Tangled Up in Blu

Our Q&A with former Penn State defensive end Matthew Rice, who discovered a unique skill in college and has used it to create his niche in the real world. You can meet him at several events in State College this weekend.
November 14, 2013

Rice to Display Art Saturday

The former Nittany Lion will hold a show and autograph session in Happy Valley this weekend. A live painting session will be part of the fun.
July 10, 2008

Catching Up With Matt Rice

FightOnState.com talks to the former Lion, who is juggling art and professional football. See what Rice is up to these day in our exclusive one-on-one interview from Arts Festival.
July 14, 2007

Lion Trio Headed to Hawaii

A trio of standouts from Penn State's nationally ranked defense have accepted invitations to play in the 60th Hula Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 21. Safety Calvin Lowry, defensive tackle Scott Paxson and defensive end Matthew Rice will represent the Big Ten champion Nittany Lions in Hawaii. The game will kick at 7:00 p.m. ET and air on ESPN2.
January 11, 2006

Lions Taking Playoff Mentality

Who says there's no playoff in college football's top division? According to defensive tackle Scott Paxson, Penn State is already involved in one.
October 27, 2005

Lions Enjoying Atmosphere

It's been a while since Penn State played a football game of such magnitude, so forgive Matthew Rice for engaging in a bit of hyperbole as he prepares for the 16th-ranked Nittany Lions' primetime showdown against No. 6 Ohio State. "I don't think Beaver Stadium has ever been as loud as it's going to be this Saturday," the senior defensive end said. "It's an atmosphere that you can't even define. It's going to be real loud."
October 6, 2005