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Question: does Rice have an unusually large campus for such a small enrollment? Obviously the stadium is over-kill, but isn't Rice smaller than some Texas high schools and has all these buildings

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1 hour ago, Timoric said:

Question: does Rice have an unusually large campus for such a small enrollment? Obviously the stadium is over-kill, but isn't Rice smaller than some Texas high schools and has all these buildings

At 7000+ undergraduate and postgraduate enrollment combined, plus almost 700 academic faculty and 2000+ administrative staff, I’d say Rice is significantly larger than any high school in Texas.  But, compared to other universities at its level, yes, it is on the small side.

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8 hours ago, Timoric said:

Question: does Rice have an unusually large campus for such a small enrollment? Obviously the stadium is over-kill, but isn't Rice smaller than some Texas high schools and has all these buildings

The stadium opened in 1950 and would sell out frequently when it was the only real game in town. In the mid-70's, it sold out several times for UH-A&M games, all 70,000 seats.

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18 hours ago, Ross said:

The stadium opened in 1950 and would sell out frequently when it was the only real game in town. In the mid-70's, it sold out several times for UH-A&M games, all 70,000 seats.

 

Rice was a powerhouse in Southwest Conference football in the 50s, winning two conference championships, something that may be hard to fathom for those whose only frame of reference is the latter-day program.

 

Also, I suspect they sold out the stadium for Super Bowl VIII in 1974:

 

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17 hours ago, Purdueenginerd said:

Fun Fact: JFKs, "We Choose to go to the moon" Speech was given right in the middle of Rice Stadium  

 

 

 

The head of NASA is visiting campus this afternoon for the dedication of a plaque at the stadium and a "next-generation moon tree" commemorating JFK's speech. Apparently there were several hundred seeds that travelled on the Apollo 14 mission, and the trees that were subsequently grown from those seeds are known as "moon trees". The one they're dedicating today originated as a cutting from one of the original trees. 

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Posted (edited)

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Crawler crane's job is done.

 

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Posted (edited)

Took this yesterday from atop the TWU 11 story parking garage.

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^^^ absolutely amazing construction/craftsmanship.  these people are artisans... wow!
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