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John Pappa’s Aggie influence seen everywhere

“He was just one of those special guys who always put his athletes first. His main interests were those players’ welfare and schooling. Everything he did, he did it with class.” Those were the words of UC Davis alumnus and longtime sports program supporter John Patella in talking recently about departed Aggie sports giant John […]

Local rugger Fry says U.S. team finding its legs

SACRAMENTO — USA Rugby knows a hotbed of the sport when it sees it. For the second straight year, the American national team returns to Bonney Field, this time for a Pacific Nations Cup showdown with Japan on Saturday. Last year, a sellout crowd in the home of soccer’s Republic FC saw the U.S. stop a […]

Aggie coach Gould won’t dwell on excuses

PARK CITY, Utah — Forget the injuries that saw at least 10 front-line starters go down last season — some for most of the year. UC Davis football coach Ron Gould says that’s all in the past. He doesn’t discuss having had to navigate perhaps the toughest schedule in school history. The coach knows if his team […]

MSU, EWU split Big Sky polls with UCD ranked 11th, 12th

PARK CITY, Utah — In a preseason poll of Big Sky Conference coaches, Montana State got a razor-thin nod for the top spot over three-time defending champion Eastern Washington, it was announced Tuesday at the annual league meeting. In the 46-member media vote, EWU edged MSU. UC Davis was picked to finish 11th by the scribes […]

Aggies get no respect for preseason All-Big Sky Team

PARK CITY, Utah — Call it the University of California at Rodney Dangerfield. The Aggie football program got no respect on Day 2 of the Big Sky Conference meetings in the picturesque ski resort town of Park City, Utah. In a vote of select media members and athletics communications directors, UC Davis had zero players named to the […]

In the Clubhouse: Davis girls on course to make golf-world noise

As much as I enjoy the game, I don’t play golf well. The other day, on the practice tee at Wildhorse Golf Club, I was struggling. Thank goodness there was somebody else there working on their game. I watched the person next to me hit a couple of balls dead straight with her driver before […]

Drizin sees Jewish games berth as rare opportunity

Sienna Drizin, one of the versatile mainstays of the UC Davis soccer program, knows her selection to Team USA for the 14th annual European Maccabi Games provides a current that runs far deeper than the excitement of playing internationally. These games, featuring more than a dozen sports contested from July 27 to Aug. 5 in Berlin, […]

Kaufman’s first Aggie recruiting class has versatility, talent

First-year coaches in a college program will tell you it takes a team at least five years to completely retool. Sometimes longer. However, in just her second season at UC Davis, women’s soccer coach Twila Kaufman believes her first recruiting class includes special young ladies that could accelerate that process. Seven freshmen and two transfers from […]

British Open prompts a thought about women’s golf

With the British Open in full swing, it reminded me how enlightened the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews had become. Fans of the game will remember this February’s move in which R&A finally provided membership to women. The club’s vote ended a 260-year dedication to men-only. You could almost feel the old […]

DNLL 10-11 All-Stars keep moving forward

It’s a team with character. It’s a group with talent and experience beyond their tender 10- and 11-year-old ages. “They are good kids,” says Grant Rockwell, manager of Davis National, the recent District 64 champions. “They like each other. There’s a chemistry … and during the first tournament, everything seemed to gel. It’s been a […]

Two Davis ‘kids’ recalled during All-Star Break

With Major League Baseball’s midsummer classic upon us Tuesday, a couple of former Davis kids came to mind: one a 1939 All Star and one who should have been in 1973. If you’ve been around The Enterprise sports pages long, from time to time you’ve read a little about Babe Ruth’s back-up Myril Hoag and Ron Bryant, […]

Pro-am takes shape, will benefit UCD golf teams

Coming off of seasons in which the UC Davis women’s and men’s teams played top-shelf golf, a key pro-am fundraiser that will support both teams has been announced for Monday, July 27, at El Macero Country Club. The annual benefit outing will be made up of amateur foursomes, each accompanied by a professional. Entry fees are […]

Hats off to City Council for acknowledging sports’ needs

Our City Council was on top of its game this week. Keeping its eye on the ball, the top Davis panel separated discussion, planning and funding of sports facilities from a planned June 2016 utility-users’ tax try that will shore up the community’s flagging roads, bike paths and other crumbling infrastructure. At the same time, […]

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