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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Champion squad doesn’t just talk the talk

Covering the Cal rugby team this year, I’ve learned a lot of terminology — however incompletely. I finally grasped the difference between a ruck and a scrum, even though I still can’t explain either term particularly well and always fall back on hand gestures to convey the meaning. While I
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Bears barrel through obstacles, finish with 26th title

One of the Cal rugby team’s mottos is, “Ask for nothing, grateful for everything.” Never did the mantra carry more weight than in 2011. Early in the season, it seemed everything was being taken away from the team. The Bears could not host home games on Witter Rugby Field, would
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CAL OUTLASTS BYU TO CAPTURE PROGRAM’S 26TH TITLE

Late defensive stops help seal Cal’s victory over the Cougars

Cal rugby has faced some formidable obstacles off the field this season — the Bears battled for reinstatement, traveled for every game, and had just half a field for practice. But on Saturday evening in Sandy, Utah, the most challenging opponent stood on the pitch in the form of a
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Cal, BYU to square off once again for national crown

Bears enter Saturday's title match as underdogs

The Cal rugby team has entered every contest this season as the heavy-handed favorite – until this weekend. The last time the Bears lost an official collegiate competition – excluding their defeat in a sevens tournament last year – was to BYU in the national title game two years ago,
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Bears run by Utes, into national final

For many Cal students, Saturday marked the end of their collegiate careers as they participated in commencement activities in Berkeley. Meanwhile in Glendale, Colo., the seniors of the Cal rugby team extended their playing careers by one more game with a 62-14 drubbing of Utah in the national semifinal match.
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