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ROAD TO OMAHA

Rice baseball is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 22nd-straight year with a chance to play for another national championship.

Rice baseball trip to Cuba turns into historic learning experienc...

When the Rice baseball team, coaches and staff boarded an early morning flight Nov. 23 bound for Cuba, they were ready for a 12-day trip of cultural immersion. Little could they imagine it would turn into the trip of a...

Home sweet home

First, apologies for not updating the final two days of our trip; after we left Havana Friday, Dec. 2, we had sparse Internet access. On Friday afternoon, the team visited the seaside city of Cienfuegos, which was about a...

Owls in Cuba: Cigars, Hemingway and dance

On their last day in Cuba's capital city Havana, the Rice Owls baseball team had a full day of educational and cultural events. The day started at the government-owned Partagas Cigar Factory. Partagas is one of the oldest...

Owls get well-deserved day off

Buenos dias from Havana. After a 13-hour educational and cultural excursion Tuesday (and activities that have kept the student-athletes busy since Nov. 23), the team has been given the day off at the hotel. They will...

Owls head to the hills of northwestern Cuba

It was a long but good day of bus travel for the team, staff and fans. We left Havana at 8:30 a.m. ET and headed for the northwestern hill country of Cuba. Our first stop was a tobacco farm in Vinales. There the team...

Owls visit Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Square of St. Francis o...

Before we get into the team's activities from today, a quick update on what's happening around Havana. Today started off with a bang.  As part of its period of mourning for former President Fidel Castro, Cuba fired off a...

Owls take in Cuba’s culture, appear in news media reports

While the Rice University baseball team won't be completing its five-game baseball tour out of respect to the people of Cuba as they mourn former President Fidel Castro, the Owls are maintaining their educational and...

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