Although the probability of a collegiate athlete moving on to play professionally is relatively low across all sports, that has not stopped some Cal Poly athletes from chasing their desires of becoming professional athletes.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Cal Poly’s student-athletes to adapt — from restrictions on how and where teams can practice to the personnel allowed at training. The Mustangs hope to maintain some sense of normalcy, and several Cal Poly athletes and staff spoke about how they have adjusted to training while accounting for safety.
The Cal Poly Roundnet Club, the university’s club spikeball association, geared up to compete in nationals. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and officials canceled the championship tournament.
With the NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors approving a Nov. 25 start date for Men’s and Women’s Basketball, the two programs are preparing for their seasons.
The Big West conference and the Big Sky conference announced that fall sports were postponed until 2021, shaping the way Cal Poly Athletics look like this fall. The captains of the Football and Cross Country programs shared some insight into the…
The captains of Men’s and Women’s Soccer along with Volleyball shared some insight into the current standing of their teams.
Madden, a journalism senior, played three years for the Mustangs. He made first team All-Conference in 2018 and in 2019, and he was named a finalist for the 2020 Rudy Scholz Award, the highest achievement for a collegiate rugby player.
The date was pushed back 15 days with the intention to start the season when at least 75 percent of Division I schools will have moved instruction fully online or concluded their fall terms, according to an announcement made by the NCAA. The intention is to create a less populated environment that may decrease the risk of COVID-19 between student-athletes and the overall student population.
The Division I Board of Directors adopted new protections for college athletes due to COVID-19 on Aug. 21. Among the new protections was the decision to give all fall-sport student athletes both an additional year of eligibility and an additional year to complete the sport.
Update: The article was edited to say the vote occurred on August 6, not April 6. The Big Sky Conference postponed conference football competition until spring 2021 in a vote on Wednesday, August 6. The decision was made due to continuing concerns over…
The decision does not affect fall sports unaffiliated with the Big West conference. Cal Poly Football, which is affiliated with the Big Sky conference, is still awaiting a decision regarding the season’s potential postponement.