“The soccer rivalry between us and Santa Barbara is what Duke and North Carolina are to men’s basketball,” Cal Poly Athletics Director Don Oberhelman said in a press conference leading up to the game. “It’s the best soccer rivalry in the United States.”
Athletics Director Don Oberhelman can’t pick a favorite Cal Poly sport — to him, it would be like a parent trying to pick their favorite child.
No Cal Poly sporting event gets so packed that students have to buy tickets beforehand. And rarely does an event sell out — well, except for one. And it can only mean one thing.
The 8,125 fans packed into Alex G. Spanos Stadium on a chilly night in 2010 remember Chris Gaschen’s right-footed dart that buried itself in the top corner of the net and sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Natalie Belton’s eyes lit up with excitement at the mention of film and animation. She rattled off dates and names, her words practically toppling over each other.