It’s not how you start, but how you finish. The phrase is applicable in life and even more so in football, and the 2012 Rice Owls proved it once again. Head Coach David Bailiff’s group stumbled out of the gate to start the campaign, posting a 1-5 record through the halfway point of the season. Fortunately, Rice righted the ship and closed strong down the stretch, finishing with four consecutive wins and five out of their last 6.
The Rice Owls needed four consecutive victories to end the regular season in order to qualify for their first bowl game since 2008. So it didn’t matter to the Owls who they played or where they went. They were just happy to be in the postseason.
Victory Motorcycles has signed on as an official sponsor of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game. This marks the first year the two entities will be working together in their efforts to support the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.
Approaching the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy just north of Colorado Springs, it’s unusual to look skyward and not find a plane, glider or other flying machine buzzing around the area.
AUSTIN, TEXAS, December 7, 2012 - Nate Boyer of the University of Texas was formally awarded the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America here Friday at the school’s 2012 football banquet.
General Norton A. Schwartz has been named the 2012 recipient of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl’s Great American Patriot Award. The award will be presented by Armed Forces Insurance, the sponsor of the award and the official insurance partner of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. General Schwartz will formally accept the award from Armed Forces Insurance during halftime of the 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
With Brant Ringler from the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Houston Saturday (December 1) to congratulate the newest participant in Fort Worth-based post-season contest, a teleconference was held featuring the game's executive director along with the athletic director and coaches from Rice and Air Forc