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Aggies have another deep women’s water polo roster

The same as it ever was … It seems every year UC Davis women’s water polo teams lose key players to graduation. Then with every new season, longtime Aggie coach Jamey Wright welcomes a handful of seasoned athletes ready to carry the torch. The 2016 campaign — which begins this weekend at the LouStrong Memorial […]

Aggie men need to snap out of it against CSUN

Somebody, quick! Throw a pail of cold water on these guys. The UC Davis men, once 4-2 and playing good basketball, are suddenly 0-2 in Big West Conference play and losers of eight of their last nine outings. It’s not that this team is without good players (guys like Neal Monson, Josh Fox, Darius Graham […]

UCD women pledge consistency as Irvine arrives

Consistency. The UC Davis women have been talking about it all offseason, through training camp and into the first two games of the Big West Conference basketball schedule. “We were disappointed in the way we played in spurts last season,” UCD head coach Jennifer Gross said back in August. “We know we have some exceptional players. If we stay […]

Aggie women prevail with comeback kick, 60-58

“This felt like a playoff game. It felt like a playoff atmosphere.” Those were the words of UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer Gross after her Aggies came from 11 points down in the third period to beat defending Big West Conference regular-season champion Hawaii, 60-58, on Saturday. UCD (9-6, 2-0) was led by a […]

UCD gymnasts and swimmers get busy

In addition to the important women’s basketball Big West Conference home opener with Hawaii (2 p.m. Saturday at The Pavilion), a couple of other UC Davis teams are in action this weekend as the 2016 slate for Aggie gymnasts and swimmers gets underway. Gymnastics: In his 10th season as UCD gymnastics coach, John Lavallee asks one big thing […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

York missed the most important ‘sorry’

On Monday, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York provided an unprecedented mea culpa of how his franchise got to this point. He admitted his Jim Tomsula hire was less than inspired. York sounded conciliatory as he addressed the press about all things that went wrong this year with the 49ers. He hinted that a kinder, […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie women get CSUN to open Big West

On paper, the Big West Conference women’s basketball field looks like a group evenly divided between the “haves” and “have-nots.” With Long Beach State, Hawaii, Cal Poly, UC Riverside and UC Davis all with at least six victories, the line has been drawn … Cal State Fullerton, CSUN (last year’s NCAA-berth winner), UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

The time is now as UCD men reach Big West start

Better now than never. After finally snapping a losing streak that reached six straight, the UC Davis men find themselves with little margin for error as the Big West Conference basketball schedule tips off with a two-game, televised road trip this week. First, the Aggies (5-8) meet UC Irvine on Thursday (7:30 p.m., Fox College Sports) […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD’s Saturday victory was what the doctor ordered

Whether Saturday’s win over Holy Names was a cure-all or simply a placebo, the UC Davis men’s basketball team will get a prognosis of sorts when the Big West Conference schedule gets underway this week. For a group of talented young men who haven’t been playing up to potential — losing six straight games during a melancholy […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie men rout stumbling Holy Names, end skid

The six-game UC Davis men’s basketball losing streak is over. And while the end came against 2-11 Holy Names — a struggling Division-II program — the 74-49 Saturday afternoon victory was nonetheless stylish and encouraging. “We did what we had to. It’s hard when you’re up by 20 to be as locked in as you want […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Betty Lewis remains part of Aggie sports heartbeat

If you need a local sports historian, check in with Betty Lewis. Lewis, a 1944 graduate of Davis High, has seen it all … From the early days of Blue Devil athletics, to the formative years of Aggie programs, all the way into the recent successes of the 21st century, Lewis has been there. You […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Aggie gymnasts pointing to season opener

It’s been a solid fall practice schedule for the UC Davis women’s gymnastics squad. And despite losing four of their best performers to graduation, the Aggies can’t wait to hit the mats in earnest when they travel to the NorCal Classic at San Jose State on Jan. 10. “This (fall) should get us to a point […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Both UCD hoop squads hope to pull out of dives

You’ve seen the movies. The pilot is straining at the controls, trying to pull the flaming airplane out of its nosedive. The camera bounces between the aviator’s emphatic face and the spinning altimeter: “4,000 feet, 3,000 feet …” The ground coming up, faster and faster. After three straight losses for the UC Davis women’s basketball […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD radio voice Kelly talks football, readies for Foster Farms Bowl

For 20 years, Doug Kelly has been the KHTK radio analyst on UC Davis football broadcasts. He’s seen the highs — like the 2005 Aggie 20-17 upset of Stanford — and the lows (the current five consecutive UCD losing seasons). This month, however, the 65-year-old Kelly is up to his waist in Cornhuskers and Bruins as […]

December 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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