High above the rest

Christopher Gunn With a plant of his pole in the deep powder, George Hjelte leapt down the spine of a ridge and in doing so triggered the beginnings of an avalanche. Behind him a thick wall of snow began to…

Basketball to face UC San Diego

Sports Information Report The Mustangs tip off the regular season at Mott Gym Friday against UC San Diego at 7 p.m. Cal Poly has already defeated two opponents in exhibition games. In its last game, Cal Poly went on a…

Reality Writing: Pittsburgh Steelers

Bradford Applin It’s the return of the running log!  The only problem is that “running log” is awkward to use in conversation and sounds like an event in the Great Outdoor Games where giant bearded men dressed in flannel run…

The Call of the Wild

Julianne Byer             I believe that I am at a loss for words. This is never a good thing if you write a weekly column. But then again, I nearly walked through purgatory last Saturday night as hundreds of so-called…

Volleyball playoff hopes at stake

sheila sobchik Although the Cal Poly women’s volleyball team was defeated by the Pacific in four games on Saturday, ending a five-match winning streak against the Tigers, their season is not yet at its end. The Mustangs finished at the…

Club sports beat: Fencing foils competition at home tourney

Cal Poly’s fencing team not only hosted an intercollegiate tournament this weekend, but also dominated the team competition. Overall Cal Poly took first place honors in all three weapons, according to club president Casille Batten. Individually for Cal Poly, Brian…

Johnsrud headed to nationals

Christopher Gunn The Cal Poly men’s cross country team finished in seventh place at the NCAA West Regional meet Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course. A seventh place finish may have seemed like a good showing for a typical school,…

Football ranked No. 13 in nation

Cal Poly, which dropped from No. 3 to No. 18/19 following losses to Montana and UC Davis, continued its climb back into the top 15 in both national Division I-AA football polls Monday. The Mustangs, No. 15 after beating Eastern…

Player spotlight: Andy Coughlin

kiel carreau Andy Coughlin is a running man, and beginning in January he will be living in Guatemala until July as part of Engineering Missionaries International (EMI). The native of Laramie Wyoming is also a member of the cross country…

Women's basketball falls to Div. II Roadrunners

tom sanders Katie McElree poured in 30 points to lead Cal State Bakersfield to an 80-72 victory over Cal Poly in an exhibition women’s basketball game Friday night in Mott Gym. Krista Arase added 11 points and Jessie Loring 10…

Mustangs clinch tie atop Great West

kiel carreau Cal Poly defeated Southern Utah 20-10 in a Great West Football Conference game Saturday before 5,763 at Mustang Stadium. Redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Brennan passed for 213 yards and one touchdown and also ran for another score while…