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Baseball recap: Mustangs handle Trojans

In an edge-of-your seat affair that saw back-and-forth scoring, No. 16 Cal Poly out-dueled USC 7-5 in a non-conference game Tuesday night at Baggett Stadium. The Mustangs (18-7) had 10 hits against USC.

Cal Poly athletes share their favorite flicks

Laughter is a well-known remedy for pain and stress, so it’s no wonder why Cal Poly athletes across all sporting fields appreciate the release therapy that comedy provides. Between juggling the pressures of life, school and sports, athletes have little…

Cal Poly tennis shuts down Tigers

The Cal Poly women’s tennis team carried their dominant performance over San Francisco into Wednesday’s match against the Memphis Tigers, sweeping doubles and winning all six singles matches in straight sets. The Mustangs (7-4) started their home stretch off with…

Mardi Gras: all quiet on the SLO front

Overheard conversations prior to class usually cover a wide variety of subjects, but talk around campus at the beginning of this week is about the Mardi Gras weekend that wasn’t.

Dorrell’s game still improving

Despite being named to the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year watch list, Mustangs junior first baseman/catcher Wes Dorrell is among the upper echelon of the college baseball ranks.

But for Dorrell, being among the best doesn’t mean that there’s no room for improvement.

Mustangs take first of two against Rice

Cal Poly’s baseball team played aggressive, swinging and manufacturing runs early to beat 2003 national champions Rice 10-3 Saturday afternoon at Baggett Stadium.

Following a difficult 10-7 loss Friday night against the Owls, the Mustangs stampeded over freshman left-hander Taylor Wall, who gave up five earned runs in three and one-third innings work, in the first game of a double-header.

No ‘right’ answer when it comes to addressing steroids use

Another earth-shattering quake hit baseball last week when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted to using ‘roids during his three years as a Texas Ranger.

When the news broke about the alleged juicing, baseball fans’ shoulders fell, mouths gaped and eyes shot open.

Big government isn’t the answer to financial issues

Stephanie – There are so many flaws in your article “Uncle Sam’s Here to Help,” I’m not sure where to begin.

1) False: “big corporations and banks” are in business to make a profit and nothing else. You know, these companies run our nation. They’re the heart and soul of capitalism.

Record crowd sees Gauchos sneak past Mustangs

Cal Poly women’s basketball team lost its first game in the last seven contests as UC Santa Barbara outscored the Mustangs 66-62 in front of a record-setting crowd that filed into Mott Gym Saturday night.

In what proved to be a back-and-forth scoring affair with nine lead changes, the Mustangs (15-8, 7-4 Big West Conference) came within a 3-point shot of claiming the victory over the first place Gauchos (16-7, 11-0).

Sports weekend round-up

Men’s soccer

Former Cal Poly men’s soccer midfielder Anton Peterlin made his Major League Soccer debut on Sunday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium as his San Jose Earthquakes defeated two-time league champion Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the MLS Central Coast Showcase.

Peterlin entered the game in the 86th minute with his team leading 2-0 to the delight of the 1,587 fans in attendance.

Where to eat when you’re thinking green

The Central Coast is known for its wine, beaches and rocky coastline, but also its produce. For proof, just walk down Higuera Street on Thursday and take in the sites and smells of Farmers’ Market. And just as the health-conscious culture of San Luis Obispo takes advantage of these local farms, many restaurants in the city cater to the vegetarian lifestyle.