When athletic activities began at the Rice Institute in 1912, the teams adopted as their mascot the owl from the Rice seal.
What type of owl is Sammy?
Sammy is a brown owl covered in a dark brown feather pattern. He has large, glittery green button eyes and a shiny gold beak.
What college has Texans as mascot?
The Texan Rider has been the mascot of Tarleton since 1961 when the student body chose the Texans and TexAnns to represent its athletic teams.
Does the Rice Owl have a name?
Mascot Name: “Sammy”
An early symbol of Rice’s athletic teams was large canvas owl, a tempting target for the institute’s rivals.
What sports does Rice offer?
- BASKETBALL — MEN’S.