San Diego State crushes Santa Clara; UC Santa Barbara shocks Cal Poly
Alex Solomon | March 13, 2017
San Diego State bounced back from last week’s loss to No. 1 Saint Mary’s by putting up over 90 points in a blowout win over Santa Clara, while UC Santa Barbara upset No. 20 Cal Poly, 27-22.
Three Top 20 sides in action over three California contests
Alex Solomon | February 23, 2017
The two teams that did square off in a conference match, Cal Poly and Santa Clara, are back in action as part of a three-game slate in California.
Saint Mary’s, UC Santa Barbara victorious in California
Alex Solomon | January 31, 2017
Saint Mary’s went over the century mark in its dominant win over Santa Clara, while UC Santa Barbara welcomed Sacramento State back to the California Conference by downing the Hornets, 41-15.
A pair of conference fixtures on tap in California
Alex Solomon | January 26, 2017
Sacramento State and Santa Clara will begin their conference seasons Saturday against UC Santa Barbara and Saint Mary’s, respectively. The Gaels will host Santa Clara, while Sacramento State will visit the Gauchos.
Saint Mary’s opens California Conference play with shutout over UC Santa Barbara
Alex Solomon | January 16, 2017
A week after hammering Arizona State 96-0, Saint Mary’s shut out UC Santa Barbara by the same margin to open the California Conference season.
Conference Preview: Saint Mary’s leads larger, more competitive California field
Alex Solomon | January 12, 2017
Saint Mary’s dominance often overshadows perennial playoff teams Cal Poly and San Diego State. They return plenty of talent this year and both would have no qualms putting their front rows up against the country’s best.
California’s best earn place on All-Conference Team
Alex Solomon | May 19, 2016
Four of the five teams in California finished the season in the D1A Top 20, including St. Mary’s, which recently played in its fourth consecutive National Championship. Needless to say, there is a lot of superb individual talent amongst the California Conference.
Cal Poly stays perfect; San Diego State narrowly escapes Santa Clara
Alex Solomon | March 8, 2016
Cal Poly remained undefeated in conference play by beating UC Santa Barbara, while San Diego State needed a late try to escape Santa Clara this past weekend in the California Conference.
Santa Clara seeks rebound versus San Diego State; Gauchos eager for win over Cal Poly
Alex Solomon | March 3, 2016
Another D1A Top 20 fixture out of the California Conference is on tap for March 5 when No. 12 San Diego State travels north to face No. 19 Santa Clara.
Cal Poly gets past Santa Clara; Saint Mary’s squash Santa Barbara
Alex Solomon | February 29, 2016
Cal Poly was able to protect its home pitch in a Top 20 matchup against Santa Clara, and Saint Mary’s took its frustrations from last week’s loss to BYU out on UC Santa Barbara.
Cal Poly starts league play; Saint Mary’s visits Santa Barbara
Alex Solomon | February 25, 2016
A week after San Diego State’s shutout over UC Santa Barbara was the only California game of the weekend, there are two conference matches out of the Golden State set for Feb. 27.
California play begins with wins by Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara
Alex Solomon | February 15, 2016
Saint Mary’s began its quest for yet another Conference title by beating San Diego State convincingly. In Santa Barbara, No. 20 Santa Clara fought off a stubborn Gauchos squad, 41-31.
California Preview: Four ranked teams head into conference play
Alex Solomon | February 11, 2016
The sheer dominance of two-time defending National Champions Saint Mary’s makes the conference one of the best in the nation.
California not waiting until spring to get onto the pitch
Cody Smith | October 8, 2015
Some sides will be playing sevens, others will focus on 15s, but all sides are preparing for what will be a competitive year in the California Conference.
Gaels doubleheader in Utah highlights weekend for California Conference
Alex Solomon | March 13, 2015
Saint Mary’s has the toughest schedule in college rugby, and the Gaels are about to head into that schedule’s toughest weekend.
California Preview: Saint Mary’s leads competitive field
Alex Solomon | February 19, 2015
Saint Mary’s is head and shoulders above the rest of the conference and just about every other team in college rugby. But after the Gaels, the competition in the Golden State looks completely wide open.
All five California schools set for preseason action
Alex Solomon | January 22, 2015
The entire California Conference will be making strides towards improvement with nonconference matches this weekend. San Diego State hosts a Friday night affair, while the rest of the league gets on the pitch Saturday, Jan. 24.
Quality minutes earned at recent tournaments for Beavers, Gauchos
Alex Solomon | January 21, 2015
Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara participated in tournaments this past weekend to prepare themselves for their spring seasons. The Beavers hosted the Pac North Tournament, while the Gauchos traveled to UCLA to take part in the Dennis Storer Classic.
Two tournaments and nonconference contests highlight weekend
Alex Solomon | January 16, 2015
This week, three California Conference teams will be in action, two Red River teams are on Saturday’s docket, and Oregon State is hosting a round robin involving five teams.
Fall months valuable to the California Conference
Alex Solomon | November 20, 2014
The California and Mid-South Conferences are the two D1A Rugby leagues that play their entire conference schedule during the spring semester. However, the two conferences take vastly different approaches to its fall preparation and training. D1A Rugby takes a look at what the squads in the Golden State have been up to this fall.
Week 13: Weekend Wrap
Alex Solomon | February 24, 2014
Week 13 saw a couple of teams from the California Conference get back on track coming off of difficult losses. The Mid-South got underway when Arkansas State hosted Lindenwood, and there was a match that finished in a tie from the Allied Rugby Conference.
About UC Santa Barbara Rugby
With 47 years of history to promote and build on, UCSB Rugby is one of the oldest club sports at the University of California. Situated on a beautiful beach side campus, offering a professional coaching staff and the highest standard of training facilities, UCSB is a Rugby Players Paradise.
Over the years, it’s success can be attributed to strong support from the University Administration, Alumni, and Student Body.
By competing in the D1 California Conference, UCSB strives to be in the top 10 percent of all college rugby.
Currently running two full 15 sides and a nationally competitive 7’s program, training is conducted five days per week.
Any full time UCSB student who wants to be a part of a strong culture and committed work/play ethic is welcome.
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