Crosstown rivals compete
Cougar News Services
The University's football team has lost
its previous two contests against Rice University, and UH football head
coach Dana Dimel has since
taken the first steps toward getting the
upper hand in the crosstown rivalry.
But instead of play patterns and practices,
Dimel to beat Rice in blood donations.
Dimel and Rice football head coach Ken
Hatfield rolled up their sleeves to begin the two universities' donation
"war" Monday at the Gulf Coast
Regional Blood Center. UH and Rice are
involved in the Bayou Bucket Blood Drive Challenge.
The Houston Alumni Organization and the
Association of Rice Alumni challenged each other and will be battling from
Aug. 28 through 30 to see
which university can donate more blood
between three locations at the two main campuses.
This year's Bayou Bucket game will be held
at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at Rice Stadium. The Cougars opened the 2001 season with
a 21-14 loss at
Robertson Stadium en route to an 0-11
season. Rice also gave Dimel his first loss as Cougars head coach in 2000,
a 30-27 overtime loss at
The two schools' series—which UH leads
18-7—dates back to 1974. They also played the final game in Southwest Conference
history. At UH,
donors may go to the Mediterranean Room
in the University Center Underground from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 and
at the O'Quinn Great Hall in
the Athletics/Alumni Center from 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Aug. 30.
Rice University will accept blood at Fox
Gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29, but Cougar supporters can indicate
to which university they want
their donation counted by giving the blood
center the donor code "KO98."
For more information on the blood drive,
contact HAO at 713-743-9550 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To locate a blood center visit the Web
site www.giveblood.org or call 1-888-GV-BLOOD. To schedule a time to donate,