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Posts By James Costanzo

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Career Moves
6 months ago

Career Moves

“I don’t love winning,” says Kendall Brice ’20, an 800-meter runner on Rice’s women’s track and field team. It’s a refreshingly taboo thing to hear from an athlete. “Winning feels …
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Birds of a Feather
9 months ago

Birds of a Feather

The first thing you notice when approaching the practice gym at the rear of Tudor Fieldhouse is the “smack” of serve after serve reverberating off the walls and into the …
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Back of the Mind
1 year ago

Back of the Mind

It’s the type of play only a coach would remember.

The Army defense comes with a “cat” blitz. Aston Walter, Rice’s running back, recognizes the look, blocks the oncoming …
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Rough & Tumble
1 year ago

Rough & Tumble

Stewart Morris Jr. ’71, founder of the Rice Rugby Football Club, pulls out a photo of himself and slides it across a conference room table in Herman Brown Hall. “I …
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Win By Win
1 year ago

Win By Win

Head coach Tina Langley began her pregame speech with a familiar mantra: “Do not make this game bigger than it is.” It’s a sentiment she had repeated countless times this …
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Day In The Life: Tim Harrison
2 years ago

Day In The Life: Tim Harrison

Sport:Men’s Basketball Hometown:San Diego, Calif. College: Martel Major:Psychology Coach:Scott Pera 

You don’t have to ask Tim Harrison ’20 what he’s all about if you’re willing to listen. “I’m in the rough, far from perfect/ …
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End of an Era
2 years ago

End of an Era

Wayne Graham is a product of baseball’s golden age.

A time when the game stood, unquestioned, as the nation’s pastime, and those who played it were hailed as …
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Meet Matt Bragga
2 years ago

Meet Matt Bragga

It doesn’t take long before Rice baseball’s new head coach is up from his desk chair, legs bent, hands back, gripping an imaginary bat. He’s hunting fastballs.

“In …
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In The Zone
2 years ago

In The Zone

Antonio Merlo is the soundtrack that plays at every Rice club water polo game. His voice reverberates above the frenetic splashing of legs and arms. It carries over cheering …
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Team Ogwumike
3 years ago

Team Ogwumike

In 2015, the Houston Chronicle named Erica Ogwumike its high school player of the year in a story that dubbed her and her sisters — Olivia, Chiney and Nneka …
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