Today marks The Roost’s 1-year birthday, something which wouldn’t have been possible without the support and engagement of the Rice Owls fanbase.
One year ago I met with an administrator from Rice. I asked for access, an open door, with the promise of telling compelling stories of the Owls from the football field to the baseball diamond and everywhere in between.
A myriad of new relationships, 450+ stories and 100+ sporting events later, The Roost is still here.
So before I write anything else, thank you.
Thank you for coming back. Thank you for engaging. And thank you for sharing The Roost with your families, friends and former classmates. As we grow, we’ll be able to do more for you, our readers (If you haven’t yet, please take 30 seconds to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our free email newsletter). There are big plans in the works and the 2019-2020 school year, the first of which you’ll be hearing more about in the coming weeks.
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It’s been a fun year. Let’s do it again. Go Owls.
A few personal favorites
For those who are at least a bit nostalgic, here are a few of the pieces I’ve most enjoyed working on this past athletic year.
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- Rice Football 2019 Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Naeem Smith
- Rice Football Film Room 2019: UTEP Review
- The Roost Podcast | Ep. 20 – 2019 UTEP Review and redshirt recap
- Rice Football 2019 Special Teams Player of the Year: Garrett Grammer