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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Cal withdraws from College Premier Division

A year after the league’s inception, the Cal rugby team officially withdrew from the College Premier Division (CPD) on Friday. The CPD was created as a rung above Division I rugby last season. The Bears went undefeated last year en route to their 26th national title with a 21-14 win
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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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The Bears of Summer

Softball After just missing out on the Women’s College World Series in 2010, the Cal softball team seemed poised to take the next step in 2011. However, when Valerie Arioto — who split time between pitcher and first base and was devastating from both the circle and the plate —
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Utah upends Bears in sevens tourney quarterfinal

The Cal rugby team has every other squad’s number for the past two years — except Utah in seven-a-side play. The Bears manhandled the Utes in the national semifinals three weeks ago in the standard 15-a-side competition, 62-14. But for the last two years, Utah has ended Cal’s season in
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Sevens tourney offers change of pace to end 2011

The Cal rugby team may have won the national championship two weeks ago, but its season isn’t over. The Bears return to action this weekend in 2011 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship in PPL Park in Philadelphia, Penn. Coach Jack Clark’s squad will open pool play against Ohio State at
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