Story Pitch: Rice U. students intern for Super Bowl Host Committee

By Newsroom America Feeds at 30 Jan 2017

Rice University
Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

David Ruth

Amy McCaig

Rice U. students intern for Super Bowl Host Committee

HOUSTON – (Jan. 30, 2017) – Six Rice University sport management students are getting the internship of a lifetime as they work with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee in preparation for Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots Feb. 5.

“We have a lot of involvement with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, which I think is just awesome,” said Kerri Barber, the department administrator for Rice’s Department of Sport Management. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our students.”

Rice’s students are handling a variety of activities, from event planning to volunteer coordination to marketing.

More information about their activities leading up to the Super Bowl is available in a high-definition video available at To interview Rice’s student interns or any other Rice experts willing to discuss Super Bowl LI, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6327.

Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.


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Rice University Department of Sport Management:

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Video highlighting Rice Sport Management student interns:
Video credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University.

Photo link:
Photo credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University.

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