KTRU Tuesdays: Homer Rice

On January 20, 1975, Rice Athletics held a press conference to announce the new Rice Owls Football coach and athletic director, Homer Rice. This is the audio from the press conference.

In the audio, Homer Rice speaks about his decision to work for Rice University and takes questions. He discusses the Total Person Program and his upcoming plans for the football program.

Coach Rice’s tenure did not last long. He left after two seasons.

We also just put up a new exhibit at the RMC documenting the history of Sammy the Owl in conjunction with Rice Athletics brand refresh event.

Image from: “Homer Rice,” Rice University Photograph Files, 1910-2015, UA 363, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

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