Dateline Rice for Sept. 30, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Despite delayed start, Rice football ‘in a good place’
Several articles mention that Rice postponed its football games through mid-October. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-bloomgren
‘Can we play just one game?’ Inside Houston football’s lost month of September
ESPN (This article also appeared in ESPN Australia, ESPN Africa and ESPN India.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-espn
Back-to-back bye weeks, COVID edition
The Parthenon
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-parthenon
CBS Sports releases latest college football power rankings
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-247
Marshall OC Tim Cramsey believes Grant Wells is coming along well
WOWK Online
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-wowk

Local spotlight: How this Klein volleyball player is adapting during COVID-19 pandemic
A broadcast featuring Gaby Mansfield mentions that she has committed to Rice to play volleyball.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-c3h

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Thanks to Team Trump, Biden could score a big debate win just by staying awake
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Huffington Post (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-brinkley

Martin Johnson, dean of LSU’s Manship School, dies at 50
An article featuring alumnus Martin Johnson mentions that he died recently at 50.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-johnson
WWNO-AM (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-johnson

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice Management, city leaders seek input on Midtown’s Innovation District

BROADCAST

Facebook trying to block false information as election nears
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted and interviewed.
ABC 13 Online (This article also appeared in MSN, and the video segment aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-brace
Live blog: Top investing takeaways from the first presidential debate
InvestorPlace (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-brace

‘Fox 26 News’
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed by KRIV about the Sept. 29 presidential debate, and he is interviewed by KRLD about Texas politics.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-jones
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-jones

’13 Eyewitness News’
Baker College senior Claire Jahnke is interviewed about the presidential debate following a watch party at Rice.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-jahnke

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Australia PM looks to Henry Hub model to lower East Coast gas prices
Kelly Neill, graduate fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-neill

My favorite street is closed to cars. But not to people.
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an article.
Medium
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-fulton

NASA, SpaceX to launch first Commercial Crew rotation mission to International Space Station
An article features astronaut and alumna Shannon Walker.
Space Daily
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-walker

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Chemistry Ph.D. student Brooke Johnson shares her journey to Princeton
Alumna and former Rice track and field athlete Brooke Johnson is featured in a Q&A.
Princeton University News
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-johnson

SPORTS

USA Swimming elects new members to Athletes’ Executive Committee
An article mentions that Rice swimming and diving team member Ellery Parish has been elected chair of USA Swimming’s Athletes’ Executive Committee.
SwimSwam
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-parish

Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins’ record losing streak at 17
Former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey is mentioned.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-duffey
Astros take what they’re given in 3-run 9th
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 30 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-duffey

Football: Lamar’s Lindsey looking to keep tradition alive
Rice football player Zane Knipe is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 30 print edition of the Chronicle’s Bellaire Examiner.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-knipe

Patrick Mahomes had another great finger-counting message for his doubters
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-si

Seahawks try out pair of former SEC defensive standouts
Former Rice football player Myles Adams is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-adams

NEWS RELEASE

The Ion receives $1.5M grant to rev accelerator programs
The Ion, the innovation and startup hub being developed in Midtown Houston by Rice, has received a grant for $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration that will significantly expand its ability to support entrepreneurship and drive economic development across the Houston-Galveston region.
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-news-release-the-ion

About Stefan De La Garza

Stefan De La Garza is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.