The 1964 Rice Owlets

There was something else amazing in those boxes of football materials that came in the other day–a freshman football program from 1964. These things are incredibly rare. Unlike the regular programs, which were designed to be collectible, the freshman versions were almost the epitome of ephemeral. If I remember right I’ve seen maybe one or two in an early student scrapbook but it’s also possible that this is the only one I’ve ever laid eyes on:

It wasn’t a great game, apparently:

The name Hugo Hollas did ring a bell. A couple years ago I wrote a post about some football cards I found in the vault and his was one of them:

 

If you have a freshman football program squirreled away somewhere, give me a call.

Bonus: I spend a lot of time looking around this campus and most of the time things are pretty predictable. But here’s something unusual:

Typically when an Italian cypress keels over it’s replaced within a day or two at most. Here it is five weeks after Harvey and there’s nothing but dirt. I don’t know if it means anything but it’s certainly . . . odd.

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One Response to The 1964 Rice Owlets

  1. joni says:

    Ummm…..your somewhat contemporaries, Donald Hollas and Shane Hollas?

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