April 26, 2013
- First-year head coach Ron Gould
and the UC Davis football team will close out a month of spring practices on Saturday when the Aggies welcome the community to its Spring Preview beginning at 11 a.m.
Admission is free for the event at Aggie Stadium which will allow fans to watch UC Davis go through its final drills before taking a break from practice until August. Parking is also free and fans are encouraged to use Lot 56, south of the stadium scoreboard.
Gates open at 10 a.m.
An interactive kids zone will be available for kids, the Aggie Pride Outlet will be open with special UC Davis gear available, and players and coaches will be available for autographs at the conclusion of the Spring Preview. Sodas and water will be available for purchase.
The UC Davis Athletics Ticket Staff will also be available at the Spring Preview with season tickets available for sale. Through its "Select-A-Seat" program, fans can preview and select their seats for the upcoming season Tickets starts as low as $10.75 per game.
The Aggies have been in spring drills since early April as they get ready for their inaugural season under Coach Gould who joined UC Davis after a successful career as associate head coach and running backs coach at Cal. Besides practicing three times a week, UC Davis has also been visited by a pair of NFL players. Jahvid Best, former Cal running back for Gould and current member of the Detroit Lions spoke to the team on Apr. 6 while Daniel Fells
, a former Aggie and current tight end for the New England Patriots, talked to the squad on Apr. 12. Former Cal fullback Eric Stevens, who is expected to be selected in this week's NFL Draft, also spoke with the team when Best visited.
UC Davis will begins its second season in the Big Sky Conference this fall and welcomes back 45 letterwinners and a total of 19 starters including 10 on the defensive side of the ball. Among the returners are wide receiver Corey Galindo
, tight end Taylor Sloat
, fullback Dalton Turay
and cornerback Jonathan Perkins
, each who earned honorable mention accolades.
The Aggies will face another challenging schedule in 2013 but one that features six home games including three in a row in September. Northern Arizona (Sept. 14), Portland State (Sept. 21) and Idaho State (Sept, 28) open up the home slate while perennial power Montana (Oct. 12) visits for Homecoming. Longtime rival Cal Poly (Nov. 2) and North Dakota (Nov. 16) complete the Aggie Stadium schedule.
The road schedule features two games within driving distance, including a renewal of a series with Nevada (Sept. 7) and the annual Causeway Classic against Sacramento State (Nov. 23).