Well, Covid has closed Fondren again, this time at least until January 3rd. What this means is that my Christmas posts will have to come from whatever odds and ends I’ve scanned and saved on my laptop over the years. I’ll do my best.
Update: Check the comments!
Up first, a Christmas tree in Rice Stadium at half time of the Bluebonnet Bowl on December 16, 1961:
There are a couple of interesting things about this game. First, it was the second bowl game Rice played in 1961 after losing in the Sugar Bowl in January to national champions Ole Miss. (We lost the Bluebonnet Bowl too, 33-7.) And second, it was the last bowl game for the Owls until 2006.