The Rice Owls represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
The university maintains Division I standing in the NCAA and competes in Conference USA. Rice fields a wide variety of athletic programs, with its most popular likely being its baseball and football teams. Many Major League Baseball players over the years have come from Rice's program, including Matt Williams, Philip Humber and Lance Berkman. Other men's and women's sports supported by the university include basketball, golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer and cross country.