Sept. 2, 2010
The segments are finished and the final version is loaded into Fox Sports master control. The premier episode of "Owls Insider" on Fox Sports Houston is set for 5 p.m. (central) Thursday with a repeat showing at 1:30 on Friday.
The inaugural episode is hosted by Patti Smith of Fox Sports Houston and will feature segments with head coach David Bailiff that look at his first three years with the Owls in addition to the 2010 team. Offensive Coordinator David Beaty and Defensive Coordinator Chuck Driesbach are also featured as are members of the 2010 Owls as they prepare for the season opener with Texas.
In addition to a discussion of the game with the Longhorns, the show will also feature the broadcast premier of Rice University's new institutional message, along with a look at its creation.
"Owls Insider" will also take a look back at Rice's 1994 win over Texas, including a special feature involving current Rice volunteer assistant baseball coach Patrick Hallmark.
Rice volleyball player Tracey Lam will also be featured as the first "Tomorrow's Leader" for the 2010-11 school year. In addition to Fox Sports Houston, "Owls Insider" will also be shown on Fox Sports Southwest and Sports South at 3:30 on Friday, brining the total coverage area for the show to over 25 million households.