Houston, Rice renew rivalry Saturday
HOUSTON – The College of Houston, Rice College and LEARFIELD Sports activities Properties have collectively introduced H-E-B will assume title sponsorship of the Bayou Bucket Basic. This longtime soccer matchup options cross-town rivals Cougars and Owls on the gridiron.
“Like all Texans, we at H-E-B stay for soccer season. As such, we’re excited so as to add our identify to this annual matchup of Houston’s two signature universities,” H-E-B Houston Director of Advertising and marketing, Joe Casiano mentioned. “We hope that the Bayou Bucket Basic offered by H-E-B is loved by faculty soccer followers for years to return.”
Regardless of being the 2 FBS faculties in closest proximity to at least one one other, Rice and Houston solely first met in soccer in 1971 at Rice Stadium. Three years later, The Landing Membership of Houston launched the distinctive Bayou Bucket trophy to current to the winner.
The fortieth version of the sport, the primary to be referred to as the “Bayou Bucket Basic offered by H-E-B,” can be performed on September 11 at Rice Stadium. Kickoff is ready for five:30 p.m. and the sport can be televised nationally by CBS Sports activities Community.
“We’re excited to companion with an iconic model within the state of Texas for this 12 months’s Bayou Bucket. H-E-B is synonymous with high quality, service, and the indomitable spirit of our state,” Rice Director of Athletics, Recreation and Lifetime Health, Joe Karlgaard said. “I look ahead to a terrific matchup subsequent Saturday at Rice Stadium.”
“We’re happy to have an incredible Texas-based supplier in H-E-B put its help behind the Bayou Bucket,” Houston Vice President for Athletics, Chris Pezman mentioned. “This recreation has deep which means for each fan bases in addition to the Metropolis of Houston, and H-E-B .”
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