College Stadium Review: Rice Stadium

There are a lot of options in Houston for the sports fans to choose from. In football season there are the Texans, the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls of Conference USA and of course many great high school programs. The Owls sometimes don’t get the publicity of the other programs but they play some good football in their own right.

Rice Stadium is the home of the Owls. It has been around since 1950 and seats over 70,000 fans. If you’ve ever wanted to go to a stadium that once hosted a Super Bowl, then you can do that while going to see a game at Rice Stadium. In January of 1974, the Miami Dolphins won their second straight Super Bowl while whipping the Minnesota Vikings 24-7.

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The Owls play in C-USA which is one of college football’s most exciting conference. You will see schools such as Southern Miss, Marshall, FAU, and Louisiana Tech.

This year’s Rice schedule has Wagner, Western Kentucky, Army, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Charlotte. Western Kentucky comes in after a victory in last year’s Bahamas Bowl in a 49-48 thriller over Central Michigan.

Rice is no stranger to bowl action either as they have been to five of them since 2006. The Owls won the Conference USA Championship in 2013 and went on to play Mississippi State from the powerful SEC in the Liberty Bowl. Last year’s Owls whipped Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl 30-6. Can this year’s team make their third straight bowl? Come to Rice Stadium this season and find out.

While at Rice Stadium, you can spend the day watching a great game from very good seats while enjoying your favorite concession items such as burgers, nachos, hot dogs and chicken tenders at very reasonable prices. After the game you have an enormous choice of great things to do since you are in one of Texas’ largest cities. You have the Space Center, any number of great restaurants and bars, and perhaps if their schedules allow, you might be able to catch the Texans game the nest day.

Some of the great players to play at Rice include Don Maynard, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as Joe Namath’s favorite wide receiver with the New York Jets, Tommy Kramer who was a very successful quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings and Luke Wilson, a tight end for the Seattle Seahawks.

Don’t miss out on all the exciting Rice football section this season. Rice will be one of the favorites to win Conference USA in 2015. Be there to catch all the great Conference USA action. Do not miss out!

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