Introducing American football to Rice’s new international students

David Ruth

HOUSTON – (Sept. 8, 2014) –Last week during Rice football’s week off, head football coach David Bailiff took time to hold his annual football camp for Rice University’s new international graduate and undergraduate students.

The evening, which was attended by more than 200 students, included lessons on the basics of American football, food, games and on-the-field drills with Bailiff and Rice football players.

This year’s incoming freshman class comes from all over the world, and they make up 12 percent of Rice’s class of 2018.

The following video, which can be embedded into online stories or downloaded for broadcast, captures the spirit of the evening.

The Owls travel about 100 miles north to College Station Saturday to face the No. 7-ranked Texas A&M Aggies.

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The video is available for download at

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.