On Feb. 8, 33 Rice Sport Management students traveled to Las Vegas to work the NFL Honors as red carpet talent escorts for VIPs at the annual awards show.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are all anyone is talking about heading into Super Bowl weekend, but how is the pop superstar affecting the National Football League ’s bottom line as legions of ‘Swifties’ become football fans?
Jack Turner ‘25 spent the fall semester interning with the 2024 College Football Playoff Host Committee. One of his final responsibilities was working the National Championship game on Jan 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium where Michigan defeated Washington 34-13.
Rice sport management students took advantage of an unmatched learning opportunity leading up to the College Football Playoff (CFP) championship game this school year that gave them the chance to learn the business, marketing and communications sides of a major sporting event.
Senior Rice volleyball player Nia McCardell has become a staple on the court and an overall leader for the Owls in her four years on campus.
Nine faculty received the 2023 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice instructors by votes from alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years.
An innovative course, titled The Business of Major Sporting Events, allowed Rice University students to be heavily involved in the planning and production of the 2023 men’s Final Four in Houston.
Peter Chung, a 21-year-old Rice graduate, was hired in February as the youngest director of player personnel in college football at Houston Christian University.
Rice University Sport Management students worked at Super Bowl LVII festivities in Glendale, Arizona, last weekend.
Thomas Avalos, a Lovett College senior majoring in sport management at Rice University, is all smiles while working during the World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Avalos is a ticket experience ambassador for the team. The Astros won the World Series in six games over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Rice earns an “A+” grade and ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 universities in the latest ratings of American colleges compiled by Niche.
Jamey Rootes, longtime president of the Houston Texans who was recently appointed to head the Hutchinson Leadership Initiative in Sport Analytics in Rice's Department of Sport Management, died Aug 21. He was 56.
Jamey Rootes, former president of the Houston Texans, has joined Rice University’s Department of Sport Management and will head the newly created Hutchinson Leadership Initiative in Sport Analytics.
Sport analytics, the subject of the hit movie “Moneyball” and the book of the same name , has transformed the way professional and college teams scout and evaluate potential players.
Each year, Rice honors members of the university community who have served students through outstanding teaching, dedication and service.