The Bayou Bucket rivalry between Rice football and Houston appears to be on hiatus. The question is, for how long?
The 2023 edition of the Bayou Bucket, won by Rice football in overtime, was the last scheduled meeting between the two teams currently on the schedule. There’s some interest to keep the game going in the future, but there is no clear path forward right now. Why? What’s standing in the way of rekindling this rivalry on an annual basis? And other games might fit on future nonconference schedules.
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