Men’s basketball Causeway Classic is Tuesday

Just two days after the schools locked horns on the football field, UC Davis and Sacramento State will match up today in the men’s basketball version of the Causeway Classic. The 7 p.m. contest is the second game of a doubleheader at The Pavilion, following the Aggie women, who take on San Francisco at 4:45 […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Big crowd has a ball at Goon Squad Classic

On Sunday night, 4,000 local fans yearning for professional-quality basketball got a treat, as two teams of NBA players put on a show in the Goon Squad Classic at The Pavilion. The exhibition game was organized by Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene, who donated proceeds to a variety of charities. With the NBA season on […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD men fall in WWPA title game

Despite senior Aaron Salit’s hat trick and a pair of fourth-quarter goals from redshirt freshman Chris Richardson, UC Davis was unable to complete a second-half comeback attempt in Sunday’s Western Water Polo Association championship game. The 12th-ranked and fourth-seeded Aggies came up short, 8-7, to 11th-ranked UC San Diego at Canyonview Aquatic Center in La Jolla. UCD, […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Are Dons ready for Aggies’ swarming defense?

Playing the UC Davis women’s basketball team anytime soon? Bring Velcro. Have Elmer’s Glue. Solder the ball to your hand. If you don’t — poof! It’s gone. In just four contests, UCD has forced 99 turnovers. The cast of swarming Aggies has been relentless in playing defense against Washington, Seattle, San Jose State and, on Sunday, […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Water polo reaches WWPA title game

LA JOLLA — Senior center Aaron Salit scored four goals, including one in the second sudden-victory period, to lift fourth-seeded UC Davis to a 7-6 upset over top-seeded Loyola Marymount in the semifinal round of the Western Water Polo Association Championship at UC San Diego’s Canyonview Aquatic Center on Saturday. The Aggies, ranked 12th in the […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD coaches make the right moves

Football is a chess game. And even though the chess pieces often weigh upwards of 300 pounds or run with sprinter-like speed, winners are often determined by the way the coaching staffs put their pieces in position. UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs and his staff made all the right moves on Saturday, especially on offense, […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggies capture Causeway Classic

Charles Darwin would be proud. And Woody Hayes would like what he sees. Gone is UC Davis’ quick-strike, big-play passing offense of the 1990s and early 2000s. The Aggies have evolved into just what they showed at Hornet Stadium during a 23-19 win over Sacramento State in front of 12,874 fans in the 58th annual […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Charity game featuring NBA players today at the Pavilion

Local NBA fans can get a taste of what they’re missing today thanks to Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene. Through his Circle of Success Foundation, several NBA players are scheduled to play in Davis in the Goon Squad Classic today at The Pavilion on the UC Davis campus. Seeing NBA stars like Kevin Durant, John […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Great West Roundup: ND stuns SD

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Brent Goska threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as North Dakota rallied to beat South Dakota 38-37 on Saturday. The win gave the Fighting Sioux (8-3, 3-1) a share of the Great West Conference title. Goska threw four touchdown passes in the game and finished with 216 yards passing […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Alumni games renewed on Saturday, Nov. 26

Former Davis High basketball players — both men and women — will be in action next week when four divisions of current DHS teams lace ‘em up against the old timers. The second annual Blue Devil Alumni Basketball Games take place in the North Gym on campus, beginning with alumni women playing this year’s varsity. […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Wichita State at The Pavilion versus Aggie women

Wichita State (1-2) comes to town a little cranky. The Shockers dropped a 74-60 decision at Arizona on Thursday — and those veterans who remember last season’s 78-66 loss to UC Davis in Kansas will want a little pay back. The Aggies at one point in the game went on a 25-0 run. Game time […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis boys ready to create turmoil with new defense

There’s renewed hope as the Davis High boys basketball squad charges toward the new season. In a Jekyll-and-Hyde season that saw the good doctor go 7-1 early (capturing their own Les Curry Invitational for the first time), last year’s Blue Devils swallowed a hairball and turned into a 3-15 monster down the stretch. “We expected […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A new day to dawn for DHS girls’ basketball?

The ashes of last season have been swept up. Despite a 21-7 record, undefeated mark in Delta Valley Conference and a playoff appearance, the Davis High girls basketball program is working on its short-term memory. The 2010-11 saga included a mid-season coaching change, an 11-2 record under interim coach (and Blue Devils athletic director) Dennis […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies show bright spots in Stanford loss

College is a learning experience. When Stanford beat UC Davis, 70-49, on Friday at The Pavilion, there were abundant lessons. And, as unhappy as Aggie coach Jim Les was with Tuesday’s victory over Santa Cruz, he was, well, one could say happier with his squad’s loss to the Cardinal. “My focus was never the score,” the […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,