Wednesday, August 7, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 162 1



Crosstown rivals compete for blood

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

To locate a blood center visit the Web site or call 1-888-GV-BLOOD. To schedule a time to donate, call 713-791-6231.

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