Wait, We Have a Game This Weekend? — UC Davis vs. #14 Montana State

Who we’re playing:
We’re playing Montana State, a traditional power among the smaller western programs. Upperclassmen may remember MSU visiting us for Homecoming in 2012, where we played them close despite their status as a top-tier team in the conference. UC Davis is 1-4 (0-2 in conference play), whereas The Montana State Bobcats are 4-2 (2-0 in conference). MSU also made a name for themselves this year by almost upsetting Eastern Washington, who were supposed to be the top team in the conference and maybe entire subdivision.
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Beginner’s Guide to Aggie Home Games

For those students who have never been to a home football game — and judging by our attendance and stadium size, there are a lot of such people — the idea of going to an event as big as a football game without prior experience may be pretty daunting. Many prospective students also assume that a home game is strictly a sporting event that may not be interesting. This post, then, is to serve as an introduction to what a game is like and as an explanation of how games are entertainment and social events in addition to athletic ones.

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What the US News Rankings Tell Us About UCD Football (Quite a Bit, Actually)

rankingsSometimes we just have to face hard truths: even though UC Davis football season is in full swing, even though we just got our first win in the most spectacular fashion, even though we’re currently living in some of the most exciting times our athletics program has ever faced, most Aggie students probably won’t care what happens to our sports program in the next few months.

Why is this? It’s partly because our teams generally have a reputation of being subpar. However, most UCD students probably couldn’t recount the current win-loss record of any team, so the stigma explanation only goes so far.
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