Thursday, July 7, 2011


They say that numbers don't always tell the whole story. If that's the case, then we hope you enjoy "Thinking Outside the Boxscore", a collaborative blogging effort from the UC Davis Athletics Communications staff to take you away from some of the numbers and bring different perspectives to Aggie Athletics.

Over the course of the year, we'll bring you musings that don't always make it into the boxscores but are hopefully just as interesting.

Maybe it's a note about the baseball team pulling every superstition out of its bag of tricks to try and change their mojo during a 16-inning marathon game, or perhaps it's running into legendary track coaches Jon and Deanne Vochatzer at a home meet and remembering their great careers. 

Or maybe it's a behind-the-scenes view from a pressbox, roadtrip or interview that we are privileged to be a part of. And it could also just be some news that maybe won't make a news release for the website but that we still want you to know about.

That's the great thing, there really are no parameters other than trying to bring you more and interesting stories about the student-athletes, teams and other folks that represent UC Davis throughout the country.

I'll join my very talented staff in bringing you those stories. Assistant directors Mark Honbo, Amanda Piechowski and Ryan Burns will each bring a unique and fun approach to college athletics. 

Mark knows more about the history of our athletics program than just about anyone and promises to have some great memories from his more than 30 years as a fan, student and staff member at UC Davis.

Amanda and Ryan are the newest members of our unit but cover a wide variety of Aggie teams and are privy to some great moments within our program. 

Heck, we've talked about these types of stories so much in the office that we want to share them beyond our walls. 

And, who knows, there's probably going to be some guest bloggers along the way.

We hope to update the blog as much as possible and invite you to visit us often. We hope you find us through and hope you make that a regular stop on your internet tour as well since we have some new features planned for there also.

Thanks for reading!

- Mike Robles, Assistant Athletics Director


  1. Awesome! Looking forward to following!

  2. I think this is great and I am looking forward to it!!!

  3. Great job putting this together.

    I'd like to throw a question to all CA supporters, former and present athletes.....the mustang horse has always been in the fore-front of U.C.D athletes. Why is there such an avoidance in using the term Cal Aggie Mustangs in our promotions and general reference?

    Bob Warren '58

  4. That is a situation that has puzzled me for years. Is it a subtle way of forgetting our past?

    John Patella '64