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Fired-up Aggies hit the ground running

* Editor’s Note: Today is the first installment in a month-long series, “Countdown to Kickoff,” featuring at UC Davis football. Sunday marks Day 3 of Aggie football training camp. Judging from the first two days of workouts, UC Davis seems to have licked its wounds from a 2-9 season, completed a major attitude adjustment and is […]

Really. 2-9 is about to be a distant memory

Since UC Davis football coach Ron Gould arrived from Cal two seasons ago, his mantras have included asking team members to have trust in each other, to follow the process (assuring the Aggies that winning football will return) and to “dot the i’s and cross all the t’s.” Attention to detail eventually means solid execution, […]

New Blue Devil girls golf coach ready to roll

Mike Worrell is a personal trainer who knows his master’s degree in kinesiology — and renewed attention to nutrition and conditioning — should be able to squeeze a few more strokes from the scorecards of Davis High girls golfers. In addition, Worrell is a pretty fair golfer himself (although only an occasional player, he says he […]

Aggies report to camp with goal of turning things around

Ninety Aggie football players are back in the fold as UC Davis head coach Ron Gould and staff welcomed their 2015 crew to summer camp today. UCD used the day’s early meetings to remind veterans of their responsibilities — while providing the more than a dozen newcomers get-to-know-you meetings. Preparation for the new season begins in earnest […]

In the Clubhouse: Muller’s contributions help make ‘Muni’ special

Ever wonder why those clever weekend tournaments at Davis Golf Course are so much fun? Hackers and accomplished players alike come from places like Woodland, Arbuckle, Dixon and Winters to join Davis golfers in matching strokes (and wits?) in two-person best-ball formats or foursome scrambles at the 50-year-old layout. Ask the Hale family, course regular Gary […]

UC Davis football camp breaks Friday

Can you feel it? A sense that football is just around the corner? For UC Davis, the new season can’t come fast enough. Aggie coach Ron Gould swears the 2-9 campaign of 2014 is distant in the rear-view mirror. The weight of arguably the school’s toughest schedule was too much to bear — exacerbated by […]

Smith’s Aggie gridiron scenery to change again

At 6-foot-4 and weighing almost 300 pounds, one would think that a guy of Parker Smith’s stature couldn’t possibly be overlooked. But in earning an All-Big Sky honorable mention nod after UC Davis went 2-9 in 2014, a casual observer might have thought the Aggie lineman would have received some preseason love from the media in 2015. […]

Foul balls make good baseball stories, too

I was watching Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson the other day on TV. He fielded a routine grounder behind the bag, going hard across the line into the coach’s box. “Foul ball!” came the call. Donaldson, stopped his throwing motion, stumbled backwards and took a seat on the synthetic turf. While on his butt, he […]

Busy interim AD Gould talks about capital improvements

It’s been a whirlwind first four months for UC Davis interim Athletics Director Teresa Gould. Before word of her replacing predecessor Terry Tumey (who resigned in April) had reached every corner of campus, former Cal administrator Gould had met with most of the Aggie coaches and set an ambitious calendar for what her new, if […]

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 […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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