Rice Rumors & News

  • Rice lands two commitments in back-to-back days

    College Basketball Talk "In the span of less than 15 hours, first-year head coach Mike Rhoades bolstered Rice’s recruiting class for both next year and the following one, securing a pair of verbal commitments. On Friday night, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported that three-star power forward Marquez Letcher-Ellis, of..." October 27

  • Stevenson's Connor Cashaw picks Rice basketball

    Chicago Tribune "Stevenson guard Connor Cashaw is headed to Rice. The 6-foot-3 senior committed to the Conference USA school Tuesday night, Stevenson coach Pat Ambrose confirmed." October 01

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Point guard Marcus Evans becomes Rice’s first 2015 verbal commitment

    College Basketball Talk "New Rice head coach Mike Rhoades received his first verbal commitment in the 2015 class Sunday night, and the player hails from an area that Rhoades is familiar with. As first reported by Matthew Hatfield of VirginiaPreps.com, Cape Henry (Va.) HS point guard Marcus Evans has verbally committed..." June 30

  • Blue Devils land transfer Sean Obi

    ESPN "The Duke Blue Devils have landed Rice Owls transfer Sean Obi. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound big man told ESPN.com that he committed to Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils on Monday night. The Nigerian native averaged 11.4 points and led Conference USA in rebounding (9.3) as a freshman this past..." April 21

  • Report: Arizona State transfer Egor Koulechov to transfer to Rice

    College Basketball Talk "Egor Koulechov is headed to Rice, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Koulechov played 14.0 minutes per game for Arizona State as a freshman last season, averaging 3.7 points. He played major minutes early in the season, but only saw more than eight minutes once after..." April 17

  • Rice to hire VCU's Mike Rhoades

    CBS Sports "Rice will hire VCU assistant Mike Rhoades to fill its head coaching vacancy, sources told CBSSports.com. Rhoades has been on Shaka Smart's staff since Smart's first season in Richmond in 2009. Prior to his stint at VCU, Rhoades enjoyed a long period of success at Division III Randolph-Macon..." March 25