May 8, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

It’s official, Hornets take Causeway Cup

When Sacramento State third baseman David Flores scooped up a ground ball and threw to Brian Blauser at first base on April 25, it not only secured the squad’s 9-6 win over UC Davis, it wrapped up the 2006 Causeway Cup competition between the Hornets and Aggies.

In just its second year of existence, the Causeway Cup—a competition between Sacramento State and UC Davis that awards points for each event in which the two programs compete—has rekindled a rivalry between two athletic programs that have battled head-to-head for the better part of six decades.

In all, the Hornets and Aggies competed against one another 27 times this year in 18 sports sponsored by both programs. When the dust settled, Sacramento State had proven the victor in 17 of those meetings and outdistanced UC Davis, 66.25 to 38.75.

“I am proud of our coaches and student-athletes,” Sacramento State Director of Athletics Terry Wanless said. “UC Davis has a strong and successful athletic program that we greatly respect.

“We have been committed to sponsoring a broad-based athletic department at Sacramento State and I really believe that a victory in the Causeway Cup speaks to our real strength as a program. Our success lies not in the accomplishments of one or two sports, but in the overall level of excellence throughout the entire program.”

Although Sacramento State and UC Davis began competing against one another on the athletic field in 1948, differences in conference affiliations and NCAA classification have limited the number of competitions between the two schools over the last 15 years.

With the Aggies’ recent move to NCAA Division I status, the two programs have committed to renew their rivalry in 18 sports that both schools sponsor on an annual basis.

For a complete listing of this year’s Causeway Cup scores and a detailed explanation of the Causeway Cup scoring system, visit

— Sports Information


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