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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rice Owl Mascot

From the Rice Owls Website:

An early symbol of Rice's athletic teams was large canvas owl, a tempting target for the Institute's rivals. In 1917, when students from Southwest Conference football rival Texas A&M kidnapped the owl, Rice students pooled their resources and hired a private detective to go to College Station to find the missing mascot. When the detective, having recovered the owl, sent a coded telegram to Houston that read "Sammy is fairly well and would like to see his parents at eleven o'clock," the Rice mascot had a name.

Those pesky Aggies... Plus, it's fun to call Rice, The Institute.

4 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

Glad you are back in the blogging world!

Mike in NY said...

Alright Bubba - back to the blog-o-sphere. ...I really hate that phrase.

Bubba's Sis said...

Dude, you spelled "Chief" wrong.

Wes Raine said...

I like the re-design of the site!