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2016 Schedule
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15dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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Conference USA's 13 most important players in 2016

Western Kentucky took down Southern Miss to win the Conference USA title last season, and receiver Taywan Taylor put on a show. Who are the conference's other can't-miss players?

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C-USA confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do Conference USA coaches think 2016 will go? Coaches dish on why Southern Miss and Western Kentucky are the teams to beat, Marshall is a dark horse and UTEP has the league's best player.

110dRyan McGee

What a blown-up CFB map could look like

Notre Dame in the B1G? Boise State in the Pac-12? This is what realignment and expansion should look like, even if it can't. Plus, an epic commitment and more of the best of the week in CFB.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Rice coach David Bailiff said senior Tyler Stehling, who was the backup QB in 2015, is the Owls' starter. Stehling and the Owls conclude spring drills with their spring game on Friday night.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Rice getting a much-needed facilities boost with an football complex. The Patterson Center will house weight room, football offices, training facilities, the works. It'll be completed in time for the Owls to move into the 60,000 square foot facility for training camp.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Checking in on the Rice Owls this afternoon. After going to three straight bowl games from 2012-14, they're looking to bounce back from their 5-7 campaign in 2015. Coach David Bailiff entering his 10th season leading the program.

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266dBrett McMurphy

Nebraska, Minnesota among 5-7 bowl entrants

A lack of six-win, bowl-eligible teams has allowed 5-7 Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State to earn bowl berths, while Illinois and Rice were eliminated from bowl contention.

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Rice RB gives powerful postgame speech

Rice senior RB Luke Turner, who received just one Division I offer after he broke his leg in high school, gave a powerful reminder of how strong the coach-player relationship can be when speaking to reporters Saturday. Watch his emotional speech

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271dGreg Ostendorf

Missouri passes as NCAA picks 5-7 teams by APR

The NCAA Division I council approved a recommendation Monday to fill the record 41 bowls with five-win teams because not enough teams will meet the standard bowl-eligibility requirements.

Rice could be cooking this postseason

The Owls may not have the number of wins to qualify for a bowl, but they may still find their way into the postseason thanks to a need for teams to fill slots. Bowling with five wins?

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.363rd
Rushing Yards177.659th
Points For26.1Tied-91st
Points Against35.8Tied-108th