams with contrasting styles meet in a nationally televised Thursday night affair.

Week 6 AAC notebook: Harris returns for UTSA, UAB offense rolls South Florida

Roadrunners and Blazers are among the big winners in Week 6 after dominant offensive showings.

2023 Week 6 Game Preview: UConn Huskies @ Rice Owls

Rice looks for its first 4-2 start since 2013 against the winless Huskies.

Daniels’ late TD pass lifts Rice to first-ever AAC win, 24-17 over ECU

Owls’ defense limits Pirates to one touchdown and comes up with a handful of clutch stops.

Rice unveils Oilers-inspired uniforms for Week 5 matchup vs. East Carolina

The Owls pay homage to the Houston Oilers, which played at Rice Stadium from 1965-67.

2023 Week 5 Game Preview: East Carolina Pirates @ Rice Owls

Rice hopes to maintain its spotless home record and claim its first-ever AAC win when the Pirates come to town.

Brown, Simmons, South Florida turn on the jets in second half to fly past Rice, 42-29

Backed by Byrum Brown and Naiem Simmons, South Florida snaps its FBS-high 18-game losing streak to FBS opponents.

2023 Week 4 Game Preview: Rice Owls @ South Florida Bulls

Both programs seem to be showcasing their best team in years. Which one gets the coveted 1-0 start in AAC play?

Rice stuns Houston in 43-41 double overtime thriller to win first Bayou Bucket since 2010

The Owls stave off a Houston rally to pull off the signature win of the Mike Bloomgren era.

2023 Week 2 Bayou Bucket Game Preview: Houston Cougars @ Rice Owls

The Cougars have claimed the Bayou Bucket in seven straight meetings, but a hungry Rice eyes its first since 2010.

Texas defense too much for Rice to handle in 37-10 result

Owls’ defense holds firm in first half, but lack of offensive execution ultimately expanded the margin.

2023 Week 1 Game Preview: Rice Owls @ Texas Longhorns

JT Daniels makes his third trip to Austin, but this time, as the captain of the Rice Owls’ offense.

2023 Rice Owls Football Season Preview

The Owls prepare for year one in the AAC, equipped with offensive centerpieces of QB JT Daniels and WR Luke McCaffrey.