Sunday, November 23, 2014

Turnovers costly as UC Davis loses Classic, 41-30

With less than 10 minutes left, the 61st Causeway Classic seemed to be going the way of Aggie Nation. A 34-yard screen pass from quarterback Ben Scott had been taken to the house by Colton Silveria, giving UC Davis a three-point lead. It was quickly followed by an Aggie defensive stand that got the locals […]

Aggie men finish off Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The UC Davis men’s basketball team edged Furman, 58-55, on Saturday to complete a two-game sweep of its weekend road trip and improve to 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 1999-2000. With the game tied at 33-33 with 17:20 to play in the second half, a 5-0 mini-run […]

Upset-minded Lions bounce UCD from WWPA tourney

LOS ANGELES — Playing in the semifinals of the Western Water Polo Association tournament on Saturday, the second-seeded UC Davis men opened up a first-half advantage, but could not hold on as the No. 4 seed, Loyola Marymount, came back to post an 11-9 upset win. Despite two goals each from junior Sean Grab, sophomore […]

New, old-look helmets not enough to lift UCD footballers

It was a surprise to the players. It was a delight for the old-timers in the crowd. For the first time since the 1999 season, UC Davis football players wore script Davis and the old Cal Aggie logo on their helmets in Saturday’s 61st renewal of the Causeway Classic. It was coach Jim Sochor, in a bow […]

Late shot sinks Aggie women

Getting outrebounded by 24 and watching visiting St. Mary’s shoot more than twice as many free throws on Saturday, the UC Davis women’s basketball team could have lost convincingly. Instead, the Aggies took the game down to the wire in front of 220 fans at The Pavilion, eventually falling, 57-55, when Gael junior Lauren Nicholson made […]

Seven Devil soccer players suspended after referee confrontation

Seven Davis High boys soccer players were suspended from school for their actions during an incident at the end of Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship game — a 2-1 loss to Oak Ridge at Cosumnes Oak High in Elk Grove. Sources have confirmed that Blue Devil senior Pablo Guarnizo has been suspended for three days; classmates Jesse Hopp, D.J. […]

LBSU takes down UCD in matchup of Big West’s best

Facing the 18th-ranked women’s volleyball team in the country — and the first-place squad in the Big West Conference — would have been tough enough Thursday, but the UC Davis women also had to do it without starting libero Megan Lancaster and starting outside hitter Allie Wegener. Still, the second-place Aggies gave Long Beach State all it could […]

UCD men get to 2-0

CHARLSTON, Ill. — On one end of the court Thursday, the UC Davis men’s basketball team was draining 3-pointers. On the other side of Lantz Arena, the Aggies were playing stellar defense. And when host Eastern Illinois was unable to earn a clean look at a game-tying basket, UCD escaped with a 63-61 victory. With […]

Silveria has been there through thick and thin

Nick King, the brilliant Aggie defensive end who helped UC Davis go 5-7 after a horrible 0-4 start to his senior season last fall, would say it to anybody who would listen: “Football is a team game,” he once told me. “If 10 guys do their jobs — and the 11th doesn’t — we fail. “And […]

Whose seniors will go out in style at Causeway Classic No. 61?

Fifteen UC Davis seniors will say goodbye to the college gridiron when Saturday’s 61st annual Causeway Classic kicks off at 1:07 p.m. None of the upperclassmen figured their Aggies would be scrambling to get win No. 3 in the final game of the year, but such is the case. However, timing is everything. After beating Cal Poly, […]

Aggie men’s water polo team enters WWPA tourney with confidence

As the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s Western Water Polo Association championship tournament, one might expect the UC Davis men to have a better record than 15-16. But a closer look reveals that the No. 14 Aggies have navigated one of the hardest schedules in program history, playing 23 top-20 teams, as well as four […]

Offensive line, Turay provide impressive UCD convoy

Gabe Manzanares danced into the end zone from 12 yards out. The brilliant UC Davis tailback handed the ball to an official and turned to exchange hugs with some very big friends of his. On this particular play — which gave the Aggies a late 17-point lead en route to a 48-35 football win at […]

Blue Devil pool teams make one more splash

Colby Stapleton’s second straight selection as Sac-Joaquin Section girls Most Valuable Player highlighted a rewarding day for the Davis High water polo teams. Stapleton, a senior, was joined by classmate Mara Dominguez, junior Kendall Doten and sophomore goalie Katrina Sturm on the All-SJS first team — with junior Kinsey Van Deynze earning second-team honors — after the […]

‘They don’t like us, we don’t like them,’ says Sac State coach

Sacramento State is tired of losing the Causeway Classic. Four straight losses to UC Davis has put the Hornets 43-18 in arrears all-time. On Saturday, Sac State comes to town for the renewal of a football game that has been played non-stop since 1954. “They don’t like us, we don’t like them,” says a candid interim Sacramento State […]