Cal takes care of business in two triumphs in desert

It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t flawless, but the Cal rugby team managed to stay undefeated on its first out-of-state road trip of the season. “We had patches when we played pretty well, but we made it hard on ourselves,” coach Jack Clark said. “We didn’t perform as well as
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Bears head into the desert in search of defense

Usually if a team shuts out almost half of its opponents, it’s going to be pretty happy with how its defense has played. But apparently sometimes that benchmark means that the defense needs significant work. The Cal rugby team will look to shore up its defense as it takes a
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Bears hit century mark, shut out Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — In the closing moments before halftime, Cal rugger Brad Harrington took a pass and sprinted for the try zone, dragging multiple Stanford defenders along the way. One eventually got a hold of the junior’s shorts, pulling them down and tripping him up — eliciting laughs and jeers
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Cal Men's Rugby at Saint Mary's, 4/10/11

Cal looks to defend Scrum Axe from improving Stanford squad

Fifteen years ago, the Cal rugby team took back the Scrum Axe and coach Jack Clark proclaimed, “Stanford is never getting it back.” While that prediction has looked pretty valid for the past decade and a half, ensuring that Clark’s words hold true for another 15 years might not be
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A young Cal rugby team will look to do its best to replicate a stellar 2011 season, which ultimately resulted in a 21-14 win over BYU for another national title.

Amid season of uncertainty, new Bears seek old results

Every season, the ultimate goal for Cal rugby is to win yet another national championship. And while that remains true for the 2012 season, how the Bears will go about doing so remains to be determined. A year after winning the USAR Premier division national championship over BYU, Cal announced
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Cal disappointed with outing in 83-7 whipping of Broncos

It’s not normal for a team’s weakest performance of the season to result in an 83-7 win. But Cal rugby is not a normal team. “This was definitely our worst performance of the year, but the score doesn’t reflect it,” freshman flanker Michael Bush said. “We’ve definitely got a lot
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Younger Bears get chance to prove worth in weekend matches

With many of the starters sitting out in preparation for their match with Stanford in two weeks, players on the Cal rugby frosh/soph squad will get a chance this weekend to prove that they belong on the field with their varsity teammates. The younger Bears will play in a pair
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Cal opens season with lopsided wins but inconsistent play

The Cal rugby team opened its season this weekend by winning the Dennis Storer Classic Pac-12 Tournament at UCLA for the seventh straight year, allowing just six points while posting 269 over four matches. “Passing grade,” coach Jack Clark said. “Nothing more, though.” Despite the eye-popping scores, the Bears were
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Alice Hoagland with her son Mark Bingham.

Remember His Name

Ten years ago, Mark Bingham helped bring down a hijacked flight. Today, his mother continues to preserve his memory.

The ease with which Alice Hoagland speaks about her son is not merely admirable but extraordinary. Almost 10 years removed from the day that saw her son rise as an American hero, the mother of Mark Bingham — the former Cal rugby player who helped bring down the hijacked United
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Blaine Scully has earned four international caps in his young career. Scully helped the Cal rugby team win its 26th national title in May.

Former Cal ruggers to play in World Cup

The Cal rugby team has quite a reputation in the United States, having won a staggering 26 national championships in program history, including the 2011 title. With the opening of the Rugby World Cup on Sept. 11, the Cal name reaches the international stage. More than any university or even
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