The Roost Podcast
Interview: J.P. Heath

Interview: J.P. Heath

March 28, 2020

It's another episode of the internet's premier Rice Owls podcast! The Roost Podcast is back this week with another episode of our "extended offseason" interview series, and our guest this week is J.P. Heath, longtime play-by-play voice of Rice baseball, football, and men's basketball. Matthew and Carter chat with J.P. about the whirlwind ending of the winter/spring college sports season, his journey to Rice, and the trajectory of the programs he's worked with over the last decade. Then, we all put our heads together to determine the "Mount Rushmore" of Rice sports for the 2010s.

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Interview: Erica Ogwumike

Interview: Erica Ogwumike

March 21, 2020

Join Matthew and Carter for a special episode as they interview Rice Basketball star and 2-time Conference USA Player of the Year Erica Ogwumike. They talk with Erica about the abrupt ending of her senior season, her stellar career with the Owls, and what's next for her. 

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Interviews with Evan Kravetz and Clifton Douglass

Interviews with Evan Kravetz and Clifton Douglass

February 28, 2020

The Roost Podcast is back, with a special episode to get you set up for the spring Rice sports season. We've got two interviews for you this episode. First, with former Owl pitcher Evan Kravetz, on his journey from Rice to the draft to the Cincinnati Reds organization. Then it's Clifton Douglass, C-USA's Assistant Commissioner for Sports Services, on the state of Conference USA basketball as the men enter pod play and both the men's and women's teams close in on their conference tournaments.

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National Signing Day/Recruiting Wrap-Up

National Signing Day/Recruiting Wrap-Up

February 13, 2020

It's the first Roost Pod of 2020! Matthew and Carter are back, with some brief discussion of baseball and basketball before diving into the final additions to Rice's 2020 football recruiting class. They go through the four new signees, plus thoughts on the class as a whole, before finishing with a little look-ahead to spring practice. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!

Early Signing Period Breakdown

Early Signing Period Breakdown

December 21, 2019

It's the last Roost Podcast of 2019, as Matthew and Carter review Rice's signee haul from the Early Signing Period. They go through the positions where Rice had immediate roster needs to fill before discussing the rest of the class, before looking ahead to National Signing Day in February and talking about the Owls' remaining needs in the 2020 recruiting class.

2019 Season Wrap-Up and the Roosties

2019 Season Wrap-Up and the Roosties

December 13, 2019

Matthew and Carter are back for another edition of the Roost Podcast! We're doing a review of the 2019 Rice Football season, going through offense, defense, and special teams, before giving out their picks for categories such as Player You Were Most Wrong About and Best Block.

Week 15: UTEP Review and Redshirt Report

Week 15: UTEP Review and Redshirt Report

December 5, 2019

The Rice Football regular season is over, and the Owls have closed it on a three-game win streak! Join Matthew and Carter for another episode of the Roost Podcast as they review the season-ending win over UTEP, and take a look at the participation chart to talk about the guys that got playing time this season while preserving a year of eligibility. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!

Week 14: UNT Review, UTEP Preview

Week 14: UNT Review, UTEP Preview

November 27, 2019

Welcome back to another episode of the Roost Podcast! Matthew and Carter are back to break down Rice's home win over North Texas (we got a win streak on our hands, y'all!), and preview the final game of the football season against UTEP in El Paso. Plus, more basketball and volleyball, and a weird situation with C-USA tiebreakers.

Week 13: MTSU Review and North Texas Preview

Week 13: MTSU Review and North Texas Preview

November 21, 2019

Carter is back for the Week 13 edition of The Roost Podcast! He and Matthew breakdown the first Rice football win of the 2019 season, highlighting some key plays and players from the victory over Middle Tennessee. After that, they look ahead at North Texas and determine how the Owls' stack up against a beat up Mean Green squad that may be without star quarterback Mason Fine. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!

Week 12: MTSU Preview, Interview with Eric Henry

Week 12: MTSU Preview, Interview with Eric Henry

November 14, 2019

We're back with another episode of The Roost Podcast! Carter's on vacation this week, but Matthew's here flying solo to give you a preview of Saturday's game against MTSU. Plus, an interview with special guest Eric Henry of Underdog Dynasty. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!