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Traditions: Will Rice College
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Traditions: Will Rice College

 

THE CRAB NEBULA DEFENSE

Will Rice College’s Beer Bike teams have had a good run in recent years. Will Rice is the only college to have simultaneously won the …
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Caught Looking
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Caught Looking

Duplantier_vs_Arizona600pxIt became something of a distraction at Reckling Park this season. Every time John Duplantier ’17 was scheduled to pitch, a parade of scouts lined up for the best seats. With Major League Baseball’s draft looming, representatives from big league teams around the country wanted a good look at the fireball pitcher.

Even more distracting than their seat selection was the synchronized scouting routine they performed during games. In unrehearsed unison, they brandished radar guns like the ones used in highway patrol, repurposed to track pitching speed. The “Reckling Park speed trap” reinforced what their trained eyes had already told them: Duplantier has the strength, aptitude and confidence to pitch professionally, and maybe even at the elite level in the major leagues.  Read More

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Musical Manners
1 year ago

Musical Manners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a quiet floor of Methodist Hospital, where doctors and nurses spoke in hushed tones, a group of Rice students …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian
1 year ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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